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Articles from the January 10, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

An earthquake shakes Petersburg sending residents to higher ground

Petersburg residents began seeking higher ground after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 hit just before midnight Friday evening. This major earthquake struck 58 miles west of Craig and 203 miles... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Petersburg Police Chief and Sergeant announce retirement

Petersburg Police Chief Jim Agner and Petersburg Police Sergeant Heidi Agner announced their intention to retire at the end of May. “Jim and Heidi Agner have put in for their official retirement,” Petersburg Borough Mayor Mark Jensen stated.... Full story


Yesterday's News

January 12, 1983 – Alaska Airlines took a DC – 9 Super 80 for a test drive Jan. 5 through Southeast Alaska and made a stop in Petersburg. Alaska Airlines is “looking at the next generation of airplanes,” Kenneth F. Skidds, vice president of s...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

King joins Petersburg Police Department

Newly sworn in Petersburg Police Officer Ben King comes to Petersburg from Boise, Idaho. King has worked in the Department of Corrections for the State of Idaho for the past six years, was a part of... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Ocean Beauty repairs are well underway

Repairs to the Ocean Beauty Seafoods processing plant are almost complete and the plant will be up and running again for the 2013 season after the Alaska Marine Highway M/V Matanuska ran into the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

A reception to be held for new borough constituents

A welcome reception for the old and new constituents of the Petersburg Borough is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers. “This will be a good opportunity to talk about things and see what the people want,”...



January 8 Brandon S. Estes, 19, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charges of sixth degree minor in consumption; violation of conditions of release and habitual minor consuming alcohol. Estes entered a plea of not...


Police reports

January 2 Three vehicles had been gone through during the night on S. Second Street. An accident caused by bad road conditions occurred at five mile Mitkof Highway. A vehicle had been gone through over night on Sing Lee Alley. A caller witnessed a...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Borough seeks letters of interest for vacant positions

The newly formed Petersburg Borough Assembly is seeking letters of interest from qualified borough residents to fill borough vacancies until the first regular borough election in October of 2014. “We are in need of two people to fill assembly...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Sullivan will make a return trip to Poland

Petersburg High School senior, Maura Sullivan returned home in July after a year long exchange student experience in Poland. “I lived in Warsaw, the capital and I loved it,” Sullivan said. “But...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    January 10, 2013

Vikings win against Wolves during Wrangell homecoming

The Petersburg Vikings hand the Wolves a pair of losses during Wrangell’s 2013 homecoming celebration – the latest in a string of defeats for the boys’ team and head coach Ray Stokes. After a...

 By Greg Knight    Sports    January 10, 2013

Viking girls lose two at Wrangell homecoming

Two sentences can sum up the Homecoming basketball weekend between the Lady Wolves and Petersburg’s Lady Vikings, which began last Friday night. Friday was a night of high drama. Saturday was a...


Hydro: A day in the life at Tyee Lake

When the residents of Petersburg and Wrangell flip a switch to turn on a light or push a button on an electronic device they probably don’t give much thought to where the power comes from – as...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Energy roundtable to be held in Petersburg

Robert Venable, Energy Coordinator, Southeast Conference, is interested in conducting a Stakeholders Roundtable to discuss the hydro resources in and around the Thomas Bay and southeast Alaska region that would benefit the area. “We had some...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Assembly appoints Nelson and Jensen to SEAPA Board

Petersburg has traditionally appointed the Power and Light Superintendent, Joe Nelson as the voting member of Southeast Alaska Power Authority, SEAPA. The Petersburg Borough has received one letter of interest to take the alternate position on this...


Rotary Club corks Vessel Owners in bell ringing

The Petersburg Rotary Club assumed the top bell ringing honors this year after an anonymous $500 donation to the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle was made last week, according to Lt. Caleb Fankhauser. Previously, the Petersburg Vessel Owners...


FOR SALE: 28' 2007 North River

FOR SALE 2007 North River Seahawk O/S 28-ft. aluminum hull. V-Berth, enclosed, stand-up head, seats 6 plus captain, spring ride helm chair, custom seats, large back deck w/hand rails, 140 gal. fuel,... Full story


Jacobsen-Wilson graduates

Air Force Airman Rhonda K. Jacobsen – Wilson Graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight – week program that...


Claude Frederick (Budd) Loesch, 82

Claude Frederick (Budd) Loesch, 82, died in his Beacon Woods, Fla. home on January 4, 2013. He was born to Gordon Edward and Geraldine Laura Loesch at his grandparent’s home in Erie, Pa. on November... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

First ordinances of the Petersburg Borough are approved

The newly formed Petersburg Borough Assembly approved, for a first reading, the first three ordinances to be put in place. Ordinance #2013-1 is an ordinance providing for an area wide sales tax in...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Assembly temporarily changes meeting schedule

The Petersburg Borough Assembly made a temporary change to the meeting schedule to possibly invite members outside the city limits to participate in the new government. “I would like to make a...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 10, 2013

Borough Assembly members are sworn in and draw for term length

The new Petersburg Borough Assembly Members were sworn in by new Borough Clerk Kathy O’Rear to bring the first Borough Assembly meeting to order. The first order of business for the assembly was to...


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