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 By Shelly Pope    News    August 30, 2012

Mayor to step down and other seats up for grabs

The local ballot is now set for the Petersburg elections. There is no contest for the City Council, for the second year in a row with one council seat with no candidates. Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer states he will not seek office again and may resign... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 30, 2012

LBC finalizes borough decision

Members of the Local Boundary Commission finalized their decision that Petersburg's Borough plan meets state requirements. Voters in the proposed borough area will have the final say. The LBC approved its final decision on this matter in a... Full story

 About Town    August 30, 2012

Yesterday's News

August 22, 2002 - Mountain View Manor expansion moved closer to beginning construction Monday when city councilors voted unanimously to award a contract to McGraw’s Custom Construction of Sitka for...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    August 30, 2012

Petersburg hosts Jamboree

Petersburg hosted the 2012 Region V Jamboree for the first time. This tournament consisted of 17 teams representing five schools. “Our Petersburg teams performed well and made improvements...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    August 30, 2012

Cross Country has first race in Sitka

The Petersburg men's and women's cross-country teams put their running shoes to the road in Sitka for the first meet of the season Friday, Aug. 24. The women placed seventh overall out of nine teams beating Craig and Sitka and the men placed last in...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    August 30, 2012

Viking swimmers have great showing in Ketchikan

Viking men and women swimmers traveled to Ketchikan for the first meet of the season Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24 and 25. These competitors came home with several top and second place wins for the two day meet. Overall the girls placed third Friday a...

 Opinion    August 30, 2012

To the Editor

That’s what I’m talking about To the Editor: Tonight I was listening to the Republican National Convention and was awestruck by a speech given by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.  As I listened to his inspiring words, it was as if he was...

 News    August 30, 2012

Whale fluke in Frederick Sound

Water streams off this humpback’s tail as it dives on a recent sunny day in Frederick Sound....

 Police Reports    August 30, 2012

Police reports

August 22 A warning citation was given for no headlights at the S. Boat Harbor. A black iPad 2 was reported stolen on N. Nordic Drive. Zachary D. Armstrong, 29, was cited for possible driving while license is cancelled, suspended or revoked. August...

 Courts    August 30, 2012


August 23 Tanner Gene McKitrick, 20, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of habitual minor consuming alcohol. McKitrick entered a plea of not guilty and was released with conditions and trial is set for Sept....

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 30, 2012

Former Council member calls for renaming of Syd Wright Auditorium

Former Petersburg Council member Bill Tremblay addressed the Petersburg School Board to possibly rename the Syd Wright Auditorium. “It has been brought to my attention several times regarding the name for the Syd Wright Auditorium,” Tremblay...

 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    August 30, 2012

Couples makes rest area for walkers

All summer-long pedestrians along Sandy Beach Road have had a place to stop and enjoy the view. Mel and Sherry Stockton, of 903 Sandy Beach, set a couple of chairs and a home-made "rest stop" sign in...

 News    August 30, 2012

School Board discusses Positive behavior program

The possible results of the new Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) program were discussed by the Petersburg City School Board. “This is not a canned program,” Erica Kludt-Painter said. “We as a district and community will create...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 30, 2012

Test scores are reported to board

Petersburg City Schools Superintendent Rob Thomason explained to the Petersburg School Board last year's test scores from the district's three schools at the first school board meeting of the year...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 30, 2012

Juneau prosecutor to cover Petersburg

A new state prosecutor has found a place in Petersburg. The Department of Law has assigned Assistant District Attorney Nick Polasky, who works out of Juneau to this position. Polasky will also cover Kake, as well as statewide extradition cases....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 30, 2012

As salmon season winds down total catch approaches forecast

Salmon season is winding down and it’s still a guess if the statewide catch will reach the 132 million fish forecast.  Achieving that all comes down to those hard to predict pinks, whose catch makes up more than half of the total harvest. “I th...

 About Town    August 30, 2012

Construction announcements

North Nordic Petersburg Indian Association will be conducting sidewalk improvement work along North Nordic Drive starting at the First Street entrance heading north to Fourteenth Street along Sandy Beach Road. Expect the northbound lane to be closed...

 About Town    August 30, 2012

Library news

Listen to Your Dog - with certified professional dog trainer Vickie L. Buchholz. Wednesday, Sept 5, 6:30 pm. Learn how to listen to and understand your dog. Understanding how they communicate, at various skill levels, with one another and with...

 About Town    August 30, 2012

School news

Gabriel Seaman Army Pvt. Gabriel C. Seaman has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and...

 By Shelly Pope    News    August 30, 2012

2012 State of Alaska Primary Election results are in

The November general election contests for Alaska are set, barring any significant changes from absentee or questioned ballots. The results of this election are not official until those are counted....

 By Heather Canik    About Town    August 30, 2012

The night life

Juneau artist Manuel Hernandez "DJ Manu" (left) provided dance music at Kito's Kave over the weekend. On Saturday night Karna (Williams) Cristina celebrated her wedding to Neil Cristina and the...

 News    August 30, 2012

Laying the library foundation

Work so far on the new Petersburg Public Library....