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 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 26, 2016 

Rollers score big at home bout

The Petersburg Ragnarok Rollers emerged victorious during this year's Mayfest Mayhem roller derby bout in front of a packed house Friday evening. Rebecca "Midlife Tigress" Anderson said she was proud...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016 

PHS students spend windy, blue day on LeConte Glacier

Petersburg High School LeConte Glacier student surveyors returned from the annual trip measuring the tidewater glacier. Six juniors and one senior spent each Wednesday's lunch hour this school year...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016 

Wohlhueter still pushing to prohibit retail marijuana

After the Petersburg Borough Assembly shot down member Kurt Wohlhueter’s proposal to put a retail marijuana opt out measure on October’s ballot, Wohlhueter is still exploring what options the borough has to restrict a retail market and is...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016 

Petersburg elderly caregivers to receive support information

A representative from Southeast Senior Services will come to town June 2 to talk to local home senior caregivers regarding potential grant and support options. Shelly Smith, family caregiver resource specialist, wants to inform Petersburg residents...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

Borough assembly takes no formal action on marijuana opt-out proposal

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard more than an hour of public comment regarding Assembly member Kurt Wohlhueter’s plan to propose a retail marijuana opt out measure on October’s ballot. The Borough Assembly is in the process of adopting a... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

New National Honor Society students inducted

Ten new Petersburg High School National Honor Society students were inducted this year and the school held a ceremony in the Wright Auditorium Tuesday morning. Van Abbott, Katie Brock, Abbey Hardie,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

Borough offers parks and rec director job to Washington applicant

The Petersburg Borough held a community meet and greet for two Parks and Recreation director applicants at the community gym Tuesday evening. Chandra Thornburg from Seattle, Wash. and Melanie McElroy...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

Assembly member to request retail marijuana opt out vote on October ballot

Petersburg Borough Assembly member Kurt Wohlhueter wants to let the people of Petersburg choose whether or not retail marijuana will be allowed in town and will propose such an idea at the May 16 Borough Assembly meeting. Wohlhueter said the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

PMC to begin community outreach as uncertain future looms

Petersburg Medical Center staff and board members face tough decisions and an even tougher fiscal climate as they continue discussion on how to improve or replace their inadequate facility. PMC board, staff members and architect Joann Lott from...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

City of Kupreanof celebrating 40 years

City of Kupreanof residents are celebrating their city’s 40th anniversary this Saturday, May 14. Current Kupreanof Mayor Tom Reinarts said activities are planned and he hopes people will head across the Narrows to enjoy the Kupreanof experience....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

Puppeteer group to perform during Mayfest

A Haines puppeteer performing arts group, Geppetto's Junkyard, will be performing in the Wright Auditorium during this year's Mayfest activities. Debi Knight Kennedy, a puppeteer in the group, said...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

School board approves new curriculum, hires new teacher

The Petersburg School Board met Tuesday, May 11 and approved the hire of Joyce Metsa for next school year’s high school math teacher. The board also approved a new social studies curriculum and a new SHOP Lite (low intensity technology education)...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 5, 2016

Assembly to review property tax change procedures

The Petersburg Borough Assembly might consider initiating a change in the mill rate for some property owners living in more remotes area. Mike Woodworth brought up the issue during a public comment period during Monday’s Borough Assembly meeting.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 5, 2016

Assembly advances marijuana indoor smoking ordinance

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved in its first reading a new marijuana ordinance. The ordinance largely conforms to state regulations and in its current form allows smoking marijuana inside a retail store. The approval of the ordinance will... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 5, 2016

Borough fully funds WAVE for a year

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved this year's $9.6 million budget after reallocating it's community service grant funding where it reduced funding to Petersburg Mental Health Services for the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016

Downed tree causes three communities to lose power

Petersburg power went out Tuesday morning after a rotten tree fell into lines in Ketchikan. “Our outage resulted from a large tree in the Ketchikan lines, which took down the whole SEAPA transmission system,” Petersburg Power and Light... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016

Petersburg man sentenced in heroin and meth case

Lawrence (Lori) Christiansen was sentenced this week after admitting guilt for charges related to the distribution of heroin and methamphetamine. The state’s case against Lars Christensen, who was also facing charges of two counts of Misconduct... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016

New PSD teacher shares diverse background

Incoming Petersburg School District teacher Rowan Beraza is headed to town this June to teach Spanish and English in the high school and middle school. Beraza, a Fairbanks native, taught for the past...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016

Local business owner applies for retail cannabis license

A local restaurant owner will be expanding her business and plans to open The 420, potentially Petersburg's first retail marijuana business. Susan Burrell has owned and operated the Fisherman's Net...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016

Borough staff moves out, workers move in

Petersburg Borough staff is moved out of the municipal building and construction workers from MCG Constructors/DCI are ready to move in as the $6.8 million project to remodel the old building gets underway. Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht said...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2016

Federal highways drops Kake Access project

The Kake Access road project is officially dead after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) nixed the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). “A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an…EIS was published in the Federal Register on... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2016

Petersburg resident to teach next year

Local Petersburg resident Eliza Warmack will be a new 5th grade teacher at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School next year. Eliza, her son Ari and her husband Glenn Warmack came to Petersburg four years...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2016

Anchorage foundation to display Petersburg Art

The Rasmuson Foundation has chosen a collection of Petersburg artists’ works to put in its newly renovated office space in Anchorage. In its promotion of the arts, the Rasmuson Foundation awards funds through the ‘art acquisition fund’—grants...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2016

School board hires two new teachers, approves other contracts

The Petersburg School Board approved the employment of two new teachers within the district. Eliza Warmack will join staff as a 5th grade teacher beginning in the 2016-17 school year and Rowan Beraza will be a secondary language arts and Spanish... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2016

ADFG seeking citizen scientists to help monitor white nose syndrome

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking for citizen scientists to track bat local bats in an effort to track the development of a deadly fungus affecting bats known as 'white nose syndrome.'... Full story


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