Two Sitkans were indicted last Friday (8-19-16) on felony charges involving weapons. 32-year old Brandon D. Ledbetter was charged for stabbing a man in the leg in a bar fight. 32-year old Walter Boyd allegedly stole a handgun from a boat in Sealing Cove Harbor.
The Alaska Mental Health Trust took its first step toward logging Ketchikan’s iconic Deer Mountain, along with a parcel in Petersburg.
Jazz saxophonist Bob Kindred died August 15th in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 76. Kindred was well known in the Ketchikan jazz community, performing at First City Players Jazz and Cabaret Festival for more than a dozen years.
A nurse at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka spent nearly a month last spring providing medical care in one of Nepal’s most remote valleys -- and she’s already planning another trip.
Citing federal budget cuts, Southeast Alaska’s regional tribal government is temporarily ending programs that provide food, clothing and shelter to its most needy clients.
An employee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Petersburg was treated for a shotgun wound last week following an incident on the Stikine River involving another department employee.
Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover.
Southeast Alaska’s largest tribal organization said this month’s meetings with the U.S. State Department and Environmental Protection Agency were productive. Among other things, the agencies could help expand water-monitoring efforts along transboundary rivers
A helicopter from Air Station Sitka medevacked two wilderness guides from Sitkoh Bay Thursday afternoon (Thu 8-18-16), after they were mauled by a brown bear while leading a hiking expedition.
In the aftermath of last August's landslide, Sitka staged a 24-hour relief effort out of Grace Harbor Church, the nearest building with the capacity to feed dozens of relief workers, shelter neighborhood evacuees, and to comfort the hundreds of residents awaiting news of the victims.
Plans are in motion at Sitka’s industrial park to give a nonprofit bear habitat the land it’s been leasing for the last 13 years. The park's board ordered a formal survey of the site.
Ketchikan native and 2008 Kayhi graduate Mari Freitag is in Corpus Christi, Texas, participating in a training program that transforms U.S. Navy officers into Navy pilots.
Alaska’s Pioneer Homes have stopped accepting new residents, at least for a while. It’s one more impact of state budget cuts.
Additional charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Prince of Wales Island man accused of murdering his girlfriend.
The Ketchikan City Council Thursday night directed City Manager Karl Amylon to take measures to address the greater issue of homelessness and inebriation in the First City. At its next meeting, the Council will also consider limiting the number of marijuana retail stores.
Today (08-16-16) is the one-year-anniversary of the August 18th landslide in Sitka. In the week that followed, many in Sitka volunteered food, shelter, and sweat to the recovery effort. And amid these gestures of aid, one of the most healing agents was words.
This winter’s Alaska Marine Highway schedule offers more sailings than the previous season’s. It also eliminates five-week service gaps for some communities.
The deadline to file for elected office is Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. The necessary paperwork can be picked up at the borough office and is also on the borough’s website.
Organizers announced last week that the Race to Alaska is a go for the summer of 2017. The 750-mile engineless boat race is from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan.
The pink salmon season in Southeast is supposed to be peaking right now. Instead, the run is actually slowing, harvests have been poor, and as KFSK’s Abbey Collins reports from Petersburg, many fishermen are wrapping up the season early.
Tuesday’s primary election was pretty low-key in Southeast Alaska. The real battle for state House and Senate candidates will come during the general election. But a few trends emerged.
The landslide that struck Sitka in August of last year was not the worst disaster to befall a community, but the impacts still echo. Kramer Avenue is less than a mile from downtown. Here's the experience of property owners who live beneath the slide.
The Stedman Elementary School renovation in 2014 and restructuring at the middle and high school has cut costs to the school district the last few years.
For much of Sitka, the August 18, 2015 landslide was a wake-up call that even the most settled parts of Alaska remain dynamic -- and sometimes dangerous -- places. Local leadership found itself in an unprecedented situation.
The State has issued a notice of pesticide spraying. The Petersburg Borough Assembly is sending a letter to the State asking for a comment period extension and a public hearing in Petersburg.
There used to be hundreds of canneries all along Alaska's coast line. The first ones opened in 1878 in Sikta and Klawock.