Petersburg electrical workers get new contract Petersburg electrical workers get new contract

Petersburg electrical workers get new contract

Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday, July 6 will be voting on a new contract for employees of Petersburg Municipal Power and Light. The borough has yet to release the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement with the employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. However, staffers estimate the new contract will cost an additional 156,000 dollars. The … more

Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg’s Independence Day celebration Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg’s Independence Day celebration

Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg's Independence Day celebration

Petersburg is planning several days of fun events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Vendor and food booths are open Friday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on main street. The festivities kick off Thursday night, July 2nd at the Parks and Recreation community center. Joe Viechnicki spoke with the organi … more

The Chautauqua Brings Spirit of Education to Petersburg The Chautauqua Brings Spirit of Education to Petersburg

The Chautauqua Brings Spirit of Education to Petersburg

The Chautauqua march through downtown Petersburg on Tuesday morning In their heyday in the 1920s over 40 million Americans attended Chautauquas. They were fixed or travelling bands of educators and entertainers whose intention was the promotion self-education and engagement with local communities. On Sunday a new kind of Chautauqua arrived in Petersburg. http://www.kfsk.org/wp-co … more

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Before the ceremony, Lt. Peter Vermeer (second from left) and Lt. Kathryn Cyr (third from left) stand with other officers. Photo/Angela DenningThe Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa in Petersburg has a new commanding officer. Lt. Peter Vermeer will relieve Lt. Kathryn Cyr. Cyr has commanded the Anacapa since July 2013. She was the first female commander of the ship. Her next assignment will be atten … more

Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela DenningThere is not enough child care in Petersburg. One of the preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but as Angela Denning reports, a planned expansion could help drop that number. http://www.kfsk. … more

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Local News

Petersburg electrical workers get new contract

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Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday, July 6 will be voting on a new contract for employees of Petersburg Municipal Power and Light. The borough has yet to release the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement with the employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. However, staffers estimate the new contract will cost an additional 156-thousand dollars. more
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Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg’s Independence Day celebration

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Petersburg is planning several days of fun events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Vendor and food booths are open Friday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on main street. The festivities kick off Thursday night, July 2nd at the Parks and Recreation community center. more
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The Chautauqua Brings Spirit of Education to Petersburg

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If you went down to Sandy Beach park on Sunday afternoon you might have been in for a big surprise. Dozens of tents lie camouflaged in the canopy of trees. Dotted on the floor in between are juggling clubs, brass instruments and costumes of a kind of Victorian hue. This is Chautauqua land. more
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Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Before the ceremony, Lt. Peter Vermeer (second from left) and Lt. Kathryn Cyr (third from left) stand with other officers. Photo/Angela Denning

The Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa in Petersburg has a new commanding officer. Lt. Peter Vermeer will relieve Lt. Kathryn Cyr. more
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Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela Denning

One of Petersburg's preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but a planned expansion could help drop that number. more
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Southeast News

Sunshine warms Sitka’s July 4th

Sunshine warms Sitka's July 4th

After ushering in July 4th the night before with a fireworks show that could be seen across the city, Sitkans enjoyed a warm, sunny Independence Day.

Last R2AK team squeaks in just shy of deadline

The 15th boat finished the Race to Alaska on Thursday, just shy of the July 4th deadline. Team Barefoot Wooden Boats was the last to complete the first-ever 750 mile, engineless trek from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska.

Southeast trollers frustrated with low king salmon quota

About 70 people gathered in Sitka's Harrigan Centennial Hall to hear from Dale Kelley, of the Alaska Trollers Association. (Rachel Waldholz/KCAW)

Harbors emptied throughout Southeast this week as fishermen headed out for the beginning of the summer troll season. And signs point to a banner year for king salmon -- but Southeast fishermen say they’re not getting their fair share.

Historic Tsimshian pole donated to Heritage Center

A detail from the historic pole donated to the Totem Heritage Center by its carver, Tsimpshian artist David Boxley. (Photo by Leila Kheiry)

Alaska State Museum conservators from Juneau came to town to help clean and preserve the pole, and find out what kind of stories might be hidden in the wood.