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 By Shelly Pope    News    June 28, 2012

Controversial ordinance prompts request for removal of fire chief

Members of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department brought proposed fire department Ordinance 961 before the Petersburg Public Safety Advisory Board Wednesday, June 20. Department member William Bergmann reviewed the proposed ordinance. At the... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 28, 2012

Planned road construction changes the Humpy 500

The Humpy 500 go-kart race held the first weekend of October to celebrate the end of the salmon canning season will not take place as it has in past years. “Due to road construction that will be... Full story


Seiners at sunrise

Petersburg seiners heading through Chatham Straits at sunrise last Sunday....

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 28, 2012

The Borough Petition is approved....What now?

The Petersburg Borough Petition was approved by a 4 to 1 vote Friday, June 1. Many residents of the proposed borough area are wondering, what happens now? There are many steps that have to be made in this process before the City of Petersburg is... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 28, 2012

Woodyard will remain in Petersburg

Petersburg Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Elizabeth Woodyard will remain in Petersburg after being offered the CEO position at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. “I applied for the positi...


Letters to the editor

Is music harassment? To the Editor: I am writing this letter concerning how a neighbor could be so eager to call the police on such petty things, including but not limited to the loudness of my music at 7 p.m. while I was in my yard filleting...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    June 28, 2012


Because of the alleged antics of a few bad apples, city ordinance 961 has been created, revised and discussed and will soon go before the city council. The ordinance revises the chain of command in the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD)...


Police reports

June 20 A warning was given for inoperable taillights. Wolves were heard by the new library site. Officer was notified. A bicycle that was found by slough was turned in. A driver was trying to pull out of a driveway but their view was obstructed by...



District Court June 21 Drew Tom Stearns, 74, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for arraignment on the charge of driving with license cancelled, suspended or revoked. Stearns entered a plea of not guilty and a trial has been set for Aug. 21....

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 28, 2012

Parking fines to increase

The Petersburg Public Safety Advisory Board heard from Petersburg Police Chief Jim Agner on the subject of raising parking fines in the near future. “The fines for parking haven't been raised in approximately 30 years,” Agner said. “In...


Red tide alert issued for Southeast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — State health officials have issued a warning against harvesting shellfish in southeast Alaska, citing the presence of a toxic algae bloom called a “red tide.” Officials say water samples from around Etolin Island show...


Kids Day at archery range

The Devil’s Thumb Archers and the Elks Lodge #1615 hosted Kids Day at the Jack Hicks Memorial Archery Range on June 11. Approximately 30 children took part in the event. Pictured above (left to...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 28, 2012

Fish Factor

If you had your life to live over again, would you choose a career in commercial fishing? That is one question in a survey circulating around Kodiak that aims to reveal a more social view of the fishing life, and how the occupation and lifestyle...


Biologists: Alaska king salmon woes tied to ocean

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Poor king salmon returns have state biologists limiting fishing throughout Alaska and biologists have their eyes on the ocean as the problem. “We're in a period of low abundance and low returns, statewide, and whether it's from...

 By Suzanne Ashe    Sports    June 28, 2012

Little League season ends

Peter Kowalski slides into home, with Chris Burke waiting for the ball, when the Diamondbacks faced the Rangers in Petersburg’s last Little League game of the season....


Flor work national exhibition

A painting by Beth Flor has been selected for the Cooperstown 77th National Juried Art Exhibition. The oil “Morning in Her Room” was one of 150 works chosen by Juror Tony Reinemann from 459...


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