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 By Shelly Pope    News    August 2, 2012

Jones takes over as new PIA Administrator

The Petersburg Indian Association, PIA, has hired former Petersburg City Manager, Bruce Jones, as their new Administrator and he began working Wednesday. “I am looking forward to getting to work... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 2, 2012

New attorney added for Southeast criminal cases

The Alaska Department of Law has added a lawyer to the Juneau office after receiving complaints from Petersburg about short staffing in the district attorney’s office. A budget analyst position has been changed in order to make room for another... Full story


Yesterday's New

August 4, 1982 - The Cable Telecommunications Act of 1982, approved by the Senate Commerce Committee on July 22, would help foster the healthy growth of cable television in Alaska, according to Sen....


Erickson returns from Rotary exchange in Sweden

Marlena Erickson returned from a life-changing trip to Sweden last Tuesday. Erickson spent more than 11 months in Hudisvall, Sweden, which is approximately two hours north of Stockholm, as a foreign... Full story


Quitslund to go to Thailand for ten month adventure

The trip of a lifetime awaits River Quitslund as he leaves for Ching Mai, Thailand Monday. Quitslund applied for the foreign exchange student program through the Petersburg Rotary Club. “This was...


Letters to the Editor

Changing ordinance jumping the gun To the Editor: The nicest feature of the City of Petersburg is having our volunteer EMTs and firefighters. They all put in a lot of time for training in addition to their other work. They may not be perfect but...


Police reports

July 25 An individual requested that officers write citations instead of warnings for bike riders on the sidewalks and wrong side of street in downtown area and more patrols to enforce sidewalk ordinances. A possible intoxicated individual was report...



July 27 Brock Martin, 29, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment hearing on the charge of First Degree Criminal Trespass. Martin entered a plea of guilty and was released under conditions. July 30 Jacob D. Boulden, 28, appeared...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 2, 2012

Long-Term Care Facility could get a facelift

Plans to remodel or rebuild the Petersburg Medical Center Long-Term Care facility had PMC Board members excited for new possibilities. Roy Rountree, architect, and Abigail Kron, interior designer, of Bettisworth North Architects and Planners of...


Library News

Win the new iPad in the library’s Amazing Rainforest Race. The deadline for entries is Saturday August 11 at 5pm. Complete each leg of the race and your name will be entered into the iPad drawing on August 13.  Clues are at the library or online a...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 2, 2012

Fish Factor

Water ways - With 82% of Alaska’s communities unreachable by roads, water is the way to go. Businesses that serve the marine industry, including ports and harbors, are a lifeline for coastal communities.  State economic specialists want to...


Maggie Jimmie, 90

Maggie Jimmie, 90 passed away July 25, 2012 at Wildflower Court Nursing Home, Juneau, Alaska. She was born on June 3, 1922 in Wrangell, Alaska, to Mary and George White. She was married to her first... Full story


Stork report

Sabrein Elise Cole was born July 6, 2012 to Katie Bell and Eric Cole at Juneau Bartlett Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs 11 oz and was 19 ¾ inches long....


Tonka Timber decision affirmed

JUNEAU — Regional Forester Beth Pendleton affirmed the Tongass National Forest supervisor's Tonka Timber Sale Record of Decision Monday, July 23. The 2,085-acre sale area encompasses most of the National Forest System lands on the southern half of...


Misty Sunrise

The sun rises over mountain peaks as heavy fog blankets Petersburg’s waterfront last week....


America’s got talons

A bald eagle in flight over the tidal flats along Wrangell Narrows....


Jet boats as far as the eye can see

This sand bar near Shakes Slough up the Stikine River was the scene of “customer appreciation” BBQ hosted by Rocky’s Marine on Sunday. An estimated 30 boaters shared in the f...


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