Local News

Assembly discusses negotiating power for Tyee

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. The assembly discussed the role of Thomas Bay in the transfer of the Tyee Lake project. more
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Assembly tackles animal control issues

The regular meeting of the borough assembly was Tuesday, April 22. It discussed animal control issues in Wrangell. more
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Assembly to discuss “cease and desist” letter to SEAPA

The regular meeting of the borough assembly is Tuesday, April 22, at 7pm. The assembly will discuss a letter sent by Thomas Bay Power Commission President James Stough to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, or SEAPA. more
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Borough Assembly Meeting

April 22, 2014 Borough Assembly Meeting

Read the agenda of the April 22, 2014 borough assembly meeting. more
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Peggy’s Corner of the House

Peggy’s Corner, Apr. 6 – 12

Representative Peggy Wilson - photo courtesy of http://house.legis.state.ak.us/rep.php?id=wls

Peggy's Corner of the House is the weekly legislative session update from Wrangell Republican Representative Peggy Wilson in Juneau. more
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Southeast News

Assembly approves Centennial Hall design

The assembly voted 7-0 to approve the architects’ full plan, which includes a new space for the Sitka Historical Museum, larger meeting rooms, and an ambitious overhaul of the building’s exterior, including new landscaping on the hall’s south side. more

Petersburg borough considers a new comprehensive plan

How do Petersburg area residents feel about housing issues, tourists and local land uses? What will be needed in the next decade to maintain the harbors and waterfront? These are some of the questions the Petersburg Borough would like to answer through an updated comprehensive plan. The borough is still very early in the process but they are looking for input already. more

More tourists are expected in Petersburg this year

More tourists are expected to visit Petersburg this summer than in recent years. Located on Mitkof Island, the small town cannot accommodate large cruise ships because of its shallow channels. But that’s just the sort of thing that some visitors are looking for. more

Support KSTK

Spring Membership Drive

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Our Spring Membership Drive kicks off Monday, April 28th! If you’d like to help out your station by volunteering, please call 874-2345 or email asia@kstk.org. Remember you can support KSTK any time online by clicking the orange "Donate Now" button to the right. more
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Special on KSTK

National Poetry Month, April 5, 2014

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration, KSTK is airing poetry written and read by local artists every Friday before the Alaska Fisheries report at 5:30pm. This week features Shady Grove Oliver, Jing O'Brien, Laura Helgeson, Helen Decker and Kayla Hay. more
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National Poetry Month!

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April is National Poetry Month! Tune in to KSTK 101.7 FM or stream online every Friday afternoon in April at approximately 5:30 pm to hear local residents reading their favorite poems. more
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Weekly Photo Contest

Aleisha - Rainbow over Woronofski

Each week, the photo with the most "likes" on Facebook will be featured as our cover photo and on kstk.org! The winner will also receive a KSTK Carabiner. To submit a photo, simply email it with your name and a brief description to asia@kstk.org. To view and “like” submitted photos, visit this week’s album on Facebook. more
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Statewide News

Legislature Still Working To Make Deal On Education Bill

Having missed it's adjournment deadline, the Alaska State Legislature is still at an impasse over the Governor’s education bill. More

BP Sells Some North Slope Assets To Hilcorp

BP announced Tuesday it’s selling some of its assets on the North Slope. The company will sell to aging oil fields – Endicott and Northstar – to Hilcorp, a company that is developing oil and gas wells in Cook Inlet. Hilcorp will also buy a 50 percent interest in two other fields- Milne Point and Liberty. Download Audio More

Miller Kicks Off Campaign in Wasilla

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller kicked off his campaign last night in Wasilla before a few hundred supporters. Miller drew cheers as he hit on popular Tea Party themes, like abolishing the IRS and ending state surveillance. And he may be the only candidate in the race with a personalized country-western anthem. Download Audio More

National News

Music That Burns, Literally

Take Beyonce. Take Sinatra. Take whomever you love and set them on fire. They call it a "Pyro Board," and it plays music by pulsing the beats in flame. When the singer hits a high note — stand back. More

Obama Assures Japan Of U.S. Security Commitment

The president is on the first stop in an eight-day trip to Asia that also will see him visit Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea. More

Bake Bread Like A Pioneer In Appalachia ... With No Yeast

Bacteria can make a bread rise and give it a cheesy flavor. That's the secret ingredient in salt rising bread, which dates to the late 1700s in Appalachia, when bakers didn't have yeast on hand. More