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 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...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 8, 2015

Vikings place in top half of Ketchikan tourney

The Petersburg Vikings placed 4th last week in the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic Tournament in Ketchikan. The Vikings went 1-1 during the first two games of the tournament and beat North Pole last Wednesday. Head Coach Rick Brock said the...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 1, 2015

Vikings defeat two-time state title winner

The Petersburg Vikings are 1-1 as of Tuesday afternoon as they compete in Ketchikan at the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic tournament. The Vikings faced off Monday against Fairbanks’ three time state champions Monroe Catholic. Vikings head coach...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 1, 2015

Lady Vikings win first tourney game

The Lady Vikings won its first game in the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic tournament in Ketchikan Tuesday morning. The Petersburg girls beat the California team University Prep. Head Coach Dino Brock said his team started out strong and kept a...

 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    December 25, 2014

ADF&G releases fall crab harvest estimates

This fall’s Dungeness crab fishery preliminary harvest estimate is totaled at 975,000 pounds with 137 recorded permit holders fishing. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game data, as of November 30, 19 percent of this year’s total fall...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    December 25, 2014

Lady Vikings place first in Little Norway tourney

The Lady Vikings took first place in last weekend's Little Norway Tournament. Petersburg's girls hosted teams from Haines, Ketchikan and Metlakatla. The Lady Vikings came out swinging Thursday night,...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    December 25, 2014

Vikings win two games at home

The Petersburg Vikings placed third in last weekend's Little Norway Tournament. Petersburg hosted Craig, Ketchikan and Metlakatla. Head Coach Rick Brock said the Vikings played a solid game Thursday...


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