Fish and Game worker treated following Stikine River shotgun incident

A view from the sand dunes of the Stikine River mouth near Wrangell (KFSK file photo)An employee with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from Petersburg was treated for a shotgun wound last week following an incident on the Stikine River involving another department employee.

Petersburg’s “purple librarian” passes away at 100

ruthsandvik5Ruth W. Sandvik passed away July 29 in Seattle’s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth, 100 years old, fractured her hip at her assisted living in Petersburg then was air evacuated to Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. After a successful operation she suffered a stroke and didn’t ever fully recover.

Petersburg resident takes reading to the street

Jo Ann Day hold her cat, Bella, next to her lending library. Photo/Angela DenningJo Ann Day built a little blue library in her front yard to encourage book sharing.

Only 5 running for 19 borough positions so far

Petersburg's sole precinct is in the Community Building. Photo/Angela DenningThe deadline to file for elected office is Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. The necessary paperwork can be picked up at the borough office and is also on the borough’s website.

Seiners turn in early after weak pink harvest

Despite a one-day seining opening, Petersburg's South Harbor is full of boats, many with their nets removed. (Photo/Abbey Collins)The pink salmon season in Southeast is supposed to be peaking right now. Instead, the run is actually slowing, harvests have been poor, and as KFSK’s Abbey Collins reports from Petersburg, many fishermen are wrapping up the season early.

Petersburg School District using less fuel and electricity

Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter sits with school board members Cheryl File and Sarah Holmgrain at a meeting Aug. 9, 2016The Stedman Elementary School renovation in 2014 and restructuring at the middle and high school has cut costs to the school district the last few years.

Borough seeks more local comment on spraying pesticides

This image is part of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's Supplemental on Aquatic Pest Control.The State has issued a notice of pesticide spraying. The Petersburg Borough Assembly is sending a letter to the State asking for a comment period extension and a public hearing in Petersburg.

Preserving the history of Alaska’s canned seafood

Canned salmon label courtesy of Karen HofstadThere used to be hundreds of canneries all along Alaska's coast line. The first ones opened in 1878 in Sikta and Klawock.

Senator Stedman talks about State budget crisis

Sen. Bert Stedman speaks on the floor of the Alaska Senate, Feb. 10, 2014. (Photo by Skip Gray/Gavel Alaska)Stedman is running unopposed for Senate District R.

Former Petersburg mayor, Al Dwyer, dies at 74

13920961_10209083855392272_8437492584438196037_nAl Dwyer was known as a community volunteer and "a good guy".