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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015 

Police arrest woman in connection with several Petersburg burglaries

Petersburg Police arrested Brittany Martin, 22, Tuesday, Oct. 6 in connection with an April 9 burglary at the Beach Bum Tanning Salon. According to police, cash and other valuables were taken during t... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015 

Financial disclosures exemption passes

Four hundred and seven Petersburg voters cast their ballots Oct. 6 for this year’s borough election, which included one ballot measure along with uncontested candidates who will continue to serve on various seats across the borough’s assembly,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015 

Local ADFG considers emergency moose hunting closure

Six more illegal moose were killed during the third week of this year’s hunting season—bringing the total number of illegal moose harvested this season to 13. The high number is causing Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff to question whether...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015 

School Board discusses random student drug testing

The Petersburg School Board met in a work session last week to discuss the implementation of random drug testing for Petersburg High School students participating in activities. The board kicked off the discussion highlighting criticisms and question...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015 

Petersburg cemetery fees increase

Borough-owned Petersburg Memorial Cemetery fees have increased after the Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously Monday, Oct. 5 to approve the ordinance update. The new ordinance, which includes the new fees and updated language, comes as the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015 

ADFG to hold Bow Hunting Safety Course

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is seeking interest in holding an Alaska Bow Hunter Education Course for interested Petersburg bow hunters. Beginning July 1, 2016 all big game bow hunters are required to obtain the certification after the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 1, 2015

Illegal moose harvest this season is 'cause for concern'

Hunters shot seven illegal moose during the first week of this year’s hunting season, more than twice that of last year’s first week. In a press release, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Area Wildlife Biologist Rich Lowell reported the number... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 1, 2015

Planning consultants present land use recommendations

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard from lead consultant Chris Beck, hired to update the borough’s comprehensive plan—a document that attempts to guide long-term community planning and growth over the next two decades. Beck spoke to the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 1, 2015

Boot camp tests two Petersburg businesses

Two Petersburg entrepreneurs attended a business boot camp in Juneau September 18-20 as part the Path to Prosperity entrepreneur competition that aims to promote local business and sustainability across Southeast Alaskan communities. The Salty...

 By Mary Koppes and Kyle Clayton    News    January 29, 2015

Joint decision: municipalities respond to state marijuana law

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is soliciting community input on a law going into effect Feb. 24 that allows the personal use of marijuana. The law also provides for the eventual commercial sale of... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 29, 2015

This January could be rainiest month on record

Petersburg residents might slosh through the rainiest January on record, according to data from the National Weather Service. As of Wednesday afternoon, 19.5 inches of rain has fallen this month securing Petersburg at least a second place ranking...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 29, 2015

The Lady Vikings go 3-1 in Sitka

Petersburg lost its first game to Mt. Edgecumbe Wednesday night. The Lady Vikings started off slow as Mt. Edgecumbe jumped off to an early lead in the first half, Petersburg down 21-29 at the half....

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 29, 2015

Vikings place fourth in Anchorage tourney

The Vikings faced off against Fairbank’s Lathrop High School Thursday night where they jumped out to an early 12-8 lead in the first quarter. “Lathrop is really athletic and fast,” Head Coach Rick Brock said. “The game was close throughout....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 22, 2015

School board approves outside Superintendent hiring process

The Petersburg School Board approved a new search proposal with the Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB) to conduct a search for a new PSD Superintendent after the Board accepted previous Petersburg School District Dr. Lisa Stroh’s...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 22, 2015

School board approves boiler replacement, teacher training day

The Petersburg School Board unanimously approved Tuesday night a $69,350 bid to replace a boiler in the middle school. Ketchikan Mechanical Incorporated submitted the second lowest bid to the district and will replace the current leaky boiler that wa...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 22, 2015

Vikings lose in overtime during two close games

The Petersburg Vikings fell to the Sitka Wolves last weekend after two tough games that both went into overtime. The Vikings started out with a solid lead during Friday night's competition, ahead...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 22, 2015

Petersburg processor upgrades equipment, infrastructure

Local Trident Seafood’s infrastructure is undergoing a small remodel over the coming months. Trident Southeast Manager John Webby said the mess hall, which was originally constructed in the 1920s, needs several repairs and freezing capacity in the...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 15, 2015

Ragnarok Rollers win bout in Ketchikan

The Petersburg Ragnarok Rollers won a hard fought battle against the Ketchikan Rainforest Rollergirls last Saturday night. Head Coach Rebecca Anderson said most of the girls, who have competed in... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 15, 2015

Superintendent resignation remains murky

The Petersburg School Board accepted Petersburg School District Dr. Lisa Stroh's resignation and settlement release agreement last week, which grants her administrative leave with pay and benefits... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 15, 2015

Lady Vikings wrangle the Wolves

Petersburg took home two wins from the Wolves last weekend during Wrangell's homecoming games. Petersburg and Wrangell went back and forth Friday night with the point spread not widening more than one...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 15, 2015

Vikings tame Wrangell Wolves at their homecoming

The Vikings beat the Wrangell Wolves last weekend during Wrangell's homecoming games. Petersburg had a slow start Friday night, with players setting up different defenses. "We were a little confused...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 15, 2015

Fishing regulations, proposals discussed in Petersburg

The Petersburg Advisory Committee met last week to discuss proposals and potential changes to fishing regulations that will eventually head to the Board of Fisheries for ultimate approval. “Every three years anybody and everybody can put in a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 15, 2015

Petersburg Vessel Owner's Association hires new director

Long time Petersburg resident Megan O’Neil, 26, is the newest Petersburg Vessel Owner’s (PVOA) Association Executive Director. O’Neil, who grew up in the fishing community since she was a kid, came back to town in 2010 after graduating from...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 8, 2015

Petersburg School District Superintendent resigns

Petersburg School District Superintendent Lisa Stroh submitted a letter of resignation to the Petersburg School Board December 31 citing family medical issues as her reason for resignation. Stroh... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 8, 2015

Lady Vikings go 2-1 in Ketchikan tourney

The Lady Vikings took third place at the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic Tournament in Ketchikan last week. After defeating a California team early in the tournament the Lady Vikings went on to face...


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