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Multiple rifle shots cause power outage

The hour-long, region-wide power outage experienced Sunday, Aug. 19 in both Wrangell and Petersburg was due to rifle shots into an insulator on one of the main power delivery towers on Wrangell’s... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 23, 2012

Petersburg City Schools have four new teachers for the 2012-13 school year

Petersburg students will have four new teachers to learn from for the 2012-13 school year. James Rodgers, a 25-year teaching veteran, comes to Petersburg by way of Utah and New Mexico. Rodgers will... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 25, 1982- General Construction not only is dredging the new small boat harbor for almost $1 million less than the state had anticipated; but it expects to complete the dredging and construction of the parking lot in December-six months before...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 23, 2012

Reality TV crew is safely home after Russian ordeal

Stars of “Dangerous Waters”, a reality TV show focusing on six individuals riding jet skis around the world, were detained by Russian authorities after crossing the Bering Strait. “Our goal is... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Remembers Kito To the Editor: Our paper last week featured an article about Harry Kito and the bridge that will be named after him. The day after the article was published, I was told that Harry was killed by friendly fire. This is a false rumor....


Police reports

August 15 An alleged case of harassment was reported on the 200 block of N. Nordic Drive. Four juveniles were setting off fireworks at Hammer Slough. Officer arrested Christopher Miller, 43, on a charge of Theft in 2nd degree at South Harbor. August...



August 16 Susan R. Shorey, 23, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of second degree promoting contraband. Shorey entered a plea of not guilty and conditions of release include $500 cash only. Tanner Gene...


Salmon in the jaws

This young brown bear was spotted fishing at Blind River Rapids on July 26th....


Zombies invade Petersburg

Over the last couple of months most of Petersburg has run into a zombie or two on the street. Why...because three of Petersburg's own have been making a movie. Heather Canik, James Hegar and Nick... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 23, 2012

Council puts purchase proposal before voters on Reid property

Petersburg City Council has come to a consensus regarding the purchase of the Reid Marine Property. Based on that consensus, a funding proposal has been prepared that will be submitted to the voters at the Oct. 2 municipal election. The funding...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 23, 2012

City sends sales tax exemption to the voters

Petersburg City Council voted to send an ordinance increasing the sales tax exemption rate from $1,200 to $1,700 to the voters for the Oct. 2 election. Before discussion opened for this item, Council member Nancy Strand amended the ordinance to incre...


Coho coughs up diamond engagement ring

Kai Kaino and Terri Hamamoto of Hawaii became engaged on a fishing boat captained by Craig Curtiss Aug. 4. Kaino has always considered Petersburg a second home and has been coming here to fish for...


Programs to develop jobs in Bristol Bay underway

Jobs are being put on the fast track in Bristol Bay, with a focus on careers that go hand in hand with the region’s culture and economy: commercial fishing and seafood processing.  “The fishery is our largest industry; it’s the backbone of...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 23, 2012

City awarded bids for sand and leveling material

The City of Petersburg awarded Northwood Sand and Gravel the bid for an amount not to exceed $51,000 and Rock N Road Construction of Petersburg was awarded a bid in an amount not to exceed $24,780. Petersburg Public Works Department recently...


Misty and muggy

Recent warm temperatures have led to remarkably foggy evenings, like this view of Middle Harbor on Sunday....


Stork Report

Luciana Christine Maldonado was born at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka to parents Alex and Veronica Maldonado on July 16, 2012 at 08:55 am. She weighed 7 lbs 7 oz and was 20 1/2 inches...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 23, 2012

City employees are studying ways to lower utility costs for community buildings

Petersburg City Manager Stephen Giesbrecht, along with Parks and Recreation Director Donn Hayes are researching renewable energy grants to lower utility costs for community buildings including the hospital, schools and municipal buildings. “Donnie...

 By Pilot Photo    News    August 23, 2012

Blue view

Seabirds take flight as ice calves off the face of LeConte Glacier last week....


Flowers above, fish below

Dahlias, sunflowers, nasturtiums, pansies, petunias and lobelia are among the variety of flowers decorating the patio railings above Coastal Cold Storage this summer. Building owner Greg Einerson...

 By Kate Troll    Opinion    August 23, 2012

Guest Editorial

Like many residents of Petersburg, fish often determines how I vote. As a former Executive Director of United Fishermen of Alaska and Southeast Alaska Seiners, I write to strongly encourage your readers to Vote Fish and support the coastal...


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