Author Archives: Angela Denning

Former teacher and new student connect in shop class

Former PHS shop teacher, Bill Neumann, current shop teacher, Dave Owens, and Sophomore shop student, Sebastian Davis stand next to the lathe machine in the high school shop. Photo/Angela DenningFormer PHS teacher, Bill Neumann and PHS Sophomore, Sebastian Davis may come from different generations but they share a common interest: creating something from scratch in shop class.

Marine life designs feature in another Petersburg debut solo show

kelliiwoodart3Another local artist opens her first solo show in Petersburg Friday, October 21st. Kellii Wood will be showing 22 drawings and paintings in India ink and acrylic paint.

40th annual Oktoberfest is this Saturday in Petersburg

Oktoberfest-logo-300x157The event, happening at the Community Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features over 50 vendors of handmade crafts and homemade food.

Hepatitis C cases on the rise in young adults in Alaska, Southeast

Southeast Alaska has seen a nearly 500 percent increase in the rate of young adults with Hepatitis C in the last five years. Hepatitis C is the most common chronic blood-borne infection in the U.S. An estimated three and a half million people are infected in the U.S.

Hunters break moose harvest record

A legal moose harvested this year lays in the back of a truck. Photo courtesy of ADF&GA total of 112 moose were harvested in the local hunt near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake despite a below average harvest on the Stikine River.

Petersburg to consider accepting state docks next month

The state dock at Papke's Landing is used by recreational boaters, commercial and sport fishing fleets and remote residents accessing homes in the area. (KFSK file photo)Petersburg’s borough assembly hopes to make some decisions about taking over three state-owned docks in the borough, possibly as soon as next month. The state Department of Transportation has offered to turn over the three remote facilities along with some money for maintenance work.

Petersburg high shop class demonstrates new safety saw

On the left, PHS sophomores Colby Spears and Joshua Coonrad (leaning over) prepare for a demonstration of the high school's new SawStop as shop teacher Dave Owens explains.The Petersburg High School shop class has a new table saw this year and it’s one designed for safety. Students on Friday videoed a test of the district’s new SawStop, installed in the woodworking shop in August.

PHS volleyball heads to seeding tournament after silver bracket win in Juneau

Petersburg High School’s varsity volleyball team won the silver bracket of the Juneau Jive tournament Friday and Saturday. PHS had losses to Mt. Edgecumbe and Juneau-Douglas in pool play. After pool play Petersburg coach Jaime Cabral said his team matched up against Sitka for a chance to make it into the gold bracket with the larger Southeast schools.

PHS wrestling opens season at home

Koren Sperl rides a Sitka opponent during a match Friday.Petersburg High School’s wrestling team started off their season with the only home meet of the year against all the other high school teams in Southeast visiting. Petersburg’s 15 wrestlers each had around five matches apiece between Friday and Saturday.

Kreiss-Tomkins and Finkenbinder take questions -broadcast on KFSK Thursday 6:30pm


State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and challenger, Sheila Finkenbinder and Senator Bert Stedman take student questions during a candidates forum at Sitka High School Monday, Oct. 17 … more