Assembly candidate Marc Martinsen talks borough issues Assembly candidate Marc Martinsen talks borough issues

Assembly candidate Marc Martinsen talks borough issues

Marc Martinsen, age 56, of Petersburg is running for assembly in Tuesday’s municipal election. Photo/Angela DenningThere is only one contested race for local office in Tuesday’s municipal election. Three people are running for two open seats on the Petersburg borough assembly: Jeigh Stanton-Gregor and Kurt Wohlhueter who are both on assembly now and Marc Martinsen who has serv … more

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51 moose harvested so far in local hunt

Rocky Littleton poses along with Tessa Bergman, and grandson Cedar Littleton, age 4 with moose antlers from the legal bull he took this season. Photo courtesy of ADF&GThe moose hunt near Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake has seen a low number of illegal kills as the season finishes its second week. As of Sept. 28 the total harvest was 51 moose. There have been three illegal kills in the hunt so f … more

Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition

Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition

Petersburg voters on Tuesday will be deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana sales and importing pot into the borough for sale. Supporters of prohibition don’t want the new industry or increased drug use in the borough, while opponents say pot sales should be done out in the open, regulated and taxed. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/29POTVOTEweb.mp3 The 2014 bal … more

Southeast candidates suggest a range of state budget fixes Southeast candidates suggest a range of state budget fixes

Southeast candidates suggest a range of state budget fixes

Candidates for state office representing Southeast Alaska presented a wide range of approaches to fixing the state’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis in September. Ideas ranged from use of Permanent Fund earnings, to an income tax, to more budget cuts, to harvesting natural resources. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/28LEGISBUDweb2.mp3 Five candidates for state o … more

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PHS girls first, boys fourth at cross country regions

Petersburg High School girls cross country team took first place at the region meet in Sitka Saturday, nabbing four of the top five spots in the 1A, 2A, 3A regional race. Sitka came in second in the girls race, followed by Mt. Edgecumbe. Wrangell’s Reyn Hutten took first with a time of 20 minutes and 11 seconds. Petersburg took the next four spots with Kayleigh Eddy in second, Shyla C … more

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Assembly candidate Marc Martinsen talks borough issues

Marc Martinsen, age 56, of Petersburg is running for assembly in Tuesday's municipal election. Photo/Angela Denning

There is only one contested race in Petersburg's municipal election on Tuesday. Three people are running for two open seats on the Petersburg borough assembly. more
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51 moose harvested so far in local hunt

Rocky Littleton poses along with Tessa Bergman, and grandson Cedar Littleton, age 4 with moose antlers from the legal bull he took this season. Photo courtesy of ADF&G

Hunters have taken 51 bull moose so far in the hunt near Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. more
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Assembly candidate Jeigh Stanton-Gregor talks borough issues

Jeigh Stanton--Gregor, 39, of Petersburg is running for reelection for Petersburg borough assembly.

There is only one contested race in Petersburg's municipal election on Tuesday. Three people are running for two open seats on the Petersburg borough assembly. more
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Petersburg votes on commercial pot sales prohibition

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Petersburg voters on Tuesday will be deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana sales and importing pot into the borough for sale. Supporters of prohibition don’t want the new industry or increased drug use in the borough, while opponents say pot sales should be done out in the open, regulated and taxed. more
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Southeast candidates suggest a range of state budget fixes

Bob Sivertsen, Sheila Finkenbinder, Bert Stedman, Sam Kito III and Dan Ortiz

Candidates for state office representing Southeast Alaska presented a wide range of approaches to fixing the state’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis in September. Ideas ranged from use of Permanent Fund earnings, to an income tax, to more budget cuts, to harvesting natural resources. more
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Southeast News

Kennicott ferry fills in while Columbia is repaired

The M/V Columbia, recently re-powered, is not one of the three ships which could possibly be retired soon. (Flickr/Gillfoto)

Alaska’s largest ferry will be down for repairs longer than expected. Another ship will fill in, but it’s smaller and some travelers will have to make other arrangements. more

Brotherhood, Sisterhood prepare for convention

Alaska Native Sisterhood members march in Wrangell during the Grand Camp's 2015 Convention in Wrangell. (Photo courtesy Peter Naoroz/ANB)

Alaska’s oldest Native organizations are trying to attract younger members. That and other issues are on the table at the ANB-ANS Grand Camp Convention Oct. 5-8. more

Home-rule process would cost up to $50,000

Ketchikan Gateway Borough offices are in the White Cliff building.

The process to create a home-rule charter for the Ketchikan Gateway Borough would be more expensive than just the $16,000 special election. more

Three contested races in Wrangell elections

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Wrangell’s local elections are next Tuesday. There are three contested races for mayor, school board and the hospital board.

Mayor David Jack is running for reelection against Kipha Valvoda. Jack was appointed mayor in 2013 after Don McConachie resigned from … more

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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

In Asia, Walker’s gasline team gets audience but no deals

Gov. Bill Walker and several of his energy advisers returned this week from a journey to Singapore and South Korea. Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday Sept. 30, 2016

Lawmakers see Walker's potential pension bonds as risky; In Asia, Walker's team gets audience but no deals; Anchorage's $35M budget hole filled by taxes, leftover surplus, and cuts; Assembly member proposes overhaul of Anchorage taxi industry; hundreds of thousands “misappropriated” by former Naknek Electric manager; Prince William and Kate Middleton visit Yukon communities; AK: Gracias Choir: Christmas in October; 49 Voices: Andrew Freed of Anchorage Listen Now

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