State politicians are asking the Governor to include Southeast in the state’s requests for pink salmon disaster relief. The Walker administration is already seeking federal disaster declarations for commercial pink salmon fisheries in Prince William Sound, Kodiak, Chignik and the Lower Cook Inlet.
Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is facing a challenger from his hometown in the race to represent House district 35. The district includes Petersburg, Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Pelican, Craig, Klawock and northern Prince of Wales Island communities.
The Craig High School volleyball team grabbed the inside track on the top seed for Southeast 2A volleyball last week, beating Petersburg in five games Friday morning. The region’s small schools were playing in Klawock in the first of two tournaments that will determine seeding at the regional tournament this fall.
Fire destroyed a mobile home on south Fifth Street in Petersburg Saturday night but no one was injured in the blaze.
The police department received the call around midnight on Saturday, October 22nd. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded with two engines and an ambulance crew, about 10 volunteers in all.
Oceanographer, Jonathan Nash continues research at Leconte Glacier near Petersburg for clues as to how fast melting ice could affect sea levels all over the world. And this time he brought his drone-flying 12-year-old son.
Petersburg’s representative in the Alaska House next year will be someone from Sitka, either the 27-year old Democrat who holds the seat, or his 70-year-old Republican challenger.
Former 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.
Another 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.
The event, happening at the Community Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features over 50 vendors of handmade crafts and homemade food.
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.