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 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 15, 2013

Two vessels sink in Southeast, crews unharmed

Three crewmembers of the 75-foot tender Pacific Queen are safe after they abandoned ship when the vessel began experiencing uncontrollable flooding early Wednesday morning near Lung Island. John Klingenberg, U.S. Coast Guard Public Affairs... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 15, 2013

Library's shelving vendor misses delivery deadline

The new Petersburg Library will not open its doors September 3 after the shelving vendor delayed construction time and isn’t providing concrete information on an arrival date. Borough Librarian... Full story

 By Ron Loesch    About Town    August 15, 2013

Where did the North Boat Harbor boats go?

How do you relocate147 boats and the moorings they’re tied to? Harbormaster Glo Wollen found the way. As Petersburg’s North Boat Harbor took on the appearance of an old west ghost town, it was evident that boats were being relocated with a... Full story

 About Town    August 15, 2013

Yesterday's News

August 9, 1913 – Estes Park, Colo.-“Sunbeam,” a pet speckled trout in the fish hatchery, has just recovered from an illness caused by stomach trouble or rheumatism and is again able to be around. The fish is three years old and about eleven...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 15, 2013

Out of the chair and into the scrubs

It’s not often a person chooses one’s profession during a dental appointment but it’s exactly where Petersburg’s Kayleigh Short made her decision to go to dental school. Short graduated from...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 15, 2013

Banana Point dock project canceled

The Banana Point floating dock project has been canceled after conflicting interpretations within the U.S. Forest Service concerning the use of grant funds. The Wrangell, Petersburg and Kake Resource Advisory Committee, or RAC organized the project...

 Opinion    August 15, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Four way stop on Ira II To the Editor: I am writing in support of two four ways stops on Ira II St., one at 4th & Ira II and the other at 6th & Ira II. My daughter and her family reside at 605 Ira II St. one block above the Borough owned 5th St....

 Police Reports    August 15, 2013

Police reports

August 7 A caller reported a customer left without paying for food. An officer responded to truck alarm sounding on Crane Dock. A caller reported being harassed on Skylark Way. An officer notified of individual acting suspicious. An officer...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 15, 2013

Coast Guard's ANACAPA to remain in Petersburg

Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen wrote a letter to Senator Mark Begich on behalf of the borough reinforcing the need for the U.S. Coast Guard’s ANACAPA’s continued operation. This after the USCGC...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 15, 2013

Car accident traps woman in vehicle

Emergency responders rescued a woman trapped in a wrecked SUV on Three Lakes Loop Road last Sunday evening Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Berg said they received the dispatch call around 5 p.m. August 11. He said they found...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 15, 2013

State waiting on final document before renewing AMT's insurance license

Petersburg and Wrangell residents covered by Apollo Medi Trans medevac insurance might be able to renew their coverage if the Alaska Division of Insurance receives requested documentation regarding a licensing issue. Marty Hester, Alaska Division of...

 News    August 15, 2013

Hatchery king crab prepared for ocean release

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A big test has never looked so small. Swimming in a pair of plastic tanks within the first floor of the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center are 13,000 red king crab, each no bigger than half a pinky fingernail. In three weeks, th...

 Dockside    August 15, 2013

Salmon catch poised to blow past pre-season forecast

Alaska salmon catches are poised to blow past the pre-season forecast of 179 million fish due to a plug of pinks that is coming in stronger than expected. “We are going to be short on sockeyes by five million or so, and we’re probably not going...

 Obituaries    August 15, 2013

Obituary, John David Reid, 44

John David Reid, 44, loving husband of Jill and proud father of Jacob and Megan, was taken too early doing what he loved to do. He was born April 21, 1969 in Petersburg, Alaska and was found at sea...