Pink salmon catches remain below average Pink salmon catches remain below average

Pink salmon catches remain below average

In Southeast, seining for pink salmon is what fills some fishermen’s wallets. The season runs from late June to the first part of September peaking in August. As Angela Denning reports from Petersburg, so far the run is weaker than expected. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/28pinks.mp3 Generally speaking the northern part of Southeast is seeing more … more

Father, daughter meet after 49 years Father, daughter meet after 49 years

Father, daughter meet after 49 years

Imagine meeting your father for the first time when you reached 49 years old. Imagine you just found out about your biological dad just days after saying goodbye to your adoptive father. That happened this spring for a woman from Provo, Utah who traveled to Petersburg, Alaska this month to meet her biological father. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/21DAUGHTERweb.mp3 67-year-old Jim Rodg … more

Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Nick Corpela with Corpela Construction out of Hyder is creating phase two of the trail. Photo/Angela DenningOne of the most popular trails in Petersburg is getting an upgrade. In a multi-year project, the Ravens Roost Trail is currently in phase two. This part of the process is creating the second half-mile of trail located along the muskeg behind the local airport. The trail will eventual … more

The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

Cecelio Escatell takes break from work at the cannery to enjoy the Petersburg sunshshine.(Facebook) Every year hundreds of people come to Petersburg from all over the world for a summer job. They’re here to work in Petersburg’s seafood processing plants where millions of tons of salmon and other seafood are packaged up and sent to far flung parts of the planet. The canning factories are a crucial part … more

Petersburg’s community gym gets makeover Petersburg’s community gym gets makeover

Petersburg's community gym gets makeover

Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes stands near the newly surfaced community gym. Photo/Angela DenningThe Petersburg community gym will be reopening Monday. It’s been closed for weeks as the floor is being resurfaced. Or…was resurfaced. The project is done now but the surface still has to cure before anyone can use it and that won’t be until Monday. The doors of the gym remain locked and they hav … more

Station Highlights

Opportunity to Serve the Community

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The Cannery Tales

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Borough Assembly and School Board Meetings – Listen Now

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School Board Meetings Second Tuesday of the month 7pm in Assembly Chambers – next meeting August 11. Borough Assembly Meetings in July and August First and Third Mondays at 12noon in Assembly Chambers. Assembly Audio from Monday, July 20 meeting … more
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Statewide News

Sockeye Plea… Not Guilty

Sockeye Wildfire suspects waived arraignment in state court in Palmer on Tuesday. Download Audio More

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sockeye Fire Defendants Plead Not Guilty; Matanuska River Erosion Continues to Threaten Homes; Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement; Anchorage's Homeless Community Endures 6th Death in 2 Weeks; Murkowski Fends Off Thorny Add-Ons To Energy Bill; Wet Weather Gives Firefighters The Edge; As Subsistence Foods Become More Scarce, Kivalina Welcomes A New Store; Teachers’ Field Trip: Lessons from the Mendenhall Glacier; Watzituya: Naknek's One-Stop Shop for Nets, Coffee, Counseling Download Audio More

Matanuska River Erosion Continues To Threaten Sutton Homes

The dramatic surge of the Matanuska River during the past few days has pushed families from some homes and is continuing to threaten others. Download Audio More

Without Troopers, Girdwood Looks For New Law Enforcement

At the end of the year, Alaska State Troopers says it will close their post in Girdwood. The town’s quest to court a new source of law enforcement is off to a rocky start. Download Audio More

Anchorage’s homeless community endures 6th death in two weeks

Another member of Anchorage's homeless community died early Tuesday morning. It's the sixth such death in the last two weeks. Download Audio More

National News

University Of Cincinnati Police Officer Charged In Killing Of Unarmed Black Man

The Hamilton County Prosecutor said the shooting of Sam Dubose was "asinine" and "totally unwarranted." Officer Ray Tensing, the prosecutor said, should have never been an officer. More

Windows 10 Rolls Out, Along With Concern Over Sharing Wi-Fi Passwords

The new operating system includes user-friendly features, such as a personal assistant named Cortana. But its Wi-Fi Sense feature has sparked security concerns. More

'Booker Dozen' Stirs In A Hefty Batch Of American Authors

Thirteen novels are in the hunt for the Man Booker Prize, the U.K.'s biggest literary award. The Booker is open to Americans for only the second year, and this year's list pits rookies against titans. More

'Key & Peele' Is Ending. Here Are A Few Of Its Code Switch-iest Moments

From Luther the "anger translator" for President Obama to everyday situations, Key and Peele have put code-switching front and center in their comedy show. More

U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah Sr., Of Philadelphia, Indicted On Corruption Charges

The Justice Department alleges that Fattah was involved in a wide-ranging conspiracy that included bribery, the illegal use of campaign contributions and theft of charitable funds. More

Local News

B.C. tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now

Tahltan First Nation elders and other tribal members protest exploratory drilling at the Doubleview Hat prospect site. It's on a tributary of the Taku River. (Photo courtesy Tahltan Central Council)

Developers of a mine on a Taku River tributary have stopped work after an on-site protest by a British Columbia tribal government. The Taku enters the ocean near Juneau. more
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Pink salmon catches remain below average

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Catches of pink salmon in Southeast's seine fishery are below average but the run could also be very late. more
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Father, daughter meet after 49 years

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Imagine meeting your father for the first time when you reached 49 years old. Imagine you just found out about your biological dad just days after saying goodbye to your adoptive father. That happened this spring for a woman from Provo, Utah who traveled to Petersburg, Alaska this month to meet her biological father. more
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Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Nick Corpela with Corpela Construction out of Hyder is creating phase two of the trail. Photo/Angela Denning

In a multi-year project, the Ravens Roost trail is currently in phase two. more
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The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

Cecelio Escatell takes break from work at the cannery to enjoy the Petersburg sunshshine.(Facebook)

Meet Cecilio Escatell, a cannery worker at PFI this summer. more
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Southeast News

Sitka Assembly explores taking over Halibut Point Rec

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.

Sitka will likely take over management of the Halibut Point State Recreation Area. But that doesn’t mean the city is happy about it.

Gravina access, bridges come up at STIP meeting

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First and Second Waterfall bridges on North Tongass are in line for improvements, but will they last until construction is set to start in summer 2017? And, the Gravina Access EIS is 99 percent done. It just needs the governor to make a decision.

Rescue squad stays ready for the next emergency

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The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad was the first group on the scene of a deadly float plane crash in Misty Fjords more than a month ago. The rescue squad didn't disband after that mission, however. They're still training, making sure they’re prepared for the next time someone needs their help. To find out how, reporter Madelyn Beck got a first-hand look at some of their training on a rock wall.

Youth crew cleans Tongass, even under rain

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The Youth Conservation Corps came to Ketchikan and the surrounding Tongass National Forest this past month to work with a local branch of the U.S Forest Service. That meant helping out timber crews, cleaning up around fisheries and clearing trails -- rain or shine.

Tobacco tax ordinance ready for Assembly vote

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The Ketchikan Gateway Borough has completed drafting an ordinance that would impose a $3-per-pack tobacco tax within borough boundaries. The ordinance also would tax other tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – at 75 percent of their wholesale price.