Local News

Group considers senior, disabled transportation needs

A new, local group is hoping to improve transportation options for seniors and disabled people in Petersburg. One option is to pursue grant money for a new wheelchair-accessible van at Mountain View Manor Assisted living – one that would be similar to the van now in use at Petersburg Medical Center. This week at the Manor, the group held its first meeting at to hear about transportation concerns for disabled residents throughout town. To find out more, Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Petersburg Economic Development Council Director Liz Cabrera is helping to organize the effort.

Recent News

Humpback resighting record coincides with debate over delisting

Old Timer's Flukes captured from the deck of the M/V Northern Song on July 12th. (Jim Nahmens/Nature's Spirit Photography)
Whale researchers in Southeast Alaska have broken the record for the longest re-sighting of a humpback whale. The whale’s re-sighting on July 12th in the waters outside Petersburg interacts with a fierce debate within the conservation community over the future status of these mighty marine mammals. more

Borough one step closer to getting exemption question on ballot

Police Chief Kelly Swihart holds one of the new portable radio (left) and the old one. Photo/Angela Denning
The Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday gave the final approval to an ordinance that changes the fiscal year 2016 budget. more