Southeast included in pink salmon relief request

Pink salmon-ADF&GGovernor Bill Walker decided Wednesday to include Southeast Alaska’s pink salmon into a request for a federal disaster declaration.

Petersburg volunteers sew quilts for veterans

Carol Kandoll sits next to a Quilt of Valor at the quilt show in the Petersburg High School lobby, Oct. 22. Photo/Angela DenningPetersburg 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.

Southeast pols seek inclusion in pink salmon disaster request

Pink salmon spawn in a creek near Petersburg. (KFSK file photo)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 Democratic legislator answers questions on crime bill lobbying, state budget

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.

Father and son team up to study glacier retreat near Petersburg

An ice chunk falling of Leconte Glacier causes a huge splash. Photo/Elliot NashOceanographer, 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.

Sitka state house challenger campaigns in Petersburg

sheilafinkenbinderPetersburg’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 teacher and new student connect in shop class

Former PHS shop teacher, Bill Neumann, current shop teacher, Dave Owens, and Sophomore shop student, Sebastian Davis stand next to the lathe machine in the high school shop. Photo/Angela DenningFormer 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.

40th annual Oktoberfest is this Saturday in Petersburg

Oktoberfest-logo-300x157The event, happening at the Community Center 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., features over 50 vendors of handmade crafts and homemade food.

Hunters break moose harvest record

A legal moose harvested this year lays in the back of a truck. Photo courtesy of ADF&GA 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 to consider accepting state docks next month

The state dock at Papke's Landing is used by recreational boaters, commercial and sport fishing fleets and remote residents accessing homes in the area. (KFSK file photo)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.