Author: Emily Kwong, KCAW

Kake rebuilds community library, one book at a time

For over a decade, there was no place to check out a book in Kake, Alaska. The school district closed the library in 1999 due to funding loss. But through outside partnerships and the hard labor of volunteers, the books were put back on the shelves and the library re-opened one year ago.

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Teri Rofkar, innovative Tlingit weaver, dies at 60

Tlingit weaver Teri Rofkar died today (12-02-16). The Sitka resident was internationally renowned for her baskets and textiles, made from cedar, spruce tree roots, and mountain goat wool collected along Sitka’s shores. She was 60 years old.

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Sitka’s budget hinges on Electric Fund

Sitka’s deficit this year is significant – $4 million dollar – and a big portion of that is within the Electric Fund. But rather than bolster the Electric Fund with money from other places, the Sitka Assembly has begun to consider what it would mean for the fund to stand on its own.

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