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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

Assembly requests SEAPA lower power rate

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a letter requesting the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) to consider reducing its wholesale power rate to member communities in lieu of issuing annual rebates. According to a letter written by Vice Mayor... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

Medical pros from across Southeast attend Petersburg conference

Petersburg hosted 117 participants in this year's Southeast Region EMS Symposium. EMS Director Sandy Dixon said this is the first year Petersburg has hosted the symposium and that the community suppor... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

School board seeks two new members

The Petersburg School Board is seeking to appoint two new school board members to serve until the October elections after board members Dawn Ware and John Bringhurst resigned. Both Bringhurst and Ware are moving away from Petersburg. Bringhurst said... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

School district presents draft budget

Petersburg School District Finance Director Karen Quitslund presented a bare bones draft budget in front of the school board Tuesday evening. Quitslund said next year’s school budget is the most challenging budget she’s worked on in her three...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

Local girl wins college research award

Petersburg High School graduate Tessa Hasbrouck received the highest undergraduate research award given by the University of Wisconsin's College of Natural Resources (CNR). Hasbrouck received the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

Additional charges filed against man who took pot shots in Middle Harbor

The Petersburg Police Department filed additional charges against Terry Slafter, 56, who fired multiple rounds off his boat the Lady Lou in the Middle Harbor last week. Two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th degree have been filed...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

The economics of 911 surcharges

Petersburg AT&T subscribers might be paying too much for their monthly Enhanced 911 surcharges and the money might be going to the wrong place. Ideally, each month when Petersburg cell phone subscribers receive their bill a surcharge of $1...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

High school music students excelled in SE music fest

Petersburg High School's concert band, jazz band and choir traveled to Ketchikan last weekend to perform in the Southeast Alaska Music Festival. Twelve schools from across Southeast performed in...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

Foundation seeks grantee applicants

The Petersburg Community Foundation is doling out funds to Petersburg non-profits and is waiting for more organizations to apply. “We have $10,000 to give away to local non-profits, so we’re encouraging people to apply,” Petersburg Economic Dev...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014 

Scow Bay ramp repairs to begin this summer

The Scow Bay ramp will likely remain open while undergoing repairs this summer. Petersburg Economic Development Director Liz Cabrera said the ramp is wide enough for construction to take place in two phases. “We could work on half of it and close h...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly approves proposed budget, urges continued community engagement

Community members packed the assembly chambers last Monday to support continued local education funding for the Petersburg School District. District staff and parents responded to across the board budget cuts proposed last week by several assembly me... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Majority of property tax appeals adjusted

Borough wide property assessment appeals have ended after the Petersburg Borough Assembly acted as a Board of Equalization (BOE)—the board that addressed and finalized the remaining 22 appeals that weren’t settled privately with assessor Mike... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Police apprehend man suspected of firing off rounds in Middle Harbor

Eight Petersburg Police officers and a State Trooper responded to several reports of a man firing rounds in the Middle Harbor around 6:20 a.m. Wednesday morning. Petersburg Police Chief Kelly Swihart... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly approves another sales tax-free day in May

Petersburg residents will have an opportunity to shop without paying sales tax after the Borough Assembly unanimously approved May 3 as a sales tax-free day. Savann Guthrie, member of the retail committee of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, said...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Juneau appeals Petersburg Borough boundaries

The City and Borough of Juneau filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of a Superior Court Judge’s decision ruling in favor of the newly formed Petersburg Borough’s northern boundary line, which Juneau had earlier sought to annex. After several...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly denies property owners rezone request

The Petersburg Borough Assembly last Monday voted against rezoning two residential lots to commercial in the Olsen Subdivision. Richard Burrell and Aaron Miller and Katrina Miller applied for the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Cruise ship traffic begins May 11

More than 50 cruise ships will stop in Petersburg this spring and summer—slightly up from last year. The vessel Safari Legacy stopped in Petersburg twice last year but is making nine stops this year. Cruise ships visiting Petersburg typically...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Petersburg to host SEREMS symposium this weekend

This weekend, the Petersburg Fire Department will be hosting the SE Region Emergency Medical Services Council’s 30th Annual Emergency Medical Services Symposium in Petersburg. This will be the first time in SEREMS’ history that the 4-day...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 10, 2014

Genetics students attend State Science Fair

Eleven Petersburg High School students headed to Fairbanks two weeks ago to participate in the State Science Symposium. Junior Summer Morton and sophomore Ellerie Freisinger placed in the top 10 of...

 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    April 10, 2014

Continued hatchery plans moving speedily, official says

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Production Manger Bill Gass said he’s impressed by how fast State officials are moving forward with plans to reconstruct Petersburg’s Crystal Lake Hatchery incubation facility that was destroyed by a fire...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Herring sac roe prices down from last year

Sitka sac roe herring fishermen sold their catch at around $150 a ton this season-a dramatic decrease compared to last year's sac roe average price per ton of $780. Sitka's Alaska Department of Fish... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

School board selects new superintendent

The Petersburg School Board unanimously selected Dr. Lisa Stroh to be the new Petersburg School District (PSD) Superintendent. Stroh, who is the current superintendent of Valdez City Schools,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Iceberg damages boats in South Harbor

A stray iceberg damaged several vessels in the South Harbor early Tuesday morning. Assistant Harbor Master Ed Tagaban received the call around 1:30 a.m. Tagaban estimated the iceberg’s surface to be around 40 to 50 feet in diameter and said, when...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Southeast Chinook harvest quota up

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced yesterday a 2014 Southeast Alaska Chinook salmon all gear harvest quota of 439,400 fish. Those fish fall under the Pacific Salmon Treaty—non-Alaska-hatchery produced Chinook. “The quota is...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Petersburg man represents economic interests in D.C.

Petersburg resident Brian Lynch, along with other Alaskans representing commercial fishing, tourism and tribal organizations, traveled to Washington D.C. to urge Alaska’s congressional delegation to become more involved in mining development in...


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