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Sidewalk to remove foot traffic from roadway

Instead of dodging traffic while walking to the grocery store or bus stop, residents and students will be able to walk safely on a sidewalk Petersburg Indian Association is building on N. 12th St....

 

Crystal Lake Hatchery funding in peril

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will be shutting down its Southeast Alaska enhancement program due to an absence of funding, leaving the future of Crystal Lake Hatchery (CLH) in jeopardy, sai... Full story

 

School begins under split schedules

Petersburg School District students are glad to be back at school, despite COVID-19 protocols in place, and have been adapting to the new split schedules, said PSD principals Heather Conn and Rick...

 

No new cases of COVID-19 in 20 days

Twenty days have gone by since Petersburg has had a positive case of COVID-19 in the community as of Wednesday, Sept. 9. The last confirmed case of the virus was a non-resident who tested positive for...

 

Assembly requests action due to poor salmon run

A letter asking state officials to declare Southeast Alaska an area impacted by an economic disaster due to fishery losses was approved by the borough assembly at their meeting on Tuesday. The...

 

Borough releases $565,000 in CARES Act funding

The borough assembly approved $565,000 from its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund at their meeting on Tuesday for businesses and families who are struggling...

 

$608,348 set aside for Medical Center

The Petersburg Borough Assembly agreed to set aside $608,345 at their meeting on Tuesday from its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund for COVID-19 related costs at...

 

Vikings take #1 spots in cross country meet

The Petersburg High School runners took first place in both the boys and girls races in the first cross country meet of the season at Klawock on Saturday, Sept. 5. On the boys team, junior Uriah...

 

Hunters asked to steer clear of Kake

Kake is asking hunters and others not meeting specific travel exceptions to avoid travel to or through the community to avoid the spread of Covid-19. In August, the community established travel restrictions for people traveling to or from Kake. Only...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Marine catch rates for coho salmon are now on the decline but freshwater fishing is getting better and better. Anglers can expect freshwater opportunity to continue over the next several weeks as coho salmon return to their natal...

 

Editorial: Seafood worker story not fair or balanced

We have no desire to critique the public radio station's work but last week we had several people ask what we thought of station intern Corinne Smith's story that aired on KFSK. The story highlighted... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Ripple effect To the Editor: It is my hope that when you read my words that you resolve to do better things. We need to start fostering our own indigenous lands and people. This man made aquifer is...

 

Police report

September 2— A bear was seen at a location on Howkan St. Authorities responded to a report of an intoxicated person at North Boat Harbor. Extra patrols were requested in the downtown area. September 3— Suspicious activity was observed at a...

 

AK Legislature hears opposition to fisheries board pick

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The choice of a director of the disputed Pebble Mine project to sit on the Alaska Board of Fisheries has drawn opposition from fishermen and critics of the proposed mine. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy appointed Abe...

 

The little truck that could

Matt Garretts tested the limits of his truck on Sept. 1 when he packed the bed full of debris to take to the dump....

 

Tides: before and after

Low tide at Castle Flats Cabin on Labor Day left nearby boats aground until the tide rose again later in the day....

 

Fish Factor: Kodiak to be first debate between candidates in Alaska's highest-profile political race: the U.S. Senate

Kodiak has again scored a first debate between candidates in one of Alaska’s most high-profile political races: the U.S. Senate. Kodiak has been hosting debates for congressional and gubernatorial hopefuls since 1999 with a single focus:...

 

Relocating

Robyn and Daniel Cardenas's float house enroute to Petersburg from Wrangell on Sept. 3....

 

Artifact Archive

In 1962, a Petersburg sewing club learned that the people of Noatak, population 270, were in need of clothing and fabric for household goods. The group's secretary, Mrs. Leon Hasbrouck, wrote the...

 

Skagway considers mining traffic to diversify port

SKAGWAY, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaska community is considering how to diversify its port traffic when a significant tourism contract ends, which has drawn the interest of the mining industry. The Yukon Producers’ Group industry, an industry...

 

Owner of historic boat shop in dispute with Forest Service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a deadline to the operator of an Alaska island boat shop to tear down the historic complex and leave, but the owner said the agency’s demands are unrealistic. The federal agency ordered Sam...

 

Labor Day sunrise

The calm waters at Sandy Beach reflected the morning sunrise....

 

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