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 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

Superintendent search suspended; Kludt-Painter to serve one-year term

Erika Kludt-Painter will be offered a one-year contract to serve as superintendent for the Petersburg School District in the 2015-16 school year. After meeting in executive session, the school board... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

WAVE gets creative with fundraising

Petersburg WAVE (Working Against Violence for Everyone) will be holding a creative fundraiser this Saturday at the Sons of Norway hall. “We have a lot of local artists that are doing pieces on watercolor paper and some of them will be on canvas.... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

Southeast falls below-average in snowpack survey

Findings from the Alaska Snow Survey Report released February 2015 show that snowpack across the state of Alaska is below normal, and snowpack in Southeast is less than half the normal rate. The USDA'... Full story


Yesterday's News

February 13, 1915 – The steamer Santa Ana, of the Alaska Steamship Company's fleet, has been remodeled for passenger service, and was announced to sail from the Sound on February 12 for Seward, to take the place of the steamer Dora on the Peninsula...


Police reports

February 11 A caller reported an individual drinking and driving. Police impounded a boat for impeding snow removal at South Harbor. A caller inquired about a property that appears abandoned. February 12 An open door at a business after hours was...

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

Water project connects Petersburg with Phu Kradueng, Thailand

For most of us accessing clean water is as simple as turning on the faucet, but this isn't so in every community around the world. It wasn't until last month that the school children in Phu Kradueng...

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

PSD considers drug testing for student athletes

Activities Director Jaime Cabral gave a report to the board on how school districts around the state handle drug testing for students involved in sports and other activities. Around Southeast, Sitka, Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain and Ketchikan...


Lady Vikings battle for double victory over Sitka

The Lady Vikings ended their regular season with two victories over the Lady Wolves at home on Monday and Tuesday night. Strong defensive play on both sides kept the score to 9-7 at the end of the...


Vikings split four games back to back on the road

The Vikings split games on the road last week against the Mt. Edgecumbe Braves and Sitka Wolves. Wednesday and Thursday's games pitted the Vikings against the Braves for the second time in a week....

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

Delay of state funding leaves school kitchen with DEC violation

Petersburg Public School officials are looking at ways to move forward with an interim plan to address issues with the kitchen facility including the need for a new ventilation system to bring the facility into compliance with the Department of...

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

Library and Humane Association partner up for pets

Petersburg Public Library is in the middle of Words for Whiskers, a fundraising partnership program with the Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) and the Friends of Petersburg Libraries. For each book, movie or audio review entered by library users,...

 By Mary Koppes    News    February 19, 2015

Two Petersburg teams impress at Tsunami Bowl

Two teams represented Petersburg at the 19th annual Tsunami Bowl competition Feb. 6-8 in Seward, both placing in the top ten. The regional competition, comprised of three rounds, determines which Alaskan team will go on to the National Ocean Science...


Subcommittee discusses Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A subcommittee hearing on Gov. Bill Walker's proposal to expand Medicaid coverage revealed few new details Monday, with several members expressing concern about the cost and the federal government not honoring its commitment....

 By Dan Rudy    News    February 19, 2015

Bell Island geothermal a possibility for SEAPA

During their regular meeting held on Feb. 4 and 5, members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency board approved taking the next steps toward diversifying the power provider’s energy portfolio. In particular, SEAPA could begin looking into the...


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