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 By Shelly Pope    News    October 25, 2012

Candidates have filed for borough seats

With the deadline for filing for a position on the Petersburg Borough Assembly, Hospital Board, School Board and Planning Commission coming to an end, the list of candidates has grown. But all positions are still not spoken for. As of the 5 p.m.... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 25, 2012

City gets borough information to area voters

The Petersburg Borough election date is looming before the area and facts regarding this issue are in debate for all involved. The Petersburg Borough Promotion Committee met for the first time Friday morning with the tag line, Petersburg Borough.... Full story


Fall Ball at Mountain View Manor

Mountain View Manor held its first annual Hallows Eve Fall Ball Saturday, Oct. 13 and the evening was a huge success. Above, Carol Shaake dances with LtJG Rick Mozolic of the USCG Cutter... Full story


Yesterday's News

October 20, 1982- The Connexion, National Bank of Alaska’s new automatic teller machine, is now operational in five locations in Southeast Alaska. The machines, tied to the bank’s central computer system in Anchorage, are being used by customers...


In for the kill

The Viking girls win two games to one against the Wrangell Wolves Saturday afternoon during the Petersburg hosted tournament. Shown here is Jael Swanson going for a kill to help put the team over the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 25, 2012

Paulsen’s Finnish relatives visit Petersburg

Seppo and Paula Koutaniemi, of Kuusamo, Finland, made their first trip to the United States and Petersburg to visit family member Sue Paulsen and fell in love with the area. “Petersburg is a... Full story


Letters to the Editor

There are 2 sides to every coin To the Editor: I’ve noticed some things other boroughs have done that have drawn attention to themselves. Wrangell’s hospital board recently were called to task by a resident for a possible Open Meetings Act...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    October 25, 2012

Guest Editorial

With the establishment of the State’s borough formation election in December, people are asking questions and the city is working to provide factual information as they answer those queries. One person this week commented that some don’t realize...


Police reports

October 17 A potential family dispute was reported on Dolphin Street. October 18 A warning was issued for no headlights on S. Nordic Drive. Loud music and television kept residents awake on Cornelius. A vehicle with expired tags was parked over 24...



October 22 Eli Everett Tomal, 31, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of fourth degree assault – domestic violence. Tomal entered a plea of not guilty and was released with conditions and a $250 appearance...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    October 25, 2012

Petersburg hosts wrestling season opener

Petersburg had its first wrestling tournament in over a year Oct. 12. The Vikings have ten wrestlers on the team including 98 pound sophomore D. J. Toyomura, who finished the weekend with a 4 and 0...

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 25, 2012

Harbor rate hike needed for North Harbor build

The funding for the completion of the North Harbor project is a main area of concern for the Petersburg Harbor Advisory Board. The Petersburg City Council Members and Harbor Board members met Friday...


Begich seeks to bring XTRATUF back stateside

After making an issue of the declining quality of XTRATUF boots after its manufacturer, Honeywell, moved production to China, Sen. Mark Begich may have found some common ground with the beleaguered...


Scientists offer tips for Alaska king salmon study

ANCHORAGE (AP) — State researchers looking for answers to Alaska's diminishing king salmon returns were urged Tuesday to take a look at the critical days after smolt leave fresh water and to closely examine how humans may affect salmon in marine...


Fish Factor

Alaska salmon sales had lots of ups and downs this summer, but held their own overall in a tough market awash with farmed fish. The wild salmon catch goes to market in many forms such as canned, fresh or frozen, fillets and roe. The state Revenue...


John Roy Winther, Jr., 67

John Roy Winther, Jr., 67, well-known Alaskan businessman and fisherman and long-time resident of Petersburg, passed away on October 15, 2012 in Mesa, Ariz. following a battle with cancer with his...


Randolph Thomas Williams, 71

Randolph Thomas Williams of the Shangukweidi Clan died on October 2, 2012 in Juneau, after a long illness.  His Tlingit name Skeik (Leader of all Leaders), was given to him by John George (wife Mary...


Peter B. Iversen, Sr., 62

Peter B. Iversen, Sr. of Anchorage, died on October 16, 2012 at the age of 62. He passed away while pursuing his lifelong passion of flying as a bush pilot in his home state. His plane went down near Skwentna, as he was heading to Nixon Fork Mine....

 By Shelly Pope    News    October 25, 2012

Voyage through the Northwest Passage, again

Petersburg will be a winter home for the 46-foot vessel, Polar Bound, while owner, David Cowper awaits the opportunity to take her out again. The vessel can be recognized easily by the bright yellow...


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