Pink salmon catches remain below average Pink salmon catches remain below average

Pink salmon catches remain below average

In Southeast, seining for pink salmon is what fills some fishermen’s wallets. The season runs from late June to the first part of September peaking in August. As Angela Denning reports from Petersburg, so far the run is weaker than expected. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/28pinks.mp3 Generally speaking the northern part of Southeast is seeing more … more

Father, daughter meet after 49 years Father, daughter meet after 49 years

Father, daughter meet after 49 years

Imagine meeting your father for the first time when you reached 49 years old. Imagine you just found out about your biological dad just days after saying goodbye to your adoptive father. That happened this spring for a woman from Provo, Utah who traveled to Petersburg, Alaska this month to meet her biological father. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/21DAUGHTERweb.mp3 67-year-old Jim Rodg … more

Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Nick Corpela with Corpela Construction out of Hyder is creating phase two of the trail. Photo/Angela DenningOne of the most popular trails in Petersburg is getting an upgrade. In a multi-year project, the Ravens Roost Trail is currently in phase two. This part of the process is creating the second half-mile of trail located along the muskeg behind the local airport. The trail will eventual … more

The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

Cecelio Escatell takes break from work at the cannery to enjoy the Petersburg sunshshine.(Facebook) Every year hundreds of people come to Petersburg from all over the world for a summer job. They’re here to work in Petersburg’s seafood processing plants where millions of tons of salmon and other seafood are packaged up and sent to far flung parts of the planet. The canning factories are a crucial part … more

Petersburg’s community gym gets makeover Petersburg’s community gym gets makeover

Petersburg's community gym gets makeover

Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes stands near the newly surfaced community gym. Photo/Angela DenningThe Petersburg community gym will be reopening Monday. It’s been closed for weeks as the floor is being resurfaced. Or…was resurfaced. The project is done now but the surface still has to cure before anyone can use it and that won’t be until Monday. The doors of the gym remain locked and they hav … more

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Opportunity to Serve the Community

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The Cannery Tales

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Borough Assembly and School Board Meetings – Listen Now

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School Board Meetings Second Tuesday of the month 7pm in Assembly Chambers – next meeting August 11. Borough Assembly Meetings in July and August First and Third Mondays at 12noon in Assembly Chambers. Assembly Audio from Monday, July 20 meeting … more
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Statewide News

Bethel Advances The Possibility of A City-Run Liquor Store

The Bethel City Council last night took one step towards a possible return to local option status. By a 4-to-3 vote, they introduced an ordinance, which, if passed by council next month would let voters would decide in October whether to allow local alcohol sales solely through a city-run liquor store. More

Saxman Regains Rural Status

The Organized Village of Saxman is now officially rural again. The Federal Subsistence Board voted during a work session Tuesday in Anchorage to return communities to the status they held before 2007. More

Post-Flooding Gravel Work to Raise Dalton Highway

A contractor is expected to begin work soon building up a portion of the Dalton Highway severely damaged earlier this year by overflow ice and flooding from the Sag River. It’s part of plan to armor the major North Slope oil field supply conduit against future ice and flood impacts. More

Wrangell doc found guilty of sharing child porn

Former Wrangell doctor Greg Salard has been found guilty of distributing and receiving child pornography. The 12-person jury returned Tuesday with a verdict in U.S. District Court after an hour and a half of deliberations. More

Southeast Alaska State Fair Readies for Lift-Off!

It’s the last week in July and in Haines, that means time for the Southeast Alaska State Fair. The annual event draws crowds and entries from around the state and beyond. More

National News

Michel Platini Is Running For President Of Scandal-Plagued FIFA

Currently the president of European soccer's governing body and a FIFA vice president, he is considered a heavy favorite. The presidential contest follows a major corruption scandal. More

SpaceShipTwo 'Pilot Was Thrown From The Vehicle' High In Atmosphere

SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while. More

Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse." More

From The Silents To Millennials, Debt Burdens Span The Generations

The silent generation is still paying off mortgages, and baby boomers aren't done with student loans. A new study by Pew Charitable Trusts also shows fewer millennials are taking on mortgages. More

Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition. More

Local News

B.C. tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now

Tahltan First Nation elders and other tribal members protest exploratory drilling at the Doubleview Hat prospect site. It's on a tributary of the Taku River. (Photo courtesy Tahltan Central Council)

Developers of a mine on a Taku River tributary have stopped work after an on-site protest by a British Columbia tribal government. The Taku enters the ocean near Juneau. more
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Pink salmon catches remain below average

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Catches of pink salmon in Southeast's seine fishery are below average but the run could also be very late. more
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Father, daughter meet after 49 years

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Imagine meeting your father for the first time when you reached 49 years old. Imagine you just found out about your biological dad just days after saying goodbye to your adoptive father. That happened this spring for a woman from Provo, Utah who traveled to Petersburg, Alaska this month to meet her biological father. more
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Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Nick Corpela with Corpela Construction out of Hyder is creating phase two of the trail. Photo/Angela Denning

In a multi-year project, the Ravens Roost trail is currently in phase two. more
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The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

Cecelio Escatell takes break from work at the cannery to enjoy the Petersburg sunshshine.(Facebook)

Meet Cecilio Escatell, a cannery worker at PFI this summer. more
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Southeast News

Subsistence Board vote makes Saxman rural again

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The Federal Subsistence Board voted during a work session Tuesday in Anchorage to return communities to the status they held before 2007. That’s the year the board decided to make Saxman non-rural, an action that Saxman residents and other Native leaders have fought against ever since.

Sitka Assembly explores taking over Halibut Point Rec

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.

Sitka will likely take over management of the Halibut Point State Recreation Area. But that doesn’t mean the city is happy about it.

Gravina access, bridges come up at STIP meeting

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First and Second Waterfall bridges on North Tongass are in line for improvements, but will they last until construction is set to start in summer 2017? And, the Gravina Access EIS is 99 percent done. It just needs the governor to make a decision.

Rescue squad stays ready for the next emergency

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The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad was the first group on the scene of a deadly float plane crash in Misty Fjords more than a month ago. The rescue squad didn't disband after that mission, however. They're still training, making sure they’re prepared for the next time someone needs their help. To find out how, reporter Madelyn Beck got a first-hand look at some of their training on a rock wall.

Youth crew cleans Tongass, even under rain

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The Youth Conservation Corps came to Ketchikan and the surrounding Tongass National Forest this past month to work with a local branch of the U.S Forest Service. That meant helping out timber crews, cleaning up around fisheries and clearing trails -- rain or shine.