Tash Kimmell, KCAW - Sitka

A man and woman stand on a boat in a harbor.

Meet Mary Jo Lord-Wild, Elfin Cove’s volunteer weather observer for nearly 50 years

It was 1971 when Mary Jo Lord-Wild stopped off in the small Southeast Alaska community of Elfin Cove to visit a friend.

In the time of COVID, Sitka’s ‘bread guy’ is building community one loaf at a time

For Southeast Dough Company’s Jylkka, baking bread is not just an occupation but a way of connecting, especially in an age when human connection has never been more tenuous.
A cream-colored worm with a pink head.

Warmer summers fuel western black-headed budworm infestation in Southeast

After nearly 30 years in relative dormancy, the western black-headed budworm population is exploding in Southeast Alaska, leaving swaths of browning hemlock in its path.