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Getting “Kindergarten-Ready” with language

Parents can get some help preparing their young children for kindergarten during a workshop tonight at Stedman Elementary in Petersburg. This is the second of three Kindergarten-ready workshops the district is holding this year and tonight’s focus is language. Local educators are encouraging parents with kids from a zero to seven-years-old to take part. Matt Lichtenstein spoke with Elementary School special education teacher Barb Marifern:
The Kindergarten-ready workshop takes place tonight (2/21) from 6 to 7:30 in the Elementary School library. There will be pizza and free childcare at the Petersburg Children’s Center.

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Meetings planned on Tongass wilderness near Wrangell, Petersburg

A waterfall on Portage Mountain in the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island. (KFSK file photo)
The Sitka Conservation Society and U.S. Forest Service are holding meetings this week on two wilderness areas near Wrangell and Petersburg. The conservation group is hoping to hear observations on use and conditions in the Stikine-Leconte wilderness near Wrangell and the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck wilderness on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg. more

SE Dungeness crabbers see full-length summer, fall seasons

Commercial Dungeness crabbers have a full two-month summer and two-month fall season for most of Southeast Alaska again this year. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the summer season would continue through August 15 and a fall season is planned for October and November. The season length is set based on the catch from the first week of fishing. Crabbing opened on June 15th. more