Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg
Supporters of a disaster extension say it would allow health care providers to continue to offer alternate sites for screening and testing and continue to use telemedicine during the pandemic.
The Southeast Alaska town ranks fourth of any counties in the U.S., according to a New York Times analysis.
For many, civil rights icon Elizabeth Peratrovich is more than a historical figure. For Diane Benson, a Tlingit woman living in Petersburg, learning of Peratrovich changed her.
Mistakes meant $2 million less for habitat restoration work on the Tongass National Forest, according to the internal audit by the US Forest Service.
A federal agency has put some dollar amounts to the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic on commercial and charter fishing industries nationwide in the first part of last year.
The Alaska Marine Highway System announced the new coronavirus-related protocols on Sunday. Three days later, it sent out a statement tweaking some of them.
After announcing there would be no spring bear hunting in the state, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has partially changed its mind. All non-resident brown and black bear hunts will remain closed through May 31. Spring bear hunting for Alaska residents remains open during that time.
The week-long festival celebrates the fishing village's Norwegian heritage.
A Petersburg man in a Seattle hospital after testing positive with COVID-19 Monday, March 16, his family said.
Service on the state ferry Matanuska may not resume in early March as repairs to the fleet’s sole operating mainliner have yet to begin.
Isaac David Friday, 27, is facing one charge of murder in the first degree for the 2017 death of 19-year-old Jade Williams.
For Southcentral, some of the measures under consideration include a one fish bag limit, additional closed days or size limits.
LISTEN: Film crews recorded thousands of hours with four Alaska police departments, and this is what they saw
Film crews followed police officers for 10-16 hours a day in Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kotzebue and Petersburg as they answered calls for criminal activity and wildlife problems.
Permitting work and environmental review will continue into 2020.
Representatives of an effort to seek land for Alaska Natives in five Southeast Alaska communities spoke briefly with Petersburg’s borough assembly this month in hopes of gaining the support of the municipality.
Alaska’s Congressional delegation announced a two-year extension for Secure Rural Schools payments, money paid to municipalities for school operations and maintenance, road work and special projects around forest land.
A real piece of local history is now on display at the Petersburg Public Library. It’s part of a wooden barge that wrecked in a notoriously bad part of the Wrangell Narrows south of Petersburg at the turn of the last century.