Angela Denning, KFSK - Petersburg
A Petersburg leadership team responding to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases is imploring the public for help. Cases were up to about 30 as of Wednesday. The team is asking residents to get vaccinated if they can, mask when indoors, get tested, stay home if they’re sick and limit gatherings.
Last year, they spent about $70 million on mitigation measures and responding to the pandemic. This year, that total is expected to be even more: Over $100 million.
It’s called the Haida Ermine, and it’s one of three main ermine species in the world, and scientists who studied the mammal believe there could be other animals that are also unique to this area.
The community raised tens of thousands of dollars for a local 13-year-old who was fighting cancer in a Seattle Hospital,
Runners on Petersburg High School’a cross country team gather under a rainbow at Sandy Beach at the end of a practice run. (Photo courtesy of Debby Eddy) This fall, with the pandemic restricting student contact,...
For Megan Litster, the only symptom was a loss of her sense of smell.
A fossil of a marine reptile in Southeast Alaska has officially been declared a new species. The 220-million-year-old Thalattosaur is older than the dinosaurs. Tlingit elders have named it after a well-known creature in their traditional stories.
The 2019 commercial Dungeness crab season in Southeast Alaska was the most valuable on record. The summer and fall fisheries brought in $16.3 million at the docks.
Next summer, Davidson will start another new lifestyle. It will include traveling with her husband, gardening, arts and crafts, and publishing a picture book of Petersburg. But when she gets behind the wheel she’ll still be one of the safest drivers on the road.
About 60 people crowded into the Petersburg borough assembly chambers and others overflowed into the hallway during a three-hour meeting hosted by the National Marine Fisheries Service in Petersburg Jan. 6.
Thousands of black-tailed deer are harvested by hunters every year in Southeast Alaska, and scientists have traditionally relied on harvest data and some seasonal alpine surveys to manage the population. A three-year study on Petersburg’s Mitkof Island could change that.
E-sports is growing in many high schools across Alaska. Forty-five schools this fall have video-gaming teams and that’s expected to double in the spring. The sanctioned sport will see its first fall season state tournament.
The local clothing and gear shop opened in 1969, a time when Petersburg was mostly run by women while the men were away fishing.
Southeast Alaska has suffered from a drought and warmer-than-normal temperatures for about two years now. The month of July broke more records in the region.
In Petersburg, a visiting artist is turning plastic pollution into art at the grade school. These exercises are designed to educate kids on the true costs of plastics on our planet.
As the partial government shutdown continues, it’s affecting hundreds of U.S. Forest Service workers all over Southeast Alaska.
The sea otter population in Southeast is growing steadily. Alaska Natives are allowed to work the pelts in traditional ways, but production is constrained by regulations.