One race in Petersburg’s October election One race in Petersburg’s October election

One race in Petersburg’s October election

Voters have just one contested race this October in Petersburg when it comes to candidates for local office. Tuesday, August 23 was the filing deadline for candidates for 19 available seats on the borough assembly and other elected boards and commissions. 15 people filed the paperwork in time to run for one of those seats and the other positions remain vacant and could be filled later by appointm … more

German students explore Alaska through summer Rotary exchange German students explore Alaska through summer Rotary exchange

German students explore Alaska through summer Rotary exchange

Svea, Vilja and Jillian went on a glacier tour near Petersburg. (photo/Bridget Wittstock) One Petersburg high school student spent part of her summer in Germany this year. Then, she brought a few German students back to Alaska. The girls explored each others cultures and took a chance on traveling through a Rotary short term exchange program. document.createElement('audio') … more

Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident

Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident

An employee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Petersburg was treated for a shotgun wound last week following an incident on the Stikine River involving another department employee. 43-year-old Chris Ford was treated for only minor injuries and released from Petersburg Medical Center on Wednesday, August 17. According to an investigation by the Alaska St … more

Petersburg’s “purple librarian” passes away at 100 Petersburg’s “purple librarian” passes away at 100

Petersburg's "purple librarian" passes away at 100

Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover. Ruth was born in Portland Oregon to Hermann and Vesta Wetterborg in 191 … more

Community Fun Day promises duck race, pie eating, egg toss and more Community Fun Day promises duck race, pie eating, egg toss and more

Community Fun Day promises duck race, pie eating, egg toss and more

Petersburg is invited to get outside for games, food, and general fun this weekend. Saturday’s community fun day happens near the grade school and will include KFSK’s Kiddie Carnival, the money pile, a pie-eating contest, and much more. Abbey Collins reports: http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/19Funday-2.mp3 Don’t be alarmed if you see kids in go-carts speedi … more

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One race in Petersburg’s October election

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Voters have just one contested race this October in Petersburg when it comes to candidates for local office. Tuesday, August 23 was the filing deadline for candidates for 19 available seats on the borough assembly and other elected boards and commissions. 15 people filed the paperwork in time to run for one of those seats and the other positions remain vacant and could be filled later by appointment. more
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Two sentenced for Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg

Two of three men involved in a Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, August 23. 27-year-old Taylor Homer and 21-year-old Anthony Sainz both appeared in separate hearings before superior court judge William Carey at the Petersburg court house Tuesday. The men were accused of breaking into a warehouse at Hungerford Hill, south of downtown Petersburg, and stealing a pickup truck, tires, tools and nine guns on Christmas Eve of 2015. more
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German students explore Alaska through summer Rotary exchange

Svea, Vilja and Jillian went on a glacier tour near Petersburg.  (photo/Bridget Wittstock)

One Petersburg high school student spent part of her summer in Germany this year. Then, she brought a few German students back to Alaska. The girls explored each others cultures and took a chance on traveling through a Rotary short … more
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Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident

A view from the sand dunes of the Stikine River mouth near Wrangell (KFSK file photo)

An employee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Petersburg was treated for a shotgun wound last week following an incident on the Stikine River involving another department employee. more
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Petersburg’s “purple librarian” passes away at 100

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Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover. more
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Southeast News

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Thursday begins a new school year in Wrangell, and as it begins, the Wrangell school district is absorbing $51,000 in education cuts.

Gov. Bill Walker made $48 million in cuts to education funding earlier this year, resulting in a $51,000 … more

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Two Sitkans were indicted last Friday (8-19-16) on felony charges involving weapons. 32-year old Brandon D. Ledbetter was charged for stabbing a man in the leg in a bar fight. 32-year old Walter Boyd allegedly stole a handgun from a boat in Sealing Cove Harbor. more

A springtime view of Deer Mountain. (KRBD file photo by Leila Kheiry)

The Alaska Mental Health Trust took its first step toward logging Ketchikan’s iconic Deer Mountain, along with a parcel in Petersburg. more

Station Highlights

Borough Assembly Meeting Archives

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Borough Assembly meetings are now held in the Hallingstad-Peratrovich Building until further notice - KFSK continues to provide live broadcast of these community meetings. Next Borough Assembly Meeting Tuesday, September 6, 12noon. Listen to the latest meeting here: Assembly Meeting, August 15, 2016 Find the Archive of past meetings here: KFSK Borough Meeting Archive more
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State News

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

Consultant: Alaska LNG project not feasible without major changes; three votes separate candidates in Arctic House race; municipal sales tax could dive due to Walker’s PFD veto; crews begin efforts to protect Butte, Old Glenn Highway; paratroopers dot the skies over Fort Richardson; several new species of snailfish discovered on Bering seafloor; tribal leader optimistic after State Department, EPA meeting; Kenai marijuana operations in hands of the assembly; weather balloons help solve climate puzzle in Alaska; Barry Zevan: My Life Among the Giants Listen now

Several new species of snailfish discovered on Bering seafloor

While trawling the floor of the Bering Sea and the Aleutian region, scientists have discovered several new species of fish – snailfish. Some were only named last year. Researchers were not looking for them, the trawl was a part of a yearly stock assessment by the federal government that help set quotas for fisheries. Listen now

National News

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