Governor Bill Walker decided Wednesday to include Southeast Alaska’s pink salmon into a request for a federal disaster declaration.
Petersburg quilters have awarded 12 quilts so far to local veterans in the project, Quilts of Valor. Their goal is to make 100 for all local veterans in town.
State politicians are asking the Governor to include Southeast in the state’s requests for pink salmon disaster relief. The Walker administration is already seeking federal disaster declarations for commercial pink salmon fisheries in Prince William Sound, Kodiak, Chignik and the Lower Cook Inlet.
Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins is facing a challenger from his hometown in the race to represent House district 35. The district includes Petersburg, Angoon, Hoonah, Kake, Pelican, Craig, Klawock and northern Prince of Wales Island communities.
Oceanographer, Jonathan Nash continues research at Leconte Glacier near Petersburg for clues as to how fast melting ice could affect sea levels all over the world. And this time he brought his drone-flying 12-year-old son.
Petersburg’s representative in the Alaska House next year will be someone from Sitka, either the 27-year old Democrat who holds the seat, or his 70-year-old Republican challenger.
Former PHS teacher, Bill Neumann and PHS Sophomore, Sebastian Davis may come from different generations but they share a common interest: creating something from scratch in shop class.
The event, happening at the Community Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features over 50 vendors of handmade crafts and homemade food.
A 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’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.