Local News

Oil painting flowers bloom at Clausen Museum

Bright colors, flowers and thick paint are on display this month at the Clausen Museum in Petersburg. It’s the first solo art show in Alaska for oil painter Sally Stromberg, who moved to Mitkof Island about a year and a half ago. She’s been painting for five years. This show is called “Joie de Vie” and features 37 oil paintings from the past nine months. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Stromberg about her work.

For iFriendly audio, click here:
There’s an artists reception August 17th at the museum from 5-7 p.m. Stromberg’s show will be on display through the end of the month.

Recent News

Renovated municipal building opens in Petersburg

newmunientrance4
City hall has received a major facelift. Petersburg borough employees and the local police department this month have been moving into the newly renovated municipal building on Nordic Drive and will be open for business at that site on Monday, February 27th. more

State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink escapements. Photo courtesy of Troy Thynes
Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more