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 By Shelly Pope    News    July 26, 2012

New City budget adopted

The City of Petersburg adopted the 2012-13 City budget with very few changes from last year. “The biggest change is the general fund subsidizing some of the assisted living facility expenses,” City of Petersburg Finance Director Jody Tow said.... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 26, 2012

Petersburg/Wrangell discuss new hatchery development

A joint resolution calling for the development of new fish hatcheries and releases was passed by Petersburg City Council Monday, July 16. This resolution was drafted by City and Borough of Wrangell Mayor Jeremy Maxand with several members of the...

 About Town    July 26, 2012

Yesterday's News

July 28, 1982 - Max Haube, Rose Haube and John Silva Sr. were given the honorary title of Parade Grand Marshals during the past 4th of July in Petersburg. The honor was fitting, as both men are...

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 26, 2012

Merchants see increased traffic on tax-free day

Many Petersburg merchants expressed mixed feelings regarding its first sales tax-free day. The tax-free day took place, in conjunction with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Spring Market giving merchants extra opportunities to pass savings on to... Full story

 Opinion    July 26, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Thank you during our time of loss     To the Editor: I would like to thank the town of Kake for their unbelievable support during our time of loss and to everyone from Kake that showed up at the ferry terminal in Kake with my auntie Kathy...

 Police Reports    July 26, 2012

Police reports

July 18 An individual wrote a bad check. An individual wrote two bad checks. Officers were called to respond to an individual trying to write a bad check on N. Nordic Drive. Disorderly conduct and trespassing was reported on Excel Street. July 20 Sus...

 Courts    July 26, 2012


July 17 Thomas P. Lyons, 51, appeared before Judge William Carey for disposition of parole violation. Lyons was sentenced to six months in jail with credit for time served and the cost of counsel of $250. July 23 Justin Allen Patrick, 26, appeared...

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 26, 2012

Koenigs questions wage adjustments for city department heads; favors fixed percentage adjustments only

In a recent City Council meeting, council member Don Koenigs questioned the rationale of additional increases on top of the percentage increases budgeted for department head salaries. The fiscal year... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 26, 2012

Petersburg Humane Association changes terms of lease

The Petersburg City Council passed a resolution to change the terms of a land lease with the Petersburg Humane Association. The Humane Association leases three acres of City land for the construction, development, operation and maintenance of a...

 About Town    July 26, 2012

“The World” to visit Petersburg Sunday

“The World” will visit Petersburg on Sunday, July 29, according to Sally Dwyer, office manager of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce. The World, launched in 2002 is the largest privately owned yacht on the planet. It measures 644 feet and is...

 By Greg Knight    News    July 26, 2012

Salard sues for Facebook defamation

A lawsuit filed in Wrangell’s First District Court by Dr. Greg Salard and his wife, Laura Salard, is seeking monetary damages and attorney fees in a defamation case against a longtime Wrangell resident. The case, which was initially filed on July 1...

 Dockside    July 26, 2012

Fish Factor

The OceansAlaska Marine Science Center has barely opened its doors and tiny oysters are already growing out at the new floating facility at George Inlet in Ketchikan. The 28-acre site was granted to the non-profit by the state and Ketchikan borough...

 Obituaries    July 26, 2012

Martha Marie John-Jackson, 86

Martha Marie John-Jackson, 86 was promoted to glory on June 25, 2012 at the Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on January 19, 1926 to Charlie and Katherine Brown John in Angoon, Alaska. Martha moved to Kake from Angoon in...

 News    July 26, 2012

Cost-cutting biofuel study underway in Wrangell

WRANGELL — With the rising costs of heating homes and businesses in Southeast Alaska, an earth-friendly product may be the answer to lower costs – and possibly creating jobs in Wrangell. The...

 About Town    July 26, 2012

Humpback breech

Saltwater from Frederick Sound cascades of this Humpback during a breech last weekend. Humpbacks have been congregating in greater numbers along the Kupreanof shoreline from Portage Bay to the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 26, 2012

WWII bomber lands

Founder of Historic Flight Foundation, John Sessions, landed this WWII Class B-25 Mitchell Fighter plane at Petersburg airport for fuel Wednesday afternoon. Sessions is the owner of 10 WWII Class...

 About Town    July 26, 2012

Icebreaker Cruise

The Hanseatic anchored in Frederick Sound and passed through the Narrows on Monday. The six deck, 400 foot, 5-star cruise ship hosts 184 passengers and 125 crew. The vessel is described as the only...

 By Orin Pierson    About Town    July 26, 2012

Becoming Zombies

Heather Canik (left) applies stage makeup to Nick Johnston and Ellie Hegar (right) applies makeup to James Hegar. Monday was a makeup test, to prepare for a video shoot taking place this weekend. The...

 By Beth Comstock    About Town    July 26, 2012

Anan’s mother bear

Sweet Mama, reigning matriarch at Anan Observatory, comes out to welcome everyone back - and not only are the bears returning, but the salmon and the visitors are all flocking as w...