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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

Assembly approves municipal remodel designs

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to move forward with its estimated $9.7 million municipal and police building renovation. Corey Wall, with MRV Architects, outlined the design and cost last... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

New member joins assembly

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted in a new member to fill the seat left vacant by John Hoag earlier this month. Jeigh Stanton Gregor, co-owner of True North Counseling and Consultation, was sworn... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

Humpy 500 winners donate prize to non-profit

A winner of last fall's Humpy 500 donated a portion of her winnings last Friday to the Petersburg Humane Association (PHA). Team Captain Annie Christensen, 11, and the rest of the crew of the Torpedo... Full story


Yesterday's News

February 21, 1914 – While the passing of the Alaska Railroad Bill was a foregone conclusion, yet, great was the strain and anxiety upon its supporters at the final vote. The galleries were full of spectators and excited Alaskans were to be noticed...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

Petersburg and Wrangell support SEAPA takeover of Tyee plant

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously approved a resolution supporting a similar Wrangell resolution recommending the operations and management of the Tyee Hydro Electric project be transferred from Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) to the...


Marine dealership turned over to son

In January Rocky and Sue Flint turned the operation of their 33 year-old business, Rocky's Marine, Inc., over to their son Casey and his wife Holli. The business started in 1980 as a dealership for...


Editorial: Property rights apply to homeowners & their neighbors

The Superior Court Judge’s ruling to grant a stay on the demolition of a Petersburg home, which the borough deemed as a dangerous building, left a few unanswered questions. The court was silent on the, “elephant in the room,” fact that the...


Mayor's Report

During the Petersburg Borough Assembly’s Feb. 14 meeting, Mayor Mark Jensen reported the following: On July 14, 2013, the Alaska Redistricting Board adopted new boundaries for the Alaska legislative house and senate districts. The Division of...


Police reports

February 18 Police arrested Patrick M. Mooney, 54, on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance and Refusal to Submit a Breath Test. February 16 A caller reported shouting and a possible argument. Police issu...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

FBI verifies non-pornographic images of local children in Petersen case

Investigators discovered images of Petersburg children in connection with the pending criminal case against Tye Leif Petersen, former Petersburg School District maintenance director, who was arrested last fall for multiple charges related to...


Vikings go 1-1 in conference home games

The Petersburg Vikings duked it out with Mt. Edgecumbe Friday night coming away from the bout with a last second win. Head Coach Rick Brock said he knew going into the game the battle against Mt....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

Petersburg high school offers partial credit for science bowl

The Petersburg District School Board voted unanimously Tuesday evening to allow students participating in the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Science Bowl to earn half a credit. The Ocean Science Bowl is a regional competition for high schools in Alaska where...


Pollock as halibut bait could increase catch rates and reduce bycatch

Bait is always a big expenditure for many fishing businesses and pollock could help cut costs for Alaska halibut longliners who fish in the Gulf. Researchers have tested pollock in two projects to see if it might replace pricier chum salmon as...


Bill on electronic notices pulled from floor

JUNEAU (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would allow municipalities to post certain public notices online rather than in newspapers said Tuesday that he asked that the bill be pulled from the House floor to protect his colleagues. “I wasn't...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2014

Business leaders optimistic about increase sales

Sales increased for local Petersburg businesses by more than $14 million in 2013 compared to 2012. Business across town such as Viking Travel, Diamante Gift Shoppe and Hammer & Wikan all experienced increased sales. Lee Corrao, manager of the Hammer...


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