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Two trucks collide on South Nordic Dr.

Petersburg emergency personnel responded to a two-vehicle wreck on South Nordic Drive Friday morning. There were no major injuries but the trucks were damaged.

Petersburg committee supports extending local deer hunt seasons

Deer hunters around Petersburg could see a longer season under a pair of proposals before the state’s Board of Game next month. At a meeting earlier this month, Petersburg’s Fish and Game advisory committee voted to support longer hunting seasons but wasn’t unanimous on the change.

Petersburg hospital holds shooter drill

Police officers swarmed into Petersburg Medical Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday as some staff left the building. It was all part of a training session on how the hospital would respond to a shooter at the facility. Staffers assembled nearby at a rally point and reviewed what worked and what didn’t while police went through the medical center and tested other staff barricaded in place.

Archer seeks to expand deer hunt area behind Petersburg

The state’s Board of Game meets in Petersburg next month to decide on proposed changes to hunting and trapping regulations for Southeast. Among the proposed changes is one to expand the area for an archery deer hunt behind Petersburg. The local Fish and Game Advisory committee supported the proposal at a meeting this month but recommended a change because of safety concerns.

Petersburg schools’ kitchen renovations finalized

Petersburg School Board approved a $1.47 million contract for renovating the kitchen at the elementary school and building the first ever kitchen at the middle and high school. The unanimous vote came at a board meeting Tuesday night.

PMC Live, physical therapy at Petersburg Medical Center

KFSK news and the Petersburg Medical Center have started up a monthly show called “PMC Live.” It’s during Midday Magazine on the first Thursday of each month, 12:20pm. The program shines a light on different departments, new programs or initiatives at the medical center. December's program was with PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter and physical therapists Bradee Axmaker and Marina Kempe. Next program Thursday, Jan. 3rd

Holiday stress can exacerbate domestic violence, advocates say

The Choose Respect campaign is one of many fronts where SAFV is trying to change cultural norms around intimate partner violence. (File photo/Courtesy of SAFV) While Sitkans are counting down the days to the winter holiday,...

Assembly gives go-ahead for Blue Lake water filtration plant

The Blue Lake Reservoir provides unfiltered drinking water to Sitka, but a recent uptick in turbidity events is causing the city to move ahead with the construction of a water filtration plant. (Photo/2015/Courtesy Lance Ewers)...

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