Articles from the June 6, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    June 6, 2013

Six survivors and one dead in LeConte Glacier plane crash

Between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon a Pacific Wings deHavilland Beaver, carrying a pilot and six sightseeing passengers, crashed at LeConte Glacier. “I was able to spend about an hour and a... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

Acupuncture treatment to be offered at PMC beginning June 6

The Petersburg Medical Clinic, under the direction of PMC physician, Jennifer Hyer, will be offering acupuncture treatments beginning June 6. “Our goal is to have more integrative medicine. We want... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

Sanitation Department holds trial for new recycling program

The Petersburg Public Works Sanitation Department will introduce a new and improved recycling program to the community called commingled recycling. This commingled recycling program will accept a... Full story


Yesterday's News

June 7, 1913 – The Seattle Times says that a chain of ten hotels is intended to be built at the most interesting points throughout Alaska and the Yukon Territory, and at the cost of $30,000 for each. One of them will be built each year. The first...


Letters to the Editor

A village that raises children To the Editor: Jeff and I would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to the community of Petersburg and the Petersburg school system. Our children have been privileged to experience community support a...


Police reports

May 29 An inoperable vehicle was reported in the parking lot at the Crane Dock. A plexiglas window was cleared from the roadway at Howkan and Haugen Drives. Young H. Lee, 71, was issued a citation for speeding 38 in a 25 mile per hour zone on Sandy...


Petersburg man wanted for questioning in Hawaii murder investigation

Hawaii police are seeking Boaz Johnson, 22, of Petersburg, for questioning in the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Brittany Jane Royal. Police have reported that fishermen found the body of 25 year-old Royal and it was confirmed that she was two...



May 30 David D. Estes, 22, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of furnishing alcohol to a person under 21. Estes entered a plea of not guilty and trial has been set for Aug. 20. May 31 Jerry L Welch and...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 6, 2013

New Police Chief Swihart attends meeting in Juneau

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that newly hired Petersburg Police Chief, Kelly Swihart, attended a meeting with various Juneau legislators, Southeast Alaska Police Chiefs and the Chief of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

Local speaks out against herbicide spraying

Petersburg resident, Barry Bracken, addressed the Petersburg Borough Assembly to request an ordinance against the spraying of herbicides and pesticides in the Borough area Monday afternoon. Bracken returned to Petersburg several weeks ago to find...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

Chamber schedules Fourth of July activities & parade

Fourth of July activities will quickly be upon the community and Petersburg Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for a great celebration. Petersburg Parks and Recreation placed three themes for the event on its website for voting by the community. The...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

Road Construction continues on Nordic Drive

Dowl HKM and SECON workers continue to make progress on the Petersburg Road Improvement Project down Nordic Drive. “We have completed the work on Dolphin Street at the PFI loading dock,” Acting...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

PHS Class of 2013 graduates 39 seniors

  Petersburg High School gym was filled will people ready to witness the passing of another class from those hallowed halls as the Class of 2013 graduated 39 seniors last Wednesday evening. The...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 6, 2013

Graduates receive $572,000 in scholarships

  Petersburg High School gym was filled will people ready to witness the passing of another class from those hallowed halls as the Class of 2013 graduated 39 seniors last Wednesday evening. The...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 6, 2013

Yarrow: sleep aid and pain killer from the forest

WRANGELL — For many Natives in Southeast Alaska the use of natural herbs and plants is as essential today as it was to their ancestors in years past – and whether they are used to alleviate pain,...


Unit 4 brown bear hunting season to end

Hunters are reminded the remainder of the Unit 4 registration brown bear hunt ended May 31. Successful hunters must report harvest within 10 days of kill and have the bear sealed within 30 days. All individuals who obtained Unit 4 registration... Full story


PSP risk in Alaska shellfish

Alaska Department of Health reminds residents that paralytic poisoning, or P-S-P, is an ever present danger in locally harvested shellfish-including clams, mussles, cockles and oysters. PSP can cause a tingling sensation in your lips and fingertips,...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 6, 2013

Kodiak set net salmon fishery gets underway

Salmon set net families were streaming out of Kodiak all week, heading to their summer sites to get ready for the June 9 season opener. Their departure wrapped up a busy week of Memorial Day festivities on “the rock,” including festivals, fleet...


Hanahan, Prus married

Petersburg resident Indigo Lee Prus married William Ray Hanahan in Dayton, Ohio on April 10. Indigo is a Seaman for the Coast Guard and is stationed on the C.G. Cutter Northland. Will is a Crew Chief...


School News

Marion Military Institute Joe Zarlengo successfully completed his year in the Service Academy Program at Marion Military Institute in Alabama. He was inducted into the academic honor society Phi...


Blind Slough Closed to Fishing

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fishing announced recently that all waters of Blind Slough, upstream of a line between Blind Point and Anchor Point, are closed to sport fishing from June 1-July 31. For the remaining marine...


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