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Social media reacts to huge halibut

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Social media reacts to huge halibut

Earlier this month the buzz around a monster halibut caught by local commercial fishermen in Thomas Bay went crazy after news of the catch spread through social media sites. Many of the comments... Full story

Rotary trying out new, shorter exchange program

The local Rotary club is known for sending students on its year-long exchange program to study abroad, but this summer a PHS student took part in the club's short-term program. Gillian Wittstock... Full story

Planning and Zoning ponders vacating easement

The Planning and Zoning Commission met Tuesday for their rescheduled meeting, and talked in length about an application from the Petersburg Borough to vacate a portion of a public easement at 919 Sandy Beach Road. “Now I understand we’ve...

Yesterday's News

August 26, 1916 – The probable establishment of a new freight service to Southeastern Alaska was announced last week by the Washington Tug and Barge Company. The plan is to handle the freight on covered scows, to be towed north, and to make a...

Fish Factor: Pace of the Chinook salmon harvest is down 42 percent

Alaska’s 2016 pink salmon fishery is set to rank as the worst in 20 years by a long shot, and the outlook is bleak for all other salmon catches except sockeyes. “Boy, sockeye is really going to have to carry the load in terms of the fishery’s...

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska
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