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 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Lagoudakis and Wohlhueter take vacant Assembly seats

Four Petersburg Borough residents submitted letters of interest to fill the two vacant positions on the Borough Assembly and they each had a chance to state, to the Assembly, why they are willing to... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Juvenile taken into custody following Kake homicide

A 14 year old male was taken into custody Saturday evening in connection with the death of Mackenzie Howard. The body of 13 year old Howard was found in the entrance of the Kake Presbyterian Memorial Church Feb. 5 by a community member and has been... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Assembly fills board vacancies

The Petersburg Borough Assembly appointed interested parties to the vacancies on the Planning and Zoning Commission, Hospital Board and Land Selection Committee during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. The seven positions that were vacant for plan...


Yesterday's News

February 16, 1983 - The Petersburg City Council is beginning to wonder if it is right to catch up with water rates as fast as is proposed. Council member Dave Carlson said that it was the city's mistake that rates were not increased for five years....

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Consulting firm outlines plan to fill police chief position

Representatives Richard and Irina Fursman of the consulting firm, Brimeyer Fursman Company, attended the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly Tuesday evening to update the assembly... Full story


Losing Big Petersburg eliminates its first contestant

After the first week of competition, Losing Big Petersburg had to say goodbye to its first contestant, Theresa Craig. Due to average team scores, the White Team of Christy Ware, Christen Fankhauser, Veronica Maldonado, Deborah Burrell and Shelly...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Petersburg celebrates Elizabeth Peratrovich

Despite the rain and cold, Petersburg residents gathered Saturday to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich, a civil rights activist who worked on behalf of equality for Alaska Natives. Peratrovich was...


Letters to the Editor

“Thank you” to emergency responders To the Editor: The motto for Alaska’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is, ‘Neighbor Helping Neighbor’ and in the past several weeks, I’ve been able to witness communities walking the walk, not just...


Police reports

February 14 Damage to a vehicle was reported due to a hit and run accident. A possible intoxicated individual was staggering into the driving lane on Haugen Drive. February 15 A boat trailer was sticking out into the roadway on Scow Bay Loop Road. A...



February 14 Clifford Young, 46, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a change of plea hearing and sentencing on the charge of fourth degree assault. Young entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days...


Middle school wrestlers come home champions

The Petersburg Middle School Viking wrestlers traveled to Craig from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 to participate in the Stikine Invitational with eight other teams. “Petersburg's young athletes represented themselves, their town, their parents and their...


Fish Factor

In a word, the outlook for Alaska salmon markets this year is favorable. That’s the conclusion of Gunnar Knapp, fisheries economist at the University of Alaska/Anchorage in an overview of world markets to Alaska legislators. Knapp cited three key...


Obituaries: Henry William (Bill) Hansen, 88

Henry William (Bill) Hansen, 88, died on January 17, 2013 in Seattle. He was born in Nampa, Idaho on March 23, 1924 to Ole and Jonetta Hansen. The family moved around the Pacific Northwest, from the potato farm in Idaho to logging in southern Oregon... Full story


Obituaries: Robert (Bob) Eiler Wikan, 74

Robert (Bob) Eiler Wikan, 74, passed away February 13, 2013 after living in Petersburg most of his life. He was born on September 23, 1938 to Eiler and Dagny (Lian) Wikan. After attending Petersburg... Full story


Vikings win fifth place in Valdez tournament

The Petersburg Vikings traveled to Valdez for the Valdez Elks Invitational over the weekend and come home fifth place winners. “We had three games that came down to the last possession,” Head Coach Rick Brock said. “We easily could have been...


Lady Vikings take sixth

The Petersburg Lady Vikings traveled to Valdez to take part in the Valdez Elks Invitational and came home with a sixth place win out of eight teams. “We did a great job,” Head Coach Dino Brock said. “We started out facing the number one team...


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