Stikine sockeye run is the best return in a decade Stikine sockeye run is the best return in a decade

Stikine sockeye run is the best return in a decade

The sockeye salmon run returning to the Stikine River near Petersburg and Wrangell was predicted to be good, but it’s turning out to be even better than expected. KFSK’s Angela Denning reports: document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/26sockeye.mp3 While the King salmon run for gill netters turned out to be worse than preseason estimates, the oppos … more

U.S. Senator Murkowski campaigns in Petersburg U.S. Senator Murkowski campaigns in Petersburg

U.S. Senator Murkowski campaigns in Petersburg

Petersburg Democrats, Sally and Al Dwyer, are supporting Murkowski in this race. Photo/Angela DenningU. S. Senator Lisa Murkowski stopped into Petersburg last night for a meet and greet at the Sons of Norway Hall. She’s running for reelection starting with the primary race on August 16. She’s running against three other Republicans: Thomas Lamb and Paul Kendall, both from Anchorage, and Bob … more

19 positions up for election in October 19 positions up for election in October

19 positions up for election in October

Today is the first day to file for office for the October municipal election in Petersburg. There are nineteen elected positions to fill on various committees and boards. The borough assembly will have three open seats. One is the three-year seat of Mayor Mark Jensen. The others are for assembly members Kurt Wohlhueter and Jeigh Stanton-Gregor, each with three year terms. There are also the follow … more

Finkenbinder runs against Kreiss-Tomkins for District 35 Finkenbinder runs against Kreiss-Tomkins for District 35

Finkenbinder runs against Kreiss-Tomkins for District 35

Republican Sheila Finkenbinder of Sitka is running for House District 35. Sheila Finkenbinder is running for State House as a Republican candidate against Democrat incumbent Jonathon Kreiss-Tomkins. House District 35 represents many island communities in Southeast including Sitka and Petersburg. Finkenbinder has lived in Sitka for 25 years. She’s somewhat retired now but in her pr … more

Paddle Battle postponed until July 30 Paddle Battle postponed until July 30

Paddle Battle postponed until July 30

Photo courtesy of Rick MozolicThe Petersburg Medical Center is postponing the Paddle Battle fundraiser until next weekend. The decision was made to change the date because of the weather predicted for this Saturday. Chad Wright is Executive Assistant for the medical center. “We looked at the weather forecast and it’s looking like wind and rain and waves so just for the safety of the paddlers, a … more

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Stikine sockeye run is the best return in a decade

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The sockeye salmon run returning to the Stikine River near Petersburg and Wrangell was predicted to be good, but it’s turning out to be even better than expected. more
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U.S. Senator Murkowski campaigns in Petersburg

Petersburg Democrats, Sally and Al Dwyer, are supporting Murkowski in this race. Photo/Angela Denning

During an Alaska campaign tour, Murkowski stopped into Petersburg Tuesday night to hold a two-hour meet and greet at the Sons of Norway hall. more
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19 positions up for election in October

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People can file for office until Aug. 23. The elected positions range from the mayor to the library board. more
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Petersburg Ranger District, community celebrate Three Lakes Shelter

U.S. Forest Service botanist Joni Johnson shows community members how to core a tree to determine the age (photo/Orin Pierson)

Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest service celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with a picnic celebration at the Three Lakes Shelter near Petersburg. Abbey Collins made the trip out the road to see science, history and community come together in the woods. more
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Finkenbinder runs against Kreiss-Tomkins for District 35

Republican Sheila Finkenbinder of Sitka is running for House District 35.

Finkenbinder says as a Republican she'll have a better chance to make changes than her Democratic opponent. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting Schedule Changes

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Borough Assembly meetings will now be held in the Hallingstad-Peratrovich Building until further notice - KFSK continues to provide live broadcast of these community meetings. Next Borough Assembly Meeting Monday, August 1st 12noon. All meetings will begin at 12noon through September - Audio from all Assembly meetings is archived on kfsk.org more
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Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Walker opts not to veto bill putting local school boards in charge of sex ed; why a Bahamas tanker is carrying North Slope crude; unextinguished campfire cause of McHugh Fire; State partially lifts ban on drug felons applying for food stamps; scientists have increased alert level for Pavlof Volcano; search continues for missing Tuluksak man; South Peninsula students study STEM subjects through ANSEP; new evidence of Denali dinosaurs; researchers find new whale species in Western Alaska; deer rescue operation occurs off Juneau's Shelter Island; flood watch issued in Lower Koyukuk and Middle Yukon Valleys; warm ocean water leads to heavy rain in Alaska Listen now

Walker opts not to veto bill putting local school boards in charge of sex ed

A bill that puts local school boards in charge sex education will become a law, after Governor Bill Walker decided against vetoing it Thursday. House Bill 156 requires that school boards approve any sex education curriculum, as well as any teachers who aren't employed under a contract with schools. Listen now

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