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School board to hear about district’s cell phone policies and sex education curriculum

Petersburg School Board will hear the details of the district's cell phone policies at a meeting Tuesday night. The school board will also consider passing a policy that restricts sex offenders on campus. They will also consider approving a curriculum for sex education in the schools, a process that's required by state law.

A new one-story community hospital favored by PMC staff

The Petersburg Medical Center has narrowed down what it wants in a new hospital. A single level building is favored and this means the community hospital would likely need to move locations from the downtown area.

Middle schoolers take on robotics competitions

Teams of programmers and problem solvers are competing in middle school-age robotics competitions this month. A team of sixth graders from Mitkof Middle School in Petersburg was in a virtual competition December 7 and two teams of seventh and eighth graders head to Juneau to compete in-person December 14.

Officials discuss uncertainty for dredging disposal costs

Local officials this week dug into the details of a multi-million dollar dredging project proposed for Petersburg’s South Harbor. The municipality would be required to fund a portion of the dredging work and will have to decide whether to green light the work and how to pay for it. There's still some uncertainty about the cost of disposing of the dredged material.

After second dog fatality, state to eliminate problem bear

A trap, constructed out of a piece of culvert, was set and monitored by Fish and Game Sunday, after a bear destroyed property and killed a pet dog (Photo provided by Bethune) At a time when bears should typically be denning up...

Coast Guard aids teenage hiker in weekend rescue

An infrared image of an Air Station Sitka crew that medevacked a 16-year-old experiencing chest pains while on a hike near Duffield Peninsula (Video provided by USCG) Over the weekend, a U.S. Coast Guard crew from Air Station...

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