Guitarist performs in Petersburg for second time Guitarist performs in Petersburg for second time

Guitarist performs in Petersburg for second time

Guitarist Chris Proctor makes his second visit to Petersburg this week, almost exactly five years after his first concert here. Proctor plays solo, acoustic six and 12-string guitar. He’s put out 10 CDs of his own songs and arrangements of more well-known melodies. The national fingerstyle guitar champion has been touring through Alaska in August and September, including a five day guita … more

Maritime industry looks to train a skilled workforce Maritime industry looks to train a skilled workforce

Maritime industry looks to train a skilled workforce

The Maritime Works panel sits in front of the Southeast Conference gathering, Sept. 20, in Petersburg. (from left) Kris Norosz, Julie Decker, Doug Ward, Cari Ann Carty. Photo/Angela DenningWhether it’s seafood processing or in a shipyard there aren’t enough skilled workers to meet the jobs in Alaska. Now, a group of maritime businesses are looking to train Alaskans to fill skilled job … more

Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Business and community leaders in Southeast Alaska are looking into how other ferry systems are operated around the world and a different way of managing Alaska’s ferries. The annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg in September focused on the first steps of a project to reform the state ferry system, find efficiencies and keep ferries running between co … more

Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday, September 21, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marin … more

Southeast commercial king crab season will remain closed Southeast commercial king crab season will remain closed

Southeast commercial king crab season will remain closed

The last commercial opening for red king crab in Southeast was 2011. Photo/ADF&GThere will be no commercial season for red and blue king crab in Southeast again this year. There has been a slight increase in some crab numbers but not enough to warrant opening the fishery. KFSK’s Angela Denning reports from Petersburg: http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22crabclosu … more

Local News

Guitarist performs in Petersburg for second time

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Guitarist Chris Proctor makes his second visit to Petersburg this week, almost exactly five years after his first concert here. Proctor plays solo, acoustic six and 12-string guitar. more
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Maritime industry looks to train a skilled workforce

The Maritime Works panel sits in front of the Southeast Conference gathering, Sept. 20, in Petersburg. (from left) Kris Norosz, Julie Decker, Doug Ward, Cari Ann Carty. Photo/Angela Denning

There is a lack of skilled workers in the maritime industry so a group of maritime industry businesses called Maritime Works has partnered with training programs in the state to fill that gap. more
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Southeast Conference looks at several models for reformed ferry system

Alaska Department of Transportation deputy commissioner Mike Neussl addresses the Southeast Conference annual meeting September 21, 2016.

Business and community leaders in Southeast Alaska are looking into how other ferry systems are operated around the world and a different way of managing Alaska’s ferries. The annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg in September focused on the first steps of a project to reform the state ferry system, find efficiencies and keep ferries running between coastal communities despite the state’s budget crisis. more
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Mallott discusses Mental Health logging, BC mines

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Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday, September 21, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marine Highway System. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Mallott Tuesday about some of those topics, along with logging of Alaska Mental Health Trust Land near Petersburg. more
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Southeast commercial king crab season will remain closed

The last commercial opening for red king crab in Southeast was 2011. Photo/ADF&G

Although king crab numbers remain historically low there have been modest increases in the population since 2013. more
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Southeast News

Searchers suspect hiker fell to his death

The body of a missing hiker was found by searchers in Sitka on Friday afternoon (09-23-16). SAR captain Lance Ewers believes Hansen slipped while hiking off-trail on his way down Mt. Verstovia. more

UPDATE: Body of missing hiker found

Michael Hansen was last seen leaving his apartment at 10:30 a.m. Monday. His vehicle was found at the trailhead, off Sawmill Creek Road, at noon today , 9-20-16. (Courtesy Sitka Search and Rescue)

The body of Michael Hansen was found by searchers earlier today (09/23/16). Hansen’s family has been notified of his death and the investigation is ongoing. more

Ketchikan voters to decide tobacco, schools taxes

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Voters throughout the Ketchikan Gateway Borough not only will choose Borough Assembly and School Board members next week, they also will decide two tax issues. more

Three apply for school board vacancy

Brent Edwards, Jennifer Carter and Dionne Brady-Howard have applied to fill a vacancy on the Sitka School Board. more

Station Highlights

Mallott calls for pristine trans-boundary rivers into Alaska’s future

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Alaska’s Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott was the keynote speaker at this week’s annual meeting of Southeast Conference in Petersburg. During his speech Wednesday morning, Mallott addressed climate change and fisheries, this year’s failed pink salmon runs, mining concerns on the transboundary rivers in Southeast Alaska, the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission and the Alaska Marine Highway System. more
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Learn more about the Ballot Initiative on Marijuana

  KFSK panel discussion on the Petersburg Ballot Initiative on Marijuana is available here: For mobile-friendly audio, click here: more
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State News

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Sept. 26, 2016

State Superior judge okays Mat-Su marijuana vote; Obama addresses tribes one more time; Doyon's $2b discount: Fair play or 'rip off'?; Lance Mackey withdraws from 2017 Iditarod; Nanwalek school converts garage into classroom; why Alaska utilities can build now, ask for rate increases later; State cuts will stifle Southeast’s economic growth; Body of missing hiker found in Sitka; guide in mauling near Angoon was storied Fish & Game researcher LaVern Beier; 'I'm a girl': Knowing who you are at 4-years-old Listen Now

Body of missing hiker found in Sitka

The body of a missing hiker was found by searchers in Sitka on Friday afternoon. Listen Now

National News

Guess What? As Of Today, The Western Hemisphere Has No Wars

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Long Absent In China, Tipping Makes A Comeback At A Few Trendy Restaurants

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