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Dino Brock reflects on 31-year career coaching high school girls basketball

Dino Brock has decided to resign as the head high school girls basketball coach in Petersburg, where...

 

Petersburg's roller derby team Ragnarok Rollers returns to the rink

Roller derby took a knee when COVID-19 hit, and it's been slow to get back up to speed, not only in...

 

Vikings swimmer Gibb recognized for 2003 NCAA title

Derek Gibb, a 1999 PHS graduate, traveled last month back to his alma mater, Auburn University in...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    October 26, 2023

Cabral recognized as Champion for Kids

Jaime Cabral, Dean of Students and Activity Director of Petersburg Middle/High School, recently...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    October 19, 2023

Mitkof Mummers muster for upcoming play

The Mitkof Mummers are setting the stage for their upcoming play, "McQuadle: A Dragon's Tale." With...

 
 By Jake Clemens    Sports    October 5, 2023

No one fights alone: Klas Stolpe dedicates Klondike solo ultra to his brother Jim

In his days coaching the Petersburg High School cross country team, Klas Stolpe often urged the...

 

Hungarian exchange student enjoys Petersburg

Petersburg's new Rotary Youth Exchange student from Hungary, Sara Eszik, says she's "really happy...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    August 24, 2023

Farragut Farm named Alaska's Farm Family of the Year

Bo Varsano and Marja Smets of Farragut Farm won Farm Family of the Year at the Alaska State Fair in...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    August 24, 2023

Meet new 1st grade teacher Jolie Norman

Jolie Norman, the new first-grade teacher at Stedman Elementary, and fellow first-grade teacher...

 

Commentary: Bristol Bay Fishermen pay the price for recent record salmon runs

Early in the season, one of my deckhands started the joke, “Pay to Bay,” dreaming of people paying money to fish on a drift boat in Bristol Bay,... Full story

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    May 11, 2023

Elks dinners support many local youth organizations, including first fundraiser for Kinder Skog

Since last September, the Elks Lodge has provided $25,000 in meals to support local youth...

 
 By Jake Clemens    About Town    May 4, 2023

Smoked pink salmon tins earn national award

Pete and Chelsea Keutmann of Petersburg's Sea to Shore Seafood Company recently won a Good Food Awar...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    April 27, 2023

Meet one of Petersburg's new secondary school principal candidates

Brad King, the current principal at the K-12 school in Gustavus, visited Petersburg over the weekend...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    April 20, 2023

Lighthouse church celebrates 75th anniversary

The Lighthouse Assembly of God church is a well-loved landmark in Petersburg, both to those who...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    April 6, 2023

Visiting raptors draw rapt audience

It was standing room only at the Helmi Jenson community room of the public library last Wednesday,...

 

Petersburg Dental remodels to expand services

Petersburg Dental has expanded into the entire first floor of 806 South Nordic Dr, remodeling and ad...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    March 30, 2023

White-winged dove spotted in Petersburg, only fifth sighting in Alaska

Jane Smith spotted a different kind of bird at her feeder around New Year's, something she knew...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    March 9, 2023

KFSK partygoers escape to the tropics

Icicles bristled from the eaves outside the Elks Lodge on Saturday night, but the atmosphere in the...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    February 23, 2023

SE Alaska Farmers Summit comes home to Petersburg

The Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit is back in Petersburg this week for the first time since it...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    January 26, 2023

How does wastewater work?

The Alaska Rural Water Association (ARWA) has named Petersburg Alaska's Wastewater System of the...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    October 27, 2022

Introducing the not-so-new Med Center Providers

There are three not-so-new medical providers seeing patients at Petersburg Medical Center. Dr.... Full story

 

Whales and researchers "whup" it up around Five Finger

The Sound Science Research Collective returned to Five Finger Lighthouse again in the summer of...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    October 6, 2022

Dr. Mark Tuccillo plans to retire after nearly 30 years practicing in Petersburg

Dr. Mark Tuccillo has practiced family medicine in Petersburg since 1993 and soon plans to taper...

 

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