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City of Petersburg Public Water System

CIty of Petersburg Public Water System is no longer on a boil water notice. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has formally rescinded the boil water notice issued on February 14,... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    February 14, 2013

Utility and community leaders talk energy

Community and utility leaders from Petersburg, Wrangell, Juneau, Angoon and Ketchikan gathered last week to discuss energy resources in a round table forum. The common denominator for most of these leaders was a way to reduce the need for diesel... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 14, 2013

The death of a Kake teen is considered a homicide

The body of 13 year old Mackenzie H. Howard was discovered late Tuesday evening, Feb. 5 in the entrance of the Memorial Presbyterian Church by community members. “We are investigating this as a homicide,” Alaska Department of Public Safety... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 14, 2013

PFVD Family Activity Night is a teaching event

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department hosted a Family Activity Night Saturday evening and kids and adults alike learned, enjoyed and toured the facility. A smoke house, which was borrowed from... Full story


Yesterday's News

February 9, 1983 – An apartment manager joined the canneries in speaking out against the proposed Petersburg water rate changes at Monday night's council meeting. The city council also had many questions about the proposed water rate changes, and...


Letters to the Editor

Stedman Barn Dance To the Editor: I am a little late on writing this but figured better late than never. I would personally like to thank all those who helped and volunteered for the Barn Dance. Not having any past experience with how they have run,...


Library construction continues

The new Petersburg Public Library roof is almost complete and the real work has begun on the inside of the building. “We should be finished with the sprinkler system by the end of the week,”...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 14, 2013

Three year investigation finally ends with conviction for Petersburg Police

Approximately three years ago, Petersburg Police Sergeant Heidi Agner began an investigation that has taken years to finally come to fruition. Feb. 8, Federal Judge Timothy Burgess sentenced Victor Araujo, 51, to 60 months in federal prison for...


Police reports

February 6 A vehicle was parked illegally in a private drive on Third Street. Officers spoke with an individual about an accident in a parking lot at Second Street and Haugen Drive. A suspicious vehicle was reported on N. Nordic Drive. Officers were...



February 7 Eric M. Deberry, 41, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of disorderly conduct. Deberry entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced to five days in jail with five days suspended; a police...


Trooper report

February 8 At 2000 hours, Alaska Wildlife Troopers Petersburg Post observed an unoccupied vehicle roll over near mile 10 of Mitkof Highway. Investigation revealed Bodine Rogers, age 42 of Klawock, lost control, crossed the centerline, struck an...


Vikings drop two to Mt. Edgecumbe

The Petersburg Viking traveled to Mt. Edgecumbe over the weekend and dropped two games but showed great competitive spirit and improvement. “We have been talking about making sure we make the most of every possession,” Head Coach Rick Brock said....


Lady Vikings win one, lose one at home

The Petersburg Lady Vikings played host to Mt. Edgecumbe for the weekend and ended up winning one game and losing the other, but not by much. “We had a really good weekend,” Head Coach Dino Brock...


Petersburg student runner-up in poster contest

Governor Sean Parnell announced the winner of the 2013 Choose Respect Poster Contest last week – and although a group of Anchorage middle school students took home the top prize, a Petersburg student came close with a runner-up entry. Petersburg...


Saturday mail will continue locally

Saturday mail delivery by letter carriers may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial...


Stork report

Kade Alan Norheim was born January 31, 2013 to Laurel McCullough and Taylor Norheim at SEARHC Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 21 inches long....


Fish Factor

Dilution is the solution for pollution sums up the Parnell Administration policy when it comes to cruise ship discharges in Alaska waters. A bill being moved quickly by state lawmakers will repeal a 2006 citizens’ initiative that requires cruise sh...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 14, 2013

PIA Board sets Transportation Improvement Program

A Transportation Improvement Program, TIP, has been established for the next five years by the Petersburg Indian Association Board during its regular meeting. PIA Tribal Transportation Director Will Ware submitted a written report for the board...


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