Talk on the Rock: Kate Thomas on the Home Wise Information Fair
KSTK is bringing back Talk on the Rock, the station’s local call in community show. It will be held on Tuesdays at 1:30. This week, host Colette Czarnecki spoke with Wrangell’s Economic Development Director, Kate Thomas, about the Home Wise Information Fair. The City and Borough of Wrangell is putting on the fair for anyone who is interested in buying a home.
Wrangell Johnson-O’Malley Kaats’litaan Dancers and Elders dance for Elizabeth Peratrovich
The Native Civil Rights leader, Elizabeth Peratrovich, who was Tlingit, helped bring an end to discrimination in Alaska in 1945. Days after she made an important speech at the Alaska Territorial Legislature’s House and Senate debates, the state designated February 16th as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. To celebrate the day...
Petersburg, February 23 High School 🏀 Game Notice
There are 2 high school 🏀 games in Petersburg. The Mount Edgecumbe High School basketball team will have a game with Petersburg High School on February 23, 2024, 20:30:00 CST.
School Board Meeting Audio Archive – Agenda Available
Petersburg School Board regular meetings are currently held at the middle and high school library, 6 p.m., usually on the second Tuesday of each month. The meetings are broadcast on KFSK and the audio of meetings is archived. Find the Audio Archive of past meetings here: School Board Meeting Archive.
School Board to discuss a range of budgetary concerns
The Petersburg School Board will cover budgetary business at its meeting tonight. Board members will get an update on the budget process for the next school year from Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter and Finance Director Shannon Baird, including efforts to lobby the state legislature for more education funding. They plan to talk about the need for an increase to base student funding, or BSA, which is the funding for each student in a district. Insurance costs have increased substantially, which will impact next year’s budget. The school district plans to request more funding from the Petersburg Borough. They’ll talk about possible funding sources beyond state and local budgets.
Chiefs defeat the Vikings in Metlakatla Senior Weekend games
Petersburg’s high school basketball teams struggled hard against one of Alaska’s top Division 2A teams last week. Metlakatla defeated the Vikings and Lady Vikings in all of their games. According to Petersburg’s coaches, the Vikings showed up to Metlakatla in rough shape, after having spent hours in transit on a small boat.
Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Tribal Council election held this week
Four out of eight seats for the Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Tribal Council will be decided in an election this week. Five people are running for the four openings. Three current Tribal Council members have been re-nominated, including President Edward Rilatos, Vice President Frank Churchill, Jr., and Lovey Brock. The...
Teacher contract negotiations are complicated by tight budgets, limited education funding
Petersburg’s teachers union is negotiating a new contract with the school district. Both the union and the district say years of flat education funding from the state is making the negotiations more complicated this year. And, as KFSK’s Hannah Flor reports, they’re worried about the effects that lack of funding will have on the quality of education the district is able to provide.
Wrangell’s Tlingit Phrase of the Week
February, black bear month. Week 1 – February, black bear month. In the month of February, black bears are being born in the den. Week 2 – February, black bear month. Young are born. In the month of February, it’s really cold. Week 3 – February, black...
Forest Service makes way for new Tongass cabins planned for 2025
The U.S. Forest Service decided where they will build seven new recreation cabins in Southeast Alaska within the next two years. Some will be on the road system in the Tongass National Forest for easier access. It’s part of an effort to bring 25 new cabins to Alaska’s national forests.
Governor Dunleavy Declares February 16, 2024, as Elizabeth Peratrovich Day to Honor Local Civil Rights Champion
Elizabeth Peratrovich, born on July 4, 1911, in Petersburg, Alaska, was a Tlingit woman who significantly contributed to the fight against discrimination in Alaska. Despite gaining citizenship in 1924, Alaska Natives faced discrimination, including restrictions on their living conditions, medical care, and education.
Wrangell Assembly preview: harbor repair funds and the conflict between marine vessel insurance or moorage rates, plus more
The Wrangell Borough Assembly will take up a plethora of agenda items at its meeting Tuesday night, including funds for port and harbor repairs and rezoning a parcel on Wrangell Island. The Borough will accept a $22,500 grant from the Clean Vessel Act Grant. This will help install and maintain...
Wrangell Borough Assembly Meeting 2/13/2024
Tuesday, February 13, 2024 Location: Borough Assembly Chambers. a. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE led by Assembly Member Powell. MOTION ONLY: Move to Approve the Consent Agenda, as submitted. a. Minutes from the January 23, 2024 Regular Assembly Meeting. b. RESOLUTION NO. 02-24-1839 OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF.
Alaska state geologists’ report on fatal landslide in Wrangell cites heavy rainfall as trigger
Soils saturated by heavy rains unleashed the massive landslide that killed six people in the Southeast Alaska community of Wrangell in November, along with a second huge landslide that rumbled down a nearby slope, said a state report issued on Tuesday. The report, from the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, analyzes data collected […] The post Alaska state geologists’ report on fatal landslide in Wrangell cites heavy rainfall as trigger appeared first on Alaska Beacon.
Pianist and teacher Tony Lu visits Petersburg
Concert pianist and music teacher Tony Lu is in Petersburg. He plans to spend a week in the schools, playing for students and staff, and giving workshops. Lu, who is blind, started playing the piano when he was five. But unlike most people, he learns by ear. “The way I...
Hydropower grant will ease path for Scow Bay generator project
The Petersburg Borough will receive nearly three million dollars in federal grant money for an upgrade to its hydropower plant. Petersburg’s Utility Director Karl Hagerman has been managing the upgrade since planning began in 2018. “It was very gratifying to be the recipient of the grant, it was excellent...
Petersburg, February 22 High School 🏀 Game Notice
The Haines High School basketball team will have a game with Petersburg High School on February 22, 2024, 20:30:00 CST.
Petersburg Vikings win big in weekend basketball tournament
Petersburg High School hosted a basketball tournament last week, which was attended by teams from all across the state. The varsity Vikings soundly won all of their games. The Lady Vikings lost all of their games — but by a narrow margin. They came up just a few points behind their opponents in each game, and their coaches said both teams are feeling satisfied with the progress they made this weekend.
State of the State Address available here
Governor Dunleavy’s 2024 State of the State address was broadcast Tuesday, Jan. 30 on KFSK – listen or watch here.
Wrangell’s trip to Juneau sparked off possible new projects in the making
Wrangell Interim Borough Manager Mason Villarma visited Juneau last week with other local officials. He said much was discussed between Wrangell officials and the state leaders during the trip. “We talked a lot about the supplemental appropriation in ’24 for the $5 million for the dam renovation,” he said. “So...