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Petersburg committee to look at where marijuana can be used

pot plantPetersburg is trying to figure out where marijuana use will and will not be allowed within the borough.

Beth Flor explores different subjects in new paintings

Beth Flor stands with a few paintings in her art show at Miele Gallery. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg painter, Beth Flor, continues her interest in light and shadow in her new art show. However, she also looks to old photographs for new inspiration.

Borough assembly pursues bags and carts for recycling

All cart customers would use 96 gallon blue recycling bins like these. Photo/Angela DenningThe Petersburg Borough Assembly will pursue having two recycling programs at once. The assembly voted Monday night to look into offering both bags and carts to customers.

5K Run-Walk to support those dealing with cancer

DSC01090-001A 5K run-walk in Petersburg this weekend looks to support individuals and families dealing with cancer and to honor loved ones who were lost to the disease.

Borough to consider using two recycling programs

Petersburg is planning to purchase blue recycling bins for household customers, to replace blue plastic bags currently used for curbside collection.The Petersburg Borough Assembly is set to consider a resolution that would run two curbside recycling programs at the same time, one for blue recycling bags and one for carts.

Petersburg hosts state’s first co-ed roller derby bout

PRR group photoCompetitive roller derby returns to Petersburg this weekend with two bouts hosted by Petersburg’s Ragnarok Rollers.

Petersburg School District anxiously awaits state budget

dollar bills closeupPetersburg School District could lose about $425,000 in state funding if things stay where they are.

Petersburg Public Health informs residents about STDs

Public Health Nurse Erin Michael holds a box of condoms at the Public Health Office in Petersburg.April is National STD Awareness month. The Public Health Office in Petersburg is trying to get the word out to the public of the importance of testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

Dozens of PHS students head to Music Fest

The PHS clarinet ensemble will be performing at Music Fest. Photo/Rosa LopezFifty-eight high school students along with their music director, Matt Lenhard, will be attending Southeast Alaska High School Music Fest this year. They leave today for Juneau.

School board to consider staff contracts

School District buildingPetersburg’s School Board will be getting an update on state funding and the kitchen remodeling project at a regular meeting tonight.