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 By Orin Pierson    Sports    November 7, 2013

Champion relay team sets new regional record

Swim and Dive's Region V Championship meet took place last weekend in Juneau, and the Petersburg Vikings performed outstandingly well. Individual Vikings won a number of events, and the Vikings boys... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Assembly moves ahead with co-mingled recycling

Borough residents will soon likely have the option to participate in a co-mingled recycling program after the assembly approved an updated sanitation ordinance during first reading. The Petersburg Borough will incentivize recycling by increasing... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

PIA to increase employee hours by spring

Petersburg Indiana Association officials are hoping by March to restore recently cut employee hours. Former Tribal Administrator Bruce Jones laid off himself and three other administrative positions last month in an effort to balance PIA’s budget.... Full story

 About Town    November 7, 2013

Yesterday's News

November 8, 1913 – The post office department through the unceasing efforts of Postmaster General Burleson, has decided to standardize, as far as possible, the whole postal service with the view of greater efficiency. To this end, it is planned to...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Borough manager's review positive, salary increased

During its Monday meeting, the borough assembly extended Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht’s employment contract for an additional five years with one year’s severance pay. Giesbrecht’s annual salary starting this October through September 30, 2...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Sales tax committee begins individual exemption review

The sales tax ordinance review committee met last Wednesday and discussed the challenges of interpreting language in the code. The review committee’s mission is to simplify the code and collection procedures, and to generate an equal or greater...

 Opinion    November 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Hats off to Petersburg youth To the Editor: Karen and I underestimated how many kids would come to our house trick or treating this year. Thus, as our supplies dwindled, so did our handouts. As the volume in our basket approached the zero mark, I...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Sue Flint thanks peers, community on last day on assembly

Sue Flint served her last day on the borough assembly Monday after stepping down after four years as a member. She thanked Mayor Mark Jensen, the assembly, staff, family and the citizens of...

 About Town    November 7, 2013

Esther Evans departs Petersburg

On October 5, 2013, Miss Esther Evans departed Petersburg to be closer to her family. Her nieces Karen Garst and Kathi Schwartz recently helped move her and her belongings from the Mountain View...

 Police Reports    November 7, 2013

Police reports

October 30 A caller reported an individual at their house who wasn’t wanted. Police issued a warrant arrest for Courtney L Haerling, 23, on charges of theft, two counts of Violating Conditions of Release and an additional charge of Misconduct Invol...

 Courts    November 7, 2013


October 31 Courtney Haerling appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of Violating Conditions of Release, Theft in the 4th degree and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 5th degree. The court entered a not guilty plea on...

 By Brian O Connor    News    November 7, 2013

Amid ongoing electric debate, energy committee re-forms

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly’s energy committee met for the second time ever Tuesday night. Committee members took no formal actions, other than to elect assembly member James Stough – the only sitting assembly member on the...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Dangerous building hearing scheduled

The Petersburg Borough assembly will conduct a non-compliance hearing regarding a structure at 1011 Wrangell Avenue at its December 2 meeting. The hearing comes after Leo Luczak, Director of...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Fish and game forecast average 2014 pink harvest

Southeast Alaska’s 2013 pink salmon harvest estimates are predicted to be around 22 million fish. Alaska Department of Fish and Game reports those numbers to be below the recent 10-year average of around 41 million pinks but close to average of...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

PMC foundation awards scholarship to Petersburg graduate

The Petersburg Medical Center Foundation awarded Margaret Hunter a $10,000 scholarship after a unanimous vote by the hospital board. Hunter is currently enrolled at Montana State University in the Montana Medical Laboratory Science Program. The...

 Obituaries    November 7, 2013

Obituary, Hayden Donald Kolva, 71

Chuck was born in Joliett, Penn. on February 2, 1942 to Leroy and Peg Kolva. He was raised with his two sisters Lois and Dorothy who preceded him in death. After high school he joined the Marine... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 7, 2013

Assembly meeting wrap-up

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 6-1 to retain the library advisory board. Advisory boards currently meet to discuss potential issues or programs with borough department heads and then bring those recommendations to the assembly as issues...

 About Town    November 7, 2013

Beth Flor paintings chosen

Beth Flor has had two oil paintings selected by the International Museum of Art in El Paso for its annual juried exhibit. The works His Guitar, Interlude, and Golden Legacy were chosen by artist...