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 By Shelly Pope    News    February 28, 2013

Seaside Restaurant will close permanently

Petersburg Indian Association will close the doors of the Seaside Restaurant permanently at the end of business Thursday, Feb. 28. “This is a venture that has to be self-sustaining,” PIA Tribal Administrator Bruce Jones stated. “There are no... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 28, 2013

PMC CFO, Leon Walsh to retire in July

Petersburg Medical Center Chief Financial Officer, Leon Walsh, has announced his intention to retire at the end of July. “I have said that July 31 will be the day that I retire,” Walsh stated.... Full story

 About Town    February 28, 2013

Yesterday's News

March 2, 1983 - Slow paperwork resulted in “near tragedy” with the dredging of the new boat harbor last February 18. If Senator Bob Ziegler had not stepped in, the dredging contractors would have left Petersburg, the mayor told the city council...

 By Greg Knight    News    February 28, 2013

Petersburg to reconsider TBPA budget request

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is poised to reconsider action it took at their most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in a vote that denied Thomas Bay Power Authority General Manager Paul Southland the ability to extend his budgetary...

 News    February 28, 2013

Humphreys assumes leadership at Icicle Seafoods, Inc.

Icicle Seafood, Inc. (“Icicle”), one of the largest and most diversified seafood companies in North America, announced the appointment of Amy Humphreys to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately, succeeding De...

 About Town    February 28, 2013

The Good Lovelies

Canadian folk trio, The Good Lovelies, played for a nearly full Wright Auditorium on Monday night. The performance marked the end of a tour through Alaska. (Left to right) Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough...

 Opinion    February 28, 2013

To the Editor

Cruise ship sewage mixing zone To the Editor: It is with a feeling of pride that I can now tell family and friends that I am now a 'Cruise ship sewage mixing zone Alaskan commercial fisherman'. Imagine, out on the beautiful waters of Southeast...

 By Greg Knight    About Town    February 28, 2013

Stikine skull a millennium old

WRANGELL — After carbon testing, a skull found on Government Slough last year has been found to be more that 1,000 years old – and is of Native Alaskan heritage. The skull, which was discovered...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    February 28, 2013


The season of silence between the borough vote in December 2012, and the formation of assemblies, commissions, boards and committees suggested that those opposed to the formation of the Petersburg Borough might accept the election results. We hoped...

 Police Reports    February 28, 2013

Police reports

February 21 A bicycle was abandoned in the library parking lot for over three weeks. There was a theft from a business on N. Nordic Drive. An individual was reported driving under the influence on S. Nordic Drive. February 22 A message was left with...

 Police Reports    February 28, 2013

Trooper report

February 26 Manuel Aceveda, 65, of Kake plead guilty to one count of taking game without proper license and tags. Aceveda was fined $500 with $200 suspended, ordered to pay restitution to the State of Alaska of $1,000, loss of hunting privileges for...

 Courts    February 28, 2013


February 20 Palmer H. Thomassen, Jr., 45, appeared before Judge William Carey for jury trial on the charges of domestic violence fourth degree assault; first degree harassment and domestic violence fifth degree criminal mischief. Thomassen was found...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    February 28, 2013

Lady Vikings dominate at homecoming

The Petersburg Lady Vikings played host to the Wrangell Lady Wolves for Homecoming weekend and dominated the play on the court for the series. “Homecoming games are always exciting mainly because...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    February 28, 2013

Emotions run high for senior appreciation Friday night

Between the varsity Vikings and Lady Viking’s games Friday evening, time was made to appreciate the senior students. Seniors who were honored for the Pep Band were Daniel Cardenas, Eva Kowalski,...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    February 28, 2013

Vikings take down the Wolves at homecoming

The Petersburg Vikings hosted the Wrangell Wolves for Homecoming 2013 and came away big winners for the weekend. “This was a great weekend for us,” Head Coach Rick Brock said. “We ended up...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    February 28, 2013

Ronimous Jr. receives honors for military service

After 28 years of service to the US Army and Army National Guard, Marvin E. Ronimous Jr. retired in June of 2011. Recently Ronimous received honors for his service to the military. The Meritorious...

 News    February 28, 2013

How federal budget cuts could affect Alaska

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The White House on Sunday released lists for each state of potential effects of automatic spending cuts set for Friday. The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers are based...

 About Town    February 28, 2013

Watkins and Kandoll wed

Erin Marie Watkins and Matthew McLean Kandoll were wed in Sayulita, Mexico, January 10, 2013. Erin, daughter of Ken Watkins and Christine Watkins, was born in Winchester, Ind. and has called... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    February 28, 2013

Salard: ‘I have been vindicated’

WRANGELL — After more than a year of legal and administrative actions regarding Dr. Greg Salard’s credentialing at Wrangell Medical Center, the Wrangell Medical Center Board of Trustees has granted the physician unrestricted privileges at the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 28, 2013

Construction to resume on road improvement project

Construction will begin again March 11 for the Petersburg Road Improvement Project. The work will begin with demolition work on Excel Street between Harbor Way and Nordic Drive which will be followed by installation of the storm drain system in the... Full story

 Sports    February 28, 2013

Vikings Homecoming 2013

Homecoming festivities were observed between the Lady Vikings’ and Vikings games Saturday evening. For the class of 2016 the Prince was Kjell Wittstock and Princess was Loveena Ortiz. Wittstock...