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Articles from the November 22, 2012 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

City and Harbor Board find way to fund North Harbor

The Petersburg City Council and Petersburg Harbor Advisory Board held a joint work session Monday afternoon in order to decide the method for funding the $2 million shortfall for the North Harbor Project and they came to a decision. Resolution 2029 s... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

Dwyer passes mayoral gavel to Jensen

Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer passed his gavel and his duties to Vice Mayor Mark Jensen after a unanimous vote put Jensen in the mayor’s seat Monday evening during the Petersburg City Council regular... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

Kilkenny and Wright receive Distinguished Service Medal

Petersburg Mental Health Services Therapists, Kim Kilkenny and Chad Wright received the Distinguished Service Medal for their actions regarding a police standoff Monday evening during the Petersburg... Full story


Yesterday’s News

November 17, 1982: Permits, telephone cables, utility wires, cable t.v. lines and limited equipment are all slowing down the moving of the old Norheim house that was purchased by Paul Stoner from the city for $4,000 a few weeks ago. Stoner is require...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

PMHS SHARE Coalition expand their scope of prevention

Petersburg Mental Health Services Supporting Health and Resiliency Education, SHARE, Coalition is expanding the range of the behavior health prevention division in conjunction with the Petersburg Police Department. “We have begun to furnish a...


Police reports

November 14 A burglary was reported on N. Nordic Drive. An officer was notified of a vehicle collision at the 400 block of N. Nordic Drive. A boat was removed from property without permission on Mitkof Highway. An officer was notified of suspicious...



November 15 Dylan L. Barger, 14, appeared before Judge Kevin Miller for an arraignment on the charges of driving without a valid driver’s license and negligent driving. Barger entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced to a $100 fine, and a...


Letters to the Editor

Thank you from VSC To the Editor: A big heartfelt thank you to the community of Petersburg for helping celebrate Viking Swim Club’s 40th Anniversary at the annual auction on Saturday. Viking Swim Club truly is blessed with an amazing community of...



It’s good that the borough election will get underway next week. Following months, even years of discussion, the electorate now will have their say as ballots are cast and the fate of the city’s borough formation effort is decided. At this...


The snow has arrived

Several inches of snow fell in town this week, the first of the season, and snowmen like this guy on South Nordic Drive appeared on lawns all around Petersburg....

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

Proposed Borough: Candidates

Mark Jensen is a third generation Petersburg resident and commercial fisherman who is seeking election as Mayor in the proposed borough assembly. “I think it's important for Petersburg to be... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

Proposed Borough: Candidates

Petersburg City Councilor Susan Flint is a lifelong resident of Petersburg and has put her name in the hat as a candidate for the proposed Petersburg Borough Assembly. Flint has served on the city... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

­­­Proposed Borough: Candidates

John Havrilek, who came to Petersburg in 1994 as a middle school and high school principal, has served the community as a Petersburg City Councilor twice and is hoping to serve as a Petersburg... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 22, 2012

Crystal Lake Hatchery to install net pens for Chinook

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Sport Fish Biologist Doug Fleming approached the Petersburg City Council for approval to establish a local enhancement project that would release hatchery Chinook salmon near the mouth of City Creek. Fleming explain...


Big Game Drawing Hunts applications have changed

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will accept only online Big Game Drawing Hunts applications and will no longer accept paper applications Nov. 1-Dec. 17. Visit (the hunting section of the ADF&G website) and click on the “Buy l...


Sea spray

A Breakaway Adventures jet boat from Wrangell plows its way through Sumner Straits chop on a recent windy Sunday afternoon....


Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska’s salmon harvest and value for 2012 came in well below last year, dropping 21 percent and 30 percent, respectively. According to preliminary state tallies, the value of the salmon catch totaled nearly $506 million at the docks this summer...



Inez V. Van Buren passed away peacefully, November 12, 2012, in Bellingham, Wash.  She was born April 11, 1922 on the family homestead in the log cabin that was used for the first school house on...



June Alice White, 91, passed away at Petersburg’s Long Term Care Center on November 14, 2012. A true Alaskan pioneer, June was born in Petersburg on June 11, 1921 to parents Carl and Elizabeth...


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