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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.

Petersburg borough assembly looks again at borrowing $8 million from DEC

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is meeting Friday at 9 a.m. after they postponed last week’s meeting due to a lack of quorum. One of the issues on the agenda is a public hearing of an ordinance that would borrow up to $8 million from the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for repairs and upgrades to the local water and sewer system.

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

Four years after deadly landslides, Sitka has a warning system

In the aftermath of the August 18, 2015 landslide, the Kramer Avenue area was mapped using LIDAR imaging techniques. The rest of the slopes above Sitka have since been mapped also, and that information is critical to the...

Summer king season ends on a high note for SE trollers

A troller in Sitka’s ANB Harbor. A two-day opener this week likely finished the season’s allocation for king salmon — but ADF&G doesn’t rule out a third opening later this month. (KCAW file photo) Southeast’s troll fleet...

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McKinley fire forces evacuations, crews work to save homes

A fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire forced the closure late Sunday of the only highway leading north from Anchorage, threatening homes and burning on both sides of the road. A 19-mile stretch of the Parks Highway was closed some...

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