Angela Denning, KFSK - Petersburg

Angela Denning is a reporter at KFSK in Petersburg.

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
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Petersburg teens charged for harassing deer

Charges have been filed against two Petersburg teenagers who allegedly hit multiple deer in town with their truck last week.

Petersburg resident receives medal from King of Norway

A Petersburg resident has been recognized by the King of Norway for her dedication to promoting relations between Norway and the U.S. The Ambassador of Norway to the United States was in Petersburg last week to hand out the Medal of St. Olav. Listen now

New research at LeConte Glacier predicts record retreat

Glaciologists have wrapped up two years of research on LeConte glacier near Petersburg. Their preliminary findings show that the glacier could reach a record retreat by the end of the year. And it could be an indicator for what’s going to happen in Greenland. Listen now

Petersburg’s tribe uses new machine to make compost in bulk

Two things that Petersburg has a lot of are fish and wood. And one thing the local rocky terrain is short on is dirt. But given the right circumstances you can get dirt out of fish and wood. A new business venture by the local tribe, Petersburg Indian Association, has begun to provide the town with locally-made, environmentally friendly compost. Listen now

Commercial fishing for Southeast red king crab to open this fall after six years

Southeast Alaska will open to commercial fishing for red king crab this fall for the first time in six years. The crab population has seen a steady increase, according to state surveys. Listen now

AK: Archaeologists shed light on Tlingit culture near Petersburg, before Europeans

The small island town of Petersburg in Southeast, Alaska is known for its Norwegian heritage. But archaeologists are finding more evidence that Mitkof Island is just like others in the region. Tlingit people had settlements around Petersburg for thousands of years before Europeans planted their roots. Listen now