PMHS plans for new facility
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Petersburg Mental Health Services is planning for a new facility. This week, the Borough Assembly agreed to send a letter of support for non-profit counseling center’s legislative funding request.
PMHS was established in 1993 with two employees. One of them was Director Susan Ohmer who says there are now 12 full-time staff members and several part-timers. Last year, according to Ohmer, they served 220 clients, assisted client’s family members and responded to psychiatric emergencies for people who were not in regular counseling.
Ohmer says PMHS has outgrown its offices on the second floor of the Wells Fargo Building and the organization wants to find a suitable building to buy and renovate. She spoke with Matt Lichtenstein:
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The Alaska Supreme Court may have a decision in the next month or two on the boundaries of the Petersburg borough.
The size of the new municipality has been up in the air since it was approved by area residents in December of 2012. That’s because the city and borough Juneau sought to annex some of the same land on the northern end of the proposed Petersburg borough. A superior court ruled in Petersburg’s favor last year and Juneau appealed that ruling to the state’s highest court. more
Petersburg High School volleyball has earned a berth in the state tournament with a first place finish at the Region Five 2A tournament in Skagway last weekend. The Vikings beat Metlakatla once and Craig twice to secure the region title. Joe Viechnicki spoke with coach Jaime Cabral about the tournament and his team. more