Local News

Fourth festivities in full swing

Fireworks! Log rolling! A money pile! Those are only some of the events at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Petersburg. Other activities include some traditional favorites, like street games and ducky races. But there are some new events and variations this year, too. Robbie Feinberg spoke with Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes and supervisor Jody Forgey about some of those new activities.


Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes spray-painting a truck for the Fourth of July “Car Bash”

The events start at 7 a.m. Thursday and last throughout the day. KFSK will have its own Kiddie Carnival in a new location this year, the First Bank parking lot. The Humane Association’s Strut Your Mutt competition will be held at 11 a.m. And you can also check out the annual fireworks celebration tomorrow night at 11 p.m. at the ball fields.

Here’s a full schedule of the events:

Recent News

Renovated municipal building opens in Petersburg

newmunientrance4
City hall has received a major facelift. Petersburg borough employees and the local police department this month have been moving into the newly renovated municipal building on Nordic Drive and will be open for business at that site on Monday, February 27th. more

State cuts bring changes to SE commercial fisheries

This super cub at Eliza Lake allows biologists to track pink escapements. Photo courtesy of Troy Thynes
Commercial fisheries in Southeast Alaska have survived two years of state budget cuts but not without some changes. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Commercial Fisheries has cut some positions, ended some monitoring programs, and found some new funding sources. more