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 By Shelly Pope    News    December 6, 2012

Voters receive Borough ballots

Most qualified voters in the area have received their ballot to vote on the proposed Petersburg Borough Petition. “If you have not received your ballot, please contact the Division of Elections,” Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen stated. Voting... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 6, 2012

NOAA explains new Halibut Observer Program

Representatives of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries department explained the upcoming changes to the North Pacific Groundfish and Halibut Observer Program to vessel owners the evening of Nov. 28. “The program is now... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 6, 2012

Calving on LeConte Glacier is amplified by submarine melting

Roman Motyka of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute held a presentation on the effects of submarine melting on LeConte Glacier. LeConte Glacier is located approximately 21 miles e...


Fun in the snow

Saturday there was plenty of traffic on the sledding hill behind downtown’s Federal Building as families took advantage of the fresh snow....


Petersburg wrestlers take five to state

The Petersburg Viking wrestlers traveled to Haines for the Region V meet last weekend and come home with five qualifying for State competition. “The regional meet was great,” Head Coach Dan... Full story


Yesterday's News

December 8, 1982: Millions of people saw it at the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tenn., and in the future it is likely that Petersburg will get to see the giant portrait of itself. The Alaska Seafood Marketing institute is “amenable” to loaning th...


Police reports

November 28 An individual was reported trespassing on Charles W Street. A vehicle was on the roadway with no taillights on N. First Street. A protective order was requested on S. Second Street. November 29 Officers responded to a disabled vehicle...



December 3 Aaron Greinier, 30, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a non-jury trial on the charge of driving a vehicle on approach of an emergency vehicle. Greinier was found guilty at trial and was given suspended imposition of sentence...


Holiday literary

Petersburg’s current Writer Laureate Lee Ribich read selected writings, alongside readings by around a dozen community members in Council Chambers on Saturday during the library’s Annual Holiday...


Letters to the Editor

The key to unity is listening To the Editor: I’m glad that Petersburg has a new asset in its toolbox, called “Let’s Talk”. Half of communication is listening, and since so many of us, myself included, want to talk about just what’s...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 6, 2012

Businesses asked to use sand on new sidewalks

The road improvement project was not completed before winter shutdown and Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht is asking business owners to not use ice-melt on the newly poured sidewalks along N. Nordic Drive and Dolphin Streets. “We have... Full story


Coast Guard to begin mandatory dockside examinations of commercial fishing vessels

United States Coast Guard Fishing Vessel Safety Examiner, Scott Wilwert, addressed several Petersburg vessel owners and fishermen to explain the criteria for the mandatory dockside examinations Nov....


Fish Factor

Halibut catches could be cut by 33 percent next year if proposed numbers get the nod by the International Pacific Halibut Commission next month. That would mean a coast wide harvest of just 22.7 million pounds for fisheries in California, Washington,...

 By Greg Knight    News    December 6, 2012

DEC investigating Tonka sale site

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has notified the Forest Service of an investigation into allegations of misrepresented and omitted pertinent information from its application for...



Leeila (Lee) Louise Jones, 78, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2012. She was born in Colorado, October 24, 1934 to Alda and Farrell Bennett. Some of her high school years were in Wrangell;... Full story


William Howard Pawuk, 70

William Howard Pawuk, 70, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 25, 2012. Bill was born February 20, 1942 in Idamar, Penn. to John and Verba (Work) Pawuk: the second of four children. His... Full story


Marten trapping closed on federal lands on Kuiu Island

The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Federal public lands within Unit 3 on Kuiu Island to the trapping of marten for the December 1, 2012 to February 15, 2013 season. This action is in response to conservation concerns raised by the Alaska...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 6, 2012

PCSD's got talent!

Petersburg City School District's Junior class put forth a night of talent Thursday evening. The Masters of Ceremonies Skipper Erickson and Diane Murph announced act after act with one being just as... Full story


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