He’s a little like Ollivander. Pointe shoe wizard comes to Southeast He’s a little like Ollivander. Pointe shoe wizard comes to Southeast

He's a little like Ollivander. Pointe shoe wizard comes to Southeast

Philip Broadbent measures first time pointe shoe customer, Lydia Martin’s, feet. (Joe Sykes) There aren’t any specialist ballet stores in Southeast Alaska. That means it’s hard for young ballerinas to find the right fitting shoes. So every summer, just before school starts Phillip Broadbent comes to town. He’s a master pointe shoe fitter who’s served professiona … more

Heavy rainfall damages fish weir and road on POW Heavy rainfall damages fish weir and road on POW

Heavy rainfall damages fish weir and road on POW

Sandy Beach Road near Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island eroded from recent rainfall. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest ServiceAlthough much of Southeast Alaska is rain forest and gets up to 100 inches of rain a year, only occasionally does the precipitation come down so fast it causes problems. That’s what happened recently in Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island. http://www.kfsk.org/ … more

Heavy rain sets daily records in Petersburg, Southeast Heavy rain sets daily records in Petersburg, Southeast

Heavy rain sets daily records in Petersburg, Southeast

Petersburg and other parts of Southeast set some daily rainfall records last week. Petersburg recorded over three and a half inches of rain, 3.55 to be exact on Saturday, August 29th, the highest total for that date in National Weather Service records dating back to the 1940s. The day before Petersburg had 2.61 inches, also a record setting August 28th. That mark broke the old record … more

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Petersburg, Wrangell priest stays mostly silent for a month

The Catholic priest who ministers in Petersburg and Wrangell spent a month of his summer at a Jesuit retreat center studying Ignatian spirituality in Los Altos, California. The retreat involved not speaking to anyone except a spiritual director for one month. Father Thomas Weise has been a priest for 13 years, after serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He is the pastor at Saint Cat … more

New Petersburg sculpture nearly set for installation New Petersburg sculpture nearly set for installation

New Petersburg sculpture nearly set for installation

A new public sculpture is nearly completed for downtown Petersburg. Artist Eric Larson is putting the finishing touches on a bronze, aluminum and concrete piece that will be installed at the Buschmann Park next to the municipal building on main street. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/31DREAMweb.mp3 The sculpture is called “Everything starts with a dream” and it’s the th … more

Station Highlights

President Obama’s Address to Glacier Conference

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October 6, 2015 BOROUGH REGULAR ELECTION To participate in this election, you need to be registered to vote by September 7. You may register on the State of Alaska Election Division’s website, or you can obtain paper registration forms from … more
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The Cannery Tales

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Andrea O'Neal July 10, 2015 Deontea Vickers-Idrisov July 17, 2015 Cecilio Escatell July 24, 2015 Vice Ednilao August 7, 2015 Bairn Lewis August 14, 2015 Nichelle Stanfield August 28, 2015 more
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Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

Obama shares smiles, salmon and dance moves in Dillingham; In Kotzebue, excitement is high as the president ventures north; 5 Chinese warships spotted off the Aleutians; Shell drill rig is back on the grind after a brief storm-induced hiatus; Even with another icebreaker, US fleet pales against its Arctic neighbors; President gives a small fiscal boost to village relocation efforts; Praying to see POTUS, even just a glimpse!; With a potential buyer in the Philippines, Mat-Su floats a ferry deal; Dust settles on state's new Douglas offices, but employee concerns haven't gone quiet Download Audio More

Obama shares smiles, salmon and dance moves in Dillingham

President Obama began his tour of Western Alaska with a stop in Bristol Bay, landing in Dillingham just before noon. While Obama had sparkling clear weather for his tour around Seward yesterday, it was drizzly and a little chilly for the duration of the Dillingham stop. No mind, say residents: that’s what fishing weather is usually like in the region, and fishing was the main thing locals wanted the President to know more about while he was in salmon country. Download Audio More

In Kotzebue, excitement is high as the president ventures north

Air Force One landed in Kotzebue just before 5 p.m. President Obama is now the first sitting president to visit the U.S. Arctic. Download Audio More

5 Chinese navy ships spotted off the Aleutians

Pentagon officials say three of China’s surface-warfare ships, a resupply vessel and a landing craft were seen in international waters off the Aleutian Islands. Download Audio More

Shell drill rig is back on the grind after a storm-induced hiatus

The president of Shell Oil Co. says exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days. Download Audio More

National News

Most Health Savings Account Owners Stick With Conservative Options

People who have had health savings accounts open longer are more likely to invest their contributions. But only about 5 percent of all account holders do so. More

Iran Deal Looks Like A Done Deal, So Here Are The Next Crises For Congress

President Obama may have secured enough votes to keep his Iran deal in tact, but potential problems loom for Congress on the debt ceiling, highway funding and a possible government shutdown. More

Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina Resigns Amid Corruption Scandal

Prosecutors charge that Pérez Molina was involved in a scheme that gave businesspeople breaks on import tariffs in exchange for bribes. Congress voted Wednesday to lift his immunity. More

White House Takes Aim At Medicare And Medicaid Billing Errors

Improper payments by Medicare and Medicaid are wasting billions of dollars a year, the White House budget director said. He called for urgent corrective action in a letter that is now public. More

Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

George Washington University recently announced it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT scores, hoping to improve campus diversity. But does going test-optional actually do that? More

Local News

He’s a little like Ollivander. Pointe shoe wizard comes to Southeast

Philip Broadbent measures first time pointe shoe customer, Lydia Martin's, feet. (Joe Sykes)

There aren’t any specialist ballet stores in Southeast Alaska. That means it’s hard for young ballerinas to find the right fitting shoes. So every summer, just before school starts Phillip Broadbent comes to town. He’s a master pointe shoe fitter … more
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Heavy rainfall damages fish weir and road on POW

Sandy Beach Road near Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island eroded from recent rainfall. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service

A forest service road eight miles South of Coffman Cove is closed indefinitely due to erosion. more
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PHS cross country opens season on winning note

Petersburg High School cross country teams finished the first meet of the season in Sitka on Saturday in the top two for small schools in Southeast. The PHS girls team came in first for 1A-2A and 3A schools, finishing behind only the 4A schools in Juneau and Ketchikan. The boys team was the second place small school. The Sitka boys won on their home course, followed by Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain and Ketchikan. more
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Heavy rain sets daily records in Petersburg, Southeast

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Petersburg and other parts of Southeast set some daily rainfall records last week. Petersburg recorded over three and a half inches of rain, 3.55 to be exact on Saturday, August 29th, the highest total for that date in National Weather Service records dating back to the 1940s. more
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Petersburg, Wrangell priest stays mostly silent for a month

The Catholic priest who ministers in Petersburg and Wrangell spent a month of his summer at a Jesuit retreat center studying Ignatian spirituality in Los Altos, California. The retreat involved not speaking to anyone except a spiritual director for one month. more
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Southeast News

Seiner sinks in Eastern Channel

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Yesterday evening (09-01-15), a wooden seiner ran aground in the vicinity of the Twins Island, roughly 0.5 to 0.75 nm off the mouth of Indian River. The F/V Pacific Venture later sunk. Marine Safety Detachment Sitka estimates 5 gallons of diesel fuel was released in that grounding.

POW offers first all-young-growth timber sale

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Prince of Wales is managing its first completely young-growth timber sale as part of a larger initiative to switch from old-growth to young-growth lumber. Meant to ease tensions with environmentalists and the public, it's proving more complex than it seems.

Hydro challenges: Permitting, money, terrain

Artist rendering of the Susitna-Watana project. (Alaska Energy Authority image)

The Alaska Power Association met last week in Ketchikan, and among the topics covered was hydroelectric power projects in the state.