Southeast pols seek inclusion in pink salmon disaster request

Pink salmon spawn in a creek near Petersburg. (KFSK file photo)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 Democratic legislator answers questions on crime bill lobbying, state budget

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.

PHS volleyball second seed following Klawock tournament

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 guts mobile home in Petersburg

The mobile home at 16 South Fifth Street was gutted in Saturday night's fire.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.

Father and son team up to study glacier retreat near Petersburg

An ice chunk falling of Leconte Glacier causes a huge splash. Photo/Elliot NashOceanographer, 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.

Sitka state house challenger campaigns in Petersburg

sheilafinkenbinderPetersburg’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 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.