Hate graffiti found at gravel pit near Petersburg Hate graffiti found at gravel pit near Petersburg

Hate graffiti found at gravel pit near Petersburg

Whether the person intended to use “hail” meaning ice pellets or “hale” referring to a person is unknown. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg police are investigating hate graffiti found just outside of town. On Friday, they discovered swastikas, “KKK”, and “white pride” spray painted on boulders at the gravel pit. KFSK’s Angela Denning reports: document.cr … more

PHS track and field teams second at regional meet PHS track and field teams second at regional meet

PHS track and field teams second at regional meet

Petersburg High School’s track and field teams both took second place at the region five meet at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau last weekend and 17 athletes qualified for this weekend’s state competition. Sitka High School won both the boys and girls team titles for 1A, 2A and 3A schools. The Sitka boys scored 203 points to Petersburg’s 140 points. The Sitka girls had 232 p … more

Petersburg High baseball opens region tournament at home Thursday Petersburg High baseball opens region tournament at home Thursday

Petersburg High baseball opens region tournament at home Thursday

Five high school baseball teams will be battling for two state tournament berths at the region five tournament in Petersburg Thursday through Saturday. Sitka is the top seed among the five Southeast schools and will open up play Thursday afternoon at 4:30. The Wolves will take on the winner of the opening game of the tournament, the number four seed Thunder Mountain against the nu … more

Gillnetting, trolling closed for Stikine king salmon Gillnetting, trolling closed for Stikine king salmon

Gillnetting, trolling closed for Stikine king salmon

Commercial fishing for Stikine River king salmon has been closed down in Southeast Alaska because of low numbers in early May. “Both the harvest numbers from the gillnet and the troll fisheries have been on the low side,” said Troy Thynes, area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Petersburg. “Actually not so much in the troll fishery, especia … more

Petersburg High School expands LeConte Glacier research Petersburg High School expands LeConte Glacier research

Petersburg High School expands LeConte Glacier research

Petersburg High School students report another successful trip into the LeConte Bay on the mainland near Petersburg, to survey the southernmost tidewater glacier in the northern hemisphere. This is the 33rd year for the high school’s LeConte Glacier survey and the amount of research and knowledge about the ice mass continues to expand. This year more students are looking into diffe … more

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Hate graffiti found at gravel pit near Petersburg

Whether the person intended to use "hail" meaning ice pellets or "hale" referring to a person is unknown. Photo/Angela Denning

The police department is looking to get more information about who’s responsible. more
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PHS track and field teams second at regional meet

Kayleigh Eddy runs in a relay at the regional meet in Juneau. (Photo courtesy of Brad Taylor, Viking Track and Field)

Petersburg High School’s track and field teams both took second place at the region five meet at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau last weekend and 17 athletes qualified for this weekend's state competition. Sitka High School won both the boys and girls team titles for 1A, 2A and 3A schools. T more
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Petersburg High baseball opens region tournament at home Thursday

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Five high school baseball teams will be battling for two state tournament berths at the region five tournament in Petersburg Thursday through Saturday. Sitka is the top seed among the five Southeast schools and will open up play Thursday afternoon at 4:30. The Wolves will take on the winner of the opening game of the tournament, the number four seed Thunder Mountain against the number five seed Petersburg. That game is at 10 a.m. more
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Petersburg Community Foundation gives out $15,000

Awardees and board members of the Petersburg Community Foundation. (L-R) John Birks, Mysti Birks, Brandi Heppe, Karen Malcom, Cindy Lagoudakis, Dave Berge, Carin Christensen, Annette Wooton, Tom Abbott

Six community organizations are getting a little financial help from the Petersburg Community Foundation. more
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Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, May 30, 2016

Firefighters battling Medfra fire; climber dies on Denali; state to explore privatizing detention centers; Forest Service reminds tourist why glacier is shrinking; birders enjoying rare sighting; veteran teacher retires in Unalaska; bed bug battle includes chocolate More

Forest Service reminds tourists why Mendenhall glacier is shrinking

On a busy summer day, thousands of people -- mostly cruise ship passengers -- visit Juneau's Mendenhall glacier. The U.S. Forest Service wants those tourists to take in the dramatic views, but also consider why the glacier is shrinking. Visitor center director John Neary is making it his personal mission. More

Czech climber dies while skiing on Denali

A mountaineer from the Czech Republic is dead after an estimated 1,500-foot fall on Denali Mountain. The National Park Service reports 45-year-old Pavel Michut was skiing Messner Couloir when he fell Saturday. More

First Alaska ibis sighting has birders going ‘ballistic’

An unusual bird was spotted in two separate Southeast towns on the same day last week. The ibises were a rare treat that has left bird experts scratching their heads, wondering why these southern birds have landed in Alaska. More

Juneau man captures story of icebreaker Storis in labor-of-love documentary

Congress is considering funding a new icebreaker to serve in the Arctic. It would be a heavy, polar-class Coast Guard cutter, to get through thick ice. But size isn’t everything when it comes to Coast Guard ships. A Juneau man has made a film about the Storis, a dainty icebreaker by polar standards, that rescued mariners and enforced the law along Alaska’s coast for almost 60 years. More

Station Highlights

Memorial Day Ceremony 10am Monday

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Memorial Day Ceremony at Petersburg Cemetery Monday, 10am more
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Southeast News

Kayhi Class of 2016 honored

A mortarboard adorned for the 2016 graduation.

Family and friends gathered in the Kayhi Gym Sunday to celebrate Ketchikan High School’s graduating class of 2016. The commencement speech was delivered by US Senator Lisa Murkowski.

Sitka lab issues shellfish advisory across Southeast

The STA Environmental Research Lab believes that the toxins detected in butter clams at Starrigavan this week may be residual from last summer. A new bloom of alexandrium, which produces the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin, was recently observed in the area. (Flickr photo/Walter Lin)

Shellfish in Southeast are showing a high risk for biotoxins, specifically those that cause PSP. On Monday (5-25-16), the Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL) found elevated levels of toxins at beaches in Sitka, Petersburg, Klawock, and Craig.

Grumman Goose may have found a home

Historic signs and photos on the walls of the Goose hangar.

Since 1992, volunteers with Ketchikan’s “Save the Goose” project have been working to restore a historic amphibious plane. The Grumman Goose restoration is about 85 percent complete and now those involved are trying to find a permanent home for the plane. They believe they may have found the right place.

ANILCA change opens up USFS job opportunities

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Until now, local residents have been preferred for certain positions, because of their local knowledge. But they weren’t able to transition into permanent jobs with the U.S. Forest Service.

National News

Golden State To Face Cleveland In A Rematch Of The NBA Finals

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson carried the Warriors back to the finals, as Golden State rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat Oklahoma City 96-88 in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals. More

Food Lion Co-Founder Dies; Chain Was Rocked By ABC News Report

Ralph Ketner helped turn $50 investments in a N.C. grocery store into the Food Lion chain. He was 95. In 1992, an ABC hidden camera report showed employees selling spoiled meat. More

After 11-Year Vigil, Massachusetts Catholic Church Holds Final Service

In 2004, the Archdiocese of Boston announced the closure of St. Frances X. Cabrini Church in Scituate, Mass. Parishioners have fought to keep it open, but finally exhausted their legal appeals. More

Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

Rwanda is missing 15 years of weather data. Getting it back would be a boon for farmers. But can it be done? More

Bumblebees' Little Hairs Can Sense Flowers' Electric Fields

The fields bend the hairs and that generates a nerve signal, scientists say. More