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 By Shelly Pope    News    April 18, 2013

Police Chief candidates down to three finalists

The Petersburg Borough Assembly has decided on three finalists for the Police Chief position as well as an alternate. The three candidates have been invited to Petersburg April 26 to April 30. Kelly Swihart, current Chief of Police in Hoonah, BJ... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    April 18, 2013

Darkness downtown due to construction

Due to the need to relocate electrical conduit in the downtown area, there may be some street lights that will not be operational. “We are working with Public Works in order to have some temporary lighting brought in,” Petersburg Borough Manager... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    April 18, 2013

Scouts take a "huge" trip to Whitehorse

Eleven Petersburg Boy Scouts; Skipper and Britton Erickson, Van Abbott, Brandon Ware, Chase Maxwell, Ryan Tate, Anders and Charlie Christensen, Nikko Larsen, Aaron Murph and Stuart Medalen; and three... Full story

 By Klas Stolpe    News    April 18, 2013

Two Southeast runners in Boston during bombing

Two Southeast runners, Dr. John Bursell and Jaime Bursell were safe at the site of the Boston Marathon, where two explosions killed three and injured at least 140 others. The blasts occurred near the finish of the race about two hours after the...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Yesterday's News

April 19, 1913 – Alaska as we know it: Alaska, the land of the midnight sun. That is true. Alaska, the country where snow and ice—in the minds of a great many easterners—is believed to be the only solid formation under foot, nine months of the...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 18, 2013

Assembly to approve sea otter resolution

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved Resolution 2013-11, a resolution requesting support from the Alaska Legislature of the Sealaska Heritage Institute's sustainable arts project re-introducing skin sewing to produce and market sea otter handicra...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

PHS presents Spring Concert

The Petersburg High School music program, directed by Matt Lenhard, presented their final concert of the school year on Monday night. Lenhard acknowledged a number of specially recognized student...

 Opinion    April 18, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Greens Camp improvements To the Editor: Thank you Petersburg Indian Association, Petersburg Borough and the Wrangell/Petersburg RAC for all the work, time and funding you have placed into improvements to Green's Camp. The State owned facility now...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Artist nationally recognized

Local artist, Don Cornelius, has received national attention for his painting “Losing Battle” which depicts Cornelius’ daughter shoveling snow during a winter storm. The piece will be featured...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 18, 2013

USFS to assist canoeing groups

The Forest Service is working with the One People Canoe Society in their efforts to participate in the Chief Shakes House re-dedication effort in Wrangell, the weekend of May 4. “There are groups coming from all over Southeast Alaska,”...

 Police Reports    April 18, 2013

Police reports

April 10 Officers responded to a report of harassment. A can sitting in a drive was spewing orange smoke on Excel Street. An individual spoke with officers regarding a report of indecent exposure on Rambler Street. A traffic stop on Ira II for...

 Police Reports    April 18, 2013


April 10 Thomas P. Lyons, 52, appeared before Judge William Carey for a felony petition to revoke probation. Lyons entered a denial and was released with $2,500 bond. An adjudication hearing has been set for May 28, 2013. April 16 Jeb S. Phillips,...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 18, 2013

Assembly awards bid to local construction company

The Petersburg Borough Assembly awarded a bid for the Wastewater Pump Station 5 Replacement Project to Rock-n-Road Construction for an amount not to exceed $662,757. “There was only one bid for this project,” Petersburg Borough Vice Mayor Sue Fli...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Willis, Burrell to wed

Steven and Cynthia Fuller announce the engagement of their daughter, Ambre Willis to Sigmund Burrell, son of Richard Burrell and Sharon Wikan. The couple will be married at the Bojer Wikan Memorial...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Otness, Lachapelle to wed

Nels and Holli Otness of Petersburg, Alaska announce the engagement of their daughter Haili Otness, of Petersburg to Darren Lachapelle of Wrangell, Alaska. Darren is the son of Lynn Allen of...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Schmidt Litsheim to Wed

Cathy Barker, and Peter and Theresa Litsheim, announce the engagement of their children, Lindsey Renee Schmidt and Seth Peter Listheim. The couple will both be graduating from Central Washington...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Deer harvest reporting past-due

All hunters who are issued deer harvest tickets are required to report, even if they did not hunt. ADFG sent out reminders asking all deer hunters who have not reported to provide their 2012-2013 deer hunting and harvest information. If you receive...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 18, 2013

Fish Factor- King crab research lab shares findings

Did you know that red king crabs are cannibals and eat their babies, but blue king crabs do not? Or that deep water golden king crabs along the Aleutian Islands are almost indestructible and appear to resist the effects of ocean acidification? Those...

 About Town    April 18, 2013

Academic Honor for Local Resident

Johns Hopkins University Eleanor Bergren, who is majoring in public health studies, was named to the Dean's list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester at the Johns Hopkins University. Eleanor is the daughter of John and Laurie Bergren...