School and public-health officials are warning Petersburg residents about pertussis, also known as whooping cough.
Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation.
With a new U.S. Congress convening, Alaska’s Congressional Delegation has reintroduced a bill that would trade federal land for land owned by Alaska Mental Health Trust – including Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain and land near homes in Petersburg.
Petersburg High School basketball teams won four of four games against Haines. Both coaches are looking forward to a good season.
Petersburg School Board is looking for ways to offset the loss of future Secure Rural School Funding. The federal program is in place to help schools and communities near national forests.
The renovated municipal building will double the size of the police department space. Police Chief Kelly Swihart says the area will be more secure.
The Petersburg School District receives about $600,000 from Secure Rural School funding through the borough.
In a mail-in election Whale Pass voters showed strong support for becoming a second class city.
Petersburg High School basketball teams open up conference play in Southeast Alaska Monday in Haines after four games at a tournament in Anchorage. Both boys and girls teams return some experienced players from last year’s state champion and runner up squads.
A Sitka-based hatchery organization has been granted approval for a new remote release site for chum salmon in Thomas Bay on the mainland near Petersburg. The hatchery chums, traditionally released closer to Sitka, could be an early season opportunity for commercial seiners and gillnetters. But the location has been a concern for commercial trollers and sport fishermen.