Southeast high school volleyball rivals to clash again at state tourney Southeast high school volleyball rivals to clash again at state tourney

Southeast high school volleyball rivals to clash again at state tourney

Petersburg High School volleyball won two matches Thursday and will face a familiar foe Friday for a chance at the state 2A championship. The Vikings beat the T-Jacks of King Cove in three games Thursday evening 25-18, 25-14 and 25-17. Petersburg opened up the state tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage with a three game win over the Su Valley Rams Thursday … more

150 young dancers to perform in Petersburg’s Nutcracker 150 young dancers to perform in Petersburg’s Nutcracker

150 young dancers to perform in Petersburg's Nutcracker

Rose Quitslund, who will dance as Clara in the Nutcracker, practices ballet drills in the Pointe 1 class at MDT studio. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg might be a small island town of 3,000 but the local kids really like to dance. 150 children will be in The Nutcracker ballet this weekend. KFSK’s Angela Denning stopped by Mitkof Dance Troupe Studio during one of the ballet classes to … more

Petersburg businesses organize canned food drive Petersburg businesses organize canned food drive

Petersburg businesses organize canned food drive

Two local companies are teaming up for a convenient and easy holiday canned food drive this month. Petersburg Wrangell Insurance and Hammer and Wikan are putting together Christmas food baskets for families in need and will be collecting money for the baskets starting Saturday, December 10 at the Hammer and Wikan Grocery store. Joe Viechnicki spoke with insurance agent Katie Eddy, who’s … more

Forest Service OKs review of powerline project in Southeast Alaska Forest Service OKs review of powerline project in Southeast Alaska

Forest Service OKs review of powerline project in Southeast Alaska

The U.S. Forest Service has completed environmental review of a proposed electrical powerline between the Southeast communities of Kake and Petersburg. The federal agency issued a decision at the end of November authorizing a 60-mile transmission line across National Forest land on Kupreanof Island. The powerline could bring relatively cheap electricity to the village of … more

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State rejects Petersburg dock offer

The Alaska Department of Transportation has said no to Petersburg’s request for taking over two remote state-owned docks but could come back with another offer in the future. The municipality is waiting on making another decision on the issue. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/06DOCKSweb.mp3 A December 5th letter from the DOT’s state ports and harbors engineer Michael Lukshin says the sta … more

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Southeast high school volleyball rivals to clash again at state tourney

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Petersburg High School volleyball won two matches Thursday and will face a familiar foe for a chance at the state 2A championship. The Vikings beat the T-Jacks of King Cove in three games Thursday evening 25-18, 25-14 and 25-17. Petersburg opened up the state tournament at Dimond High School in Anchorage with a three game win over the Su Valley Rams Thursday afternoon. more
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150 young dancers to perform in Petersburg’s Nutcracker

Rose Quitslund, who will dance as Clara in the Nutcracker, practices ballet drills in the Pointe 1 class at MDT studio. Photo/Angela Denning

MDT Studio is putting on The Nutcracker Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wright Auditorium. more
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Petersburg businesses organize canned food drive

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Two local companies are teaming up for a convenient and easy holiday canned food drive this month. Petersburg Wrangell Insurance and Hammer and Wikan are putting together Christmas food baskets for families in need and will collecting money for the baskets starting Saturday December 10 at the Hammer and Wikan Grocery store. more
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Petersburg assembly OKs tidelands lease transfer

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Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday approved the transfer of a tidelands lease after hearing about plans to restore a dock behind the Alaska Department of Fish and Game building on Sing Lee Alley. more
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PHS wrestlers close out regular season in Wrangell

Petersburg High School’s wrestling team closed out the regular season last weekend with a tournament in Wrangell. 11 PHS wrestlers made the trip. Weather prevented teams from Prince of Wales Island joining in the competition along with Ketchikan and Metlakatla. As a team, Petersburg finished fifth behind Thunder Mountain, Mount Edgecumbe, Sitka and Wrangell. more
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Southeast News

Few changes made in final Tongass forest plan decision

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The Tongass Land Management Plan amendment, a 16 year transition toward young-growth logging, was finalized Friday. Tongass Forest Supervisor Earl Stewart signed the record of decision after considering objections from environmental and industry groups. Some have applauded the decision … more

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UAS Chancellor disusses issues and opportunities

UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscuilla Schulte and UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield.

UAS Chancellor Richard Caulfield was in Ketchikan this week. He and UAS Ketchikan Campus Director Priscilla Schulte spoke about financial issues facing the university system, and opportunities for the Ketchikan campus. more

Athletes to Adults: MEHS wrestlers learn about healthy relationships

The Mt. Edgecumbe wrestling team completed the ‘Coaching Boys into Men’ program, an effort to promote healthy relationships and reduce abuse and sexual assault. more

Wrangell pot shop receives conditional use permit

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A proposed Wrangell marijuana business is one step closer to opening its doors. The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit Thursday, requested by Happy Cannabis owner Kelsey Martinsen, for a retail store and grow operation.

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Station Highlights

Alaska Fisheries Report – weekly news

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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

Washington congresswoman will likely lead Trump’s Interior Department

Multiple national news outlets are reporting President-elect Donald Trump is set to pick Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican congresswoman from Washington state to lead the Department of Interior. She’s seen as friendly to industry, drawing criticism from some environmentalists. But others think she’s a relatively moderate pick. Listen Now

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Dec. 9, 2016

Obama draws fury and joy with Bering Sea protection; Washington congresswoman is likely pick to lead Trump's Interior Department; Feds say plane presumably crashed in Alaska lake; Exito sinking victim search called off; Interior Energy Project close to having new gas supplier; Ask a Climatologist: With snow and cold, ‘it’s Alaska again’; Mt. Edgecumbe High School wrestlers learn about healthy relationships; AK: Hundreds of Douglas kids band together in music class; 49 Voices: Ives Viray in Anchorage Listen Now

National News

Trump Transition Asks Energy Dept. Which Employees Work On Climate Change

The president-elect's team has sent 74 questions to the federal agency, including many about climate-change-focused personnel and programs. The department's lawyers are examining the request. More

This Week In Race: Racism, Racism And, To Salve Your Soul, John Legend

Everywhere we looked in the news this week — in prisons, politics, online — we found strains of racism. It even shows up from beyond the grave. More

No Government Shutdown: Senate Passes Funding Bill After Democrats Back Down

The bill, passed less than an hour before the deadline, will keep the federal government running until late April. Coal-state Democrats had been protesting provisions that affected miners. More

Opposition Candidate Wins Ghana's Presidential Vote

"It is my duty and my privilege to declare Nana Akufo-Addo as the president elect of Ghana," election commissioner Charlotte Osei said at a news conference. More

Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

We look at the remarkable findings from a new study of Kenya's M-PESA system, out in 'Science.' More

In Taped Confession, Charleston Church Shooter Says 'We All Know I Am Guilty'

The man accused of murdering nine people in the basement of a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., told FBI investigators he was motivated by racial hatred. More

Japan Sends Long Electric Whip Into Orbit, To Tame Space Junk

A cable that's as long as six football fields has been launched into orbit — and when it's deployed, it'll test an idea to knock out debris that threatens astronauts and spacecraft. More

A Message Of Tolerance And Welcome, Spreading From Yard To Yard

A church in Harrisonburg, Va., posted a simple message last year: "No matter where you come from, we're glad you're our neighbor," in three languages. Now the signs show up from D.C. to Detroit. More