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Assembly to consider budget changes and a ballot measure

dollar bills closeupThe Petersburg Borough Assembly will consider budget changes for fiscal year 2016 in a meeting Monday.

80 percent of PHS students in extracurricular activites

Jaime Cabral is Petersburg School District's Activities Director,The 2015-16 school year looks to be another full one for Petersburg School activities. Activities Director, Jaime Cabral, gives us a preview.

Road construction will continue until early fall

Road work will continue on Haugen Drive until the end of the summer. Photo/Angela DenningWork on the borough's sewer system parallels state improvements happening on two of the town's main roads.

PHS cross country looks promising as practice begins

Coaches Tom Thompson and Debby Eddy talk to the cross country runners July 29, the first day of practice. Photo/Angela DenningIt’s still July but Petersburg High School students have already begun preparing for this fall’s sports season.

B.C. tribal protest stops mine exploration, for now

Tahltan First Nation elders and other tribal members protest exploratory drilling at the Doubleview Hat prospect site. It's on a tributary of the Taku River. (Photo courtesy Tahltan Central Council)Developers of a mine on a Taku River tributary have stopped work after an on-site protest by a British Columbia tribal government. The Taku enters the ocean near Juneau.

Pink salmon catches remain below average

Pink salmon-ADF&GCatches of pink salmon in Southeast's seine fishery are below average but the run could also be very late.

Father, daughter meet after 49 years

karajimImagine meeting your father for the first time when you reached 49 years old. Imagine you just found out about your biological dad just days after saying goodbye to your adoptive father. That happened this spring for a woman from Provo, Utah who traveled to Petersburg, Alaska this month to meet her biological father.

Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Nick Corpela with Corpela Construction out of Hyder is creating phase two of the trail. Photo/Angela DenningIn a multi-year project, the Ravens Roost trail is currently in phase two.

The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

Cecelio Escatell takes break from work at the cannery to enjoy the Petersburg sunshshine.(Facebook)Meet Cecilio Escatell, a cannery worker at PFI this summer.

Petersburg’s community gym gets makeover

Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes stands near the newly surfaced community gym. Photo/Angela DenningThe gym in the Petersburg Recreation Center will reopen Monday after being resurfaced.