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Harbormaster clears out North Harbor for dredging

Boaters mooring their vessels in Petersburg’s North Boat Harbor had to clear out by August 1 in preparation for the harbor dredging and reconstruction project. Harbormaster Glorianne Wollen says the... Full story


Warm water kills more than 1000 Kings in Blind Slough

Increased water temperatures and low oxygen levels combined with decreased tidal activity in Blind Slough killed around 1,100 King salmon on their way to spawn at the Crystal Lake Hatchery two weeks... Full story


School Board votes to update high school math curriculum

The Petersburg School Board voted during a July 31special session to repair a leaky boiler and update the 8-12 mathematics curriculum. Tye Petersen, Petersburg School’s Maintenance Director says he’s already capped several leaks in the tube... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 2, 1913 – Many cannerymen are complaining of the lack of fish this year and predict a poor season generally. However, this lack of fish is not felt by the Pacific Coast and Norway Packing Company. This is due to the fact that the Manager pro...


Petersburg Library throws closing party

Root beer floats fizzed and bluegrass chords twanged as Petersburg Library volunteers, staff and patrons celebrated its final hours before the facility transitions to its new location. “Say goodbye...


Letters to the Editor

Rotary Youth Exchange To the Editor: The local Petersburg Rotary Club participates in the Rotary International Youth Exchange program: annually we send out one student, and accept one student from a foreign country. July is one of the most...


Police reports

July 24 Yakutat police arrested Frederick W. Damer, 50, on a parole arrest warrant. Caller reported respondent of protective order coming into town. A vehicle swerving on S. Nordic Dr. reported. Officers responded to a suspicious individual going...


Trooper report

July 28 The Alaska Wildlife Troopers Juneau post issued Ron Buschmann, age 63, of Petersburg a summons for operating personal use shrimp pots inside of the closed Juneau District 11A area. Arraignment has been set for Aug. 14, at 9 a.m. in the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 1, 2013

"Hawai'i Island's Most Wanted" episode headlines Petersburg resident

The cable access show is featuring former Petersburg resident Boaz Johnson on its program in connection with the murder of his girlfriend Brittany Royal. According to the program’s website, Johnson is “considered dangerous” and “wanted in a m...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 1, 2013

Petersburg residents scrutinize Kake Access Project 

Petersburg residents voiced their concerns to federal and state officials regarding the Kake Access Environmental Impact Statement, or EIS. The four-page document details the need for increased...


$500,000 Southeast business plan contest

JUNEAU (AP) — Two organizations have teamed up to spur business development in southeast Alaska by hosting a competition. Haa Aaní, LLC, and the Nature Conversancy are combining forces to fund a $500,000 business plan contest, CoastAlaska...


New Juneau district attorney, new mission

JUNEAU (AP) — New District Attorney James Scott says not to expect any big, sweeping changes from the office, but there is a new mission statement. It's short, simple and penned by Martha Penrose, an 83-year-old local woman and customer service...


Showcase of undersea photos to be online

If a picture is worth a thousand words, get ready for millions of undersea images - brought to you by a handmade, high definition undersea camera. “Alaska Cam Sled is a towed imaging system that takes a lot of high resolution pictures of the...


Obituary, Jennie Martha Lorean Purvis, 85

Jennie Martha Lorean Purvis, 85, died at Petersburg Medical Center on July 23, 2013. She was born on August 6, 1927 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Alfred and Edith Vercio. She was a homemaker and member of the Petersburg Seventh-day Adventist... Full story


School News

University of Alaska Fairbanks Skye Weller, a 2011 graduate of Petersburg High School, attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks pursuing a Bachelors degree in Biological Sciences with a focus in...


GCI expands cell service signals

Petersburg and Wrangell GCI subscribers might receive increased cellular service after three new antennas installed on Crystal Mountain are turned on in the coming weeks. Perry Allen, GCI Systems...


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