Angela Denning, KFSK - Petersburg

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Angela Denning is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

A new Southeast Alaska dinosaur species has been given a Tlingit name

A fossil of a marine reptile in Southeast Alaska has officially been declared a new species. The 220-million-year-old Thalattosaur is older than the dinosaurs. Tlingit elders have named it after a well-known creature in their traditional stories.

2019 was highest value year on record for Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska

The 2019 commercial Dungeness crab season in Southeast Alaska was the most valuable on record. The summer and fall fisheries brought in $16.3 million at the docks.

In Petersburg, Hoopie Davidson, bus driver of 37 years, will soon give her last ride

Next summer, Davidson will start another new lifestyle. It will include traveling with her husband, gardening, arts and crafts, and publishing a picture book of Petersburg. But when she gets behind the wheel she’ll still be one of the safest drivers on the road.

Southeast Alaska fishermen unite against designating critical habitat for humpback whales

About 60 people crowded into the Petersburg borough assembly chambers and others overflowed into the hallway during a three-hour meeting hosted by the National Marine Fisheries Service in Petersburg Jan. 6.

New deer count method shows promising results for Southeast Alaska

Thousands of black-tailed deer are harvested by hunters every year in Southeast Alaska, and scientists have traditionally relied on harvest data and some seasonal alpine surveys to manage the population. A three-year study on Petersburg’s Mitkof Island could change that.

Team video-gaming, also known as “e-sports,” is spreading in Alaska’s high schools

E-sports is growing in many high schools across Alaska. Forty-five schools this fall have video-gaming teams and that’s expected to double in the spring. The sanctioned sport will see its first fall season state tournament.

Generations of Alaska businesswomen build 50 years of success for Petersburg outdoor clothing shop

The local clothing and gear shop opened in 1969, a time when Petersburg was mostly run by women while the men were away fishing.

Drought increases in SE Alaska while July temps break records

Southeast Alaska has suffered from a drought and warmer-than-normal temperatures for about two years now. The month of July broke more records in the region.

Petersburg ferry workers speak out on budget cuts

The ferry union strike might be over but some Petersburg ferry workers are still concerned about the state cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System and other services.

AK: Petersburg students turn plastic trash into artsy treasures

In Petersburg, a visiting artist is turning plastic pollution into art at the grade school. These exercises are designed to educate kids on the true costs of plastics on our planet.

1 person dead in weekend Kake fire

Alaska State Troopers were in Kake this weekend investigating a fire that destroyed a home early Saturday morning.

Furloughed U.S. Forest Service workers feel uncertain about the future

As the partial government shutdown continues, it’s affecting hundreds of U.S. Forest Service workers all over Southeast Alaska.

Alaska Made: Sea otter pelts are highly prized, tightly regulated

The sea otter population in Southeast is growing steadily. Alaska Natives are allowed to work the pelts in traditional ways, but production is constrained by regulations.

AK: Petersburg’s Rainforest Festival teaches the public about salmon

The 11th annual Rain Forest Festival wrapped up in Petersburg last weekend. This year’s theme was salmon, but there were many events on and off the water. Listen now

Southeast Alaska’s forests yellow from insect outbreak

Some parts of the forests in Southeast Alaska are a little off color. Hemlock trees are turning yellow and brown from a sawfly outbreak. But scientists say there’s not much to worry about. Listen now

AK: Petersburg High graduate with cerebral palsy ready for new challenges

High school graduates from all over the state are taking the first steps into adulthood, whether that’s furthering their education, entering the workforce, or just exploring life. But one Petersburg graduate has had to overcome challenges to get to this point. Listen now

U.S. Coast Guard to send 8 vessels to Alaska; Petersburg’s will downsize slightly

Six new U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutters will be stationed in Alaska and two new patrol boats will be coming to the state, the Coast Guard announced Wednesday.

New charges are filed in case of Petersburg teens hitting deer

New charges have been filed against two Petersburg teenagers accused of hitting deer with their vehicle this winter. Listen now

Petersburg High School to use alcohol sensor on students for prom

Petersburg’s School District is considering using an alcohol detector at this year’s high school prom to encourage students to stay sober. Listen now

Ferry cancellations cause challenges for Southeast students

There are no roads linking most of Southeast Alaska. Residents rely on planes and ferries to get from one community to another. But the ferry service has been spotty this year, which has caused challenges for many students traveling to regional events. Listen now