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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 24, 2013

Petersburg named best yachting town

Petersburg recently found out that it has won Yachting Magazine's '2013 Best Towns' competition. Dan Harding, Associate Editor for Yachting Magazine, wrote in an article, "Joining the ranks of Oxford, Maryland and Beaufort, North Carolina, the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 24, 2013

Assessor finishes inspecting borough properties

After five weeks and 500 photographs, Mike Renfro and his crew of five have finished inspecting property for the Petersburg Borough assessment. Renfro works for Appraisal Company of Alaska out of Anchorage—the company the borough contracted to... Full story

 About Town    October 24, 2013

Yesterday's News

October 25, 1913 – The residents of this town are fond of amusement. That being so, they are willing to pay for any kind of evening entertainment. Having that in mind, Mr. Oscar Nickleson is...

 About Town    October 24, 2013

Honor Music Fest at PHS

Last weekend Petersburg hosted the Southeast Honor Music Festival. About 120 of the best music students from Craig, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau-Douglas, Ketchikan, Klawock, Mt. Edgecumbe. Sitka, Thunder... Full story

 By Brian O Connor    News    October 24, 2013

TBPA's future discussed at SEAPA board meeting

WRANGELL — The two-day Southeast Alaska Power Agency board meeting became in part a prism through which to view debate over the future of the Thomas Bay Power Authority. The TBPA debate has raised hackles both with SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson and board...

 Police Reports    October 24, 2013

Police reports

October 22 A caller reported a vehicle parked at a location on the 200 block of North Lumber Street for four days. A caller reported a power outage at Papke’s. Police receive report of a concern for individuals. A caller reported illegal tree...

 Courts    October 24, 2013


October 22 Mandy Wood and Mark Neidiffer appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell on a charge of harvesting a sub-legal moose. Wood entered a guilty plea. The court sentenced the defendant to pay a $300 fine with $10 suspended. Neidiffer...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 24, 2013

Diapers and pack rafts: A traveling family visits town

Erin McKittrick, author of “A Long Trek Home,” and her husband Hig, visited Petersburg to talk about their expeditions across Alaska and promoted her new book “Small Feet Big Land: Adventure, Ho...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 24, 2013

School board receives positive audit review

An auditing company presented their financial report to the Petersburg School Board Tuesday evening and congratulated the district on reining in its expenses. The school district’s revenue over expenses was $153,000 in total. It also increased its...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 24, 2013

Petersburg business leaders discuss tourism trade

More than ten business leaders in the Petersburg tourism industry met Monday to discuss how the season fared this year and what could be done better in the future. Although the general consensus was that last summer was a success, there are some...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 24, 2013

Advisory board members question relationship with assembly

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to retain the Parks and Recreation and Public Safety advisory boards Monday but the function of the boards might change after the assembly learned it isn’t using them as the ordinance is written. Advisory...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    October 24, 2013

Fish Factor

The Bering Sea crab fleet was ready to head to the fishing grounds over the weekend after the government shutdown and unissued licenses stalled the Oct. 15 start of the crab season. Skippers of the 80 boats estimated the extra time tied up in Dutch...

 About Town    October 24, 2013

Stork report

Violet Simone Roettgers was born on October 5, 2013 at 10:10pm. She weighed 8lbs 11oz. She was born to Karine (Rosvold) and Corey Roettgers in Chicago, Ill....

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 24, 2013

Vikings only home swim meet of the season

The Vikings hosted swimmers from Juneau-Douglas and Sitka High Schools for a very competitive two day meet last weekend. “We had a great weekend of racing,” said Vikings Head Coach Andy Carlisle....