Susan Ohmer, Executive Director of Petersburg Mental Health Services, was awarded a four month sabbatical through the Rasmuson Foundation.
Petersburg High School basketball teams won four of four games against Haines. Both coaches are looking forward to a good season.
Petersburg School Board is looking for ways to offset the loss of future Secure Rural School Funding. The federal program is in place to help schools and communities near national forests.
The renovated municipal building will double the size of the police department space. Police Chief Kelly Swihart says the area will be more secure.
The Petersburg School District receives about $600,000 from Secure Rural School funding through the borough.
In a mail-in election Whale Pass voters showed strong support for becoming a second class city.
A Sitka-based hatchery organization has been granted approval for a new remote release site for chum salmon in Thomas Bay on the mainland near Petersburg. The hatchery chums, traditionally released closer to Sitka, could be an early season opportunity for commercial seiners and gillnetters. But the location has been a concern for commercial trollers and sport fishermen.
Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday moved ahead with a program that could offer paving for some roads in the community, if neighborhoods agree to pay the cost of that paving.
Petersburg’s Fish and Game Advisory Committee might try again to propose a fall hunt for brown bears on the islands around Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake. The committee this month discussed ways to convince the state Board of Game to look more favorably on the proposal.
The Petersburg police department has nine police officers with the new hires. Another hire coming in February will fully staff the officer positions.