Rachel Cassandra, KFSK - Petersburg

Rachel Cassandra, KFSK - Petersburg
Petersburg's high school

Petersburg schools concerned about spreading trend of travel-fueled absenteeism

School administrators in Petersburg have been alarmed this year by how many families are taking extended vacations outside of school breaks.
a Petersburg public health nurse

Petersburg sees increase in fentanyl-laced pills

Southeast Alaska police often find fentanyl in counterfeit blue pills which are designed to look like the prescription opioid Oxycontin.
Petersburg elementary students

Petersburg schools scramble to pay for new Alaska READS Act requirements

Alaska schools are preparing to meet requirements of the READS Act this fall — a costly mandate amid flat state education funding.
low clouds over an forested island

Man still missing, woman rescued after fishing boat runs aground in Southeast Alaska

The woman survived for 24 hours on a rock island with her dog before a passing boat picked her up.
a Petersburg landslide

‘Surreal’ and then ‘very frightening’: Petersburg residents recount Halloween landslide

Landslide researchers in Southeast Alaska are keeping tabs on Petersburg's Halloween landslide and others in order to better predict slides in the future.