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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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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

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