While many college students around the country are attending class virtually this fall, a group of students in Sitka is getting an in-person college experience. A new program called the Outer Coast Year wants to provide an alternative to more conventional institutions for higher education during the pandemic and beyond.
For a moment in May, listeners may have caught a different voice reading Sitka's news over the airwaves. KSTK reporter June Leffler traveled to Sitka from Wrangell last month, and spent a week shadowing the KCAW news department.
Seventy years ago today, Feb. 22, 1947, the Bureau of Indian Affairs opened Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. It reopened as a public boarding school in 1985 and a lot has changed over the decades.
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