Ravens Roost Trail closed for phase two remodel

Nick Corpela with Corpela Construction out of Hyder is creating phase two of the trail. Photo/Angela DenningIn a multi-year project, the Ravens Roost trail is currently in phase two.

The Cannery Tales: Cecilio Escatell

Cecelio Escatell takes break from work at the cannery to enjoy the Petersburg sunshshine.(Facebook)Meet Cecilio Escatell, a cannery worker at PFI this summer.

Petersburg’s community gym gets makeover

Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes stands near the newly surfaced community gym. Photo/Angela DenningThe gym in the Petersburg Recreation Center will reopen Monday after being resurfaced.

Petersburg voters to elect 20 positions

The Petersburg School District has three seats open on its board.This fall's municipal election will ask Petersburg voters to elect 20 positions for the borough, school district, hospital and library.

Cuts to State Troopers threaten community jails

Kelly Swihart, Petersburg's Chief of Police, stands in front of one of the cells in the community jail. (Joe Sykes)Budget cuts to state troopers are taking place all over Alaska. But in small Southeast communities, like Petersburg, it’s a double whammy. That’s because community jails are also taking a big hit. And the two are inextricably linked.

Local assembly tells state the ferry system is vital

ferrycolumbia1The Petersburg Borough Assembly tells the state that the ferry system is vital to commerce.

Petersburg Borough to buy new street sweeper

The borough's old street sweeper has had maintenance issues. according to Public Works Director, Karl Hagerman. Photo/Angela DenningThe Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday approved the purchase of a new street sweeper for $213,811.

Renovation work begins on remote Forest Service trail near Petersburg

The lower falls at Cascade Creek are a short hike from the trail head near Thomas Bay.A popular hiking trail on the mainland near Petersburg is getting some major renovation work this summer. The Cascade Creek trail, in Thomas Bay on the mainland about 16 miles northeast of Petersburg, will see reconstruction of about one half mile of the trail’s four mile length.

The Cannery Tales: Deontea Vickers-Idrisov

Deontea Vickers-Idrisov on her lunch break after a morning's work in the PFI cannery. (Joe Sykes)Today we meet Deontea Vickers Idrisov. She’s a 48-year-old paralegal chef from Santa Monica, California. She sat down and talked to KFSK’s Joe Sykes about her husband, her love of Alaska and how she just can’t remember anybody's name.

Southeast’s early pink salmon returns good but not great

A record-setting run of pink salmon flooded into Southeast Alaska creeks in the summer of 2013.This year’s return of pink salmon in Southeast Alaska has started off slower than 2013’s record-setting harvest, the parents of this year’s pinks. About a month into the purse seine season but still weeks before the peak, some pink salmon are starting to show up in the commercial seine catches.