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Four Petersburg artists to show work in Anchorage

Wet Meadow Stream, oil painting by Beth FlorThe Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund requested the art pieces owned by the Clausen Museum.

PHS track teams take 3rd in Ketchikan

Coach Brad Taylor tries to stay dry at the Ketchikan track meet. Photo/Debyy EddyPetersburg beat larger 4A teams from Juneau and Ketchikan in the invitational meet. Several runners beat their personal records.

Borough offices open for business in new building

Stacy Lohr sits at the desk of the borough's new finance office in the second floor of the Hallingstad-Peratrovich building. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg borough offices will be in the second floor of the Hallingstad-Peratrovich building for about a year while the old municipal building is renovated.

Fallen tree in Ketchikan takes out power in Petersburg

Kim Whalen sent KRBD radio in Ketchikan this photo of downed power lines in the Ward Cove area.Petersburg's power was out for two hours this morning from a tree falling into power lines near Ketchikan. Power was also out in Wrangell and Ketchikan.

PHS music makers get high ratings at regional event

editedHundreds of high schoolers from around Southeast recently gathered in Ketchikan for Music Fest. Petersburg’s concert band, jazz band, and concert choir were recognized for the quality of their performances by earning superior ratings.

Antique fire trucks in Petersburg get road ready

Jack Slaght points to the engine he overhauled in the 1928 Model A fire truck. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg resident, Jack Slaght, has been spending the last few years making two fire trucks--from1928 and 1936--like new again.

Cancer surivors celebrated, loved ones remembered in 5K Run-Walk

This rosemaled hanging mitten bowl was donated by The Muskeg Maleriers. It will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for Beat the Odds.The Circle of Life 5K Run-Walk will start at Sandy Beach Park at 9 a.m. Saturday and head out on Cabin Creek road before returning back to the park.

Science club starts up for Petersburg middle school

Joni Johnson instructs Chase Lister and Rose Lane on dissecting squid. Photo/Angela DenningInstructors hope the club will serve as a feeder program into the high school's National Ocean Science Bowl team.

City Creek and Hungry Point trails to get upgrades

Petersburg Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes holds plans for two trail expansion projects this summer. Photo/Angela DenningThe Hungry Point trail will be expanded by about a half a mile and the start of the City Creek trail will be redone.

9 PHS students participate in Skagway’s Art Fest

Petersburg High School students in Skagway for Art Fest with teacher, Ashley Lohr. Photo courtesy of Ashley LohrNine Petersburg high schoolers make art in Skagway with 80 other students from Southeast.