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Sitka hosts conference of southeast Alaska farmers

SITKA, Alaska (AP) - Farmers in southeast Alaska are set to meet for a weekend of networking and workshops that aim to better equip the food growers. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit begins Friday in Sitka, bringing together local farmers and outside experts of co


Producers plan TV show set, filmed in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A couple of Los Angeles-based producers are working to develop a TV series that would be set and filmed in southeast Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports Helena Sardinha and Rafael Thomaseto are planning an eight-episode anthology series called “Sitka” through their production com


The Great Gig in the SFAC: Sitka musicians cover Pink Floyd album this weekend

Sitka Fine Arts Camp presents A Tribute to Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, a show featuring covers of the entire 1973 album by local musicians. Organizers Drew Sherman and Joe Montagna joined KCAW’s Erin Fulton this morning to talk about the concert.


New testing helps nab nurse, 44, in brutal Alaska killing from 25 years ago, authorities say

A relatively new type of genetic testing was credited Friday with helping authorities in Alaska solve a case in which a 20-year-old woman was found brutally murdered in the bathroom of a university dorm room more than 25 years ago.


Alaska fishing towns to forfeit $28 million in fish tax

Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposals for balancing the state’s budget include a plan to stop sharing of millions of dollars in taxes on commercial fishing with coastal communities.


Sitkans share their love, on-air

Did you miss us when we read your Sitka Love Note? Listen here! Our celebration of local love aired from 8-10 p.m. on Thursday February 14. We read over forty ‘Sitka Love Notes’ and played numerous song dedications, from Elton John to John Legend.


Proposed budget cuts a ‘disaster’ for Sitka schools, education leaders say

The cuts Governor Mike Dunleavy proposed to education funding Wednesday are deep. His proposed budget does away with about 25 percent of K-12 funding and cuts the University of Alaska system’s funding by 41 percent. Those numbers have caused education leaders in Sitka to worry.


Alaska Airlines' Horizon flight makes emergency landing at SJC due to weather

A flight bound for San Francisco from Orange County made an unplanned stop in San Jose on Friday afternoon due to weather. The flight, Horizon flight 2798 — a regional affiliate of Alaska Airlines — landed at San Jose Mineta International Airport at 12:47 p.m., according to SJC spokesperson Rosemary


Fashion faux pas? MLM company LuLaRoe sued in Alaska over sales taxes.

LuLaRoe clothing is known for soft, stretch knit items like leggings and skirts. It’s also a multi-level marketing company, like Mary Kay or Herbalife, and customers can buy clothing from their friends who are LuLaRoe representatives or from online sellers outside Alaska.


Alaska Airlines Wants to Quadruple Its Number of Black Women Pilots

African-American women make up less than one percent of the total number of commercial airline pilots. By some estimates, there are fewer than 150 Black women in the U.S. who hold airline pilot, commercial, military, or certified flight instructor licenses.


Set phasers to stunning: Ramshackle Cabaret takes human lust to infinity and beyond

Captain’s log, Stardate 96720.11: We’ve beamed down to a strange new world called Sitka, Alaska. The people that call this planet home are getting ready for an annual adult variety show – a Ramshackle Cabaret – that features dance, comedy and burlesque acts from across the galaxy.


Sitka Kitch invites local cuisiniers to new kitchen

Sitka Kitch has moved into a new kitchen recently at the Lutheran Church and organizers want to introduce the space to local aspiring chefs. Claire Sanchez joined KCAW’s Erin Fulton on today’s Morning Interview to invite Sitkans to an evening of trivia, a silent auction and good food this Sunday, Fe


Dunleavy offers Alaska National Guard support to Trump’s emergency declaration

Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a short video statement Friday offering the state’s support to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. “Today, I notified the White House that Alaska and our National Guard, if called upon, stand ready to support the national security crisis on the U.S


Go big or go home: Investors are backing Southeast’s largest oyster farms

The largest ever oyster farms could be coming to Southeast Alaska. That’s in line with the state’s Mariculture Task Force that sees the potential for a $100 million industry in Alaska.


SE Alaska deer season hunt reports due

The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is now closed in Southeast Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt or harvest a deer, must return completed hunt reports to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. If you haven’t submitted your hunt report, do so i


Utility director wary of Sitka granting hatchery more free water

A Sitka hatchery is negotiating with the city over a new water agreement to expand its operations. But Sitka’s utility director says he’s worried the deal could drive up electric rates.


Is your dirty laundry making dirty mollusks? Traces of microplastics offer clues.

Researchers in Sitka have been looking at the impact of microplastics on local shellfish. Their findings illustrate a possible connection between microplastics in butter clams and household laundry.


Microplastics found in local mollusks

Researchers in Sitka have been looking at the impact of microplastics on local shellfish. Their findings illustrate a possible connection between microplastics in butter clams and household laundry.


‘Windows into time’: Exhibit photos depict mid-19th century Alaska Natives

An exhibition will showcase photos believed to be the first photos of Southeast Alaska and the Tlingit people. “Muybridge in Alaska” collects a number of photographs originally taken in 1968, from a travel expedition taken by Eadweard Muybridge.