The Cannery Tales: Nichelle Stanfield The Cannery Tales: Nichelle Stanfield

The Cannery Tales: Nichelle Stanfield

Nichelle Stanfield.(Joe Sykes) Every year hundreds of people come to Petersburg from all over the world for a summer job. They’re here to work in Petersburg’s seafood processing plants where millions of tons of salmon and other seafood are packaged up and sent to far flung parts of the planet. The canning factories are a crucial part of the industry which drives Petersburg’s and Southeast’s economy. … more

New, returning teachers ready for Petersburg school year New, returning teachers ready for Petersburg school year

New, returning teachers ready for Petersburg school year

Teachers in Petersburg spent this week getting their classrooms ready, training and generally gearing up for the start of school on Monday. There are a few new faces in classrooms in the Petersburg school district this month, along with some teachers who grew up here and are returning to the school they once attended. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/28NEWTEACHweb.mp3 … more

Petersburg schools gear up for first day Petersburg schools gear up for first day

Petersburg schools gear up for first day

Petersburg schools open their doors to students again this Monday and teachers this week are getting their classrooms ready. Student numbers in the elementary school look to be up from last year while the middle and high school are similar to last year’s count. Principals in the schools say they are ready for the start of the new school year. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/27PRINC … more

Sixteen file for Petersburg’s October ballot Sixteen file for Petersburg’s October ballot

Sixteen file for Petersburg's October ballot

The deadline has passed and sixteen people have filed paperwork to get their names on the Petersburg borough ballot for the October 6th election. That means voters will be filling 15 of the 21 open seats on the ballot this October. There are two takers for the two seats on the borough assembly. Eric Castro filed for a three-year term along with incumbent Nancy Strand. There was no other inter … more

New ferry to start up Friday in Southeast New ferry to start up Friday in Southeast

New ferry to start up Friday in Southeast

After months of delays, a new ferry in Southeast Alaska is planning to start up service this Friday, August 28. The Rainforest Islands Ferry will offer four-day a week service connecting Petersburg, Wrangell and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/26COFERRYweb.mp3 The small community of Coffman Cove has been planning for the restart of ferry ser … more

Station Highlights

Commentary by Mike Schwartz: Memorable Morning in the Moose Club

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The Cannery Tales

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Andrea O'Neal July 10, 2015 Deontea Vickers-Idrisov July 17, 2015 Cecilio Escatell July 24, 2015 Vice Ednilao August 7, 2015 Bairn Lewis August 14, 2015 more
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October 6, 2015 BOROUGH REGULAR ELECTION To participate in this election, you need to be registered to vote by September 7. You may register on the State of Alaska Election Division’s website, or you can obtain paper registration forms from … more
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Statewide News

Obama to Talk Climate, Reveal New Alaska Policies

To a president calling for global action on climate change, Alaska is one big show-and-tell exhibit. Exit Glacier is on the presidential itinerary next week, and Obama is expected to announce new Alaska initiatives related to climate. More

Legislators View Palmer Meat Plant

Palmer's Mt. McKinley Meat and Sausage is the only US Department of Agriculture approved slaughterhouse in Southcentral Alaska. But the facility may only have one more year in operation. More

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, August 28, 2015

Judge denies injunction; Medicaid to roll out Sept. 1; Policy promises and more on the presidential docket ; USARC presentation hints at a relocation initiative in the president's policy plans; 3 homes, community library lost in the Chiniak fire near Kodiak; Town Square gardeners pick up the burden of city homelessness; Belugas sightings persist in the middle Yukon; AK: Setting sail with a tot in tow; 49 Voices: Leah Zumwalt of Anchorage Download Audio More

Judge denies injunction; Medicaid to roll out Sept. 1

An Anchorage Superior Court Judge ruled Friday afternoon that Medicaid expansion can go forward in Alaska as planned next week. Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the Alaska Legislative Council's request for a temporary restraining order to stop the program. The council is appealing the decision to the state Supreme Court. Download Audio More

News of Obama Initiative on Village Relocation Pops in Nome

Word is out already on one initiative President Obama is likely to announce while he's in state -- a plan to put the Denali Commission in charge of a project on village relocation. Download Audio More

National News

China Arrests Nearly 200 Over 'Online Rumors'

The rumors ranged from a man leaping to his death in Beijing over stock losses to highly inflated death tolls in the Tianjin industrial blasts. More

Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced he's backing the Iran deal despite "significant shortcomings." It brings Obama within three votes of sustaining a veto against congressional disapproval. More

As Democrats Grow Nervous, Clinton Tries To Appeal To Party Leaders

Hillary Clinton tried to rally important Democratic delegates to her side at the party's summer meeting in Minneapolis. But, as she looks increasingly vulnerable, rivals are pressing their own cases. More

Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down At University of Texas

The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week. More

Obama Plays Defense On Climate Change Ahead Of Alaska Trip

President Obama pushed back against what some see as the irony of him expanding oil exploration while talking up climate change. More

Local News

The Cannery Tales: Nichelle Stanfield

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Today we meet Nichelle Stanfield, a 29 year old graphic design student from California. She spoke with Joe Sykes about disability, depression and coping with death. But first she recounted her encounter with one of Alaska’s most famous residents. more
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New, returning teachers ready for Petersburg school year

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Teachers in Petersburg spent this week getting their classrooms ready, training and generally gearing up for the start of school on Monday. There are a few new faces in classrooms in the Petersburg school district this month, along with some teachers who grew up here and are returning to the school they once attended. more
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Petersburg schools gear up for first day

Teacher Becky Martin works on a new display at Rae C. Stedman elementary school Tuesday.

Petersburg schools open their doors to students again this Monday and teachers this week are getting their classrooms ready. Student numbers in the elementary school look to be up from last year while the middle and high school are similar to last year’s count. Principals in the schools say they are ready for the start of the new school year. more
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Sixteen file for Petersburg’s October ballot

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The deadline has passed and sixteen people have filed paperwork to get their names on the Petersburg borough ballot for the October 6th election. That means voters will be filling 15 of the 21 open seats on the ballot this October. more
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B.C. minister: Tulsequah mine leak should be fixed

B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett answers reporters' questions Monday after touring the Taku River area. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

British Columbia’s top mine official says the province needs to address pollution pouring out of the Tulsequah Chief Mine near Juneau. more
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Southeast News

Are tailings dams safe? B.C. mines chief says ‘yes’

B.C. Minister of Mines Bill Bennett, left, discusses his trip up the Taku River with Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott in the Walter Soboleff Center lobby Aug. 24 in Juneau. (Photo by Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News)

British Columbia Mines Minister Bill Bennett says tailings dams can be a safe part of his province's mines.

Rep. Ortiz encouraged by BC mines minister visit

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House District 36 Rep. Dan Ortiz gives an update on current activities, including transboundary mines talks, the Medicaid expansion lawsuit and the upcoming session's most pressing topic: The budget.

Wrangell’s tourism season winds down with last big cruise ship

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The biggest cruise ship to dock in Wrangell this year marked the winding-down of the busy tourism season when it made its last stop of the summer Tuesday at City Dock.