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Petersburg borough holds off on changing age restriction at rec center

The Petersburg borough is holding off on raising the age limit for unaccompanied kids at the community gym and pool. Parents have pushed back and asked the borough to take other steps to keep kids safe before making the age limit change. Petersburg’s borough assembly weighed in on the issue last Friday.

NTSB cites likely overloading, stability issues in Petersburg boat capsizing

The National Transportation Safety Board lists the probable cause of the July 25, 2018, capsizing of the Petersburg fish tender Pacific Knight as the captain's "inadequate assessment" of the boat's stability and risks related to vessel modifications, overloading and stability issues. The boat was tendering salmon in Bristol Bay last summer.

Clausen Museum to host Beth Flor solo art show

The Clausen Memorial Museum is hosting an artist’s reception Friday, August 16th from 5pm to 7pm for Beth Flor’s solo retrospective. The Petersburg painter will have around 60 works on display through August 30th.

Petersburg School District installs new security cameras

Petersburg School District has installed new security cameras in some areas inside and outside of the high school. The district is also considering purchasing unmanned cameras to stream live events from the gym and pool. These topics and more were discussed at the last school board meeting, Tuesday night.

Dunleavy signs off on $1,600 PFD, signs budget and signals a third special session – watch here

Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a bill Monday that provides permanent fund dividends of $1,600. He vetoed funding to reimburse municipalities for school construction debt, as well as to pay for Medicaid, and public broadcasting among other budget items. And he says he expects to call a third special session this fall, solely to pay another roughly $1,400 per Alaskan in PFDs.

Petersburg Borough Report

KFSK's New Monthly call-in program with Borough Administration - the last Thursday of each month, 12:30pm. listen to archive here

PMC Live, first Thursday of the month, 12:30pm on KFSK

KFSK news and the Petersburg Medical Center have started up a monthly show called “PMC Live.” It’s airs during Midday Magazine the first Thursday of each month. The program shines a light on different departments, new programs or initiatives at the medical center. Next program Thursday, September 5

CorvidEYE: Smokey celebrates 75 years

Families took photos with Smokey Bear at his 75th birthday party Saturday (8/19/19) at Sawmill Creek Campground (KCAW/ROSE) Smokey Bear celebrated his 75th birthday over the weekend at the newly refurbished Sawmill Creek...

Dunleavy vetoes ferry funding, Ocean Rangers, civil air patrol

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget announcement was accompanied by a 10-minute pre-recorded video address he streamed via social media. He took no questions. (Screenshot by Jacob Resneck/CoastAlaska) The legislature’s attempt to add...

Heutte withdraws candidacy

One of the candidates running for a term on the Ketchikan School Board has withdrawn his name from...

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