Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Before the ceremony, Lt. Peter Vermeer (second from left) and Lt. Kathryn Cyr (third from left) stand with other officers. Photo/Angela DenningThe Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa in Petersburg has a new commanding officer. Lt. Peter Vermeer will relieve Lt. Kathryn Cyr. Cyr has commanded the Anacapa since July 2013. She was the first female commander of the ship. Her next assignment will be atten … more

Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela DenningThere is not enough child care in Petersburg. One of the preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but as Angela Denning reports, a planned expansion could help drop that number. http://www.kfsk. … more

Icicle Seafoods is being sold Icicle Seafoods is being sold

Icicle Seafoods is being sold

Icicle’s seafood plant in Petersburg is on the town’s main street. Photo/Joe SykesIcicle Seafoods, one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family. The deal isn’t expected to close until August but private investment firm, Paine and Partners says they and Icicle Holdings, Inc. have e … more

Rainforest Islands Ferry Delayed till Mid-July Rainforest Islands Ferry Delayed till Mid-July

Rainforest Islands Ferry Delayed till Mid-July

One of the ferries slated for use as part of the new service The start of the Rainforest Islands Ferry is now delayed to the middle of July. The ferry service which is set to run between Wrangell, Coffman Cove and Mitkof Island was meant to open on Sunday. Spokeswoman Heather Hedges says the shipyard was delayed in starting its work. “We’ve just been able to start sea trials. We’re e … more

The New Old Time Chautauqua heads to Petersburg The New Old Time Chautauqua heads to Petersburg

The New Old Time Chautauqua heads to Petersburg

The schedule of events is here The New Old Time Chautauqua performing on a recent tour. Photo courtesy of www.chautauqua.org The New Old Time Chautauqua is coming to town on Sunday. The Chautauqua is a traveling band of about 50 artists, circus performers, kids and musicians journeying around Southeast this summer. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/CHAUTAUQUA_2WAY_mixdown-2.m … more

Station Highlights

Comprehensive Plan Comment Period Open

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Deadline for comments July 31
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Borough Assembly and School Board Meetings – Listen Now

Next Live Assembly Broadcast: Monday, July 6, 12noon. Next School Board Meeting Tuesday, August 11, 7pm. Assembly Audio from Monday, June 15 meeting School Board Audio from Tuesday, June 9 meeting
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Statewide News

Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some Stipulations; Study: Climate Change Is A Chief Threat to Polar Bears; On His Way Out, Mayor Sullivan Collects A Couple Souvenirs; State Lifts Burn Ban, OKs Fireworks Before the 4th; In Petersburg, Childcare Shortage Leaves Parents Hanging; Study: Kings Are Smaller Than They Used To Be; Kenai Borough Re-Evaluates Controversial Fish Habitat Protections Download Audio More

Shell Gets Federal Approval to Head North, With Some Stipulations

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a Letter of Authorization to Shell on Tuesday. The authorization allows the oil company to “take small numbers of Polar bears and Pacific walrus incidental to activities occurring during it’s ‘Outer Continental Shelf 2015’ exploration drilling program in the Chukchi Sea” this summer. Download Audio More

Study: Climate Change Is A Chief Threat to Polar Bears

A new federal study shows Alaska's two polar bear populations could be greatly decreased in a decade. The research also shows global warming is by far the biggest threat to polar bear populations across the arctic compared to other stressors like hunting and pollutants. Download Audio More

State Lifts Burn Ban, OKs Fireworks Before the 4th

State officials lifted bans today on open burning and use of fireworks for most of Alaska. They cited a decrease in fire danger due to recent cool and rainy weather and requests by members of the public to allow cookouts, campfires and pyrotechnics for this weekend’s July 4th celebrations. Download Audio More

In Petersburg, Childcare Shortage Leaves Parents Hanging

There is not enough child care in Petersburg. One of the preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids. A planned expansion could help drop that number. Download Audio More

National News

Donald Trump Sues Univision For $500 Million

In the suit, Trump claims Univision is attempting to suppress his freedom of speech by dropping coverage of the Miss Universe Pageant, which Trump co-owns. More

Border Patrol Urged To Crack Down On Corruption In Its Own Ranks

The draft report by outside law enforcement experts says the agency needs more internal affairs investigators. It also calls for more transparency in investigations, especially shootings by agents. More

Jeb Bush's Wealth Skyrocketed After Leaving Governor's Office

Thirty-three years of tax returns — the most ever for a presidential candidate — show Bush earned $29 million since leaving office. He also paid an average tax rate of 36 percent over three decades. More

Peru's Pitmasters Bury Their Meat In The Earth, Inca-Style

Step up your summer grilling game by re-creating the ancient Peruvian way of cooking meat underground in your own backyard. It's called pachamanca, and it yields incredibly moist and smoky morsels. More

U.S. And Cuba Will Formally Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations

The Obama administration is expected to announce the decision to open embassies in the countries' capitals on Wednesday. More

Local News

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Before the ceremony, Lt. Peter Vermeer (second from left) and Lt. Kathryn Cyr (third from left) stand with other officers. Photo/Angela Denning

The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa in Petersburg has a new commanding officer. Lt. Peter Vermeer will relieve Lt. Kathryn Cyr. more
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Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela Denning

One of Petersburg's preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but a planned expansion could help drop that number. more
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Icicle Seafoods is being sold

Icicle's seafood plant in Petersburg is on the town's main street. Photo/Joe Sykes

Icicle Seafoods, one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family. more
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Rainforest Islands Ferry Delayed till Mid-July

One of the ferries slated for use as part of the new service

The start of the Rainforest Islands Ferry is now delayed to the middle of July. more
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The New Old Time Chautauqua heads to Petersburg

The New Old Time Chautauqua performing on a recent tour. Photo courtesy of www.chautauqua.org

The New Old Time Chautauqua is coming to town on Sunday. The Chautauqua is a traveling band of about 50 artists, circus performers, kids and musicians journeying around Southeast this summer. more
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Southeast News

Putz won’t run for full assembly term in October

Sitka’s municipal elections are still three months away, but candidates are already deciding whether to run -- or not.

Coast Guard rescues fisherman near Kruzof Island

The Coast Guard hoists a man suffering from stroke-like symptoms from a fishing vessel on the west side of Kruzof Island. Photo courtesy Coast Guard Air Station Sitka.

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a man from a fishing vessel in Gilmer Bay, on the west side of Kruzof Island Monday afternoon (6-29-15). The man was reportedly suffering from stroke-like symptoms.

Six kittens rescued from POW roadside have died

Henry cuddles with six tiny rescued kittens in May. All the kittens succumbed to kitten fading syndrome. (File photo by Leila Kheiry)

The six kittens were found in May in a cardboard box on the side of a road on Prince of Wales Island. They were a little more than a week old at the time.

Sealaska board unchanged by election

Sealaska Plaza is the location of the regional Native corporation's Juneau headquarters.  Shareholders are casting ballots to fill five board of directors seats.  (File photo/KTOO)

Sealaska shareholders have returned five incumbents to the regional Native corporation’s 13-member board of directors.