Lutomski takes over Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Lutomski takes over Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Lutomski takes over Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Mara Lutomski joined the Petersburg School Board in April. Photo/Angela DenningThe Little Norway Festival is perhaps the biggest event in Petersburg all year. It’s just weeks away. And as local businesses prepare for tourists and residents meandering downtown streets, the town’s Chamber of Commerce comes under new leadership. Mara Lutomski has taken over as Administrative Manager. This … more

Assembly adds WAVE funding to FY 2016-17 budget Assembly adds WAVE funding to FY 2016-17 budget

Assembly adds WAVE funding to FY 2016-17 budget

The WAVE office is on Sing Lee Alley near the Sons of Norway hall. Photo courtesy of WAVEThe Petersburg Borough assembly Monday passed a budget for the next fiscal year but not before amending it to include more funding for WAVE. WAVE stands for Working Against Violence for Everyone. The non-profit is losing funding this year and its board fears that the one-person office might have to clo … more

Four Petersburg artists to show work in Anchorage Four Petersburg artists to show work in Anchorage

Four Petersburg artists to show work in Anchorage

Wet Meadow Stream, oil painting by Beth FlorFour Petersburg artists will soon be showing their art work in Anchorage. The Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund has asked for art pieces owned by the Clausen Museum. Kathi Riemer is the museum’s director. “This year we got a call from the Rasmuson Fund and the Rasmuson Foundation and they asked if they could borrow four pieces of our art,” Riemer … more

Three cheers for KFSK’s Angela Denning who has been awarded THREE Alaska Press Club Awards. Three cheers for KFSK’s Angela Denning who has been awarded THREE Alaska Press Club Awards.

Three cheers for KFSK's Angela Denning who has been awarded THREE Alaska Press Club Awards.

Two first places: Best Arts reporting Best Business reporting One second place: Best Single Story reporting. Congrats! We knew you were awesome.

PHS track teams take 3rd in Ketchikan PHS track teams take 3rd in Ketchikan

PHS track teams take 3rd in Ketchikan

Coach Brad Taylor tries to stay dry at the Ketchikan track meet. Photo/Debyy EddyPetersburg boys and girls track teams took third place in Ketchikan over the weekend beating out some 4A schools. Other teams competing included Thunder Mountain, Juneau, Sitka and Thorne Bay. Sitka and Thunder Mountain took first and second places. It was the first meet of the season for most of Petersburg’s team. Co … more

Local News

Lutomski takes over Petersburg Chamber of Commerce

Mara Lutomski joined the Petersburg School Board in April. Photo/Angela Denning

Mara Lutomski takes the place of John Havrilek as the Administrative Manager of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. more
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Assembly adds WAVE funding to FY 2016-17 budget

The WAVE office is on Sing Lee Alley near the Sons of Norway hall. Photo courtesy of WAVE

Assembly members decide to pull $20,000 from Petersburg Mental Health Services funding and put it towards WAVE. more
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Borough assembly to vote on FY 2016-17 budget

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Today's meeting will be the first one in the conference room on the second story of the Hallingstad-Peratrovich building. more
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Four Petersburg artists to show work in Anchorage

Wet Meadow Stream, oil painting by Beth Flor

The Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund requested the art pieces owned by the Clausen Museum. more
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Statewide News

Warming ocean temps shellfish poisoning can linger year-round

With warming ocean temperatures, the risk for paralytic shellfish poisoning can linger all year round. And Alaska has only one FDA-certified laboratory to test commercial shellfish. More

Researchers want to expand markets for roe

Researchers in Kodiak want to open up new markets and expand existing ones for a popular fish product. This delicacy is what you might imagine people at cocktail parties eating over stock market discussions. It’s also good with tortilla chips: roe. More

UAS prof mauled by bear in fair condition

The University of Alaska professor who was mauled by a bear near Haines a couple weeks ago is now in fair condition at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. On April 18, 35-year-old Forest Wagner was attacked by a brown bear sow with at least one cub. More

Paramo selected as new Anchorage Schools superintendent

Deena Paramo, the current superintendent at the Mat-Su Borough School District, is chosen to lead the state's largest school district. More

Legislature OKs up to $12.5M for new LIO site

The Legislative Council approved spending up to $12.5 million to buy the Walls Fargo Bank building in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood on Monday. The building would be used for legislative offices and to provide a venue for public testimony. More

Station Highlights

Poetry Readings for April

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  KFSK’s Poetry Month Celebration will feature a poetry reading each weekday 8:08am, 12:30pm and 6:30pm – poetry readings from the month are linked here: Mackenzie Hayes, Safire Weathers, Adie Wasilauski, Lilly Crain, April 29, 2016 Pamela Speck, Jeigh Stanton … more
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Borough Assembly / School Board Meeting Changes

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Borough Assembly meetings will now be held in the Hallingstad-Peratrovich Building and School Board meetings in High School Library until further notice - KFSK continues to provide live broadcast of these community meetings. Next Borough Assembly Meeting Monday, May 16th 6pm. School Board Meetings Second Tuesday of the month 7pm - next meeting May 10th. All meetings broadcast on KFSK and the meeting audio is archived on kfsk.org more
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Southeast News

Dog declared dangerous, will be euthanized

The Pat Wise Animal Shelter.

A dog that attacked a group of children and later bit an adult man in the Christopher Road area has been declared dangerous and will be euthanized by the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Animal Protection Department.

Port project ‘done’ in time to plan more renovations

The multi-year renovation to Berths 1 and 2 are pretty ,much done, for the moment. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

The Port of Ketchikan has four cruise ship berths, which will accommodate about 950,000 cruise passengers this season.

Harry Race burglar indicted

A Sitka man is facing three felony charges for breaking into Harry Race Pharmacy last November. A Sitka Grand Jury on Friday indicted Derek R. Baird, age 28, for burglary in the second degree, after he allegedly entered the pharmacy after it was closed.

UAS Ketchikan celebrates 2016 graduates

UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

UAS Ketchikan 2016 graduates. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Non-traditional students who overcome challenges to succeed in academics was the overriding theme during Saturday’s University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan campus graduation ceremony

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When you hear the words “college student,” you … more

National News

China Investigates Search Engine Baidu After Student Dies Of Cancer

A college student accused China's largest search engine, Baidu, of misleading him to a fraudulent cancer treatment. He died in April. More

Ted Cruz Ends Presidential Campaign After Indiana Loss

"From the beginning I've said that I would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory," Cruz told supporters. "Tonight I'm sorry to say it appears that path has been foreclosed." More

Pushing The Break On Education Funding In Colorado

How is it that the nation's fourteenth richest state ranks forty-second in how much it spends per student in schools? It all comes down to Colorado's Taxpayers Bill of Rights, or TABOR. More

As Cruz Exits Race, Trump Cements His Spot As Likely GOP Nominee

Ted Cruz ended his campaign after losing must-win Indiana. Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton, but she keeps a large lead in pledged Democratic delegates. More

Medical Errors Are No. 3 Cause Of U.S Deaths, Researchers Say

If not for flawed classification of deaths, medical mistakes would be the third leading cause of U.S. deaths, Johns Hopkins researchers say. They're calling on the CDC to track deaths from errors. More