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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 24, 2014

Bridge to open for Sons of Norway events

Repair work on the Rasmus Enge Memorial Bridge is running ahead of schedule. The anticipated $80,000 repair job began April 1 and was expected to take eight weeks to complete. Assistant Director of... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 24, 2014

Public Works seeks new recycling customers

The Petersburg Borough recycling program has saved the borough $8,500 in solid waste disposal costs since the program began in February but the program still needs to see an increase in customers to... Full story


Elks Easter egg hunt

The Nilsen family were among the many participants at the Elk Lodge's long-standing annual Easter egg hunt at Sandy Beach Park. Volunteers hard boilled, colored and hid 1,200 eggs for the...


40 booths to set up for April 25 Health Fair

The Petersburg Community Gym will be hosting the 2014 Health Fair this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 573 people who had their blood drawn during recent weeks will receive their results and...


High school students head to Art Fest 2014 in Yakutat

Nine Petersburg High School students are heading to this year’s Art Fest held in Yakutat this weekend. Petersburg school’s art teacher Ashley DuRoss is chaperoning the students and will teach a mask-making workshop. Students will have two, 15-hou...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 24, 2014

Construction company six months behind schedule on hospital roof repairs

Construction is creeping along on Petersburg Medical Center’s (PMC) roof after the contractor Silverbow Construction threatened to stop working last March and asked to be paid for 90 percent completion. PMC CEO Liz Woodyard said the hospital...


Yesterday's News

April 25, 1914 – In the fall of 1913, Dr. Kirby of Chicago closed his banking establishment owing some $30,000 to the depositors. Recently and just before his death, he requested that his brain be examined to prove his contention that he was...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 24, 2014

Petersburg law enforcement could seek federal resources for drug trafficking

The Petersburg Police Department may petition the federal government to become designated as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). A coalition of law enforcement agencies can petition to become a HIDTA region, however, according to the... Full story


Graduating seniors learn self-defense tactics

A defensive tactics instructor taught a group of Petersburg High School students various self-defense tactics Tuesday morning. Marcus Hom taught ten PHS graduating seniors about situational awareness,...


Police reports

April 16 A caller reported a truck blocking an entrance. Police issued a citation to Cynthia A. Lagoudakis, 59, for an expired registration. The High School reported a truant student. April 17 Police issued a speeding citation to Melinda Hofstad,...



April 18 Randi Jo Haviland appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Minor in Possession by Consumption. The court entered a not-guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf. The court ordered the defendant to not consume alcohol or drugs...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 24, 2014

Community donates more than $20,000 to Cancer Charity

Petersburg’s Beat the Odds Committee is allocating $22,500 to various organizations that provide for cancer treatment travel, training, support and equipment in the community. The bulk of those donations come from Beat the Odds, A Race Against...


Stork report

James Michael Nilsen was born on April 10, 2014 in Seattle, Wash. He weighed 5lbs 11 oz and was 18.3 inches long. He was born to Mikey and Mamie Nilsen....

 By Brian OConnor    News    April 24, 2014

Assembly discusses future of Thomas Bay Power Authority

WRANGELL — The future of the Thomas Bay Power Authority and the commission governing it took center stage at Tuesday’s borough assembly meeting. The heart of the matter focused on the role the Thomas Bay Power Commission will play in future...


D.A.R.E. graduation

Law enforcement and school officials congratulated the fifth graders of Stedman Elementary on Wednesday night in Wright Auditorium as they graduated from Drug Abuse Resistance Education...


Little kids rock

Students Evelyn Anderson and Leiah Kittams and Mrs. Wallace present art projects during last weeks Stedman Elementary Exploratory Night in the Wright Auditorium....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 24, 2014

Fish Factor

Alaska salmon permits in many fisheries have tripled in value since 2002 and the upward trend continues. An overview of April listings by four brokers shows that Bristol Bay drift net permits are valued at nearly $134,000 by the State, and listed...


Obituary: Leo Kondro, 63

Leo Kondro was born Sept. 11, 1950 in Longview, Wash. to Bernard and Helene (Graunitz) Kondro. He died March 18, 2014 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle.  He grew up in Washington,... Full story


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