Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium

Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium

The 2017 Art Fest logo was created by Sydney Guthrie.A regional art event is coming to Petersburg at the end of April. Art Fest and will bring together about 100 high school students from around Southeast to attend art workshops for three days. Adults in town can also participate in the workshops on a limited basis. Petersburg High School art teacher, Ashley Lohr, is coordinating the ev … more

Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

A lawsuit filed in Petersburg is challenging the seizure of personal property by local, regional and state law enforcement along with the search warrants that led to that property seizure. The plaintiffs are also arguing to expand the civil suit to include law enforcement agencies statewide. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/17WARRANTSweb.mp3 The plaintiffs in this c … more

Buzzer beater pushes Vikings past Kayhi Kings Buzzer beater pushes Vikings past Kayhi Kings

Buzzer beater pushes Vikings past Kayhi Kings

A last second steal, full court dribble and buzzer-beating lay up gave Petersburg a 62-60 win over the visiting Kayhi Kings of Ketchikan Thursday night before a fired up crowd of Petersburg fans. Ketchikan held a narrow lead for most of the game, up 16-15 after one quarter, 32-31 at half and 52-49 at the end of three. Petersburg was able to take the lead in the final minutes before Ketchikan … more

Tanner fishing expected to go an extra day Tanner fishing expected to go an extra day

Tanner fishing expected to go an extra day

Tanner crab photo courtesy of ADF&GCommercial fishing for Tanner crab opened at noon Feb. 17 in Southeast. As of the start, there were 58 vessels registered in the fishery and 4,640 pots. Those numbers combined with the estimated amount of mature male Tanner crab this season give fishery managers an idea of how long the fishery should last. This year, fishermen should get one additional da … more

PHS students paint new mural outside band room PHS students paint new mural outside band room

PHS students paint new mural outside band room

A new mural is going up this winter on the hallway leading into the band room at Petersburg High School. Petersburg’s school board got a tour of the work in progress this week. Art teacher Ashley Lohr said students are painting the mural the first hour of every school day, painting while the band is also practicing. “We have our inspirations from obviously music so there’s instruments plac … more

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Community talent featured at the Wright Auditorium

The 2017 Art Fest logo was created by Sydney Guthrie.

A community talent show Thursday night will raise funds for Art Fest happening in Petersburg in April. The money will help pay fees for students participating in the event. more
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Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

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A lawsuit filed in Petersburg is challenging the seizure of personal property by local, regional and state law enforcement along with the search warrants that led to that property seizure. The plaintiffs are also arguing to expand the civil suit to include law enforcement agencies statewide. more
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Buzzer beater pushes Vikings past Kayhi Kings

Petersburg's Mark Neidiffer plays defense against Ketchikan's Jake Smith.

A last second steal, full court dribble and buzzer-beating lay up gave Petersburg a 62-60 win over the visiting Kayhi Kings of Ketchikan Thursday night before a fired up crowd of Petersburg fans. more
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Tanner fishing expected to go an extra day

Tanner crab photo courtesy of ADF&G

The Tanner fishery opens Feb.17 in Southeast and because of the numbers of vessels and pots registered managers expect the fishery to go for six days in the main areas. more
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PHS students paint new mural outside band room

A new mural is going up this winter on the hallway leading into the band room at Petersburg High School. Petersburg’s school board got a tour of the work in progress this week. Art teacher Ashley Lohr said students are painting the mural the first hour of every school day, painting while the band is also practicing. more
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Southeast News

Assembly OKs new playground equipment

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly agreed Tuesday to spend about $89,000 on playground equipment for Triangle Park near the Totem Heritage Center.

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House Rep. Ortiz supports income tax and PFD bill, for now

Wrangell’s representative in the Alaska House supports a bill in the legislature to implement a state income tax and the use of Permanent Fund earnings to pay for state government. The House Finance Committee heard testimony on House Bill 115 Friday. The legislation is a multifaceted approach to the state’s multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Ketchikan independent […]

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Murkowski discusses Trump administration, meets demonstrators

During a news conference in Ketchikan, Murkowski gave her thoughts on the Trump administration and some of the president’s appointees. She also met with demonstrators before speaking at an AARP meeting.

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Station Highlights

Senator Lisa Murkowski Address on KFSK Wednesday, 11am

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  Senator Lisa Murkowski will address the Alaska Legislature Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 11am – last year’s address is available here For mobile-friendly audio, click here:
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State News

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Several proposals emerge for using Permanent Fund to fix budget; Northern Dynasty rebuts Kerrisdale attack, warns of action to protect investors; Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office hires new director; Alaska board, prompted by suit, proposes new abortion rules; Sullivan urges Board of Game to repeal predator control regulations; Exercise near Deadhorse to test paratroopers' ability to operate in cold; Alaska farmers push for hemp legalization; New taxi regulations will be on April ballot; Most Alaska high school grads unprepared for UA math and English; HAARP schedules first experiments since UAF takeover; Sheet metal apprenticeship organized in rural Alaska; Sitka author’s “Alaskan Laundry” wins statewide award Listen now

New taxi regulations will be on April ballot

After an expedited review, a referendum on Anchorage's new taxi cab regulation will be on the April ballot. The ballot question asks voters if they want to repeal an ordinance that passed last December, creating more than 100 additional taxi permits in the municipality over the next five years. Listen now

National News

Journalist: Trump Is 'Openly Dismissive' Of The Intelligence World

Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times says that when it comes to national security, President Trump "doesn't trust the civilian national security establishment and they don't trust him." More

Low-Income PoCs Still Don't Trust The Police, But Would Work With Them

While the majority of residents in high-crime, high-poverty areas have a negative view of the police, they're also willing to work with law enforcement to make communities safer. More

Judge Rules Texas Can't Cut Off Medicaid Funds To Planned Parenthood — For Now

After Texas officials moved to block the health provider from receiving Medicaid dollars, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against the state, allowing the group to stay in the program. More

Astronomers Find 7 Earth-Size Planets Around A Nearby Star

Some of the planets could be home to liquid water, but it remains unclear whether life could exist on such strange worlds. More

Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission

The capsule called Columbia hasn't left the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., since 1976. It's heading out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. More

Are Race-Based Advisory Groups Just Political Symbols?

After a scathing letter of resignation, only four people remain on the president's commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. It brings up broader questions of these task forces' efficacy. More

Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

Constituents have been confronting legislators over everything from the GOP's plan to repeal and replace Obamacare to the Trump White House. Here's a look at particularly rowdy events this week. More

Court Blocks South Africa's Withdrawal From International Criminal Court

In a blow to the government, the court ruled that the executive didn't have the power to order a withdrawal without prior parliamentary approval and questioned the "unexplained haste" to quit the ICC. More