Robert Woolsey, KCAW - Sitka

Robert Woolsey is a reporter at KCAW in Sitka.

Sitka land trust breaks ground on affordable cottage neighborhood

The collaborative project will offer houses at a cost well below Sitka's average list price. Some residents hope it will help tackle the community's affordable housing problem.

Struggling under debt, Sitka brewery defaults on $637K city loan

Despite a busy summer season, Sitka’s Baranof Island Brewing Company was unable to get ahead of its large debt, according to its owner.

SE Conference takes aim at Gov. Dunleavy’s cuts to state ferries

The Southeast Conference was founded 58 years ago to help establish the state ferry system. Now it's reckoning with a governor who would close the system down completely.

Can a tiny town in Southeast Alaska reshape how America eats?

Leading food systems researcher and author Mark Winne has identified seven unlikely cities that are changing the way Americans eat. Sitka

Pioneer Home residents fight ‘preposterous’ rate increase

A proposal to more than double the monthly costs for most residents in Alaska’s Pioneer Homes met with stiff opposition during recent public testimony on the issue.

Wind, waves hamper efforts to salvage grounded longliner

Efforts to salvage a fishing vessel which went aground last week south of Sitka have been unsuccessful to date.

Friend and running partner, ‘Rascal’ fatally mauled thwarting bear attack

A dog was attacked and killed on a Sitka trail on Saturday, defending her owner from a brown bear.

AK: A show more real than ‘reality tv’ comes to Sitka

A pair of producers is hoping to put together a show that reflects a more authentic Alaskan experience than what is prevalent in reality television nowadays.

Save the gravy! Team postpones Thanksgiving to free entangled whale

A humpback whale is swimming free after being untangled from mooring lines near Prince of Wales Island on Thanksgiving Day.

Naming ‘Luna Lake’ is a story of survival, loss

A 10-year-old border collie named Luna died when a massive slide wiped out a Forest Service cabin at the headwaters of Redoubt Lake in 2013. Now her former owner hopes to officially name the small lake created by slide in honor of his longtime friend.

Sitka electric utility installs GCI cell towers

The deal could help shave Sitkans’ electric bills by around $2 million over the next 20 years.

Troller rolls, sinks in high winds outside of Sitka Harbor

The Safari reportedly became unstable and took on water after encountering high wind gusts near Kasiana Island.

After power surge, Sitka assists electric customers with insurance claims

At least 50 homes experienced appliance failures — mostly heat pumps — after a utility contractor snapped a guy wire over a week ago, creating a short between high voltage and lower-voltage power lines. Listen now
Alaska State Troopers. Photo: Monica Gokey/ Alaska Public Media file photo.

Officials suspend search for Kake resident who likely fell from pier

The Coast Guard and Alaska State Troopers Thursday night called off the search for a Kake resident who is believed to have fallen off the town pier and drowned.

Former Sitka paralegal sentenced for 2017 murder of his girlfriend

A Sitka man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for second-degree murder for shooting his girlfriend during an altercation last year. Listen now

Yakutat sockeye fishery blindsided by historic low return

Commercial sockeye fishing in Yakutat has been closed due to historic low returns, leaving set-netters in a bind until coho and chum season later in the summer. Unlike other salmon fisheries around the Southeast, biologists never saw this coming.

Sitka man takes plea deal in murder of girlfriend; will serve 45 years

A Sitka man accused of killing his girlfriend last year has taken a plea deal, and now could face up to 45 years in prison. Listen now

‘Small’ king has big lead in 63rd Sitka Salmon Derby

After three days of fishing, a 31-pound 6-ounce chinook leads the Sitka Salmon Derby. Listen now

For this expat mom, raising healthy girls means going to prison

After fleeing an abusive relationship with her two girls, a Sitka woman is in prison, pending extradition to the United Kingdom, to face charges that she abducted her children to the United States. Listen now

Air Station Sitka: An airborne mission over Alaska’s maritime landscape

Air Station Sitka commander Capt. Chip Lewin discussed the capabilities of his crews and their equipment in a presentation to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce. Listen now