Moose Lodge and KFSK hosting a Tailgate Party at the Moose Thursday, Oct. 8, 6pm
Menu includes Butterflied Pork Sandwiches, Onion Potatoes and Salad - $18
Voters head to the polls Tuesday, October 6 in Petersburg and will be deciding one ballot measure and one contested race for harbor board. As of 11:30 a.m., 95 people had voted at the polls in the community gym activity room. Another 92 borough residents had voted absentee by yesterday’s deadline. Add those together and the turnout for this election so far is 187 people. That’s just over seven percent of the 2,631 registered voters in the Petersburg borough. The polls are open until 8 p.m. at the community gym activity room, a different location past years.
The Petersburg High School girls cross country team finished in fourth place among smaller schools at the state meet at Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The girls team came in fourth behind teams from Homer, Grace Christian and Anchorage Christian, all 3A schools. Team titles are only awarded to the top 4A schools and the top schools among the 1A-2A and 3A conference combined.
Commercial crabbers are out fishing again this month for Dungeness crab in Southeast Alaska. The numbers are in for the summer crab fishery and it looks like it was a pretty average season.
Sixth graders were in Petersburg’s Middle Harbor Thursday morning checking for an invasive species that has shown up on the waterfront not too far away in Sitka. So far students have not seen any sign yet of the marine animal nicknamed D Vex here.
Buying fresh dairy produce in Southeast Alaska isn’t easy. The rugged, mountainous landscape doesn’t lend itself well to farming. Now, though, a farming couple near Petersburg are trying to change the way people consume milk in town. For the past year they’ve been selling raw milk processed by their own heard of dairy goats. But producing and selling dairy products in Southeast Alaska provides its own unique set of challenges.
This aerial view of the Baird Glacier terminus shows recent flooding. Photo/USFS
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Petersburg residents will likely be seeing some reduced hours and fewer staffers in borough departments over the next few years. Petersburg’s borough manager is directing department heads to look for … more
It’s halfway through the month-long moose hunting season near Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake and hunters have killed 54 bull moose so far. The season opened September 15 and the first week of hunting saw 35 moose harvested from the islands and mainland in central Southeast Alaska. Seven of those in the first week did not meet the state’s requirements for antler configuration. The harvest during the second week was 19 bull moose, with no illegal animals checked into the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
New polling location this year: vote in the Community Center Activities Room
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