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 By Shelly Pope    News    September 6, 2012

$18,000 worth of heroin confiscated

United States Postal Inspector Adam Henney, Petersburg Police Investigator Kalin Rosse and the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) intercepted approximately 19.93 grams of heroin as it was being mailed into the community. In a statement... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 6, 2012

Humpy 500 to take place indoors

Due to road construction downtown, Petersburg Fisheries will hold the annual Humpy 500 in the PFI Cookhouse. “The Humpy 500 is a tradition here and we want to keep it going,” PFI Plant Manager... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 6, 2012

Color Splash Run to fund Klondike Road Relay

Amyee Peeler of Inga's Galley hosted the Color Splash Run Friday to help fund the Klondike Road Relay that will include runners Emil Rucker, Dana Christensen, Amyee Peeler, Erin Watkins, Joe... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 6, 2012

Departments request projects to be placed on capital improvement list

A tentative list of all recommendations for the 2013 capital projects list was released to the Petersburg City Council during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. This is the first step in the process of generating a list for the upcoming state... Full story


Lutheran youth spread good will in Puerto Rico

Members of the Petersburg Lutheran Church traveled to Caugas, Puerto Rico in June on a mission trip. The Week of Hope mission trip meets the needs of all age groups and includes meals to the...


Petersburg brings home big awards at SE State Fair

The 2012 Southeast Alaska State Fair had another year of success for local artist from Petersburg. This year's winners in Petersburg are as follows: Margaret Newlun earned a Best of Class and First Place for her Rhubarb Wine, Second Place for Tatted...


Letters to the Editor

Sales tax apology To the Editor: I need to correct an error I perpetuated. I had been under the impression that the proposed Petersburg Borough could raise the sales tax rate without a vote of the people. This error was a result of my misreading...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 6, 2012

Collision lands local boys in hospital

Two Petersburg boys, Dylan Barger, 14, and Matthew Bray, 14, were injured after the moped they were riding collided with a vehicle on 3rd and Excel Streets. The moped was reported to have no brakes and they hit the vehicle at approximately 30 miles...


Police reports

August 29 A warning was issued for a back license plate violation on Excel Street. Aaron Greinier, 30, was issued a citation for speeding 40 in a 20 mile per hour zone on Fram Street. A boat was vandalized between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 7 a.m....



August 31 Ronald Allan Limbrick, 43, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charges of fourth degree assault; fourth degree assault of a peace officer and second degree harassment. Limbrick entered a plea of guilty to...


Vikings rough up the Wolves in volleyball

The Petersburg Viking volleyball team played host to Sitka and the varsity girls shut out all games this past weekend. The Vikings team consists of 14 freshmen, one junior and 10 seniors. Viking...


Vikings outdo themselves in cross country run

Petersburg was host to 190 runners from 14 different communities this weekend for a cross-country meet. Many of the Petersburg boys came in under their best times. Aaron Murph was the top placer for... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    September 6, 2012

USFS seeking comments on Tongass cabin closures

Due to very low public use, the cabin at Binkley Slough has been removed from the U.S. Forest Service’s public reservation system – a situation not unusual among other structures in Southeast. Because of this, the USFS is looking for public...


Jeffery Lee "Jeff" Robinson

After a valiant fight, Jeff moved on to more abundant hunting grounds on August 29, 2012. Jeff grew up in a small Georgia town and like most young boys Jeff loved the outdoors. He spent every... Full story


Inflatable skiff occupants escape glacier calving, shooters

Occupants of an inflatable skiff escaped serious injury or more likely, death, by just minutes on Sunday morning. While on a morning excursion to LeConte Glacier, a customer with Whale Song Cruises...


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