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 By Shelly Pope    News    October 11, 2012

Police standoff at Fredrick Point North

Just after 7 p.m. Thursday, Petersburg Police responded to a report of a suicidal individual armed with an assault weapon on Frederick Point North. Petersburg officers and dispatchers made contact with Jace Cunningham, 30, by cell phone. “We get... Full story

 By Ron Loesch    News    October 11, 2012

Jones fired from PIA

After only 2-1/2 months on the job, Bruce Jones, Petersburg Indian Association Tribal Administrator was fired by a 4-2 vote of the tribal council on Tuesday night. Jones was hired on August 1 of this... Full story


Indoor Humpy 500 is success

On a beautiful Saturday, the Humpy 500 was held indoors at the Community Gym. The day continued as a success even if not in its normal venue, normally down PFI hill. Teams went head to head with... Full story


Yesterday's News

October 13, 1982- She hasn’t heard a phone ring since early childhood and the ring of the doorbell is lost to her ears. The noises that keep life running smoothly for most of us still evade Petersburg resident Kathi Hammer, but a scraggly,...


Letters to the Editor

Freedom on the Last Frontier To the Editor: “Daddy, thanks for bringing us all to the cabin for the weekend. I love it here. Seeing the deer and mink on the beach when we set the crab-pot was really cool. What shall I do first? Can Muttley and I...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    October 11, 2012


Once again, incorrect information was cited to justify opposition to the formation of a Petersburg Borough. Tom Reinarts wrote in a published letter that Wrangell’s borough government had added 29 employees since its formation. In two letters in...


Police reports

October 3 A warning was given to an individual for improper recognition of a stop sign on Fram Street. October 4 An individual reported witnessing a possible drug deal on Sing Lee Alley. Jace Cunningham, 30, was arrested on charges of alleged third...



October 4 Ariel L. Fonseca, 18, appeared before Deputy Magistrate Cris Morrison for an arraignment on the charges of repeat minor consuming alcohol and negligent driving. Fonseca entered a plea of not guilty and was released with conditions until...


PVFD extinguishes blaze at Luhr home

Volunteer firefighters and EMS responded to a report of smoke coming from the eaves of a home owned by Beulah Luhr at 1.8 Mile Mitkof Highway on Sunday night. Smoke alarms were also activated inside... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 11, 2012

Ocean Beauty to place container bunkhouses

The Petersburg Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional use permit for Ocean Beauty Seafoods to place container bunkhouses at the site of the old bunkhouse at 15 Harbor Way Tuesday evening during their regular meeting. “The purpose of...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 11, 2012

City voters oppose increasing sales tax cap

The Petersburg City Council met Friday to finalize the results of Tuesday’s municipal election. The question to raise the sales tax cap in Petersburg from $1,200 to $1,700, failed by six votes. Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer and council tallied the vote...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 11, 2012

Road work continues downtown

The Petersburg Road Improvement project continues and SECON Project Superintendent Bryce Kidd and Dowl HKM Project Engineer Matt McGuan held a meeting to let the public know how the project is...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 11, 2012

Rates to change at Petersburg Community Cold Storage

Rates for services and storage at Petersburg Community Cold Storage will increase as of Nov. 1. The Petersburg Economic Development Council owns PCCS, which is a non-profit organization. “Our anchor tenant has been Ocean Beauty Seafoods,” PEDC...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 11, 2012

Designer is chosen for PMC long-term care facility

Petersburg Medical Center Board has chosen Bettisworth North Architects and Planners, Inc. to design the remodel project for the long-term care facility. Two proposals for the project were reviewed by the board, with the second proposal coming from...


Downtown flowers

Craig Olson and Deb Hurley have purchased some of the assets of Forget-Me-Not Floral and have renamed the business Island Flowers. The couple has operated Flower Farm at Papke’s Landing since 1997...


Obituary - Maria Louise Bakko Jensen, 84

She was the most glamorous being we had ever seen when she stepped out of the Grumman Goose at the floatplane dock, married to our uncle Erling. Her perfect hair, elegant clothes and gracious manner defined a style that lasted all her life. Louise...


Fish Factor

October is National Seafood Month – and it also marks the start of one of the busiest months for Alaska’s fishing industry. The state’s biggest crab fisheries get underway in the Bering Sea on October 15 – the Bristol Bay red king crab catch...


Flor paintings selected

Two paintings by Beth Flor have been selected for the International Museum of Art’s Annual National Juried Art Exhibition. The oils “Sidewalk Restaurante” and “Old Woman on a Balcony” were...


Holiday Assistance

Applications for holiday assistance begins Tuesday, October 16. Applications for Thanksgiving must be completed by October 30. Applications for Christmas must be completed by November 27. Applications are taken 10am-1pm Tuesday –...


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