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 About Town    March 26, 2015 

Yesterday's News

March 27, 1915 – At an adjourned meeting of the council held Tuesday evening, Councilmen Johnson and Brennan reported on the matter of a road to Scow Bay, they having appeared before the legislative committee on appropriations in Juneau last week f... Full story

 About Town    March 19, 2015

Yesterday's News

March 20, 1915 – During the past week, 101 boxes of halibut were shipped from Petersburg, 55 boxes being taken on the Humboldt and 46 on the Spokane. There is also a considerable shipment of fish awaiting arrival of the Evans. March 22, 1940 –...

 By Dani Palmer    About Town    March 19, 2015

Memorial service for former borough worker on Saturday

Former borough worker and Motor Pool Advisory Committee member Ray Pederson, age 71, has been described as a "great guy" who will be missed by many. "He was just a one of a kind, larger than life... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    About Town    March 19, 2015

CDC spokesman urges students not to smoke

Michael George Patterson's tribe calls him Ghost Walker because he was given five years to live when diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). His chances of a lung transplant are...

 By Dani Palmer    About Town    March 19, 2015

ADF&G looking for volunteers to monitor bat populations

There's a wide variety of animals on Mitkof Island, so you may not think much about the "unsung hero" of the ecosystem, as middle school teacher Jo Ann Day put it. But if you are one of those interest...

 By Mary Koppes    About Town    March 19, 2015

Free vision screening helps detect eye problems early

Kids will be able to receive a free vision screening when the Mendenhall Flying Lions come through town March 24-25. The Juneau-based organization will be at the Petersburg Public Schools screening elementary and middle school students, and...

 About Town    March 12, 2015

Yesterday's News

March 13, 1915 – The Border Line Transportation Company's steamer Despatch arrived in port at one o' clock Tuesday morning, and, after taking on 501 empty oil drums, departed south. The vessel did not carry passengers this trip, owing to her...

 About Town    March 5, 2015

Yesterday's News

March 6, 1915 – The Alaska school-land bill was passed by congress, and has been signed by the president. The measure provides that moneys derived from the sale of lands in the grant, which is comprised of sections 16 and 33 in all of Alaska,...

 About Town    March 5, 2015

Kerr honored for live-saving efforts

Petersburg Police officer James Kerr (left) was recognized at Monday's assembly meeting by Police Chief Kelly Swihart for two life-saving efforts performed on duty. "Sgt, Kerr placed himself at risk...

 About Town    March 5, 2015

NSRAA meetings on the schedule

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its Annual Board of Directors meeting on March 11 and 12 starting 9 a.m. both days at DIPAC, 2697 Channel Drive, Juneau. The agenda will include operational plans and...

 About Town    March 5, 2015

VFW State Service Officer visits town

VFW State Service Officer Lisa Robinson will be in Petersburg at the Tides Inn March 12, 2015, 12:30 am – 5:00 pm. She'll answer your questions about VA Entitlements and provide free assistance filling out the application forms for VA...


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