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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Tamico protests North Harbor bid award

While fishing vessels continue to move out of the North Harbor in preparation for the planned reconstruction project, a controversy is brewing over the validity of awarding the multi-million dollar project to an out-of-town contractor. Tamico has... Full story


Herring fishery is underway; GHL set at 11,549 tons

The Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring fishery’s first opening lasted about 3-hours and brought in an estimated 1,500 tons. 48 boats fished the opening which began at 3 p.m. and closed at 6:05 p.m.Wednesday. The fishery has been on 2-hour notice... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Top PHS Tsunami Bowl team nabs 3rd place

For the fifth year in a row, Petersburg High School students participated in the Alaska Tsunami Bowl, a regional competition of the National Ocean Science Bowl. Two teams, of five students, attended... Full story


Yesterday's News

March 30, 1983 – Petersburg has a reputation around the nation of being one of the top two places in the country for drug activity. The reputation is unfounded, according to members of the Petersburg City Council and Police Department, but the...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Plans for new Tonka log sorting, storage facility underway

The Forest Service Tonka Timber Sale has spawned the need for a log sorting and storage yard. The planning, environmental impact study and design phases are now complete. Federal public works funds...


Letters to the Editor

Thank you To The Editor: This is a big Thank You letter from Ashley DuRoss, the chaperone for the upcoming Artfest event held in Skagway April 9th- 12th. THANK YOU community members for buying dinner tickets and supporting my young artists who will...


Rocky road

SECON Construction completed drainage construction and back-filled the west side of Excel Street between the harbor office and Main Street this past week. Work continues heading north on North Nordic...


Wolf control near PSG considered by gaming board

Alaska’s Board of Game took a step toward a potential wolf control program on Gravina Island recently when it directed the state to prepare an “operational plan” for the board to consider in March. Meeting earlier this month in Sitka, the...


Verizon not coming to Petersburg… yet

Verizon is on its way to Southeast Alaska – just not for the foreseeable future in Wrangell or Petersburg. According to company spokesman Scott Charlston, the move to bring cell and data service to rural Alaska is in its first phase and that...


Resolution on genetically modified salmon passes

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate the effects of producing genetically engineered salmon. HJR5, by Rep. Geran Tarr of Anchorage, also asks the...


Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska's challenge to the Clinton administration-era roadless rule in national forests was rejected Monday by a federal judge, who said it came too late to be considered. The rule that was put into place in January 2001 restricts...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 28, 2013

Halibut fishery underway, off to quiet start

It was unusually quiet along the waterfront as the halibut fishery got underway on Saturday. Most of the first fish landed goes to Homer, Kodiak and Petersburg and processors there said there...


Commercial troll fish meetings scheduled

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct commercial troll public meetings to be held in towns around Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. The Petersburg meeting will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3 in the assembly chambers. The Wrangell...


Coast Guard honors four civilians for rescuing family

SITKA (AP) — Four volunteer rescuers were honored this month by the U.S. Coast Guard in a ceremony at Air Station Sitka. The Coast Guard Meritorious Public Service Award was presented to Don Kluting, Tyler Orbison, Gerald Gangle and Howard Merkel...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    March 28, 2013

Petersburg takes third at co-ed soccer tourney

Soccer players in Petersburg began an exciting new tradition earlier this month. For the first time ever, a group, many of whom have been playing soccer together for over ten years at the Community...


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