Author: Rachel Cassandra

Petersburg Schools scramble to pay for new Alaska READS Act requirements

Alaska schools are preparing to meet the new state educational requirements of the READS Act this fall. The legislation aims to make sure that all Alaska students can read well—before they graduate third grade. But implementing the law will cost schools a lot of money at a time when state funding for education remains flat. So, Petersburg’s school district is scrambling to figure out how to pay for the new requirements. 

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Petersburg Borough Assembly approves $5.7 million contract for hydroelectric upgrades

Petersburg’s Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved a 5.7 million dollar contract for upgrades to the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Power Plant. The winning bid for the contract was from MCG/ Dawson Joint Venture.

Utility Director Karl Hagerman recommended the bid and the assembly approved it unanimously. Other bids submitted were over two million dollars more. The funds will cover removal of old equipment and installation of new equipment. And Hagerman says it will include inspection.

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Representative elect Rebecca Himschoot visits Petersburg for community office hours

Sitka teacher Rebecca Himschoot will take office as the District 2 House representative in the state legislature in January. District Two includes Petersburg, Sitka, Yakutat, Craig, Hoonah, Kake, and much of Southeast Alaska. Himschoot, who is an independent, will be replacing Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, who held the position for ten years. Kreiss-Tomkins is a Democrat. Himschoot visited Petersburg over the holidays with Kreiss-Tomkins and held office hours to hear from residents.

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KFSK looks back on 2022

As the year draws to a close, it’s a time to look back on a chock-full 2022. Here’s a review of the year’s events in Petersburg. 

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