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Angela Denning, KFSK - Petersburg

Angela Denning is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

ESA listing denied for Southeast wolves

ESA listing denied for Southeast wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced that wolves in Southeast Alaska do not warrant an endangered species listing. The decision comes four years after a petition was filed by conservation groups asking for greater protection for the wolves. Download Audio
January 5, 2016
Southeast Dungeness crab harvest below average

Southeast Dungeness crab harvest below average

Most areas in Southeast closed to commercial fall fishing for Dungeness crab on Nov. 30. The State has crunched the numbers and the season was below average in both harvest and participation.
December 22, 2015

Petersburg man convicted of driving salmon with explosives

Forty-three-year-old Andrew Kittams was found guilty in court of driving salmon from closed waters while commercial seine fishing.
December 10, 2015
AK: 100-year-old artifacts in building's walls tell of early Norwegian settlers

AK: 100-year-old artifacts in building’s walls tell of early Norwegian settlers

Workers remodeling one of Petersburg’s oldest buildings have uncovered Norwegian artifacts dating back a century. The items are linked to some of the town’s earliest Norwegian settlers. And one woman in town is helping to make sure these treasures are preserved for future generations. Download Audio:
November 13, 2015
Petersburg hatchery equipped with better technology for raising salmon

Petersburg hatchery equipped with better technology for raising salmon

Millions of tiny baby King salmon are growing at Petersburg’s hatchery in brand new equipment. After the Crystal Lake Hatchery’s incubators and generator shed were destroyed in a fire in March of 2014 the facility was rebuilt with new technology. It’s helping to fine tune the fish rearing process. Download Audio
November 10, 2015
AFN keynote, Haida master weaver talks on family, heritage

AFN keynote, Haida master weaver talks on family, heritage

Alaska Natives from all over the state are in Anchorage for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, Oct. 15-17. The keynote speaker is Haida master weaver Delores Churchill and her grandson, Haida master carver Donald Varnell. This fall, Churchill was in Petersburg to hold a weaving workshop. Download Audio
October 15, 2015
Southeast red, blue king crab fishery closed, again

Southeast red, blue king crab fishery closed, again

Commercial fishing for red and blue king crab will be closed again this year for Southeast Alaska. There just isn’t enough crab in the area. Download Audio
October 7, 2015
Red and blue king crab fishery closed again in Southeast

Red and blue king crab fishery closed again in Southeast

Commercial fishing for red and blue king crab will be closed again this year for Southeast Alaska. Download Audio
October 1, 2015
Flooding at Baird Glacier spreads green water

Flooding at Baird Glacier spreads green water

An explosive outburst of flooding from the Baird Glacier near Petersburg last week caused turquoise green water to spread into nearby Frederick Sound and the Wrangell Narrows. It’s something that residents hadn’t seen before. Download Audio
September 29, 2015
Government to Buy $30M of Canned Sockeye

Government to Buy $30M of Canned Sockeye

The federal government has agreed to buy up to $30 million worth of canned Alaska sockeye salmon. The announcement was made this week by the US Department of Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack. Download Audio
August 10, 2015
Budget Cuts Tighten Local Law Departments in Southeast

Budget Cuts Tighten Local Law Departments in Southeast

Fewer crimes in Petersburg could be prosecuted in the near future. At least that’s what the Petersburg Borough fears might happen with budget cuts to the regional D.A.’s office. Download Audio
August 7, 2015
In Petersburg, Childcare Shortage Leaves Parents Hanging

In Petersburg, Childcare Shortage Leaves Parents Hanging

There is not enough child care in Petersburg. One of the preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids. A planned expansion could help drop that number. Download Audio
June 30, 2015

Indonesian Company Buys Alaska-Based Icicle Seafoods

Icicle Seafoods, one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family. The deal isn’t expected to close until August but private investment firm, Paine and Partners says they and Icicle Holdings, Inc. have entered into agreements to sell the company.
June 26, 2015
French Company Courts Petersburg As A Cruise Destination

French Company Courts Petersburg As A Cruise Destination

A French tour boat carrying about 250 people is visiting Southeast Alaska this week. It’s the first of several visits planned this year and next. L’Austral stopped at Petersburg last week. Listen now:
June 23, 2015
April Breaks Rain Record in Petersburg

April Breaks Rain Record in Petersburg

The month of May clearly brought more sunshine to the Petersburg area. It is especially noticeable after April, which broke the record for being the rainiest.
May 5, 2015
Tonka Seafoods Tests Out The Shrimp Market

Tonka Seafoods Tests Out The Shrimp Market

One of Petersburg’s seafood processors is trying to make a go at shrimp. Tonka Seafoods, Inc. is starting small to see if the market is there for their limited operation. As Angela Denning reports, they should have their answer in a few weeks.
March 9, 2015

Petersburg Seafood Processor Testing Shrimp Market

One of Petersburg’s seafood processors is trying to make a go at shrimp. Tonka Seafoods is starting small to see if the market is there for their limited operation. They should have their answer in a few weeks.
March 9, 2015
Petersburg’s New Superintendent Resigns

Petersburg’s New Superintendent Resigns

Petersburg’s school board will be searching for a new superintendent again this year. The superintendent of the school district has resigned after six months on the job. Download Audio
January 7, 2015
Fall Brown Bear Hunts Proposed Near Petersburg

Fall Brown Bear Hunts Proposed Near Petersburg

Some Petersburg residents would like to see a fall brown bear hunt in Unit 3. The Petersburg Fish and Game Advisory Committee has introduced two proposals to expand brown bear hunting near Petersburg. Download Audio
December 18, 2014
When War Images Are Replaced With Something New

When War Images Are Replaced With Something New

Veterans are being honored Tuesday for the time they have served the country. One Vietnam veteran in Petersburg has found healing by going back to the country that was once only known to him as a place of danger and destruction. Download Audio
November 12, 2014