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 By Shelly Pope    News    August 16, 2012

Candidates needed to fill positions in Petersburg

25 Elected positions will expire this year and will be voted on at the regular municipal election Oct. 2. There are three positions of the Petersburg City Council held by Susan Flint, Nancy Strand and John Jensen that are up for grabs in October.... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 16, 2012

Harbor Board and engineers look at options to reduce North Harbor costs

The Petersburg Harbor Board held a work session Friday afternoon in order to discuss options for reducing costs regarding the reconstruction of the North Harbor. PND Project Engineer, Dick Somerville, provided the board with five options to possibly... Full story

 By Pilot Photo    News    August 16, 2012

Bulls on parade

Two well-fed Stellar Sea Lions hauled out on the seaplane float and sparred for a while as boats passed by headed for the fuel dock....

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 16, 2012

2012 records cooler and wetter weather

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Alaskan temperatures have been cooler and wetter than average for the first six months of the year. The entire state has had its 15th coolest January to June on record with... Full story


Crystal Bay Lodge donates trip to Wounded Warriors

Owners of Crystal Bay Lodge, Nick and Amy Ausman, donated a five day fishing trip for raffle to Oceanside Senior Anglers, a California based chapter of Wounded Warriors. “This is the first year we h...


Letters to the editor

Worry for nothing To the Editor: I was worried about the Borough election until I reviewed the voter registration list for Petersburg.  I discovered that Petersburg has twice as many Republicans as Democrats.  (602 R’s vs. 297 D’s)  Since...


Police reports

August 8 John McKenzie, 44 was cited for open container and proof of insurance after driving down the middle of the road on Mitkof Highway. An individual was reported walking with a bag or coat and individual had blood on face and clothes on Haugen...



August 9 Jacob A. Sturgeon, 19, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of reckless driving. Kristoffer A. Norheim, 23, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a status hearing on a petition to revoke...


Fish trap anchors park roundabout

The fish trap anchor at Sandy Beach was donated by the Glen Reid Jr. Family. According to Parks and Rec Director Donn Hayes it will be the “anchor” of our future landscaping in that specific...


Falls Creek Bridge to be renamed for fallen Vietnam vet, Donald ‘Harry’ Kito

A bridge just outside of Petersburg city limits will be renamed in remembrance of Donald “Harry” Kito who perished while serving his country 45 years ago. Kito, who is described by family members...


US Coast Guard transfers fish piracy case to China

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A vessel suspected of illegal driftnet fishing on the high seas was transferred to China by the U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday. A Honolulu-based Coast Guard cutter assigned to Alaska encountered the 177-foot (54-...


An artist's homecoming

The Wild Celery art gallery hosted well known local artist Janine Gibbons for an artist’s reception on Friday evening. Gibbons now resides in Durango, Colorado with her husband and two children....


Stedman Elementary Class Lists

KINDERGARTEN Mrs. Willis - Kristina Barkfelt, Addysen Bird, Miranda Carr, Adara Curtiss, Lukas Dormer, Adrian Ducat, Rebecca Fisher, Trent Kittams, Caleb Lutomski, Martha Midkiff, Angus Olsen, Thomas Olsen, Adam Perry, Joy Schwarte, Sidnee Stewart,...


Middle and High School Registration

Mitkof Middle School Registration Eighth Grade: Tuesday, August 21, 9 am - 3:00 pm Seventh Grade: Wednesday, August 22, 1 pm - 5:00 pm Sixth Grade: Thursday, August 23, 9 am - 3:00 pm Petersburg High School Registration Senior: Monday, August 20, 9...


Coastal management program coming up for vote

Alaska has more coastline than all of the other US states combined, but unlike all those other states, Alaskans have no say in how their coasts are managed or developed. If Outside and foreign corporations have their way, that’s how it will...


Christopher Alan Torwick, 25

Christopher Alan Torwick, 25, died August 5, 2012 at home in Sterling, Alaska. Chris was born July 21, 1987 in Soldotna, Alaska. He graduated from Soldotna High School and later received his Master... Full story


Petersburg golfers join the Rally for the Cure at Muskeg Meadows

Over 70 golfers and friends turned out Saturday morning to participate in the Wrangell Medical Center Foundation’s Rally for Cancer Care. Thirty-four golfers made the trip from Petersburg to join...


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