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Craig - Then and Now: Mama Abel
It’s funny how a certain sight, sound or smell can take you back in time. I was coming out of the Dockside Restaurant in Craig a couple weeks ago when my thoughts took me back 50 years. Maybe it was the sight of a troller on the grid at the City Dock, or maybe the cry of a sea gull, but I suddenly f
Two killed in single-car accident in Wrangell - KSTK
Two people have been killed in a single car accident in Wrangell, according to the local police department.A car driving north towards town went over an embankment near the bridge by Pat’s Lake. A resident in the area noticed brush debris in the area yesterday evening. When that person went to clean
Petersburg school board increases student activity fees; changes grade requirements to participate - KFSK
PHS freshmen, Kendra Coonrad, second from left, and Maia Cowan, second from right, compete in the hurdles Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. (Photo courtesy of PHS Track)
Ketchikan Creek opens to salmon fishing - KRBD
“Ketchikan Creek can get pretty warm, so that sometimes causes them to hesitate to move in if there’s a big thermal barrier between the saltwater and freshwater. But once they’re committed, they’ll move in,” Allen said.
Airport improvement project on Ketchikan assembly agenda - KRBD
The last of a series of Ketchikan International Airport improvement projects will involve renovating the main terminal, including the old, leaky roof.
Norwegian Bliss brings optimism, challenges for future - KRBD
When looking out from the observation deck on the fifteenth floor of the Norwegian Bliss cruise ship, the biggest cruise ship ever to set sail for Alaska, the city of Ketchikan by comparison seems quite small to Katherine Tatsuda.
Kerr proposed as next Chief of Police
Giesbrecht added, "Debbie Thompson and I will be negotiating a contingent contract with James to be our next Police Chief, first thing tomorrow. I have notified Jim, and the other candidates."
This is how we roll: Lessons in log-rolling from some of Southeast’s best
When Gold Rush Days rolls around, Animal Austin will be rolling around with it. For the past two years, Austin — owner of a Juneau tree-trimming service — has taken home the top prize in the log-rolling contest. More than that, he’s beaten competitors from Wrangell and Ketchikan, likely making him t
Ketchikan School Board hears from teachers, parents - KRBD
“The best analogy that I can come up with for this situation is a couple of kids playing in the sandbox. One doesn’t get their way, they kick sand at the other, and get up to storm off and sulk in a corner. That child in my opinion is the district,” Jones said. “It’s about time to put on your big-gi
Four police chief applicants interview in Petersburg - KFSK
Four applicants, three from out of town and one local candidate, are interviewing this week to be Petersburg’s next chief of police. The finalists have a mix of experience in large and small community law enforcement.
Coast Guard finds missing floatplane, one deceased on board
Two people took off from Sitka on Saturday night for what was supposed to be a 20-minute trip, but their plane never returned and at least one of them is dead, a Coast Guard spokesperson said Monday morning.
Bar Association opens disciplinary investigation of Triem
According to the ABA's letter to Triem, the central allegation in the grievances is that, "you have mishandled and failed to account for money that since 1998 you have held in trust for the Hanson class."
Drought in a rainforest? Yes - KRBD
There are no tumbleweeds blowing through the streets of Southeast Alaska towns, but, the region has received quite a bit less precipitation than usual over the past nine months.
Teacher contract negotiations head to arbitration - KRBD
That’s Sarah Campbell, president of Ketchikan Education Association. Teacher contract negotiations started more than a year and a half ago, and a compromise still hasn’t been reached. Under the district’s most recent three-year contract proposal, in the first year, each teacher would receive a 1.5 p
Petersburg's Clausen Museum hires new director - KFSK
The Clausen Museum in Petersburg has new leadership. As Angela Denning reports, the facility’s new director is a local, raised in Petersburg.
Southeast Alaska dries up in rare problem: a drought
Given Southeast Alaska’s profligate use of water — for hydroelectric dams, drinking water reservoirs, fisheries, fish processing and more — anything less than normal can have widespread consequences.
Petersburg road work to begin this week
Machinery will be on the road, painted center line markings will not be present, and speed and other road conditions will be changing. Drivers are encouraged to pay close attention to sign and flagger directions for safety.
Meet Native Art Market artists
Every two years, Celebration brings the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people together, and this year, about 40 different artists will share their work at the Native Art Market.
What’s Happening the week of June 6-12
Salmon Beyond Borders - Summer Salmon Kick-off,Thursday, June 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club Venue. Kick off your salmon summer season with Salmon Beyond Borders. Fish on the grill, beer, sweet treats, and salmon-friends. $5 suggested donation. Salmon donated by Alaska Glacier Seafoods and ice cr
Council to vote on reducing mill rate - slightly - KRBD
In a memo, Finance Director Bob Newell writes that recent property value assessments increased overall values within city limits by about $20 million. That would have increased property tax revenue by almost $100,000.