The legal battle continues over a demolished home on Wrangell Avenue in Petersburg. The structure was taken down in 2014 after the borough declared it a dangerous home. The owners of the home are appealing last year’s court ruling in favor of the Petersburg borough and have filed another suit challenging borough staff visits to the property in preparation for demolition.
Without any challenger for his seat this October, Petersburg borough mayor Mark Jensen will be continuing on in that role for another three years. The 60-year-old welder and commercial fisherman has been mayor of the borough since the start of the new expanded municipality in January of 2013. Before that he served on the council for the city of Petersburg and filled in for as city mayor when needed.
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.
Ruth 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.
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.
There used to be hundreds of canneries all along Alaska's coast line. The first ones opened in 1878 in Sikta and Klawock.
One of Petersburg’s four main fish processors is back in business after halting operations for part of the summer. Trident Seafood employees are returning to work after the location was closed to fishermen earlier in the season.
Stedman is running unopposed for Senate District R.
Al Dwyer was known as a community volunteer and "a good guy".
It wasn’t record breaking. But a nearly 400 pound halibut caught by local fishermen near Petersburg over the weekend was still pretty darn huge. Abbey Collins visited the boat that made the catch on Sunday as it was hauled up to be processed.