Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg
The U.S. Forest Service audit and questions about it spring from multiple internal reviews the agency completed on the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island and the Tonka sale on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg.
According to a criminal complaint filed in court, 39-year-old Eric Nash Jennings was arrested on a houseboat Saturday after allegedly retrieving a package mailed to him from California.
Meanwhile, the Petersburg Borough Assembly is considering an ordinance that could lower property tax bills for low-income housing units.
Fixing the underwater line could cost millions of dollars — but if it fails, the community may be forced to turn to expensive diesel power.
The equipment is marketed for deterring birds and will look similar to laser light shows people project on their homes for the Christmas holiday season.
Researchers are finding Tanner crab are one species showing effects of more acidic ocean waters. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game) Researchers are looking...
A prolonged drought depleted Southeast Alaska hydroelectric lakes — and they still haven’t fully recovered
The Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s hydro plants at Swan Lake and Tyee Lake provide some of the electricity for Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg.
The National Marine Fisheries Service has proposed a rule to designate critical habitat for some populations of humpback whales, a move that could have wide impacts for crabbers, gillnetters and others in Southeast Alaska.
The record harvest for this hunt was set two years ago with 117 moose killed.
Alaska Airlines confirms that flights 64 and 65 both had lightning strikes from storms that moved through the northern panhandle and also knocked out power in the capital city Sunday.
The state sent a letter to the more than 400 striking workers represented by the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific warning employees that the state would not be paying health insurance premiums or unemployment compensation if the strike lasts past August 1.
Governor Mike Dunleavy’s vetoed half of the state’s contribution towards debt service for school projects. Local governments will likely dip into reserves, or raise taxes, to make up for the nearly $49 million shortfall.
Petersburg’s utility director doesn’t foresee the need for more diesel power generation this spring but says the community’s conservation measures will continue to help hydroelectric reservoirs refill this spring.
The U.S. Coast Guard and others are searching for a medevac aircraft that went missing Tuesday night on a flight from Anchorage to Kake.
Island Air Express is discontinuing scheduled stops in two Southeast Alaska communities on Jan. 15.
From October through the end of December, winter trollers had caught only around 5,500 king salmon. That’s almost 2,000 fewer kings than last winter’s catch during the same time period.
King salmon produced at Southeast Alaska hatcheries have been found at a higher level in the Farragut River, about 30 miles from Petersburg.