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.

Petersburg Public Health informs residents about STDs

Public Health Nurse Erin Michael holds a box of condoms at the Public Health Office in Petersburg.April is National STD Awareness month. The Public Health Office in Petersburg is trying to get the word out to the public of the importance of testing for sexually transmitted diseases.

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.

School board to consider staff contracts

School District buildingPetersburg’s School Board will be getting an update on state funding and the kitchen remodeling project at a regular meeting tonight.

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.

Juneau acting group brings Henry V to Petersburg

Henry V and Company are introduced by the play's Chorus. Photo courtesy of Carl BrodersenA Juneau theater group is coming to Petersburg this weekend to bring Shakespeare’s Henry V to the stage. Theater in the Rough will perform the play on Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at the Wright Auditorium.