Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer is the Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services. Photo courtesy of Susan OhmerSusan Ohmer, Executive Director of the nonprofit organization, Petersburg Mental Health Services, has been awarded a four month sabbatical by the Rasmuson Foundation. KFSK’s Angela Denning reports: document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/10o … more

Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan

Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan

Petersburg resident, Jeff Meucci, points to a lands map while Ed Wood looks on. Photo/Angela DenningWith a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain. A joint statement Thursday from Sens. Lisa M … more

Vikings win four games in Haines after travel delays Vikings win four games in Haines after travel delays

Vikings win four games in Haines after travel delays

Petersburg High School basketball teams spent about a week getting to and from Haines. But as Angela Denning reports, when they finally hit the court they won four of four games. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/12bball.mp3 Weather would not cooperate this past week. High winds canceled ferries and both basketball teams got stuck in Juneau for the weekend. While there t … more

School board considers asking borough for different electric rate School board considers asking borough for different electric rate

School board considers asking borough for different electric rate

Petersburg’s School Board at their meeting Tuesday night discussed ways to address the possibility of losing hundreds of thousands of federal dollars through Secure Rural School Funding. They also got an update on this year’s budget. KFSK’s Angela Denning reports: http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/11edmoney.mp3 School Board President, Sarah Holmgrain, called … more

Construction ramps up on police station as deadline approaches Construction ramps up on police station as deadline approaches

Construction ramps up on police station as deadline approaches

Police Chief, Kelly Swihart, stands in the unfinished lobby near the front entrance of the new police department. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg’s Police Department is scheduled to start moving into the newly renovated municipal building by January 17. Whether that deadline can be met is still unknown. But as Angela Denning reports, the department is looking forward to a muc … more

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Petersburg Mental Health director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer is the Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services. Photo courtesy of Susan Ohmer

Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation. more
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Bill looks to trade federal land for Mental Health Trust land near Petersburg, Ketchikan

Jeff Meucci pointing at map

With a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain and land near homes in Petersburg. more
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Vikings win four games in Haines after travel delays

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Petersburg High School basketball teams won four of four games against Haines. Both coaches are looking forward to a good season. more
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School board considers asking borough for different electric rate

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Petersburg School Board is looking for ways to offset the loss of future Secure Rural School Funding. The federal program is in place to help schools and communities near national forests. more
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Construction ramps up on police station as deadline approaches

Police Chief, Kelly Swihart, stands in the unfinished lobby near the front entrance of the new police department. Photo/Angela Denning

The renovated municipal building will double the size of the police department space. Police Chief Kelly Swihart says the area will be more secure. more
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Southeast News

KPU back on hydro after warm, wet weekend

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All that rain was good for something. But it wasn't all good: One power outage over the weekend was storm-related. more

Southeast legislators hope to maintain Fish and Game funding

A state Department of Fish and Game staffer works on sampling fish for a study on toxic metal concentrations in Tulsequah and Taku river fish. (Photo courtesy Department of Fish and Game)

Gov. Bill Walker proposed cutting about 45 positions and $3.5 million from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s fiscal year 2018 budget in December. That’s significantly smaller than the $11.5 million in cuts over the past two years. But … more

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Assembly delays decision on taxing shipyard

Ketchikan's shipyard is seen in 2012. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld)

A proposal to charge the Ketchikan Shipyard property tax or an equivalent payment in lieu of taxes was postponed by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday. 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 meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17th, 6pm Find the Archive of past meetings here: KFSK Borough Meeting Archive more
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State of the State Address – Listen on KFSK

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  Governor Walker will deliver the State of the State Address Wednesday, January 18, 7pm. KFSK will broadcast the address live. Last year’s address is available here. For mobile-friendly audio, click here:
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President Trump Inauguration on KFSK Friday, 6am-12noon

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State News

Here’s why your street isn’t plowed yet

Back-to-back storms, a tricky division of labor, and budget cuts contribute to a perception of lagging snow-removal. Listen now

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Legislative session kicks off in Juneau; Pilot, passenger on downed aircraft near Pilot Point evaced Monday night; Airport shooting suspect back in court for bail hearing; Interior pick firmly against fed land transfer, with wiggle room for Alaska; Earthquakes shake waters off Elfin Cove; Trio makes CB 300 history; Alaska Highway 75th anniversary events to include tribute to black soldiers’ key role; Scientist says vanishing clouds have lead to colder temperatures; Interior Alaska hit with abnormally chilly weather; Bean's Cafe moves to 24-hour schedule to alleviate cold patrons; Here's why your street isn't plowed yet Listen now

National News

2016 Was The Hottest Year Yet, Scientists Declare

Global temperatures soared above the 20th century average last year, as the climate continues to change. It hasn't been this hot since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880. More

Secret Service, Agents Settle Over Racial Discrimination Allegations

A long-running class action lawsuit alleged the Secret Service denied promotions to black agents. The agents , the service and Homeland Security have reached an agreement, pending court approval. More

Former President George H. W. Bush Hospitalized For Shortness Of Breath

A spokesman for Bush says the former president has been in the hospital since Saturday and "has responded very well to treatments." More

Dear Mr. President: Obama Staff Mobilizes To Answer Kids' Letters

In cramped offices near the White House, a brigade of staff, volunteers and former interns is scrambling to read every letter sent to President Obama — especially the letters from children. More

Can Trump's Pick For Attorney General Serve Independently From The White House?

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EPA Critic To Get Sharp Questions On Industry Ties As He Vies To Run Agency

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5 Things To Listen For At The Hearing With Trump's HHS Nominee

Rep. Tom Price goes before a Senate panel for the first time since being picked to head Health and Human Services. Expect sharp questions about Medicare reform, drug prices and his stock portfolio. More

An 'Old Friend Of China' Prepares To Bridge Differences At A Fraught Time

Donald Trump chose Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as ambassador to Beijing because of old ties with President Xi Jinping and Iowa's history of trade with China. Branstad will have a tough job. More