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 By Shelly Pope    News    August 9, 2012

City awards bid for police station design and plan

The City of Petersburg awarded Jensen, Yorba and Lott, Inc. with the bid for the design and plan development of the Petersburg Police Department and Jail Facility at a cost of $465,000. Proposals were received from Jensen, Yorba and Lott, Inc. (JYL)... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 9, 2012

City discusses funding options for Reid property purchase

The Petersburg City Council discussed five funding options for the acquisition of the Reid Marine Property in Scow Bay. Option one includes raising the sales tax rate from six to seven percent. This option will raise approximately $462,000. Passing... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 9, 2012

Candidates needed for upcoming vacant seats

Candidate filings for local board positions are very low for this election term. “We only have one person, so far, that has filed for a city council position,” Petersburg City Clerk Kathy O'Rear said. “We also have only one for the Library...

 By David Jefferson    News    August 9, 2012

Profile portrait

This humpback’s baleen plates are distinctly displayed in this profile view during a lunge feeding session along the Kupreanof shoreline recently. The mammal’s eye is seen just above the...


Yesterday's News

August 6, 1992 - Roald and Jeannie Norheim recently returned from a 10-day trip to Norway, where they were reunited with more than 200 other Norheims who came to the reunion. The family enjoyed four fabulous days of entertainment, visiting and food...


First Friday art walk a big success

It may have been raining, but it did not keep people away from the First Friday Artist Walk. The people of Petersburg crowded into shops to see their favorite artist's work along with other pieces...


Fuglvog to be released from prison

JUNEAU (AP) — A former fisheries aide to Sen. Lisa Murkowski, convicted of falsifying his own fishing records, is scheduled for release from prison by Saturday. According to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, Arne Fuglvog has been serving time at a...


To the Editor

Workers appreciated To the Editor: It is hard to believe Fall is on the horizon, so before Summer has completely faded into memory I would like to publically thank a group of individuals. Each morning I ease past Trident Seafood employees as they...


Guest Editorial

Make no mistake, the Coastal Zone Planning Initiative that will appear on this August’s Primary Ballot, as Proposition 2 is very different from the Bill that passed the House 40-0 in the 2011 session of the Legislature. Proposition 2 will do...


Police reports

August 1 Trucks reported using airbrakes and keeping residents awake on Haugen Drive. Theft of fuel from a boat at South Harbor was reported. Complaints were taken regarding signs being taken from yards on Sandy Beach Road. Ronald A. Limbrick, 43,...



August 2 David Lee Braman, 41, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on three counts of fourth degree assault. Ronald A. Limbrick, 43, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment hearing on count one, fourth...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 9, 2012

Ocean Beauty workers improve Hungry Point Trail

Workers from Ocean Beauty Seafood took time to help Petersburg Parks and Recreation by improving the Hungry Point Trail. “Cheryl Romeo approached Glorianne Wollen, who sent her to me,” Petersburg...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 9, 2012

Manager saves $20,000 in annual labor and benefit costs

Petersburg City Manager, Stephen Giesbrecht, along with City of Petersburg department heads will evaluate existing positions in the City as they become vacant to determine ways to save money. “We are performing a review of hours, job descriptions...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 9, 2012

Parks and Rec receives $1,500 anti-litter grant

Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department received a $1,500 grant from Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling, ALPAR, for the second year in a row. The grant pays for a lead adult supervisor...


Fish Factor

Kodiak fishermen are a happy lot, but they are also anxious about the future of their industry.   Those are some of the early findings of an ongoing survey that focuses on the social and cultural perceptions of the fishing life in Kodiak and how th...


Jacquelene Marie Carli Loucks, 58

Jackie Loucks was born in February, 1954 in Toronto, Canada, the youngest of six kids.  She was raised by a single mother and learned early on that the one who makes the most noise usually gets the... Full story


The search begins for Kalla Skrøvseth paintings

Marta Elise Skrøvseth Havdal, niece of Norwegian artist Kalla Skrøvseth, arrived in Petersburg with one goal in mind, to find as many of Skrøvseth's paintings as possible. “We have about 300 of h...


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