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 By Ben Muir    News    October 19, 2017 

Recruitment of P&L superintendent begins

The Petersburg borough manager on Monday was cleared to start recruiting for an electrical...

 

Borough manager given extension and raise

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht's request that...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 19, 2017 

Project to lessen the blow of power outages approved

The assembly on Monday approved a bid award to the Power & Light department for a project that...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 19, 2017 

Dwyer fills historic committee seat

Sally Dwyer was appointed on Tuesday to represent...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 19, 2017 

Pumpkin patch driven by 'community' effort

Mitkof Island is no longer without a pumpkin...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    October 19, 2017 

PHS swimmers log personal bests in Sitka

The Petersburg Swim and Dive team traveled to...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    October 19, 2017 

PHS Volleyball bests Juneau-Douglas, but loses in finals

The Petersburg Volleyball team was bested narrowly...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    October 19, 2017 

Petersburg derby wins first game by more than 130

The Petersburg roller derby team began its season...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 19, 2017 

Study team looks at warming oceans effect on glacier melting

To understand a tidewater glacier in Alaska –...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 19, 2017 

How China almost shut down the local recycling program in Petersburg

Officials in Petersburg were scrambling about two weeks ago when the borough recycling program...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Hagerman no longer considering P&L job

There wasn't an oval to fill in or a write-in...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Beat the Odds to host two cancer awareness events

A cancer awareness organization in Petersburg is...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

October 2017 is principal recognition month

The Petersburg School Board on Tuesday echoed a...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

An investigation into wet paint on Haugen Drive has begun

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities started repainting white and yellow stripes...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    October 12, 2017

Cross Country awarded for regional and state performance

The Petersburg Cross Country team was recognized a...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Altercation in Kake leads to drive-by shooting at SECON construction site

State troopers arrested a Kake man last week after he sat in a Chevrolet pickup truck and allegedly...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Cool ocean water doesn't promise cold temperatures

The summer months in Petersburg were cool and packed with nearly 30 inches of rain, leading into a...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Elementary students celebrate 'Harvest Soup Day'

Standing in front of nine fourth graders and a let...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Assembly supports Boundary Waters Treaty

An Alaskan campaign to protect fish from harmful mine runoff is not anti mining, it just wants a...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

Mark Jensen returns as mayor

Mark Jensen, who resigned in May over a distaste...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

Voters have decided: fluoride to stay

Fluoride will remain in the Petersburg water supply and ATVs will remain prohibited to drive on...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

One incumbent keeps assembly seat, new member joins

Jeff Meucci and Brandi Marohl were added to the borough assembly Tuesday night, unofficially...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

Petersburg Children's Center expands again

The waitlist to get into the only state licensed children’s center in Petersburg is decreasing in...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

Voters approve most ballot questions, elect 15 board members

The five propositions that didn’t ask about fluoride or ATVs all passed except one, and 15 board m...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

Norwegian ambassador surprises Wollen with medal from the king

The Norwegian ambassador visited Petersburg last...

 

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