Public hearing on marijuana vote set for Monday Public hearing on marijuana vote set for Monday

Public hearing on marijuana vote set for Monday

The Petersburg borough assembly will be meeting Monday to hold a few public hearings and go over issues on their regular agenda. The assembly is taking public comment on an ordinance that would adjust the fiscal year 2017 budget. The budget would increase for: a $41,000 grant to the borough for the Hungry Point Trail expansion; a $149,000 Homeland Security grant for public safety communic … more

How to spend federal Forest Service dollars? How to spend federal Forest Service dollars?

How to spend federal Forest Service dollars?

Sandy Beach is one recreation area near Petersburg that has received funding from RAC. Photo/KFSKA regional group that looks at how to spend Secure Rural School Funding is meeting in Petersburg this Saturday. The group is known as RAC, the Resource Advisory Committee, made up of 15 volunteers from Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. Their job is to make recommendations for using Title Two Funds co … more

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: 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 opposite holds true for sockeye. The s … 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

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Public hearing on marijuana vote set for Monday

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The Petersburg borough assembly will be holding two public hearings and considering resolutions at a regular meeting Monday at noon. more
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How to spend federal Forest Service dollars?

Sandy Beach is one recreation area near Petersburg that has received funding from RAC. Photo/KFSK

A regional group that looks at how to spend Secure Rural School Funding is meeting in Petersburg this Saturday. 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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Borough Assembly Public Hearing on Marijuana Ordinance for Voters

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Borough Assembly holding a public hearing seeking input on prohibiting the sale of marijuana - 12noon Monday, August 1st - broadcast on KFSK. more
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Opioids in Alaska

Opioid abuse and addiction is a national crisis and Alaska is suffering the impacts of prescription and illegal drug problems right along with the rest of the country. An upcoming summit on opioid abuse will take place in Palmer next week and the nation’s top Health and Veterans officials will be here for it.

Anchorage moves forward on downtown road plan

Officials in Anchorage have taken the first step in what could be a major transformation to a vital piece of the state's transportation system. Listen now

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