Southeast News

Hunters break moose harvest record

A legal moose harvested this year lays in the back of a truck. Photo courtesy of ADF&GA total of 112 moose were harvested in the local hunt near Petersburg, Wrangell, and Kake despite a below average harvest on the Stikine River.

Petersburg to consider accepting state docks next month

The state dock at Papke's Landing is used by recreational boaters, commercial and sport fishing fleets and remote residents accessing homes in the area. (KFSK file photo)Petersburg’s borough assembly hopes to make some decisions about taking over three state-owned docks in the borough, possibly as soon as next month. The state Department of Transportation has offered to turn over the three remote facilities along with some money for maintenance work.

Petersburg moves forward with harbor dredging study

harborsouthPetersburg’s borough assembly Monday voted to move forward with a dredging study for one of the local boat harbors. The borough will sign an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate the need for dredging and whether it makes sense for that federal agency to become a long-term partner on maintaining South Harbor.

Petersburg school sprinkler system repairs needed

Photo courtesy of the Petersburg School DistrictPetersburg’s school board Tuesday heard that some parts of the fire sprinkler system in the high school and middle school building need to be replaced. That was part of the report from the school’s maintenance department which also highlighted a new cafeteria space and some upgrades on the way for the Wright auditorium.

Petersburg residents request borough to stop land sale

This past January, Petersburg residents, Eric Castro and Angela Christensen pose by the petroglyphs at Sandy Beach. Photo/Angela DenningSome Petersburg residents are opposing the sale of some waterfront borough property near Sandy Beach because it’s close to Alaska Native artifacts and a local subsistence area.

Petersburg High School considers change in yoga pants dress code

highschoolbannersPetersburg school officials are talking with students about potentially relaxing the high school dress code to allow students to wear uncovered yoga pants and other leggings. Petersburg’s school board Tuesday heard an update on an ongoing discussion following a petition and protest by students over the issue last year.

Fisheries panel hears transboundary mine concerns

Those testifying at a legislative hearing Wednesday said the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings dam break is an example of what could happen to Southeast rivers. (Photo courtesy B.C. Ministry of Mines)Tribal leaders, scientists, fishermen and community members warned a legislative committee Wednesday of the consequences of a cross-border mining disaster.

Petersburg assembly denies waterfront dwelling appeal

The Menish warehouse at 710 South Nordic Drive is next to Petersburg's cold storage and the state float plane dock. Menish was hoping to add a bed and breakfast or rental apartment in the building.A property owner won’t be able to build additional residential dwelling space into a warehouse on Petersburg’s waterfront. That’s after Petersburg’s borough assembly Friday morning voted to deny an appeal of a Planning and Zoning Commission decision.

Petersburg drug panel focuses on solutions

A panel of health, professions. law enforcement and former drug users answered questions at Petersburg's Wright Auditorium Wednesday, September 28th. From left, Mark Tuccillo, Susan Ohmer, Erica Worhatch, Rashele Wilsonoff, Casey DenAdel, Kate Einerson, Kalin Rosse, Jack Schmidt and Kelly Swihart.Community members in Petersburg late last month continued an ongoing discussion about the problems of substance abuse locally. A panel of law enforcement officials, former drug users and health professionals answered questions on the scope of the heroin and opiate problem in Petersburg and ways to help.

77 moose harvested so far in local hunt

Joe Willis of Petersburg sits with the legal moose he caught in the local moose hunt. Photo courtesy of ADF&GThe moose hunt near Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake has seen an above average harvest so far.