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 By Shelly Pope    News    December 20, 2012

Voters approve Petersburg Borough formation

Tuesday evening, the Alaska Division of Elections posted the unofficial results of the Petersburg Borough election, which shows the yes votes winning by 108 votes. The borough question was approved by... Full story


Nearly century old slough warehouse collapses

A nearly century-old warehouse on Hammer Slough collapsed Friday evening after its piling gave way, dropping the two-story structure into onto the beach. The building, owned by Arnold Enge, was not... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 20, 2012

Increased moorage fees will become effective Jan. 1, 2013

Petersburg Harbor will be increasing its moorage fees and charges for services at the municipal boat harbors as of Jan. 1, 2013. Ordinance 971 was passed in its third and final reading during the regular meeting of the Petersburg City Council Monday... Full story

 By Ron Loesch    News    December 20, 2012

The new borough

With the formation of the Petersburg Borough as a home rule entity, the City of Petersburg will dissolve once the election results are certified. The City of Kupreanof will continue to exist within the borough and will continue to enact and enforce... Full story


Yesterday's News

December 22, 1982: At a fireside meeting in the Social Hall (at Mountain View Manor) on Friday evening, it was decided that the Senior Citizen’s should have a newsletter and share all the ‘goings on’ with the rest of Petersburg. Each month we...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 20, 2012

Petersburg police station site established

The Petersburg City Council approved the new location for the Petersburg Police Department unanimously Monday evening during its regular meeting. The new police facility will be located next to the fi...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 20, 2012

City is working with PIA to possibly replace the Rasmus Enge Bridge

Petersburg Public Works Department continues to replace planks on the Rasmus Enge Bridge, [Sing Lee Alley Bridge], Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported during his Managers Report during t...


Guest Editorial

If you believed everything in the news about the dysfunctional U.S. Senate, you’d agree it can’t get anything done. I certainly share the frustrations of most Alaskans and Americans that Washington, D.C., is broken and must be fixed. That’s...



While we’re elated that the initial election results favor the formation of the new Petersburg Borough, we will enjoy even more the silenced debate over the divisive topic. Those on both sides of the issue expressed passionate positions on the...



December 18 Troy Stephen Crandall, 54, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a change of plea hearing and sentencing on the charge of driving with a license that has been cancelled, suspended or revoked. The charge was reduced to no valid...


Police reports

December 12 An officer responded to a report of missing firearms from N. Nordic Drive. December 13 Parents of a juvenile were contacted regarding the targeting of vehicles with snowballs at Haugen Drive and First Street. Youths were reported throwing...


Community Christmas

Debbie Tice captivated the children in the audience at the Petersburg Lutheran Church on Monday night with a spirited reading of “A Bad Kitty Christmas.”...


Viking boys tie for first in Little Norway Tourney

The Petersburg Viking boys tied for first place but were officially declared runners up behind Klawock for the tenth Little Norway Tournament hosted by Petersburg this weekend. Teams from Angoon,...


Petersburg takes five wrestlers to state

The Petersburg Viking Wrestlers traveled to Nikiski for state competition. DJ Toyomura wrestled in the 98 pound class; Bret Martinsen and John Brooks competed in the 132 pound weight class; Kris Thorsteinson wrestled in the 126 class and Kaleb...


Viking girls finish second in Little Norway Tournament

Petersburg played host to Wrangell, Craig, Klawock, Haines and Angoon for the tenth Little Norway Tournament over the weekend. The girls finished second behind Klawock. “It was a great tournament,...


Fish Factor

Making some easy changes to a boat’s deck lay out, or simply modifying knives and scrapers can reduce the strains, sprains and pains of fishing. Doing so is applying the science of ergonomics. “Ergonomics is the science of adapting your...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 20, 2012

Students honored by school board

Students, faculty, administration and parents crowded into the City Council Chambers for the purpose of receiving letters of appreciation for their contributions to the school and community through...


Bringhurst, Hill to wed

John and Jeanne Bringhurst of Petersburg announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Jeanne to William Spencer Hill, son of Jim and Diane Hill of Mapleton, Utah. Jessica graduated from...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 20, 2012

Forest Service gives to Schools

Nick Popp, Petersburg High School's Vocational Shop Teacher, addressed the Petersburg City School District School Board in order to bring the board up to date with the equipment that was given to PCSD through a Forest Service grant that began some...


Jeffery Kyle Smith, 50

Jeffery Kyle Smith, 50, died in Astoria, Ore. of heart problems on November 14, 2012. He was born to Gerald and Linda Smith on September 28, 1962 in Boaz, Ala. He graduated from Sardis High School. He worked in maintenance at Icicle Seafoods in... Full story


Alphonso "Bob" Grande, 77

Alphonso "Bob" Grande, 77, a native of Virginia, departed this earth in Ephrata, Wash., on September 20, 2012 to be with his Lord and maker. He was the son of Alphonso and Gladys Grande.   Bob's... Full story


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