PHS track teams first, second at regional meet PHS track teams first, second at regional meet

PHS track teams first, second at regional meet

Petersburg High School’s boys track and field team took first in the region for 1A-2A and 3A schools, while the girls team finished second behind Sitka. The regional meet was held in Juneau over the weekend. Photo by Vicki Lee McIntosh courtesy of Petersburg Viking Track and Field Two PHS athletes, River Quitslund and Izabelle Ith, were named male and female outstanding athlete of the region … more

Chautauqua visits Southeast Alaska next month Chautauqua visits Southeast Alaska next month

Chautauqua visits Southeast Alaska next month

A large group of traveling performers and educators is visiting seven communities in Southeast Alaska this summer. The New Old Time Chautauqua will be holding parades, performances and workshops and encouraging residents to participate. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/22CHAUTAUQweb.mp3 The New Old Time Chautauqua was founded in 1981 and is made up of volunteers. It goes on tou … more

Warm weather logging restrictions lifted Warm weather logging restrictions lifted

Warm weather logging restrictions lifted

The U.S. Forest Service has lifted restrictions on logging companies on the Tongass National Forest because of a drop in forest fire danger over the weekend. The agency issued a notice Friday May 22nd placing the Craig, Thorne Bay and Wrangell ranger districts on “Hoot Owl” restrictions. That meant loggers couldn’t cut or yard trees, blast or weld during the warmer hours of the day, from noon to … more

Winner tops 50 pounds in Petersburg salmon derby Winner tops 50 pounds in Petersburg salmon derby

Winner tops 50 pounds in Petersburg salmon derby

A 50.9-pound king was the winner in Petersburg’s 34th annual salmon derby over the weekend. Scott Stafford had the largest salmon for the four day event and wins first prize of seven thousand dollars. In second place is Madison Whitethorn with a 45.8-pounder. She wins 35-hundred dollars for second. Third place and a cash prize of 25-hundred dollars goes to Stephanie Sell with a 45 point 4 … more

Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum Lohr opens art show at Petersburg’s museum

Lohr opens art show at Petersburg's museum

Artist Ashley Lohr Friday, May 22 opens a new exhibit of paintings and collage at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. Lohr this year is finishing up a master’s program in fine art through the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her show features seven pieces including one that will be her thesis work for graduate school. Joe Viechnicki spoke with her about the latest show. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-c … more

Station Highlights

Petersburg Borough Assembly Meetings Broadcast on KFSK

Next Live Broadcast: Monday, June 1, 12noon. Monday, May 18th meeting audio
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PHS track teams first, second at regional meet

Photo by Vicki Lee McIntosh courtesy of Petersburg Viking Track and Field

Petersburg High School’s boys track and field team took first in the region for 1A-2A and 3A schools, while the girls team finished second behind Sitka. The regional meet was held in Juneau over the weekend. more
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Chautauqua visits Southeast Alaska next month

Photo by Michelle Bates courtesy of the New Old Time Chautauqua

A large group of traveling performers and educators is visiting seven communities in Southeast Alaska this summer. The New Old Time Chautauqua will be holding parades, performances and workshops and encouraging residents to participate. more
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Warm weather logging restrictions lifted

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The U.S. Forest Service has lifted restrictions on logging companies on the Tongass National Forest because of a drop in forest fire danger over the weekend. more
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Winner tops 50 pounds in Petersburg salmon derby

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A 50.9-pound king was the winner in Petersburg’s 34th annual salmon derby over the weekend. Scott Stafford had the largest salmon for the four day event and wins first prize of seven thousand dollars. more
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Logging restrictions in place for dry weather on Tongass

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Officials on the Tongass National Forest are restricting logging activities because of the hot, dry weather and some lightning strikes in the region. The forest has been placed on “Hoot Owl” restrictions, effective Friday, May 22nd. That means some logging work cannot take place during the afternoon and evening. The limitations are in place for the Craig and Thorne Bay districts on Prince of Wales Island along with the Wrangell ranger district. more
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Southeast News

Sitka derby leader wouldn’t mind a bigger fish

Derby leader Bert Edenso says his king didn't behave like a big one. "There wasn't much of a battle." (SSA photo/Eric Jordan)

The leader in the 60th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby is not resting on his 42.6-pound laurels. In fact, he’s going to go out next weekend looking for a bigger fish.

Coast Guard rescues charter passenger near Peril Strait

Crew members from Air Station Sitka shot this video while rescuing a 68-year-old man from a charter fishing vessel on Sunday. (Image courtesy of Coast Guard 17th District Public Affairs)

A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a passenger from a charter fishing boat north of Sitka on Sunday night (5-24-15), after he reported chest pains.

Screened-in hot tub on Stikine to close for one month

The screened-in hot tub at the Chief Shakes Hot Springs will be closed July 15 through Aug. 15, 2015. (Katarina Sostaric/KSTK)

The screened-in tub and adjacent changing room at Chief Shakes Hot Springs on the Stikine River will be closed from July 15 to August 15.

Meet Jasmine Molina, a 12-year-old ambassador

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Sitka’s Filipino population has grown substantially in the past five years, but there remains no formal system to help new students transition to school. That is, until Jasmine came to town.