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Petersburg and Kenai schools first in AK to meet “HealthierUS” criteria

Two Alaska school districts are getting some national recognition. Schools in Petersburg and Kenai are the first in Alaska to receive certification in a federal program aimed at providing kids with healthier meals and more exercise. Matt Lichtenstein stopped by Petersburg’s elementary school lunchroom to find out more:

Petersburg City Schools Food Service Director Carlee Wells and some of her happy customers at Stedman Elementary School.

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Farm brings fresh goat milk by skiff to Petersburg

Victor and Tabitha Nelson and their daughter tend to some of their over 30 goats on their farm at Point Agassiz on the mainland north of Petersburg.
Buying fresh dairy produce in Southeast Alaska isn’t easy. The rugged, mountainous landscape doesn’t lend itself well to farming. Now, though, a farming couple near Petersburg are trying to change the way people consume milk in town. For the past year they’ve been selling raw milk processed by their own heard of dairy goats. But producing and selling dairy products in Southeast Alaska provides its own unique set of challenges. more

Scientists discover the cause of Baird Glacier’s extreme outburst flooding

This aerial view of the Baird Glacier terminus shows recent flooding. Photo/USFS
Scientists now have a better idea about what caused the outburst flooding at Baird Glacier near Petersburg at the end of September. But as Angela Denning reports, it’s hard for them to know how it affects the surrounding ocean and … more