Southeast News

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.

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.

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.

Petersburg School District begins testing on-line

KITE testingPaper and pencil testing are becoming products of the past. Petersburg School District has implemented a new testing method that puts annual state testing all on-line.

Petersburg beats its warm winter record

Low snow can be seen at Crystal Lake Mountain.If you thought this past winter was warmer, wetter, and grayer than normal…well, you’re right. It was THE warmest winter on record for Petersburg. And it was one of the lowest snow years on record as well.

Southeast state forest plan out for public comment

KFSK file photoThe state of Alaska this month is taking public comment on a draft plan for managing the newly created 48-thousand acre Southeast state forest. It’s the third state forest in Alaska and much smaller than the other two state forests in the Tanana Valley and near Haines. The Southeast forest lands were set aside by the state legislature in 2010 and acreage was added the following year.

Petersburg raises short-term harbor fees, sets drive down dock price

drive down dock completePetersburg’s borough assembly Monday passed an increase in fees for transient and short term moorage in the borough’s three harbors. The harbor master and harbor board recommended the increase, which is meant to offset increasing costs of maintaining Petersburg’s docks and floats.

Petersburg OKs bonding for hydro dam raise

Photo from seapahydro.orgPetersburg elected officials this month signed off on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s proposal to take on more debt to finance a hydro-electric dam project near Ketchikan. SEAPA is planning to sell bonds to raise its dam at Swan Lake, one of two hydro plants the organization owns.