Articles from the May 16, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 16, 2013

Petersburg celebrates 55th Little Norway Festival

The 55th Little Norway Festival begins today and Petersburg is ready to celebrate. This festival celebrates Syttende Mai or May 17, the signing of Norway's Constitution in 1814. Over the more than 50... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    May 16, 2013

Vikings track team sends seven to state competition

The Petersburg High School Viking track team traveled to Juneau for the Region V Championship meet last weekend and came away with the boys taking third place and the girls placing second. “The... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 16, 2013

Petersburg locals find lost canoe paddles

Members of the One People Canoe Society lost several of their canoe paddles, along with other equipment, as they made their way to Wrangell to participate in the rededication of Chief Shakes House.... Full story


Volunteers needed to catch tagged derby fish

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce King Salmon Derby needs fishers to help catch the tagged fish for this year’s derby. The person catching each of the two fish to be tagged will win a Chamber of Commerce gift certificate for $50 for use at Petro...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 16, 2013

Petersburg Police destroy possible meth lab

The Petersburg Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen Sunday, May 5 reporting a possible portable Methamphetamine lab. After further investigation, PPD, with the assistance of SEACAD and the U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement,...


Yesterday's News

May 17, 1913 – Mr. Earnest Kirberger, general manager of the Kake Packing Company of Kake, dropt in this week on a little business affair, and incidently, to show to some of his many friends and gas boat admirers what he considers the best cannery...


Letters to the Editor

Stikine River mineral development To the Editor: This letter is to inform Petersburg residents of an important presentation coming to our community next week. On Wednesday, May 22, Guy Archibald of...


Police reports

May 8 An intoxicated female was reported screaming and shouting on Lumber Street. May 9 A vehicle was in the ditch at Scow Bay. Suspicious activity was reported on Birch Street. Officers responded to a report of a scam phone call regarding computer...


Juneau inmate loses part of ear in assault

JUNEAU (AP) — A fight at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau has left an inmate missing part of his ear. Alaska State Troopers say the victim had part of his ear bit off by another inmate Saturday afternoon. Alaska State Troopers were...


Little Norway Festival

Wednesday May 15th 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm $ The Little Norway Festival Paddle Battle - Sons of Norway Hall. Join in this ping pong battle for the coveted Purple Paddle. Single Elimination Bracket Play. Youth ages 12-20 will play from 4 pm - 6 pm and... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 16, 2013

A look at Alaska seafood export numbers

Between 60 and 70 percent of Alaska’s seafood is exported to customers around the globe, and the strength of foreign currencies against the US dollar plays a big role in annual sales. Tracking by the Juneau-based McDowell Group for the Alaska...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 16, 2013

Murph chosen for Johnson Space Center Camp

Petersburg High School student, Diane Murph has been chosen as one of 90 female students from across the nation to attend Johnson Space Center camp this summer as a Women in STEM high school...


Petersburg Wrangell Insurance recognized for excellence

The Petersburg Wrangell Insurance Agency has been providing insurance in Alaska since the 1950's and have recently been awarded the Premier Partner Award for performance and partnership by Safeco Insurance. “We are honored to be recognized by...


Couple escape landslide by running down beach

SITKA (AP) — A couple escaped a landslide by running down a narrow, pebble beach away from the shifting mountain. The slide happened Sunday just as Kevin Knox, 41, and his girlfriend, Maggie Gallin, 28, returned from fishing in a rowboat to the...


Polar bear cub prepares for new home in New York

ANCHORAGE (AP) — An orphaned polar bear cub that arrived at the Alaska Zoo two months ago will soon depart for a new adventure: meeting another young cub at the Buffalo Zoo. Kali (KUL'-ee) made his final Alaska zoo appearance Monday. He will be...


Greens Creek silver production increases

JUNEAU (AP) — Production of silver increased at Greens Creek Mine during the first quarter of 2013, mine owners said. Hecla Mining Co. said Friday the mine on Admiralty Island produced 1.8 million ounces, up from 1.3 million ounces in the first...


Obituary, Goldie Adelia Sivertsen, 103

Goldie Adelia Sivertsen, 103 passed away in Arlington, Wash. with her family by her side on May 6, 2013. Goldie was the only child born to John and Fern Ludeman on Jan. 29, 1910 in Newport, Ore. She... Full story


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