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 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 3, 2013

Petersburg girls are Region V Champions

Sitka hosted the Region V Cross-Country Championship meet last weekend and the Vikings girls team took first over all other small schools in the 1A/2A/3A divisions, with Mt. Edgecumbe as runner up. Te... Full story


Seventy federal workers furloughed in Petersburg

The lights are off and a closed sign is scotch taped to the door of the Federal Building in downtown Petersburg. Jason Anderson, U.S. District Ranger, is the lone occupant. On Tuesday, he looked as if... Full story


Health insurance rates to double for some Petersburg residents

Petersburg residents who don’t qualify for the federal facilitated health insurance exchange and purchased insurance after March 2010, who were “grandfathered in”, are seeing their rates more than double. To qualify for federal subsidies, a... Full story


Yesterday's News

September 27, 1913 – “Rushed to death” is the expression used by Mr. Olaf Arnes, owner and operator of the Scow Bay sawmill. The unpretentious box manufacturing and sawmill plants, which were born of necessity last summer, have done...


Petersburg assembly approves SEAPA takeover

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a resolution Friday informing the Wrangell assembly of its acceptance of Southeast Alaska Power Agency’s offer to take over Tyee Hydroelectric Project operat...


Hammer &Wikan expands products, adds more organics

Hammer & Wikan Grocery is expanding their produce, meat and freezer sections as its new freezer and refrigeration project is nearly complete. Hammer & Wikan CEO Larry Martin said his store is...


Hundreds of visitors pack library opening

The new Petersburg Library grand opening celebration was packed with visitors last Saturday. Senator Burt Stedman and Rasmuson Foundation CEO Diane Kaplin spoke during the event. Among many remarks...


Police reports

September 25 A caller reported an individual walking down the middle of the road. An officer responded to a report of an individual being loud, yelling and singing at location. A caller reported loud music, yelling and drinking. An officer spoke...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    October 3, 2013

High school swimmers place first in 7 events

The Petersburg High School swim team took several first place positions two weeks ago in Ketchikan. The men’s 200-yard relay team placed first with a time of 1:46.32. Skipper Erickson, 16, took first in the men’s 200-yard freestyle event with a...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    October 3, 2013

Vikings fall to Sitka High

The Vikings varsity girl’s volleyball team had a strong start last Friday night when they faced Sitka High School but didn’t pull through for the win. Assistant Coach Lana Corl said she’s happy...


Dredging to stop as officials prepare landfill

Petersburg officials are improvising as the North Harbor’s dredge material is more fluid than they expected. Because copper levels were too high to dispose the spoils into the ocean, the original plan was to use the dredge material to cover the...


Fish Factor

Governor Parnell took to the statewide airwaves last Tuesday to answer questions from Alaskans on APRN’s Talk of Alaska. Of fishing interest: A Cook Inlet set netter asked about his stance on the proposed Chuitna coal mine in Cook Inlet that would...


Stikine leads moose harvest area so far

Thirty-seven moose have been checked in to Alaska Department of Fish and Game this season. Rich Lowell, Area Wildlife Biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said nineteen moose were checked in during the first week, which is close to...


Petersburg challenges state application of herbicides

The Petersburg Borough is seeking legal advice as it considers drafting an ordinance requiring agencies, including the state of Alaska, using broad based spraying methods to deliver herbicides and pesticides to require the approval of the borough...

 By Brian O Connor    News    October 3, 2013

Wrangell voters reject sales tax reduction

WRANGELL — Wrangell voters insurmountably rejected a proposal to lower the sales tax, retained their sitting mayor, and removed one member of the assembly in municipal elections Tuesday, officials s...


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