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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 1, 2014

Grease fire leaves one man with minor injuries

A kitchen fire last Friday in an apartment above Lee's Clothing left one man with minor burns and the dwelling uninhabitable. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) Spokesman David Berg said a ma... Full story


Petersburg girls dominate conference track meet

The Petersburg High School girl's track team won the conference track meet division wide in Ketchikan last weekend-a feat the Petersburg girl's team hasn't accomplished in more than three decades.... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 2, 1914 – Administration leaders today laid plans for raising war revenue in case the army has to go into Mexico. The first measure planned would impose a stamp tax on checks and legal documents. Another would tax sweet wine and fortified brand...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 1, 2014

One mile of trail, years in the making

Plans to move the Raven's Roost trailhead to Sandy Beach Park are finally moving forward after more than a decade of bureaucratic haggling between the United States Forest Service and other... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 1, 2014

Farmer's market potluck and auction at ANB Hall

The committee responsible for organizing and operating the local farmer’s market is holding a potluck and silent auction this Friday at 6 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. Attendees can bring food for the potluck and will have the...


To the Editor

Operation Cup of Cheer Letter to the Editor: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Operation Cup of Cheer effort this winter. Over 150 mugs and over 500 coffee, cocoa, and cider packets were sent to Afghanistan to show Petersburg's support of our...


Police reports

April 23 A caller reported a blown down tree in the road. A caller reported a dead deer in a ditch. An officer spoke with a caller regarding the repossession of property. A caller wanted to go on record stating that dogs chased him while jogging...



April 24 Clifton Gudgel Junior appeared before Superior Court Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing. The defendant entered a guilty plea for Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 3rd degree. The court set a sentencing hearing for...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 1, 2014

Vikings go undefeated during first baseball games

The Petersburg Vikings baseball team kicked off its season with two wins against the Junior Varsity Sitka Wolves last week. Head Coach Jim Engle said the Vikings are a small but balanced team this year with several veteran players and other new but s...

 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    May 1, 2014

Final Sitka sac roe results released

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a final update of the Sitka Herring Sac Roe fishery results. Fisherman netted 16,976 tons of herring, down from preliminary projections but still exceeding the guideline harvest by 643 tons. The March...


Shellfish Farming workshop in Kake May 1-3

The Southeast Soil and Water Conservation District (SE SWCD) will be hosting a comprehensive three day workshop in Kake May 1-3. The program will teach best management practices to beginning oyster farmers. The workshop curriculum will consist of...

 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

Wilson will not seek re-election

WRANGELL - State Rep. Peggy Wilson will no longer represent the Wrangell area to the state legislature, starting with the election of her successor. Wilson announced her plans Friday during a floor...

 News    May 1, 2014

Juneau 8th graders to perform with Mitkof Middle School musicians

Juneau's Floyd Dryden Middle School 8th grade band will perform Friday afternoon with the Mitkof Middle School band. Petersburg music teacher Matt Lenhard said this is the first time the school has visited Petersburg for such an event. They've been...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 1, 2014

Small Kodiak roe herring fishery is underway

Kodiak’s roe herring fishery began on April 15 with little notice and rumors of fire sale prices. The fleet of 22 seiners was down a bit; they are competing for a harvest of 5,800 short tons, similar to the past five years. No gillnetters had...

 By Brian O Connor    News    May 1, 2014

Wrangell festival caters to birders of a feather

WRANGELL - Hummingbirds are jerks. That was among the messages, meditations, stories and sights shared at the 2014 Stikine River Birding Festival last week. The annual festival caters to those – lik...


Obituary, The Rev. David Matthew Boxrud, 91

The Rev. David Matthew Boxrud died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in Sun City, Ariz. Rev. Boxrud was born Nov. 14, 1922 in Minneapolis, Minn. He married Doreen Boxrud of Sugar Camp in 1982 in Sacramento,...


Obituary, Frances H. Hubbard, 87

Frances H. Hubbard, age 87, went gently to be with her Lord and Savior on March 16, 2014 while at home in Yakima, Wash. under hospice care. She was born July 15, 1926 in Wilbur, Ore. to Benjamin B. and F. Helen (Corl) Irving. She married Thomas H....


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