Katherine Rose, KCAW - Sitka


Its funding cut by Dunleavy, $26M Mt. Edgecumbe pool to be shuttered in December

The brand new, Mt. Edgecumbe High School Aquatic Center in Sitka has been open to students for all of two semesters. Now it's scheduled to be closed — permanently — at the end of December.

UA President says cuts, possible consolidation won’t affect accreditation

University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen said a group of 13 teams would be looking into restructuring options for all of the academic programs.

Sitka Assembly takes no action on police investigation

Despite three pending harassment lawsuits, the Sitka Assembly continues to hold off on hiring an outside consultant to investigate the Sitka Police Department.

As ferry strike continues, Angoon must find alternatives

The largest union representing ferry workers went on strike in Alaska last week, after contract negotiations between the union and the state faltered. For communities that depend on the Alaska Marine Highway System, that means making some pricey choices while they wait for the strike to conclude.

For Sitka Sentinel reporter, journalism is genetic

The Daily Sitka Sentinel has been a cornerstone of Southeast Alaska print journalism for over 75 years, with the Poulson family at the helm for the last 50 years. And now one of the youngest members of the family is finding her feet in the business.

Felony count climbs to 13 in sexual assault case against Sitka doctor

Two more felony sexual assault charges have been brought against a Sitka physician, bringing the total now to 13.

Sitka family encounters aggressive bear on Heart Lake Trail

On Sunday, an interaction with an aggressive bear left a family of four traumatized. But Alaska Wildlife Troopers aren’t sure if it was the same bear that mauled a dog the day before.

Trial date set for Sitka herring suit

A lawsuit over management of the Sitka Sac Roe herring fishery will go to trial later this year. 

AK: One family’s pirate home is Sitka’s hidden treasure

What if you wanted your home to be more extraordinary, more unusual, more like, say, a pirate ship? One Sitka family has been realizing that vision, slowly turning their home into a shipwrecked, tropical paradise over the last 40 years.

AK: Sludge, scum and grit take toll on Sitka’s aging wastewater facility

Ever wonder what happens when you flush? At Sitka’s wastewater treatment plant, a $10 million dollar revitalization project is in the works for the facility that was built almost 40 years ago.

Sludge, scum and grit take toll on Sitka’s aging wastewater facility

What happens when we flush? Here’s why Sitka officials are pitching a multimillion-dollar revitalization project for the city’s nearly 40-year-old wastewater facility.

Sitka senator opposes Dunleavy’s plan to sell new aquatics center

Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposes selling off a brand-new aquatics center in Sitka. But Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman opposes the idea: “They can sell the pool with me in it when they sell the governor’s mansion with him in it.”

Judge denies Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s request for injunction

A Juneau judge has denied Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s request for an injunction that would have required the Alaska Department of Fish and Game develop new procedures in the weeks leading up to the Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery. 

Microplastics found in Sitka 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.

Sitka police chief asks assembly to raise officer salaries in response to turnover

Concerns over a hostile workplace culture surfaced Tuesday night, during a presentation to the Sitka Assembly calling for higher police wages.

Sitka Tribe of Alaska sues state, claiming mismanagement of herring fishery

A tribal government is filing suit against the state of Alaska, alleging mismanagement of the Sitka sac roe herring fishery.

AK: Sitkans quest for the next great board game

A group of Sitkans decided to take a vacation to an equally cold and rainy place -- Vancouver, B.C. -- for a board game convention. Listen now

Women aim for firearm mastery at Sitka pistol clinic

At the Sitka Sportsmen’s Association indoor shooting range, the fastest-growing user demographic is female. A new pistol clinic is tailored especially for them. Listen now

Sitka Tribe to co-manage interpretation at Sitka National Historical Park

After a year of negotiations, Sitka Tribe of Alaska will partner with the National Parks Service to begin co-management of historical interpretation at the Sitka National Historical Park — the first compacting agreement of its kind in U.S. history. Listen now

Board of Fisheries passes annual black cod limit for sport fishing

The Board of Fish voted to limit the harvest for non-resident sport fishermen to eight sablefish a year throughout the Southeast Alaska area, with a bag limit of four fish per-day.