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 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Assembly looks at police station and jail design options

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht and Petersburg Police Chief Jim Agner approached the challenge of the failing public safety building with an understanding that the only funds available for the project would be from the Fire Hall... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Petersburg and Kupreanof to join forces to save Petersburg Creek

Petersburg Borough resident Mike Stainbrook proposed a resolution to the Petersburg Borough Assembly during its regular meeting Monday afternoon to preserve Petersburg Creek as it is without encroachment, electrical corridor or power lines. Stainbroo... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Tax-Free Day costs Borough too much

Resolution 2013-14 declaring May 11, 2013 as a sales tax-free day for the Petersburg Borough died due to a lack of a motion during the Petersburg Borough Assembly regular meeting Monday afternoon. “These tax free days cost the borough about... Full story


Fabric artists

Middle School girl scout cadettes sewed quilted fish for a “Hands On” children’s exhibit for the Clausen Museum. Their effort will be on display in a diorama creek setting in a cabinet at the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Assembly awards bids for Borough projects

The Petersburg Borough Assembly awarded four bids for projects taking place in the borough during its regular meeting Monday evening. The new library shelving procurement bid opening was completed Thursday, April 11 and three bids were received...


Solo student art show

The High School Commons was host to a solo exhibition of PHS senior Spai Saensuk’s extensive body of artwork on Tuesday evening. Among Saensuk’s recent acomplishments in the arts are special...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    May 9, 2013

Borough lost opportunity for creating goodwill

Since the Petersburg Borough is a 6% partner with every business within their jurisdiction, it seems intuitive that their best interests would be served by working with those businesses to expand the economy with the use of tax-free shopping...


Police reports

May 1 A boat on a trailer was parked in a yellow zone at Lumber and Kiseno Streets. A spare tire was stolen from a vehicle on Lumber Street. May 2 A vehicle needed to be moved for access at First and Dolphin Streets, the owner was contacted. A...



May 2 Chance Day, 22, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of reckless driving. Day entered a plea of not guilty and the case was assigned to Judge William Carey for trial which has been scheduled for July 16,...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Borough Manager reports on current borough projects

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported on several projects that are taking place in Petersburg now and in the near future. “The bathroom at Sandy Beach will be reopened within the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Petersburg nominated as top 10 yachting town

Petersburg has been nominated as a top 10 finalist for top yachting towns by Yachting Magazine. “Petersburg was nominated by one of our readers,” Deputy Editor of Yachting Magazine Patrick Sciacca stated. “My editor forwarded it to me as one...

 News    May 9, 2013

Sitka herring near 10-year average for spawn miles

SITKA (AP) — Sitka Sound herring spawn measured close to the 10-year average for spawn miles, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Spawn miles are a measure of shoreline. The spawn from the massive congregations of herring turns...

 News    May 9, 2013

3 uninjured in Juneau small plane crash

JUNEAU (AP) — Three people aboard a small plane were uninjured when it crashed after takeoff at Juneau International Airport. The Juneau Empire reports the accident happened Sunday evening after the plane, a single-engine Maule M-5, took off from...


USCG dockside exams May 16-19

Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiners will be conducting voluntary dockside examinations from Noon May 16 – Noon May 19. Anyone interested in a Voluntary Dockside Examination sign-up at the Petersburg Harbormasters Office. Voluntary...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 9, 2013

Fish Factor- Salmon season gets underway this week

It might still feel like winter but Alaska’s 2013 salmon season will officially get underway on May 16, when the first runs of reds and kings are scheduled to arrive at Copper River. The season’s first fish will attract the usual media hoopla –...


Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program Meeting

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a meeting on Mon., May 13, 6-7:30pm in the Petersburg Assembly Chambers about the Alaska Mammal Observer Program for drift gillnet permit holders in Southeast Alaska. Those who cannot attend in perso...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

TBPA Commission refuses Southland's severance

WRANGELL — The Thomas Bay Power Authority commissioners met in executive session on Friday, May 3 to discuss the issue of former TBPA general manager Paul Southland’s severance package. In a 5-1 vote, with commissioner Warren Edgely voting to...


Drennan and de Bos wed

Cynthia Marie Drennan and René Frido de Bos were married on April 28, 2013 in Mill Valley, Calif., with the Rev. Jacqueline Eigen officiating. Both the bride and bridegroom reside in Corte Madera,...


Yesterday's News

May 3, 1913 – To the editor: Life in Alaska is a heaven on earth. It is indeed. From part of a lifetime spent in a crowded city of the East, to be transferred to Alaska is the very acme of delight. Life in Alaska is a dream, merely a dream, that's...


Death Notice

Goldie Adelia Siversten died in Arlington, Wash. on May 6, 2013. She was 103 years old. A Celebration of Life gathering will be planned for a later date. A full obituary will follow....


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