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 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Fourth festivities begin on Tuesday

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce will kick off the 2013 Fourth of July events from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a retirement party for Judy Forgey, who is also this year’s parade Grand Marshal. There will be open swim ages and a pie eating contest... Full story


High-stepping calf in the sunshine

A young moose calf trots behind its mother along the shore near the Forest Service’s West Point Cabin....

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Board approves home school students participating in high school activities

The Petersburg School District Board approved a policy allowing home school students to participate in activities at the high school without being enrolled in classes. This policy has come about by a change in state law mandating this allowance.... Full story


Yesterday's News

July 5, 1913 – That it was a beautiful day, had much to do with the entire success of the celebration of the fourth, is without question, and that the citizens of Petersburg and the visitors found the day full of interest, is also without...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Biker rides 12,000 miles around the country

David Gill, of Staveley in Cumbria, United Kingdom, made a stop in Petersburg as he rides his bicycle around the country. The 24 year old Brit has already ridden half of the 12,000 miles that it will... Full story


To the Editor

PIE Thanks To the Editor: We would like to thank Island Flowers for their generous donations during Teacher/staff appreciation week (May 6-11). The teachers and staff all received a lovely tulip with a message attached. We would also like to give a...


Police reports

June 19 Teens built a campfire on the beach after hours at Sandy Beach Park. Petersburg Public Works was notified of a bad plank on the bridge on Sing Lee Alley. Kenneth Whitmore, 25, was issued a citation for expired registration on Sandy Beach Road...



June 24 Matthew A. Leak, 22, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of non-resident over limit sport shrimp pots. Leak entered a plea of no contest and was fined $100 with a surcharge of $10. Janet Suzanne and...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Redistricting plans can be viewed at Borough offices

The seven new redistricting plans which were developed by the Redistricting board and four plans developed by independent entities can be viewed in the office of Petersburg Borough Clerk Kathy...


Subsistence deer season and harvest limits meeting to be held

The United States Forest Service will hold a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1 to discuss a request by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to change subsistence hunting regulations for deer on a portion of Unit 3. The request is to reduce...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Senate to consider renaming McKinley to Denali

In a victory for the Native cultures of Interior Alaska, a U.S. Senate committee voted last week to rename the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, to its original Koyukon-Athabaskan name...


Boat operator fined for getting close to whales

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The owner and operator of an Alaska charter vessel was considering whether to appeal after being fined for getting too close to whales. Administrative law judge Susan Biro last week fined Geoffrey Wilson and Alaska Yacht...


Amendment would require labeling 'Frankenfish'

JUNEAU (AP) — A U.S. Senate committee on Thursday narrowly agreed to add to a spending bill language that would require that genetically modified salmon be labeled. The amendment was offered during a Senate Appropriations meeting by Sen. Lisa...


McKeown, Turcott to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Tom McKeown announce the engagement of their son Thomas Nealy McKeown III to Samantha Kay Turcott, daughter of Greg Turcott. The wedding is planned for July 4th, 2013 at...



“What I’m going to miss most is the people.” These were among the final words Ruth Love spoke before she passed away at home on June 17, 2013. These words truly define the essence of Ruth who... Full story



April 5, 1966 - June 1, 2013 Remember that fellow whom you would meet on the docks or see walking on the sidewalk? Who always had a smile, a wave, or a good word for you and always had a helping hand... Full story


First year for local Bluegrass Camp for Kids

Bluegrass music could be heard all around town over the last week during the first Bluegrass Camp for kids in Petersburg. “I have taken my kids to a couple of camps such as this before,” Camp...


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