Articles from the January 17, 2013 edition

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 By Greg Knight    News    January 17, 2013

Petersburg Schools to improve crisis response plan

The Petersburg School Board has hired Marcus Hom of Dark Horse Defense to improve the school district’s Crisis Response Plan. Hom is the manager and lead instructor for Dark Horse Defense. He has experience in law enforcement and security, working... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 17, 2013

School Board appoints three to vacant seats

The Petersburg School Board appointed members to the vacant seats on the board during the regular meeting Tuesday evening. Dawn Ware, Sarah Holmgrain and John Bringhurst took the positions and were sworn in. Term lengths were drawn for and Jean...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 17, 2013

Final vote count for PIA is complete

The Petersburg Indian Association met Monday evening for a final election canvas and to swear in new members in attendance. The final tally for the PIA chair position was 53 votes for Tina Sakamoto... Full story


Glad to have the blues

The Petersburg Arts Council brought celebrated Canadian blues man Matt Anderson to town for a concert in Wright Auditorium last Thursday. Anderson’s recent accomplishments include winning the top...


PVFD continues Junior Firefighter training through Spring

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department will continue Junior Firefighter training longer under the direction of PVFD Firefighter Devren Bennett. The Junior Firefighter training program usually runs f... Full story


Yesterday's News

January 19, 1983 - The Petersburg city council gave up the fight Monday night to use repair money for Main Street which was designated for Mitkof Highway from the ferry terminal to Scow Bay. “I think it would be prudent to stop blackmailing the...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    January 17, 2013

Vikings fall to Mt. Edgecumbe

The Petersburg Vikings played host to Mt. Edgecumbe for two basketball games over the weekend and played hard but ended up defeated both nights. “Friday night the game started out good for us,”... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 17, 2013

Losing Big Petersburg to begin in February

A version of the Biggest Loser, called Losing Big Petersburg will be sponsored by the Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department beginning in February and the public is encouraged to put their voting...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 17, 2013

First baby of the New Year

Jesse Roundtree and Desiree Watkins brought Jesse Lyle Roundtree, Jr. into the world at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 5 to be the first baby of the New Year in Petersburg. Jesse Jr. was born at Ketchikan General...


Trooper report

January 15 At 11:07 a.m. Alaska State Troopers received a report from Temsco Helicopters that 69 yoa David Hurrelbrink did not arrive on the beach at the scheduled pick up time from his remote cabin. Temsco returned to Petersburg and returned to the...


Police reports

January 9 Attempted fraud was reported at Papke’s Landing. January 10 A warning was issued for an inoperable headlight on Lumber Street. Officers responded to a request for assistance with an intoxicated individual having trouble walking on Sing...



January 15 Brandon S. Estes, 19, appeared before Deputy Magistrate Cris Morrison for an arraignment on the charge of violation of conditions of release. Estes entered a plea of not guilty and bail was set at $250 performance bond....


Report offers sobering assessment on AK spending

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska would face a budget deficit of $920 million if spending for next year matched that of the current year, a report released Monday states. The Legislative Finance Division report offers a sobering look at the state's fiscal...


Smaller quakes shake area Monday

Two smaller aftershocks from the magnitude 7.5 quake from last Friday shook the coastal area Monday morning, Jan. 14, and again in the evening, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. The source of the shake was located 68 miles WSW...


Fish Factor

There’s lots of movement in Alaska’s salmon permit markets, but sales of catch shares are in a stall. Permit values are up and down depending on region, and interest reflects how the salmon runs have been coming in. For example at Bristol Bay,...


Rotary top bell ringers

Salvation Army Lt. Caleb Frankhuser presented Petersburg Rotary Club President John Bringhurst with the 2012 Bell Ringing Award for collecting over $3,047 to the Red Kettle in December. Individuals...


New artist donates mural to Parks and Recreation

Tattoo and all-around artist Tammie Wales arrived in Petersburg Dec. 18 and has since donated her time and talent to the Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department in the form of a mural. “I wanted...


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