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One race in Petersburg’s October election

voteheresignVoters have just one contested race this October in Petersburg when it comes to candidates for local office. Tuesday, August 23 was the filing deadline for candidates for 19 available seats on the borough assembly and other elected boards and commissions. 15 people filed the paperwork in time to run for one of those seats and the other positions remain vacant and could be filled later by appointment.

Two sentenced for Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg

Two of three men involved in a Christmas Eve burglary in Petersburg were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, August 23. 27-year-old Taylor Homer and 21-year-old Anthony Sainz both appeared in separate hearings before superior court judge William Carey at the Petersburg court house Tuesday. The men were accused of breaking into a warehouse at Hungerford Hill, south of downtown Petersburg, and stealing a pickup truck, tires, tools and nine guns on Christmas Eve of 2015.

German students explore Alaska through summer Rotary exchange

Svea, Vilja and Jillian went on a glacier tour near Petersburg.  (photo/Bridget Wittstock)
Svea, Vilja and Jillian went on a glacier tour near Petersburg.  (photo/Bridget Wittstock)

Svea, Vilja and Jillian went on a glacier tour near Petersburg. (photo/Bridget Wittstock)

One Petersburg high school student spent part of her summer in Germany this year. Then, she brought … more

Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident

A view from the sand dunes of the Stikine River mouth near Wrangell (KFSK file photo)An employee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Petersburg was treated for a shotgun wound last week following an incident on the Stikine River involving another department employee.

Petersburg’s “purple librarian” passes away at 100

ruthsandvik5Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover.

Community Fun Day promises duck race, pie eating, egg toss and more

Artwork by Chatem DenAdelPetersburg is invited to get outside for games, food, and general fun this weekend. Saturday’s community fun day happens near the grade school and will include KFSK’s Kiddie Carnival, the money pile, a pie-eating contest, and much more. Abbey Collins reports:

Petersburg resident takes reading to the street

Jo Ann Day hold her cat, Bella, next to her lending library. Photo/Angela DenningJo Ann Day built a little blue library in her front yard to encourage book sharing.

Only 5 running for 19 borough positions so far

Petersburg's sole precinct is in the Community Building. Photo/Angela DenningThe deadline to file for elected office is Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. The necessary paperwork can be picked up at the borough office and is also on the borough’s website.

Seiners turn in early after weak pink harvest

Despite a one-day seining opening, Petersburg's South Harbor is full of boats, many with their nets removed. (Photo/Abbey Collins)The pink salmon season in Southeast is supposed to be peaking right now. Instead, the run is actually slowing, harvests have been poor, and as KFSK’s Abbey Collins reports from Petersburg, many fishermen are wrapping up the season early.

Petersburg School District using less fuel and electricity

Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter sits with school board members Cheryl File and Sarah Holmgrain at a meeting Aug. 9, 2016The Stedman Elementary School renovation in 2014 and restructuring at the middle and high school has cut costs to the school district the last few years.