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 By Shelly Pope    News    March 14, 2013

Bids are in for North Harbor Project

Petersburg Harbormaster Glorianne Wollen and staff will make a recommendation to the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday evening regarding the bids that were received for the North Harbor Project. "The Assembly will be presented with the bid results... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 14, 2013

Papa Bear's Pizza is named Business of the Year

Each year, the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce honors a business and this year, Papa Bear's Pizza was awarded Business of the Year. "Papa Bear's Pizza was nominated for its friendly atmosphere and new... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 14, 2013

Kertulla speaks at Chamber of Commerce Banquet

The annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet was awash in green and sparkles as business owners and residents attended to hear Representative Beth Kertulla speak about herself and her... Full story


At the end of the rainbow

A bright rainbow on Sunday morning appeared to touch down at Ocean Beauty Seafood’s Petersburg processing plant....


New "Rain Game" contest announced

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce announced a new contest during their annual banquet Saturday evening. The contest, the Rain Game Classic, will pay cash to people guessing how much rain and snow...


Yesterday's News

March 2, 1983 – The Crystal Lake Hatchery staff has a proposal before the Alaska Legislature to double their rearing capacity. Jim Billi, hatchery manager, told a large crowd of fishermen and interested townspeople at the February 18 meeting at...


Another Losing Big contestant is eliminated

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department began the very first Losing Big Petersburg competition just a little over a month ago with 10 contestants. The competition is now down to six with the...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    March 14, 2013

Hoops season ends at Region V Tournament

The Petersburg Vikings traveled to Sitka last week for the Region V Tournament and that is where the season for the Vikings ended. "We started out play against Mt. Edgecumbe," Head Coach Rick Brock stated. "We knew going into this tournament that to...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    March 14, 2013

Lady Vikings season closes

The Petersburg Lady Vikings traveled to Sitka to compete in the Region V Tournament and came home with a positive attitude for next year. "We played Sitka for the first game of the tournament," Head Coach Dino Brock said. "We started out very well...


Police reports

March 6 Vibrations were reported in a building on 12th Street. March 7 Petersburg Public Works was notified of a manhole cover askew on the 600 block of S. Nordic Drive. A vehicle was impounded after a parking violation at South Boat Harbor parking...


Trooper report

March 1 Martin Odegaard, age 30 of Petersburg, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers Petersburg Post for failing to return his 2012 Registration Moose Permit to ADF&G as required by permit hunt conditions. Bail is set at $110 in the Petersburg...



March 7 Sean Michael Aliberti, 23, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of failure to report an accident. Aliberti entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended; a...

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 14, 2013

Library windows

The new Petersburg Public Library has a different look every day. The windows have been installed and interior work continues. The project is on schedule and should be ready for move in by July...


Woman admits being in country illegally

JUNEAU (AP) — A Mexican woman has admitted being in the country illegally. The Juneau Empire reports that 44-year-old Yolanda Perez-Orozco pleaded guilty on Friday. She had been deported from the United States twice before but was caught living...


James D. "Jake" Abbott, 87

James D. “Jake” Abbott, age 87 died February 22, 2013 in Wabasha, Minn. He was born November 20, 1925 in Green Isle, Minn., the son of Howard and Mary (Egan) Abbott. He served four years in the... Full story


Community Foundation grants for local nonprofits

The Petersburg Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, will open its competitive grant cycle March 7. The total grantmaking budget for the 2013 competitive grant cycle is $9,000. Grant awards will be made to a minimum o...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 14, 2013

Fish Factor

The just released “Fisheries Economics of the US” by NOAA Fisheries covers the commercial and recreational fishing industries from 2002-2011 and is loaded with descriptive seafood industry stats by region. The report, sixth in a series, tracks...


School News

Univ. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Tessa Hasbrouck, has received Honors recognition for achieving a GPA between 3.5 and 3.74 at the Univ. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point...


Mitkof Middle School parent teacher conferences on Thursday and Friday

Mitkof Middle School Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place March 14 and 15. Scheduled conferences will be Thursday, March 14, from 2-8pm, to confirm an appointment contact Teresa at 772-3860. Walk-in conferences will be held Friday, March 15...


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