A record 8 students make the All-State Music Festival A record 8 students make the All-State Music Festival

A record 8 students make the All-State Music Festival

Music teacher Matt Lenhard poses with the eight students who went to the All-State Music Festival: (L-R) Matt Lenhard, Senior Nathaniel Lenhard, Junior Jasmine Ieremia, Sophomore Eva Lenhard, Senior Kelsa Sperl, Freshman Brooklyn Dormer, Junior Julia Murph, Senior Ben Higgins, Junior Brandon Ware. Photo courtesy of Matt LenhardEight Petersburg High School students were accepted into … more

Sons of Norway to hold Christmas Bazaar this weekend Sons of Norway to hold Christmas Bazaar this weekend

Sons of Norway to hold Christmas Bazaar this weekend

Sally Dwyer stands in a decorated Sons of Norway hall in 2015. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg’s annual Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall. The event is sponsored by the local Sons of Norway lodge. Over 35 vendors will be selling crafts, food and other items both downstairs and upstairs. The lodge is also using the event as a fundraiser and will be selling so … more

Petersburg Arts Council raises money for 2017 offerings Petersburg Arts Council raises money for 2017 offerings

Petersburg Arts Council raises money for 2017 offerings

The Petersburg Arts Council hosts a party and fund raiser Friday, December 2 and will be selling tickets to its first offering for 2017, a comedy act from Juneau. The party will feature a progressive auction of some small donated art works. (Photo courtesy of the Petersburg Arts Council) Joe Viechnicki spoke with council president Mark Kubo and Mary Koppes about the event and other … more

Winter coats to be given away to residents in need Winter coats to be given away to residents in need

Winter coats to be given away to residents in need

These coats are going to be given away this Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall. Photo courtesy of Lee’s ClothingNearly 80 winter coats are being given away to families in Petersburg this weekend. It’s a volunteer effort by the new student-based Interact Club. KFSK’s Angela Denning has more: http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/30coats.mp3 The temperature is supp … more

Prince of Wales island community to vote on incorporation this winter Prince of Wales island community to vote on incorporation this winter

Prince of Wales island community to vote on incorporation this winter

Residents of the Southeast Alaska community of Whale Pass should be getting their ballots in the mail right before Christmas to decide on forming a new city. The former logging camp and community of around 50 people is voting on whether to incorporate a new second class city, encompassing about 26 square miles of land and water on northern Prince of Wales Island. http … more

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A record 8 students make the All-State Music Festival

Music teacher Matt Lenhard poses with the eight students who went to the All-State Music Festival: (L-R) Matt Lenhard, Senior Nathaniel Lenhard, Junior Jasmine Ieremia, Sophomore Eva Lenhard, Senior Kelsa Sperl, Freshman Brooklyn Dormer, Junior Julia Murph, Senior Ben Higgins, Junior Brandon Ware. Photo courtesy of Matt Lenhard

Six choir and two band students in Petersburg High School were accepted into the All-State Music Festival. more
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Sons of Norway to hold Christmas Bazaar this weekend

Sally Dwyer stands in a decorated Sons of Norway hall in 2015. Photo/Angela Denning

Petersburg's Sons of Norway for the second year will fill the upstairs and downstairs of their hall with local vendors selling food, crafts and other items. more
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Petersburg Arts Council raises money for 2017 offerings

(Photo courtesy of the Petersburg Arts Council)

The Petersburg Arts Council hosts a party and fund raiser Friday, December 2 and will be selling tickets to its first offering for 2017, a comedy act from Juneau. The party will feature a progressive auction of some small donated art works. more
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Winter coats to be given away to residents in need

These coats are going to be given away this Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall. Photo courtesy of Lee's Clothing

A new student group has helped collect 80 coats to be giving away Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall. more
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Prince of Wales island community to vote on incorporation this winter

Whale Pass harbor (photo from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development  Division of Community and Regional Affairs’ Community Photo Library)

Residents of the Southeast Alaska community of Whale Pass should be getting their ballots in the mail right before Christmas to decide on forming a new city. The former logging camp and community of around 50 people is voting on whether to incorporate a new second class city, encompassing about 26 square miles of land and water on northern Prince of Wales Island. more
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Southeast News

Sitka filmmaker: DAPL protesters will ‘see what happens’

Sitka-based filmmaker Emmett Williams had been at Standing Rock for about a day when the news broke about the Army’s decision to deny an easement to the Dakota Access Pipeline. more

WISH off probation

Ketchikan’s Women in Safe Homes is no longer on probation. WISH was put on probation in the fall of 2015 after a site visit by State Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault officials found the emergency shelter out of compliance on several regulations. more

Kayhi decathletes take first in four events

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Kayhi’s Academic Decathlon team completed its first regional meet of the year in Juneau this past weekend. Ketchikan students took first place in four out of the 10 events. more

Wrangell Assembly signs onto letter to delay Tongass amendment

A fire left its mark on this Tongass National Forest tree trunk, as seen in 2008. (Creative Commons photo by Xa’at)

The Wrangell Borough Assembly unanimously voted to sign onto a letter Friday asking Alaska’s congressional delegation to delay the Tongass Land Management Plan Amendment. The letter, written by Juneau attorney James Clark, asks that the amendment be delayed until the … more

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Station Highlights

Borough Assembly Meeting Archives

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Borough Assembly meetings are now held in the Hallingstad-Peratrovich Building until further notice - KFSK continues to provide live broadcast of these community meetings. Next meeting Monday, Dec. 19th, 6pm. Find the Archive of past meetings here: KFSK Borough Meeting Archive more
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State News

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Bethel police say couple dies in residential fire; Police believe they found body of missing Palmer teen; State looks to federal government to help sustain insurance market; Community of Stebbins experiencing 'water crisis'; Juneau police shooting victim arrested following hospitalization ; Taxi industry in for a few changes in Anchorage; Pedestrian safety highlighted in Alaska's darkest months; Charting new courses: Student mariners prepare to navigate a warmer Arctic; Energy audit aims to cut costs for fishermen; Galena to hold recall election for school board Listen Now

Galena to hold recall election for school board

Galena City School District Board President Kim Kopp will have to stand for a recall election. Listen Now

National News

Sammy Lee Climbed Above Racism, Dove Into Olympic History

Sammy Lee, a Korean War veteran and the first American platform diver to win gold in consecutive Olympics, dies of pneumonia at the age of 96. More

Researchers Confident Mysterious Pair Of Mummified Knees Belonged To Queen Nefertari

Italian archaeologists found a pair of mummified knees in Nefertari's tomb in 1904. For the first time, tests indicate that the knees belonged to the great queen herself. More

Supreme Court Considers Race, Politics And Redistricting In 2 Cases

The high court heard arguments Monday in cases testing whether lawmakers in Virginia and North Carolina weighed race too heavily when redrawing state legislative districts. More

Standing Rock Leader Asks Those Who Are Not Sioux To Leave Pipeline Protest Area

A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins. More

Al Gore Meets With Donald And Ivanka Trump In Search For 'Common Ground'

Gore has spent decades warning about the dire consequences of unchecked, man-made climate change, while Trump regularly called climate change "a hoax" during the campaign. More

Judge Declares Mistrial In Murder Case Against Former S.C. Police Officer

After nearly two days of questions and clarifications, the jury was unable to agree on a unanimous verdict for or against Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott after a traffic stop. More

Once Booming, Mongolia's Economy Veers From Riches To Rags

The sparsely populated nation of nomadic herders rode China's booming economy by supplying it with coal. But as China's economy slows and commodity prices drop, Mongolia's economy is crashing. More

Scientists Battle In Court Over Lucrative Patents For Gene-Editing Tool

A gene-editing technology called CRISPR-cas9 could be a gold mine for its inventors, but it's not clear who owns the idea. U.S. patent judges will soon hear oral arguments to decide the issue. More