Shelby Herbert, KFSK - Petersburg

a landslide

Storm that hit Wrangell brought wider Southeast Alaska damage

The storm that caused Monday's deadly landslide in Wrangell also triggered slides near Ketchikan and knocked out Coast Guard radio relay towers.
a helicopter

First responders to Coast Guard helicopter’s crash were the Southeast Alaska fishing crew it came to rescue

The crew of the Lydia Marie say they heard the rescue helicopter's rotors, as their vessel was taking on water late Monday night — then silence.
A helicopter in the sky

4 Coast Guardsmen hurt in helicopter crash near Petersburg

The Coast Guard says all four crew members were rescued and flown to Petersburg for initial treatment, then to Seattle for additional care.
a Petersburg van crash memorial

A Petersburg family is trying to change Alaska’s workers’ comp laws in honor of their daughter

The family wants to hold employers more accountable for negligence, which could affect thousands of Alaskans working dangerous jobs.
a moose

Hunters report record harvest for Central Southeast moose hunt

Hunters harvested 141 bulls, nine more than the previous record set.
a band

A Petersburg tender holds open mics on board, with its fish hold as the sound stage

A nearly 100-year-old wooden boat in Petersburg has become a staple of the tight-knit local music scene.
Little Duncan Bay

Filming of reality show near Petersburg could interfere with subsistence hunting

The U.S. Forest Service has authorized Netflix and the BBC to shoot the second season of “Outlast” in Little Duncan Bay, southeast of Petersburg.
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Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell summit Devil’s Thumb, with help from a local climbing legend

Dieter Klose said it wasn’t love at first sight — or first summit. His enchantment with the Southeast Alaska mountain grew over the course of his life.

Kake breaks ground on Alaska’s first modern clam garden

The Southeast Alaska community hopes the project will preserve an important food source and keep traditional knowledge alive.
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2 swimmers cross Southeast Alaska’s Frederick Sound for the first time in living memory

Scott May and Andrew Simmonds took different miles-long routes to swim the sound days apart, but both feel a kinship after the feat.
a birding trail

Audubon Alaska launches virtual birdwatching trail for Southeast Alaska

The new Southeast Alaska Birding Trail is a free virtual guide to 18 communities across the bird-rich region.
wildfire smoke

Smoke from Canada wildfires reaches Southeast Alaska

People in Southeast Alaska are starting to see smoke from Canada's record-breaking wildfire season — and there’s more to come.
COVID home tests

Petersburg sees wave of COVID cases after large gatherings

Petersburg hosted the Little Norway Festival in May, and two weddings in early June. Tourists are now arriving on cruise ships as well.
a rapper

Petersburg fisherman moonlights as up-and-coming rap musician

Petersburg-based fisherman Ashon McCay — who performs under the name Lil Realist X — sometimes even raps about fishing.
Petersburg dispatchers

Petersburg police receive first ‘text for help’ from sinking vessel

The April 30 text marks the first use of a two-year-old system police say is vital for areas people can't call 911 from.
raptors and students

Sitka raptors visit Petersburg schools

Owlison the owl and Jake the hawk from the Alaska Raptor Center in Sitka recently paid Petersburg students a visit.
A U.S. Forest Service crew

Forest Service seeks Alaska workers amid national labor shortage

U.S. Forest Service recruiters say economic conditions are making it hard to recruit and retain Alaska employees who come from out of state.
a Petersburg van crash memorial

‘We’ve been living in hell’: Family seeks answers after deadly Petersburg Borough van crash

Molly Parks' family is hoping to change state workers' compensation law, after the Alaska Supreme Court dismissed their lawsuit in the 2016 crash.