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City of Sitka denies allegations in police whistleblower suit

The City of Sitka is denying all allegations in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the police department last month. Former Sitka police detective Ryan Silva claims he was harassed and demoted for calling out the department’s inappropriate purchase of automatic weapons, among other charges.

Another Sitka outage as crews resolve equipment issues

The impacts of Saturday’s system-wide power outage continue in Sitka. While repairing equipment that was damaged during that outage, the Electric Department encountered a technical issue at Green Lake. This caused another another system-wide outage today for approximately forty minutes.

High voltage surge shuts off power, damages equipment in Sitka

Sitka lost all electric power on Saturday evening (09-16-18) for approximately four hours. The city is now advising citizens to check all life-saving electronic equipment to ensure it still works. The city is also planning a power outage from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday, September 21st to replace damaged equipment at the Marine Street substation.

Meet KCAW’s new GM Becky Meiers!

The Raven Radio Foundation Board has hired the station's sixth general manager. Becky Meiers will be joining us October 15th from Portland, OR. She joined us on the Morning Interview alongside board member Ted Howard. 

Cost of childcare an added financial stress for Sitka’s families

Working parents looking for childcare can find themselves without many options in Sitka. There are only three licensed care providers for children and rates can exceed $1000 a month. As part of our series "The Cost of Living in Sitka," we spoke with Erica Whipkey, the Board President of the Betty Eliason Child Care Center.  

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