Earlier this month, the U.S. Forest service celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act with a picnic celebration at the Three Lakes Shelter near Petersburg. Abbey Collins made the trip out the road to see science, history and community come together in the woods.
Nearly 200 passengers were stranded in Petersburg this week, after a mechanical issue on one of Southeast Alaska’s main ferries caused it to stall there Wednesday morning.
One of Southeast Alaska’s ferries stalled near Petersburg on Wednesday. The southbound Columbia ferry arrived in Petersburg early this morning and was scheduled to depart shortly after, but an unexpected delay left the boat parked in town all day.
Over 100 boaters visited town in Nordhavn yachts to share tricks of the trade and talk about what it takes to live aboard.
The Petersburg borough assembly approved the ballot question in response to a citizens initiative that gathered enough signatures for a vote. The question would ask voters if all sales and importation of marijuana should be illegal, including cultivation and testing.
Well child checkups are limited to children six and under. People over 29 can longer get immunizations, STD checks or birth control although there are a few exceptions.
As shrinking finances are felt throughout the state, KFSK is taking a closer look at how people and agencies are affected locally. Earlier this month the Alaska Court System began taking steps to bring down operating costs in anticipation of significant budget cuts. Abbey Collins stopped by the Petersburg Trial Court to see how limited hours and trimmed employee salaries are playing out here.
434 petition signatures were checked over and certified. Petitioners only needed 104 signatures to get the issue before voters.
A man who’s headed up two different churches here in Petersburg, flown float planes and done the midnight shift as a local cop has moved out of town this summer. Pastor Mike Schwarte left the Petersburg Lutheran Church and moving with his family to be near Auburn University in Alabama. The 54-year-old Schwarte was a Catholic priest for five years covering churches in Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake and flying a float plane back and forth between the towns. He also worked as a float plane pilot and wore a badge for the Petersburg Police Department.
The Sitka representative says it's not likely lawmakers will come to an agreement on a sustainable fiscal plan.