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Record donations to Salvation Army kettle

Petersburg residents contributed a record amount to the Salvation Army Christmas programs this year, beating the 2011 donations by $5,890.94, according to Lt. Caleb Fankhauser. Giving totaled $15,618.17 in 2012 surpassing last year’s donations of...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 3, 2013

PIA to hold board election Monday

The Petersburg Indian Association will hold an election for board members and chairperson Monday, Jan. 7. The tribe members will have choices on this ballot to fill the needed seats. Mike Sheldon and Tina Sakamoto are vying for the chair position on... Full story


UFA hires new Executive Director Julianne Curry

Alaska’s statewide commercial fishing trade association has hired Julianne Curry as its Executive Director. Curry, who participates in longline fisheries, has worked for UFA member group Petersburg... Full story


Yesterday's News

January 5, 1983 - Approval for the city to pay for the repairs of four streets in the Scow Bay area has been given by the Petersburg City Council. The council voted 5 – 1 to pay 100 percent of the cost of repairs for Hungerford Hill, Cornelius...


Police reports

December 26 Information was requested from officers regarding a fender bender which took place in a parking lot. December 27 A business was broken into and items were stolen. A vehicle was parked in limited parking for three days on Nordic Drive. A...


Trooper report

December 26 Kraig Norheim, age 55, of Petersburg, was issued a summons by Alaska State Wildlife Troopers for mutilating a personal-use tanner crab. The crabs were disfigured in a manner in which the size could not be determined. Arraignment was set...



December 31 Kraig Norheim, 56, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of violation of mutilating personal use Tanner Crab. Norheim entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced with a fine of $100 and a...


Ringing in the new year

The residents of Long Term Care, staff, families and friends celebrated the arrival of 2013 with a countdown to noon on New Year’s Eve, complete with noisemakers, a sparkling cider toast, confetti...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    January 3, 2013

Viking boys show great progress in Ketchikan

The Viking boys traveled to Ketchikan for the CCCC Tournament and came away with a win against Metlakatla in their last game of the tournament. “There were a lot of really good things that came out of this tournament,” Head Coach Rick Brock...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    January 3, 2013

Viking girls take Metlakatla in Christmas hoops tourney

The Petersburg Viking girls traveled to Ketchikan for the CCCC Tournament over the Christmas break and won against Metlakatla but fell to Ketchikan and Palmer. “I thought the tournament went really...


Lutefisk: Minnesota dish lives on despite taste

LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) — Dozens of Minnesota Scandinavians and the people who love them flock to the VFW Club in Litchfield every Thursday from November through January, where a $20 bill will get you a big steaming hunk of the frequently mocked fis...


Lind donates Christmas tree

City public works employees didn’t need to transport the city’s Christmas tree far this year. The tree was donated by Gerald Lind who lives at the corner of 6th and Gjoa streets. Lind said of the perfectly shaped tree, “I wanted to let some...


Fish Factor

Alaska’s seafood industry worked hard this year to ramp up its message to policy makers, especially those from rail belt regions who tend to overlook the industry’s economic significance. How important is the seafood industry to Alaska and the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 3, 2013

Budget revision brings more money to Petersburg schools

The Petersburg City School District Board approved a Fall budget revision that will bring more state money into the school. “Our original budget projected an enrollment of 445 and our actual membership is 451,” PCSD Finance Director Karen... Full story


Polar dip

These cheerful revelers don’t mind a little cold water, when it comes to celebrating the arrival of a new year....


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