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Moose hunt climbs to third highest on record

This year’s moose hunt is the third highest harvest on record with a total of 85 animals taken from the region. The highest record was in 2009 with 108 moose being harvested and the second was in... Full story

 

Vikings start season with tournament win at home

The Petersburg High School wrestling team won the invitational tournament it hosted last weekend. Eleven schools from across Southeast attended the round robin tournament. Petersburg head coach Dan... Full story

 

United Way to increase presence in Petersburg

President and CEO of United Way of Southeast Alaska, Wayne Stevens, is in Petersburg for the next several days to encourage businesses to take part in its Workplace Campaign. “We’ve added Petersburg as one of our communities where we have an... Full story

 

Assembly retains Harbor Board after latest review hearing

At its latest advisory board review hearing, the borough assembly voted to retain the Harbor advisory board as an elected body. The board review hearings come after several assembly members questioned the efficiency and viability of advisory boards...

 

Yesterday's News

October 11, 1913 – The progressive Sons of Norway have decided to carry into execution a plan which can result only to the benefit of all the residents of our little town. It is planned to open their hall to all the local lodges as a “Club...

 

Borough requests increased statewide transportation funding

The Petersburg Borough approved a resolution urging Governor Sean Parnell and the Alaska legislature to increase transportation funding across the state. The Alaska Municipal League, or AML, is urging municipalities across Alaska to request increases...

 

Courts

October 16 Gina Stafford was found not guilty on a charge of Driving Under the Influence. The defendant entered a plea of guilty to violating conditions of release. The court sentenced Stafford to 90 days in jail with 90 days suspended and no...

 

Police reports

October 9 A caller reported a vehicle in a ditch. An officer was notified that a bear had gotten into the caller’s trash on Kings Row. A caller reported an individual driving without a license. Mark S Roberts, 55, was issued a citation for No...

 

Dryer dredge material holds up on slopes

The dredge material coming from areas near Icicle and Ocean Beauty Seafoods is dryer and more in line with what the borough was expecting. The material, originally meant for use as scrap metal...

 

Vikings take home accolades from Juneau tournament

The Petersburg Vikings volleyball teams traveled to Sitka for conference games and Juneau for a tournament last week. Head Coach Jaime Cabral said although the girls didn’t win last Wednesday’s and Thursday’s conference games, they had every...

 

Viking Swim Club makes a splash in Sitka

The Viking Swim Club competed in Sitka’s October Splash Meet last weekend. Coach Andy Carlisle commented that for only having one month of practice it was a good meet. Many kids swam their best times. Top performers: Van Abbott placed 1st and 2nd...

 

'Deadliest Catch' fishery a no-go in shutdown

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska’s multimillion-dollar red king crab season opened Tuesday, but most of the participating boats remained at dock because federal managers who are supposed to set individual fishing quotas are among workers still furloughed...

 

Commander of Alaska Coast Guard vessel reassigned

SITKA (AP) — The commander of the Coast Guard vessel Maple in Southeast Alaska has been temporarily removed from command because of a “lack of confidence,” an agency spokesman said. Lt. Cmdr. Fred Seaton was removed Oct. 1 after officials...

 

Fish Factor

As expected, Alaska’s 2013 salmon catch is one for the record books. Early tallies by state fishery managers show that fishermen caught 272 million salmon this summer, smashing the previous record of 221 salmon in 2005. The fishery was powered by...

 

Humpbacks spotted in Hawaii waters

HONOLULU (AP) — Humpback whales have begun arriving in Hawaii waters for mating season. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that two whales were spotted Oct. 4 off Maui and two more were sighted last week. The first whales were reported...

 

Stork report

Jonathan Ryan Eder was born on October 11, 2013 at 2:17am. He weighed 7lbs. 5oz. and was 19 inches long. He was born to Jeanne and David Eder in Longview, Texas....

 

Obituary Marguerite "Peg" Merrigan, 90

Peg Merrigan passed away on October 9, 2013 at age ninety after a life of bringing love, service and good spirit to her family, church and all whom she met along the way. Her graciousness and sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her. She... Full story

 

Shutdown spreads financial pain across Southeast

WRANGELL — Local U.S. Forest Service employees express frustration with the ongoing government shutdown this week. The Wrangell Unit of the Tongass National Forest has been closed for 15 days following negotiations between the R...

 

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