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 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Petersburg voters oppose purchase of Reid property

With the only contested race on the ballot being for two seats on the Harbor Board, the propositions in this election become the hot topics. Petersburg voters returned with a resounding no to the purchase of the Reid Marine Property by an almost two... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Possible threats lockdown Petersburg

Petersburg police arrested 22 year-old Levi O’Connor after alleged threats prompted the lockdown of Petersburg City Schools, the Petersburg Medical Center, Petersburg Children’s Center and... Full story

 News    October 4, 2012

Main street under repair

SECON workers install a storm drain in front of The Trading Union, Inc. grocery on Nordic Drive on Wednesday....

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Upcoming Humpy 500 will be held indoors

Due to the road construction downtown, the regular program for the annual Humpy 500 has been changed to an indoor race, Saturday, Oct. 6. “The event will be held in the community gym,” Petersburg... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Borough election set and Juneau petition is postponed

With the borough election set for Dec. 18, the Local Boundary Commission has decided to postpone the petition from the City and Borough of Juneau until after the Petersburg incorporation election. “The LBC will hold off deciding on the Juneau petit...

 Opinion    October 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor

An irresistible source of borough revenue To the Editor: I find it inconceivable that anyone in Petersburg would even consider voting “yes” for the borough petition which gives the Borough Assembly the power to levy personal property tax without...

 Police Reports    October 4, 2012

Police reports

September 28 An individual was locked out of their vehicle on N. 3rd Street. September 29 Officers responded to people arguing outside on Chief John Lott St. After an argument, an individual drove away erratically. Officers were notified. September...

 Courts    October 4, 2012


September 27 Carynne Pullar, 20, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of minor consuming alcohol. Pullar entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced a fine of $600 with $200 suspended. Pullar has the...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    October 4, 2012

Vikings have muddy run to ninth place in State competition

The Viking Cross-Country girls traveled to Anchorage for State competition last week and came home ninth place winners. “It was a muddy fabulous race,” Head Coach Jo Ann Day said. “We woke up...

 Sports    October 4, 2012

Petersburg swimmers place second in home meet

Petersburg Viking swimmers hosted Sitka, Thunder Mountain and Metlakatla over the weekend. “I was impressed with how the kids raced tough after a really hard week of practice,” Head Coach Andy...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Manager reports Assisted Living is filled; boats are vacating N. Harbor

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department has several activities that are gearing up for action. “We are working with PFI on the Humpy 500,” Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht said....

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Friday, Oct. 12 declared sales tax-free day

Petersburg City Council voted to declare Friday, Oct. 12 as the second sales tax-free day for 2012. Resolution 2026 sets the date for the tax-free day and clarifies that merchants may choose to...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    October 4, 2012

Fish Factor

At least 1.5 million tons of debris from Japan’s 2011 tsunami is still afloat, and at least half of it is expected to hit Alaska’s coastline. The region from Yakutat to Gore Point off the Kenai Peninsula will likely see the heaviest debris...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

SEAPA representatives take Tyee and Swan Lake contract issues to City Council

Petersburg Municipal Power and Light Superintendent and Southeast Alaska Power Authority Board member Joe Nelson brought streamlining suggestions to the Petersburg City Council during the regular council meeting Monday evening. During the regular...

 News    October 4, 2012

Thirty-three moose taken to date

Hunters have taken 33 moose in the region, with the Stikine River being the top producing area. Fourteen bulls were taken on the Stikine with one of them being illegal. Kake was the second best...

 By Greg Knight    News    October 4, 2012

Victims of foreclosure may be eligible for settlement payment

The Consumer Protection Unit of the Alaska Attorney General’s Office is reporting that claim forms went out this week to approximately 2,600 Alaskans who lost their homes to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011, and who may be...

 By Greg Knight    News    October 4, 2012

Stedman named as Energy Council chair

Alaska State Senator Bert Stedman has been named chairman of The Energy Council, a legislative organization consisting of members from 11 states, five Canadian provinces, and the country of...

 News    October 4, 2012

Former Mitkof Lumber Co. mill owner dies

Lloyd Edward Lapeyri, 73, former owner of Mitkof Lumber Company in Petersburg died Sept. 3 of complications from a vehicle accident. Lapeyri, at the time of his death was the owner of Captain’s Choice Motel and Chilkoot Fish and Caviar in Haines,...

 News    October 4, 2012

Radio station donates archives to heritage group

JUNEAU (AP) — Sealaska Heritage Institute says a southeast Alaska radio station has donated hundreds of audio recordings to the institute. The archival donation from Wrangell radio station KSTK consists of hundreds of hours of recordings made...

 About Town    October 4, 2012

Brass band aboard

The M/V Orca Odysea carried members of the Salvation Army leadership on a four-day evangelistic campaign to Hoonah, Angoon, Kake and Petersburg last week. The Salvation Army conducted indoor...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 4, 2012

Petersburg officers receive appreciation

Petersburg Police Chief Jim Agner, Sgt. Heidi Agner and Investigator Kalin Rosse received a letter of appreciation from the United States Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Brad Kleinknecht for their participation in “Operation Last...

 News    October 4, 2012

Tongass Futures Roundtable votes for land swap

KETCHIKAN (AP) — The Tongass National Forest stakeholders’ group known as the Tongass Futures Roundtable has voted to support a proposed land exchange in Southeast Alaska. The Tongass Futures Roundtable voted earlier this month to support the...