Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery.

Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town.

Federal commission cancels permit for Thomas Bay hydro plant Federal commission cancels permit for Thomas Bay hydro plant

Federal commission cancels permit for Thomas Bay hydro plant

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is cancelling a permit for a Bellingham company to study potential for a hydro-electric power plant in Thomas Bay near Petersburg. It’s a site that has drawn interest from other companies in the past.

Three-day paddle making workshop opens in Petersburg Three-day paddle making workshop opens in Petersburg

Three-day paddle making workshop opens in Petersburg

A three-day paddle making workshop gets started Friday at the Petersburg High School shop.
Jim Zeller and Doug Chilton from the One People Canoe Society are teaching the class to make canoe journey paddles. The non-profit organization helped with 12 similar workshops in nine Southeast communities last year.

KFSK Wearable Art Show KFSK Wearable Art Show

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Alaska Senate Delays Vote On Pot Legislation

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Murkowski Adds Federal Land Disposal Measure to Budget

Environmentalists are saying a budget amendment authored by Sen. Lisa Murkowski could lead to a plundering of treasured federal landscapes. Murkowski’s amendment on federal land disposals was part of a national budget resolution the Senate passed early this morning. Senators offered hundreds of amendments that don’t have the force of law but often serve symbolic or political purposes. Download Audio More

Court of Appeals Affirms Lower Court in Yup’ik Fishermen’s Case

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik Fishermen who fished during a state closure should be charged. The decision was issued today. Download Audio More

Warm Interior Weather Turns Attention To River Breakup

This week’s warm weather is turning attention to river break up. National Weather Service hydrologist Ed Plumb is tracking the factors that play into ice flowing out. Download Audio More

National News

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Videos On End-Of-Life Choices Ease Tough Conversation

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Local News

Strong king catch means early closure for Southeast trollers

Troll caught winter king salmon (Photo courtesy of Matt Lichtenstein)

Southeast Alaska’s commercial salmon trollers are heading back into port after the winter season closed this week. Thanks to strong catches of king salmon on the outer coast near Sitka, it’s the earliest closure on record for the winter fishery. more
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Petersburg sole bidder on three Mental Health Trust parcels

Petersburg is the sole bidder on the three uppermost parcels toward the top of this image. (Image from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office).

It looks like the Petersburg borough will be purchasing some land at Papke’s Landing, about 10 miles south of town. more
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Federal commission cancels permit for Thomas Bay hydro plant

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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is cancelling a permit for a Bellingham company to study potential for a hydro-electric power plant in Thomas Bay near Petersburg. It’s a site that has drawn interest from other companies in the past. more
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Three-day paddle making workshop opens in Petersburg

Doug Chilton and Jim Zeller (Photo courtesy of the One People Canoe Society)

A three-day paddle making workshop gets started Friday at the Petersburg High School shop. Jim Zeller and Doug Chilton from the One People Canoe Society are teaching the class to make canoe journey paddles. The non-profit organization helped with 12 similar workshops in nine Southeast communities last year. more
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Petersburg’s elderly housing residents riding in new van

Activities director Jordan Stafford helps manor resident Lorraine Thompson into the new van.

Residents at Petersburg’s Mountain View Manor are enjoying a new set of wheels this year. The borough’s elderly housing and assisted living facility has a new wheelchair accessible van, a big upgrade from the old vehicle. It makes for a much more enjoyable Sunday drive. more
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Southeast News

Reconsideration opposed

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About a week after the Ketchikan Gateway Borough asked the Alaska Supreme Court to reconsider its order for a stay pending appeal of the borough’s education funding lawsuit, state attorneys filed their expected opposition.

2nd set of groups appeals Big Thorne ruling

A second coalition of conservation groups that opposes the Big Thorne Timber Sale on Prince of Wales Island has filed its own appeal and motion for an injunction following a U.S. District Court ruling against them.

SEAPA moves forward with plans for Swan Lake expansion

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A power agency that supplies electricity to three Southeast communities is moving forward with plans to expand its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.

Youth activists march for respectful, non-violent relationships

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Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.