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Petersburg is one of the nation’s busiest fish ports

seineboat editedPetersburg is among three Southeast ports landed some of last year’s largest volumes of seafood in the U.S., according to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report released Wednesday.

Petersburg poker tourney raises more money for cancer care

annabellechipsPoker players in Petersburg gathered earlier this month to raise money for cancer care, treatment and training, all in the memory of a longtime resident and avid poker player. The third annual Annabelle’s Annual Poker Tournament was Sunday, October 9th at the Tides Inn.

Southeast included in pink salmon relief request

Pink salmon-ADF&GGovernor Bill Walker decided Wednesday to include Southeast Alaska’s pink salmon into a request for a federal disaster declaration.

Petersburg volunteers sew quilts for veterans

Carol Kandoll sits next to a Quilt of Valor at the quilt show in the Petersburg High School lobby, Oct. 22. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg quilters have awarded 12 quilts so far to local veterans in the project, Quilts of Valor. Their goal is to make 100 for all local veterans in town.

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.