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 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

PIA to offer new recycling services

The Petersburg Indian Association has been working hard to expand its recycling program and has unveiled a few new services recently. PIA Tribal Resource Director Jason Wilson has implemented new programs beginning with recycling services for big... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Library construction enters final chapter

The new Petersburg Public Library construction work is entering its final chapter. “Work on the building is going as scheduled,” Petersburg Borough Construction Administrator Dan LaForce stated.... Full story


Skate park clean up

Rick Mozolic, of the USCGC Anacapa, led a group of volunteers on Saturday morning to clean up Petersburg’s skate park....


Yesterday's News

June 21, 1913 – From far Alabama: The Herald is in receipt of a newspaper from the far away city of Petersburg, Alaska. This paper was found in our mail of Wednesday and presents quite a neat appearance. It is a four page, five column folio,...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Assembly to take a position against herbicides and pesticides

Petersburg resident Barry Bracken, brought a problem to the Petersburg Borough Assembly regarding the spraying of herbicides and pesticides on public borough lands during the June 3 regular meeting and this discussion continued during the regular Mon... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Rock-n-Road wins bid award

The Petersburg Borough Public Works Department recommended the bid for a crushed rock contract be awarded to Rock-n-Road Construction. The Public Works Department solicited bids for 3,000 tons of leveling course and 1,000 tons of Type II-A to supply...


AMHS: Thanks for celebrating

AMHS: Thanks for celebrating To the Editor and Mayor Jensen: I would like to extend a sincere thank you for helping us make the Petersburg community celebration for our 50 Anniversary a great success. Many people came to help celebrate and it was ind...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    June 20, 2013


The public deserves a complete and candid explanation from the Petersburg Medical Center administrative staff concerning the allegations and information presented at the May meeting of the board by Ramona Thompson, an employee of PMC just prior to...


Police reports

June 12 Missing gas cans were reported from carport on Kiseno. A vehicle had been gone through on S. Sixth Street. Witnesses reported the theft of a fuel tank from a boat on Haugen Drive. Small children were playing in street traffic on the 100...



June 13 Juan C. Gallardo-Gomez, 31, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a change of plea hearing on the charge of fourth degree assault with reckless injury. Gallardo-Gomez changed his plea to not guilty and a public defender was...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Borough recycling program brings in 1,100 pounds in first week

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported to the Petersburg Borough Assembly at its regular meeting Monday evening on several topics including the trial commingled recycling program. “This program is off to a great start,” Giesbrecht...


Porky in the tree

This time of year hikers see porcupines sharing local trails, and usually climbing a tree to clear out of the way of people. This picture was taken on Kupreanof Island last weekend...


Alaska Redistricting Board invites public input

The Alaska Redistricting Board voted unanimously to solicit public input and approve a schedule to work toward the adoption of a new Hickel Plan. During the time period of June 13 - 20, Board members and staff will hold daily work sessions at the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Assembly meeting time to change for July 1

The Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting time will change for the noon July 1 meeting to 1 p.m. that afternoon due to the change of command ceremony for the United States Coast Guard at the Sons of...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Assembly asks for consideration of Option A in redistricting plan

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to send a letter to the Alaska Redistricting Board requesting consideration of Option A during its regular meeting Monday evening. “We are asking that the Alaska Redistricting Board retain in its di...


Log rafts in the Narrows

This month rafts of logs from the Tonka Timber Sale could be seen being tugged through the Wrangell Narrows. This tow estimated at 900’ long and over 60’ wide is towed by the tugs Alison H and...


Stork report

Duncan Theodore Durst was born on June 14, 2013 at 1:46 a.m. at Petersburg Medical Center to Jenna and Logan Durst. He weighed 4lbs 10oz and was 18 inches long....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 20, 2013

Fish Factor

It’s back to the drawing board for halibut iTags that will soon tell us more about where the fish travels than ever before. The internal tags, which were deployed in 30 halibut two years ago, were the first to test Smart Phone geomagnetic advances...


Obituary: Carl J. Omdahl, 66

Carl J. Omdahl, 66, was welcomed into heaven May 24, 2013 after battling gastric cancer for 10 months. He died at home, surrounded be his loving family. Carl Jr. was born on October 18, 1946 in... Full story


Petersburg in top 10 for yachting

Yachting magazine has named Petersburg one of the best yachting towns in the nation. Each year, Yachting magazine asks its readers to nominate waterfront towns and from that lengthy list the magazine editors select the top 10. “Petersburg offers...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Nordic Drive paving to begin between Gjoa and Fram

The Petersburg Road Improvement Project is moving better than scheduled due to weather and ability to continue moving from one Phase of the project to another quickly. “We have been given the abilit...


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