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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014 

South Nordic road construction delayed

The South Nordic Drive construction project that had been planned to kick off this fall likely won’t begin until spring 2015. Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT) project manager Keith Karpstein said the delay came after securing nearly 100... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014 

No criminal charges yet filed against man injured by explosives

A 59-year-old Petersburg man was injured Sunday afternoon in the borough rock quarry after handling what explosive experts have identified as Tovex - a commercial grade explosive typically used for bl... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014 

911 surcharge increase to help fund police remodel

Monthly Enhanced 911 (E911) surcharges will increase to $2 a month for Petersburg Borough cellphone users if the Borough Assembly approves the rate increase as an ordinance during the next assembly meeting. The funds will help finance maintenance on... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    July 17, 2014 

Seine fishery closes Hidden Falls harvest area

The Southeast Seine fishery is performing as expected despite a closure last week, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Dan Gray. “As expected, we have a fairly low pink salmon forecast and it’s early yet in the development...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 17, 2014 

E-waste program prevents environmental contamination

Petersburg Indian Association is accepting E-waste through August 30 in an effort to prevent harmful elements that exist in electronics, such lead and mercury, from entering the environment. "This is...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Sales tax code changes dominate ballot measures

Pending ongoing Petersburg Borough Assembly approval, six of the seven ballot measures on this October’s ballot would increase sales tax revenues for the Petersburg Borough and change the municipal sales tax code, all of which require voter... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Commission terminates TBPA general manager

The Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) Commission terminated TBPA General Manager Michael Nicholls' contract with three months of severance pay alleging months of lack of communication from him to the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

New school superintendent enjoys smooth transition

New Petersburg School District Superintendent Lisa Stroh has been in town for just more than a week and is busy picking up where previous PSD Superintendent Rob Thomason left off. "I talked with Dr.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Petersburg companies in the running for regional business award

Two Petersburg businesses are semi-finalists in a contest amongst Southeast Alaska entrepreneurs competing for $40,000 in consulting funds to grow and expand their business. Path to Prosperity (P2P), a partnership between the Haa Aani Community...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Grand jury indicts suspected heroin dealer

A grand jury indicted Christafur Morrell, 19, for two out of the three charges Petersburg Police filed against him related to heroin distribution last week. Police seized around $75,000 worth of heroin last Thursday after arresting Morrell, of Des...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Voters to see hefty ballot, election workers needed

This October’s municipal ballot is the largest Petersburg voters have seen for many years, according to Petersburg Borough Clerk Kathy O’Rear. Thirty-six elected positions and seven ballot propositions, pending assembly approval, are on the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 10, 2014

Petersburg resident umpiring in Little League regional tournament

Petersburg resident and little league umpire Ted Sandhoffer is heading to San Bernardino, Calif. in August to umpire the Western Regional Little League Tournament. Sandhoffer has been a volunteer...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Police seize large amount of heroin and suspected dealer

Local, regional and federal law enforcement officers seized around $75,000 worth of heroin last Thursday after arresting Christafur Morrell, 19, of Des Moines, Wash. on multiple felony charges.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Hospital physical therapy department plans fundraiser for equipment

The Petersburg Medical Center's Physical Therapy Department is holding the Paddle Battle in the Narrows fundraiser on July 12 to raise money for new parallel bars. The Paddle Battle consists of two co... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Fishing lodge guests perish Sunday evening

Two men died Sunday evening after their 18-foot skiff capsized near Level Island 22 miles south of Petersburg According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter found Jonathan Comfort, 45, and Kenneth... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Petersburg community leaders seek local homeless data

Last week Lutheran Church pastor Mike Schwarte called a meeting of community leaders to address a perceived increase in the local homeless population. "It seems like the frequency and intensity is...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Local and state investigators looking into vehicle fires

Foul play is suspected as the cause of two vehicle fires that occurred last Monday evening. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) firefighters responded to a call Monday around 10:30 p.m. about two fires on Twin Creek Road. PVFD spokesperson...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Petersen enters guilty pleas for child pornography charges

Former Petersburg Community School District Maintenance Director Tye Petersen, 46, plead guilty last week to Distribution, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography—three counts that carry up to a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

New Salvation Army Lieutenants arrive

Salvation Army Lieutenants Caleb Fankhauser and Christin Fankhauser are transferring to a post in Homer and their replacements are due to arrive July 2. John Birks, 30, and Mysti Birks, 32, just...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Petersburg artists show work in Ketchikan exhibit

Four past and present Petersburg artists will have their work on display in the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council’s Main Street Gallery from July 4-25. Artists Joe Viechnicki, Susan Christensen, Pia Reilly and John McCabe are all...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

TBPA Commission places employees on leave

The Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) Commission placed General Manager Michael Nicholls and Administrative Clerk Rhonda Christian on paid leave last Friday after a reported lack of communication from the TBPA office. TBPA, the organization...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

ADOT plans include Petersburg to Kake road

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT) released a draft Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan (SATP) for public review. The plan includes the construction of a road from Kake to Petersburg and a Wrangell Narrows ferry.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Library summer reading program in full swing

More than 100 Petersburg youngsters are spending part of their summer break reading books and competing for prizes in the Petersburg Public Library summer reading program. Kids can read a book and the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Who's on the hook for PMC building?

Issues of funding assistance continue to crop up between the Petersburg Borough Assembly and Petersburg Medical Center, and an ambiguous relationship between the two bodies isn’t clarifying the matter. Last week, PMC CEO Liz Woodyard requested, on... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Assembly approves community gym heating system repairs

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved $137,538 in repairs to the failing parks and recreation HVAC system. Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes said the repairs would help his department save money in the long run through energy...


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