Petersburg saw a thrilling municipal election, with many contested races — from the Library Board, to the Public Safety Board, and all the way up to the Borough Assembly. Just over a third of the island’s population turned out to vote, with 1,250 ballots cast.
The Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association announced on the morning of October 3rd that they were awarded $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy. The new funding is intended to steer the commercial fleet away from their old diesel engines.
Petersburg’s Hospital Board heard public testimony at its meeting on September 28th about its pilot childcare program. As the programming wraps up its first year, it’s scheduled to go under review by the Hospital Board.
The Petersburg area saw a record-breaking amount of rain in late September, and mariners and pilots passing through a remote area are seeing the consequences: a landslide in LeConte Bay is spilling timber into an area with high boat traffic.
The Petersburg Mitkof Middle School’s cross-country program started as a small club about a decade ago. It’s now enormously popular, with kids joining for all different reasons. But they seem to agree on one thing: Joe Viecknicki is a great coach.
KFSK partnered with the Petersburg Pilot to host a Hospital Board Candidate Forum on September 20th. All five contenders participated. They weighed in on everything from the new hospital project to… the New World Order.
PMC September Meeting Agenda available here,
KFSK live broadcast coverage of Petersburg Medical Center includes the monthly call-in program, “PMC Live” first Thursday of each month, 12:30pm, and monthly PMC Board meetings broadcast the 4th Thursday of each month, 5:30pm.