Four men were rescued by the Coast Guard and Sitka Mountain rescue Monday night (3-23-09) after their 16' boat capsized in Silver Bay. Persistent text messaging by the distressed party helped aid the rescue effort.Read More
Month: March 2009
National Native HIV/AIDS awareness Day is March 20th, coinciding with the first day of Spring, its meant to draw attention to the high rates of Alaska Natives and American Indians diagnosed with the disease every year. At the same time, organizers say it’s also about looking forward with hope for the future.Read More
With roots going back almost thirty years, the Bobs remain one of the most vibrant, original bands in contemporary music. Richard Bob Greene, Dan Bob Schumacher, Amy Bob Englehardt, and Matthew Bob Stull performed on Morning Edition before their Sitka concert on Friday (3-20-09). With KCAW's Robert Woolsey.Read More
A retired school district librarian will head up Sitka’s public library.
The Sitka assembly earlier this month (3-10-09) confirmed the appointment of Sarah Jones as the director of Kettleson Memorial Library.
Jones retired from the school district in 2003, after working twenty-six years in the libraries.
She came to Sitka shortly after earning her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Oregon. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Japanese Language and Literature.
KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with Jones recently about her plans for one of the state’s most active libraries:
Former School Board President Scott McAdams reacts to Palin turning down nearly 90 million dollars in education funding for Alaska.Read More