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 By Rachel D Oro    News    June 13, 2013

Pilot in deadly crash reported fog, rain

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The pilot involved in the fatal crash of a small sightseeing plane in Alaska reported fog and rain in the area, but an investigator said Friday that it is too soon to say... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 13, 2013

PMC accused of Whistleblower Act violation

Former Petersburg Medical Center Business Office Manager Ramona Thompson has accused PMC administration of violating the Alaska Whistleblower Act along with other serious infractions dealing with Medicare contracts and billing office errors that coul... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 13, 2013

New police officer sworn in Monday afternoon

Newly sworn Petersburg Police Officer, Jim Kerr, arrived in Petersburg from Arizona June 3 and is settling into the community with his wife, Tina, and their two sons Nathan and Caleb. Kerr served as... Full story

 About Town    June 13, 2013

Yesterday's News

June 14, 1913 – Mr. and Mrs. Barkdull returned last Tuesday and brought back with them a very credible certificate of their prowess as hunters in the way of a large bear pelt. In speaking of their experience, Mrs. Barkdull-for it was Mrs. Barkdull...

 Dockside    June 13, 2013

Orca pod seen along Kupreanof

A pod of 7 Orca whales, including a juvenile, hunted for salmon along a tide rip near Beacon Point last Sunday afternoon. The group later continued west along the Kupreanof shoreline. Humpback whale...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 13, 2013

Tonka timber sale to benefit local projects

The Tonka Timber Sales Logging Project was contracted in September 2012 and the work commenced on two projects in Feb. 2013. “Two different projects came from the original notice of intent in 2008,” United States Forest Service District Ranger...

 Opinion    June 13, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Pennies for Patients fundraiser total To the Editor: We have just received the grand total from our “Pennies for Patients” fundraising drive this spring, and are pleased to announce that Stedman Elementary students earned $1,240.41 to send to...

 Police Reports    June 13, 2013

Police reports

June 5 An individual was reported banging on a door trying to force it open on Sing Lee Alley. Officers responded to a call regarding harassment. June 6 Vehicle keys were stolen by a pick pocket on N. Nordic Drive. June 7 Vandalism to a truck was...

 Opinion    June 13, 2013

Thank You

I would like to thank the EMTs that responded to the 911 call in May when my husband needed help because he was barely breathing and unresponsive and turning blue. I am so thankful that they responded as fast as they did. Two police officers arrived...

 Police Reports    June 13, 2013

Trooper report

June 6 Alaska Wildlife Troopers contacted Harlan F. Freeman, age 75, of Petersburg while commercial trolling in Frederick Sound. Investigation revealed Freeman was in possession of a King Salmon under 28 inches in length. The fish was seized and...

 Police Reports    June 13, 2013


June 11 Nicholas Cody Hendry, 21, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a felony first appearance on the charge of second degree assault and injury with a weapon. A public defender was appointed. Bail was set at $5,000 cash only performance...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 13, 2013

First Art Walk of the season a success

Despite the road construction, and mess in downtown the first First Friday Art Walk of the season was well attended. Miele Gallery and Framing hosted a show featuring Lu Grauel’s original...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 13, 2013

Rain Game Classic is in full swing

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the new Rain Game Classic for residents to predict the correct annual rainfall in Petersburg. “This was suggested to our Chamber of Commerce Director Sally Dwyer by a member of the community,”...

 News    June 13, 2013

Scientists want protections for salmon on Tongass

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than 200 scientists have signed onto a letter asking Congress to enact legislation protecting 1.9 million acres of salmon habitat in this country's largest national forest. The proposal is billed at the “Tongass 77,”...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 13, 2013

Southland attorney requests TBPA settlement

wrangell — The former general manager of Thomas Bay Power Authority is asking the utility’s Board of Commissioners for a severance package that was denied upon termination earlier this year– and has retained legal counsel in order to do so....

 News    June 13, 2013

Troopers: Man killed in bear mauling near Fairbanks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 64-year-old Fairbanks man was mauled to death by a bear at a remote lake in Alaska's interior, authorities said Friday. The man and a family member were at a cabin at George Lake, about 110 miles southeast of Fairbanks, w...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 13, 2013

Summer not just for salmon, crab seasons getting underway

Amidst the salmon fisheries starting up all across the state, several Alaska crab seasons also get underway each summer. In mid-June, the summer Dungeness crab fishery opens in the Panhandle, as does red king crab at Norton Sound. Those are followed...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 13, 2013

Mountan View Manor's Senior Senior Prom loads of fun

The second Annual Senior Senior Prom was a huge success Friday evening with music and dancing for all in attendance. Mountain View Manor staff in partnership with Petersburg Mental Health Services...

 News    June 13, 2013

Anti-borough activists change organization name

President Bob Lynn of CCUB, formerly 'Concerned Citizens of the Unorganized Borough', announces the name of the organization was changed by unanimous vote to 'Concerned Citizens for a Unified Borough'. The change was decided at the June 8, 2013...