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Previously unknown marine invasive species found in Ketchikan - KRBD
Alaska Sea Grant’s marine advisory agent in Ketchikan, Gary Freitag, was a member of the scientific team.
Begich discusses campaign viability, 'path forward' - KRBD
Democratic candidate for Alaska Governor Mark Begich told KRBD on Wednesday that, like many Alaskans, he was surprised by Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott’s abrupt resignation and withdrawal from the campaign.
Ketchikan borough reviewing animal control regulations - KRBD
“We need an animal to make noise for 10 consecutive minutes, which doesn’t sound like much but animals tend to breathe,” she said. “And while most people would argue that a dog is making noise for 10 consecutive minutes, surprisingly they actually do stop. And we also have to prove that there was no
Apparent suicide in Wrangell - KSTK
29-year-old Stephen Stough was found dead in his home in an apparent suicide. Wrangell Police responded to the scene Monday morning. The police believe Stough shot himself last Friday evening. The body was sent to a medical examiner in Anchorage to confirm the cause of death, though police do not su
PHS volleyball team fifth at Juneau tournament - KFSK
Petersburg High School’s varsity volleyball team finished in fifth at the Juneau Jive tournament last weekend. The Vikings took second at the tournament a year ago, losing in the championship to Thunder Mountain. This year’s tournament had had some surprise upsets and tough competition among 2A, 3A
105 bull moose killed in central Southeast Alaska hunt - KFSK
Petersburg resident, Matt Nilsen, poses with 4-year-old son, Trygve, next to the legal moose he killed in 2018. (Photo courtesy of ADFG)
In small town Alaska, conflicts of interest a tricky subject - KSTK
What’s that mean? Well, the city manager hires senior city employees. And she serves at the pleasure of the Assembly.
Fireworks restrictions in front of Ketchikan City Council - KRBD
The ordinance also would restrict fireworks use to those 18 and over, unless a parent is supervising; and would make it illegal for any fireworks or their debris from landing on someone else’s property, without prior permission.
New Alaska ferry launches at Ketchikan Shipyard
The remainder of work on the Hubbard consists of interior outfitting and finishing. That includes installing light fixtures, sinks, toilets, interior walls and flooring, Vigor Dockmaster Greg Howe said.
Petersburg assembly votes down timber resolution - KFSK
The issue has been prompted by a 2016 review by staff in the U.S. Forest Service’s Washington office that noted timber companies were focusing on the more valuable trees. According to that review, that practice resulted in millions of dollars of lost value from the contracts for the Tonka sale on Ku
GMU2 Wolf Harvest Quota Set at 45
Craig, Alaska - Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), announced the Game Management Unit (GMU) 2 wolf harvest quota for regulatory year (RY) 2018 will be set at 45 wolves.
Alaska Law Goes Into Effect
Ketchikan, Alaska - The Smokefree Alaska law went into effect Monday, October 1, the culmination of decades of efforts to ensure workplaces and public places across the state are free from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke. The Alaska Legislature passed Senate Bill 63 last session and Governor
POW supports Klawock Airport winter maintenance - KRBD
While DOT says this always has been the policy, Van Valin told KRBD that state crews previously cleared the runway for flights after 1 p.m. In his letter to Walker, Van Valin writes that while it generally snows only five to eight times a year in Klawock, without a guarantee that the runway will be
Wrangell may try for new firetruck - KSTK
The City of Wrangell is about to apply for a competitive Community Development Block Grant. That’s federal funds that are distributed by the state. And it’s a competitive bidding process with only $2.6 million available for all of Alaska. Last year, the city hoped it could get up to $850,000 to upg
State Prepared to Incarcerate Mental Health Patients
According to the Alaska Correctional Officers Association (ACOA), on October 9, 2018, the State of Alaska Department of Corrections announced that it will begin incarcerating in State prisons the mental health patients who are referred to and currently reside in the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (API
Redefining sports: Petersburg High School supports starting a video gaming team - KFSK
Petersburg High School junior, Jack Byrer, takes questions from the school board about ESports at a meeting, Oct. 9, 2018. (Photo by Angela Denning/KFSK)
Ketchikan School Board seats new members - KRBD
Rachel Breithaupt and Matt Eisenhower took their oaths of office Wednesday before taking their seats with the board. Sonya Skan, the third board member elected last week, wasn’t able to attend the meeting and will be sworn in on the 24th.
Alaska Airlines recognizes Skyler Cummings for Safety award
Skyler Cummings, right, being presented with a Safe Operations and Awards Recognition by David Booker, Petersburg customer service manager with Alaska Airlines. Cummings received the award for bringing attention to outdated safety lines used on the Petersburg ramp, which brought about a safer runway
KCA Receives Funds to Develop A Comprehensive “Community Development Action Plan”
Klawock, Alaska - The Klawock Cooperative Association (KCA) recently received funding from Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development Strategies (ANA-SEDS). The funding will support pl
Ketchikan city, borough election results certified - KRBD
The city officially has a new mayor, as longtime Mayor Lew Williams III stepped down and newly elected Mayor Bob Sivertsen took the oath of office, administered by City Clerk Katy Suiter.