Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/11RAFTSweb.mp3 C … more

Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Trees on Mitkof Island in the Tongass National Forest. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg’s Planning and Zoning Commission does not support the newest amendment to the Tongass National Forest Land Management Plan. The commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest. KFSK Angela Denning reports: http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/ … more

Two fishing boats aground, sunk on  Kupreanof shoreline Two fishing boats aground, sunk on Kupreanof shoreline

Two fishing boats aground, sunk on Kupreanof shoreline

A Petersburg fisherman is working to recover two boats aground and sunken on the Kupreanof Island shoreline across from Petersburg. A man in a skiff brings a pump and plastic containers over to the grounded Moonshadow and Robert G. Johnston Tuesday morning. The 42-foot fiberglass gillnetter Moonshadow and the 57-foot wooden tender Robert G. Johnston both belong to Arnold Enge. The Ro … more

Petersburg drug cases resolved Petersburg drug cases resolved

Petersburg drug cases resolved

One Petersburg man will likely be serving jail time for trying to sell heroin and methamphetamine in Petersburg, while his brother will not. 63-year-old Lorry Christensen entered guilty pleas to two counts on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree as well as misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. Meanwhile, drug charges … more

Petersburg to seek larger land grant through legislation Petersburg to seek larger land grant through legislation

Petersburg to seek larger land grant through legislation

Petersburg is hoping for legislative help to boost the size of a state land entitlement that comes with the formation of a new municipality. A local committee is recommending the borough seek all of the un-spoken for state land within Petersburg’s boundaries. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/04LANDPICKweb.mp3 The land entitlement is an incentive the state provides f … more

Station Highlights

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Support KFSK by purchasing Fly Away Raffle Tickets $10 Each

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Enter for your chance to win two non-restricted round trip tickets from Alaska Airlines to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, including Mexico and Hawaii. Tickets available at KFSK and Rexall Drug Store. Credit cards accepted at KFSK. more
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Statewide News

ConocoPhillips looks west, to the National Petroleum Reserve

Despite oil prices hovering around $30 a barrel, ConocoPhillips is plowing ahead with projects in the National Petroleum Reserve Alaska. The company invited Alaska journalists on a tour this week of CD5, its newest drill site -- the first to produce oil from the NPRA and, the company hopes, the gateway to more development. Download Audio More

Fainting aside, Air Force says F-35 is OK

President Obama’s 2017 Air Force budget would slow the pace of buying F-35s. That’s the new fighter jet slated for Eielson Air Force Base. But top Air Force officials still speak highly of the plan to station them at the Fairbanks base. Never mind that one general lost consciousness when discussing the F-35's budget. Download Audio More

Scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic

For the first time, scientists have documented the prevalence of two biotoxins in Alaska’s marine mammal population above the Arctic Circle. That’s according to a new study out Thursday in the Journal Harmful Algae. But it’s not clear if algal toxins have always existed in the Arctic, because scientist never looked before now. Download Audio More

Gara proposes tax on S-corporations

Anchorage Democratic Representative Les Gara wants to make sure that these cuts don’t fall too heavily on working-class and low-income people. Gara has instead proposed a bill that would apply a 6 percent tax on the owners of businesses that aren’t currently taxed by the state. These businesses are called S-corporations and their owners report the business income as personal income. Download Audio More

Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

Obama slows pace of F35s; scientists find prevalence of algal toxins in the Arctic; Gara: don't let budget cuts fall too heavily on working class, poor; ConocoPhillips plows ahead in NPR-A; agreement expected soon on railroad right of way; Mt. Edgecumbe proud of tradition; Sass running strong in Yukon Quest. Download Audio More

National News

History-Making Philae Lander Faces 'Eternal Hibernation' On Comet

A tweet issued by the European Space Agency today includes a cartoon showing the Rosetta orbiter thinking about its little lander taking a nap on the comet's cold surface. More

After Nearly 4 Months, Porter Ranch Gas Leak Is Temporarily Plugged

The leak was first reported in October; since then, more than 6,000 residents were forced to evacuate the area northwest of downtown Los Angeles. More

NYC Police Officer Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Unarmed Man

In 2014, a rookie police officer fired his gun in a stairwell. His bullet ricocheted off a wall and hit Akai Gurley, 28, on a lower floor. More

As The Water Crisis Continues, Flint's Superintendent Looks Forward

While the damage from lead in Flint's water is not yet known, even low levels can be harmful to children. The Michigan city's superintendent of schools says he's bracing for an uncertain future. More

Clinton Gets Back In The Game After Blowout Loss To Sanders In N.H.

Bernie Sanders had moments in Milwaukee guaranteed to make his core supporters ecstatic, but he did not dominate the evening as one might expect the 22-point winner of the first primary to do. More

Local News

Small commercial fishing boats need life rafts this month

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Fishermen in Southeast Alaska are learning about new safety requirements for life rafts that take effect later this month. The changes are included in past Coast Guard re-authorization bills and will mean smaller fishing boats will have to have a life raft to go three miles offshore. more
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Planning commission speaks against federal logging plan

Trees on Mitkof Island in the Tongass National Forest. Photo/Angela Denning

Petersburg’s Planning and Zoning commissioners disagreed with the plan’s focus to move from old growth to young growth harvest. more
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Two fishing boats aground, sunk on Kupreanof shoreline

A man in a skiff brings a pump and fuel drums over to the grounded Moonshadow and Robert G. Johnston Tuesday morning.

A Petersburg fisherman is working to recover two boats aground and sunken on the Kupreanof Island shoreline across from Petersburg. The 42-foot fiberglass gillnetter Moonshadow and the 57-foot wooden tender Robert G. Johnston both belong to Arnold Enge. more
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Family, friends celebrate purple librarian’s 100th birthday

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Petersburg’s purple librarian, Ruth Sandvik, is 100 years old today. Family and friends are marking the occasion with fireworks last night Sunday night and a party this afternoon. Sandvik worked for years as high school librarian and has been honored for bringing the arts and radio to Petersburg. more
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Petersburg drug cases resolved

Lorry, left, and Lars Christensen

One Petersburg man will likely be serving jail time for trying to sell heroin and methamphetamine in Petersburg, while his brother will not. 63-year-old Lorry Christensen entered guilty pleas to two counts on Thursday. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of attempted misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree as well as misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree. Meanwhile, drug charges have been dismissed against his brother, 57-year-old Lars Christensen. more
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Petersburg to seek larger land grant through legislation

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Petersburg is hoping for legislative help to boost the size of a state land entitlement that comes with the formation of a new municipality. A local committee is recommending the borough seek all of the un-spoken for state land within Petersburg’s boundaries. more
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Southeast News

Group wants Perm Fund to help cover deficit

Judy Brady of Alaska's Future speaks during Wednesday's Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce lunch.

A coalition of Alaska groups and businesses have come together to form a statewide organization focused on encouraging lawmakers to use a portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund earnings to ease the state’s deficit.

Sitka settles with tasered teen for $350,000

The video of the arrest of 18-year-old Franklin Hoogendorn was at the center of a months-long controversy over Sitka police procedures. (YouTube image capture)

Sitka has settled out of court with a high school student who was tasered in the city’s jail in 2014. Franklin Hoogendorn will be paid $350,000 by Sitka’s insurance carrier.

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Marijuana group still hashing out details

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The clock is ticking for Sitka’s Marijuana Advisory Committee. State regulations go into effect February 21 and the group has yet to forward its recommendations to the assembly on what a pot industry might look like on Baranof Island.

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