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Sitka scallop fishery a test of one entrepreneur’s ingenuity and skill

There aren’t many scallop fisheries in Alaska. While the mollusks are plentiful in Southeast waters, harvesting them is resource and time intensive.  KCAW’s Ezra Dan spoke with a local scallop fisherman who is bringing the delicacy to dinner tables in Sitka and Southeast, with sustainability in mind.  

Victims identified in Sitka charter boat sinking

Alaska State Troopers on Wednesday recovered the bodies of two women from a charter boat which sank near Sitka over Memorial Day weekend (5-29-23). A third victim was located on Monday. The boat's captain and another passenger remain missing.

Sitka Music Festival celebrates ‘Rachmaninoff at 150’

Each week in June, musicians from the Sitka Music Festival will join us to discuss upcoming concerts. On Wednesday (5-31-23) the festival's artistic director and Grammy award winning cellist Zuill Bailey joined KCAW's Brooke Schafer to discuss performances set for this weekend, featuring the works of Mahler, Piazzolla, Schumann, and a Rachmaninoff retrospective.

Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks, summer is here and Sentinel Sports is back!

The Sitka High School track team dominated at regionals last weekend, and both the baseball and softball teams are fighting for a chance at state in regional tournaments this weekend. Sitka Sentinel sports editor Garland Kennedy joined KCAW's Katherine Rose (pinch hitting for News Director Robert Woolsey) to talk all things summer sports. Listen here:



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