Local News

Effort ongoing for children with developmental disabilities

Educators and service providers in Petersburg are spreading the word about Childfind, a free service to identify and help children with developmental disabilities. Local parents with questions or concerns about a child’s development can find out more information with several people and agencies in the community. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Bridget Wittstock, special education coordinator with the Petersburg school district and Peggy Floro, a developmental specialist with the REACH infant learning program about Childfind.

For iFriendly audio, click here:
Parents with children up to age three can call Floro at REACH at 772-3488 or for children ages 3 to 21 call Witstock at the school district at 772-4271.

Recent News

Southeast candidates suggest a range of state budget fixes

Bob Sivertsen, Sheila Finkenbinder, Bert Stedman, Sam Kito III and Dan Ortiz
Candidates for state office representing Southeast Alaska presented a wide range of approaches to fixing the state’s multi-billion dollar budget crisis in September. Ideas ranged from use of Permanent Fund earnings, to an income tax, to more budget cuts, to harvesting natural resources. more

PHS girls first, boys fourth at cross country regions

The region champ PHS cross country team from left, Shlya Cook, Eva Lenhard, Meghyn Parker, Kayliegh Eddy, Erin Pfundt, Julia Murph, and Melanie Chase (Photo courtesy of PHS cross country)
Petersburg High School girls cross country team took first place at the region meet in Sitka Saturday, nabbing four of the top five spots. Sitka came in second in the girls race, followed by Mt. Edgecumbe. more