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 By Larry Persily    News    May 25, 2023 

Legislature settles on $1,300 PFD, with bonus if oil prices climb

Alaska lawmakers reached a compromise on the state budget and adjourned after a one-day special session last week, approving a $1,300 Permanent Fund...

 By Liam Demko    News    May 25, 2023 

Petersburg Community Foundation awards $28,000 to local organizations

The Petersburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, presented...

 By Sophia Carlisle    News    May 25, 2023 

The former Salmon Thirty Salmon gets an authentic Alaska redesign

This month, Alaska Airlines unveiled a new design that replaced the Salmon Thirty Salmon art known b... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    May 25, 2023 

Pending Gov. signature: Petersburg schools to receive $804 thousand in additional one-time state funding

The budget that legislators approved last week and will send to the governor for his signature into law or veto would provide around $804,000 in one-t...


Alaska Legislature called into special session after House adjourns without final budget vote

JUNEAU — The Alaska Legislature is set to start a special session Thursday morning after failing to reach agreement on state budget by the midnight...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 18, 2023

New survey seeks to assess Petersburg's housing needs

The Petersburg Borough is rolling out a survey this week that asks community members what their...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 18, 2023

Assembly ups funding for Mountain View food service School continues advocating for $3 million

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved the borough's FY24 budget in its second...

 By James Brooks    News    May 18, 2023

House and Senate failed to pass a bill that would have blocked the pay hikes for Alaska's legislators and top executive-branch officials

Alaska legislators, Gov. Mike Dunleavy, Lt. Gov. Nancy Dahlstrom and the commissioners in charge of state agencies will see pay raises after the... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 18, 2023

Borough approves second reading of ordinance that would allow PIA to buy borough land below assessed value

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved an ordinance in its second reading Monday that...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 18, 2023

Public hearing held on proposed ESA listing for sunflower sea star

Over 50 people and 25 more over the phone attended a hearing last week in Petersburg hosted by the...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    May 18, 2023

Alaska House follows Senate to pass bill authorizing sale of carbon credits from state land

The Alaska House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would allow the state to set up a system for using state land to sell carbon-offset... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    May 18, 2023

Legislature approves bill to improve home care for seniors and Alaskans with disabilities

Seniors and people with disabilities who need extra care would be able to get help at home under a bill passed by the Alaska Legislature. The state... Full story

 By Claire Stremple    News    May 18, 2023

Legislature fails to pass major education policy changes

Major education policy changes for Alaska got close to the finish line but fell short in the final hours of this legislative session. A bill to... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 18, 2023

Service Area 1 property tax millage rate drops

The Petersburg Borough Assembly adopted the millage rate for the next year at its meeting on...

 By Shannon Haugland    News    May 18, 2023

Coast Guard gives a lift to paraglider

A helicopter from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka rescued a 28-year-old paraglider from a high peak near Haines late Sunday after the man injured...

 By Garland Kennedy    News    May 18, 2023

Experts to monitor Sitka volcano again

Ground deformation beneath the Mt. Edgecumbe volcano continued in 2023, but no eruption is imminent, a team of experts said at a Sitka public meeting...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 11, 2023

Blind Slough refurbishment gears up for construction

Over five years of preparation is set to finally pay off at the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Plant as...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 11, 2023

School board discusses funding uncertainties

With education funding undecided, Director of Finance Karen Morrison reported to the Petersburg...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    May 11, 2023

Wastewater plants at Southeast sites likely to need upgrades to control bacteria

Alaska’s coastal communities are home to more than a third of the U.S. wastewater plants that are still allowed to treat their sewage at the lowest... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 11, 2023

Getting the Wright sound

The Petersburg Arts Council recently installed a new wireless sound mixer at the Wright Auditorium t...

 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 Chris Basinger    News    May 11, 2023

Assembly approves adjustment for SEAPA shutdown

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a fuel adjustment charge for the annual...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 4, 2023

School district hires new principal

The Petersburg School District announced last Friday that it has hired Gustavus High School...


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