Articles from the March 9, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    March 9, 2023

South Harbor dredging on hold until fall

The South Harbor dredge project has been suspended until this fall as the end of the environmental...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 9, 2023

The Petersburg School District seeks more funding for next year

The Petersburg School District board held a discussion during its meeting on Tuesday covering where...


Halibut charter catch limit lowered

CORRECTION made to the original article published on March 9, 2023. The 2023 Pacific halibut season...


Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

March 9, 1923 – The Standard Oil Company and the Sitka Wharf and Power Company have signed a contract for three tanks with meters to be installed...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 9, 2023

ETT course helps bolster local response

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department is welcoming a new batch of ETT certified volunteer...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 9, 2023

Charter amendment could allow more residents to join borough boards

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved an ordinance in its first reading on Monday that would...


To the Editor

Knocking Down the Berm To the Editor: When I had lived in town for 17 years Sue Paulsen introduced me to someone as a long term resident of Petersburg...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    March 9, 2023

Guest Editorial: State helps feed Alaskans, but it took too long

State officials have known for months that delays in processing applications for food stamp benefits were denying financial assistance to thousands...

 By Katie Anastas    News    March 9, 2023

Gov. Dunleavy introduces bill requiring parent permission for sex ed, pronoun changes

Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a bill Tuesday that would increase the amount of parental permission needed to teach sex education and change... Full story


Police report

March 1 – An officer and an Alaska State Trooper assisted Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with an individual experiencing a breathing problem at...


Capitol Updates

­Dear Friends and Neighbors: I was encouraged to see the support for HJR 5 during the House Floor session on Wednesday, March 1, 2023. The...

 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...


Elks celebrates Hoop Shoot hot shots

Petersburg Elks Lodge hosted a dinner and awards ceremony last Thursday to honor the kids who...

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    March 9, 2023

VSC sets new bar at Age Group Championships

The Viking Swim Club competed at the Age Group Championship meet in Anchorage last month where...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 9, 2023

Ferry system management says state is working to fix hiring problems

The Alaska Marine Highway System is working faster to hire more crew, trying to fix problems that slowed the process so much the past four years that...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 9, 2023

House committee starts work on PFD legislation

A state House committee last week held its first hearing on a bill intended to settle the Legislature’s biggest annual political battle: The amount...


Obituary: James Chase Swainson, 55

James Chase Swainson was born on August 27, 1967 in Ellensburg, Washington to Jim Swainson and Susan... Full story

 By James Brooks    Dockside    March 9, 2023

Alaska legislators worry that killer whales and a federal judge may doom a key fishery

The Alaska House of Representatives voted 35-1 on Wednesday to approve a letter urging state and federal officials to fight a lawsuit that could shut... Full story


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