A writer working on a non-fiction book about horse racing is spending 8 weeks in Sitka doing research. Marjorie Gellhorn Sa’adah is the Island Institute’s first Rasmuson Artist-in-Residence. Her book At Home in the Going documents the lives of the itinerant workers who care for race tracks. She stopped by KCAW and talked with Robert Woolsey about what she’s learned in Sitka to help her with her story.Read More
Month: September 2013
Sitka voters will select two new Assembly members on October 1st. Late last week, the three people who want those jobs made their pitch to the public. Aaron Swanson, Ben Miyasato, and Steven Eisenbeisz took questions during KCAW’s live on-air forum Thursday night (9-26-13). They heard from a wide range of callers, including skeptical voters and one woman who identified herself as “Granny Goose.”Read More
A blast from the past~! Here’s a promotional picture of Raven Radio’s country and bluegrass hosts from the mid-80’s featuring Hank Nelson, Richard Williams and Paul Clements a.k.a. Pablo. Hank sent this photo recently with a note to “KCAW – The bright and sunny side of your radio dial.” Keep the sun shining on your community station with your contribution! We are just over $16,000 and need your help to reach our $55,000 goal!
The decision to extend the seasonal one-percent sales tax increase for two additional years to pay down school bonds has NOT been very controversial compared to many propositions put before Sitka voters recently. But there are mixed opinions about the issue.Read More
Sitka High Boys extended their dominance in Cross Country by winning the Regional 1A/2A/3A Meet Saturday morning (9-28-13) in Sitka. Freshman David Wilcox broke the tape in 17:37 for the 5K event, helping his team to an overall first in the meet. Mt. Edgecumbe, Wrangell, and Skagway rounded out the field. Click through for complete results.Read More