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 About Town    November 20, 2014 

Yesterday's News

November 21, 1914 – For the interest of Alaska in general, and the southeastern part in particular, we suggest that every newspaper take up the laboring man’s part in the framing of laws for his protection at the coming session of our...

 
 About Town    November 13, 2014

Yesterday's News

November 14, 1914 – The U.S. Transport or cable ship Burnside arrived in port yesterday morning on her way south from a trip to Sitka and elsewhere, where repairs to the cable were thought necessary. Mr. Winter the Chief Officer of repair work...

 
 About Town    November 6, 2014

Yesterday's News

November 7, 1914 – Petersburg business man J. Bruce, visited Ketchikan this week. Mr. Bruce, besides being a business man is also the district organizer of the “Sons of Norway” in Alaska. Later another was successfully completed at Douglas,...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    About Town    November 6, 2014

Cattle Egret sightings bring small tourism boost to town

Rarely seen avian visitors drew at least four visitors to Petersburg last week, as birders from several parts of Alaska came in hopes of catching a sighting of a pair of Cattle Egrets. The birds,...

 
 By Mary Koppes    About Town    October 30, 2014

Masked auction for swim club

Mad hatter auctioneer Brad Taylor ups the bidding for a package at Saturday night's Viking Swim Club auction. All told, organizers said the event raised about $25,000 for the club. "The live auction...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    About Town    October 30, 2014

Out-of-towners on the lawn

A pair of Cattle Egrets, or "fathers of all ticks" as they are known in their native home, were cause for much stir in Petersburg, landing hundreds of miles north of their typical habitat and luring...

 
 About Town    October 30, 2014

Yesterday's News

October 31, 1914 – Secretary Lane has finally decided to remove the land office for Alaska from Seattle to Juneau, the removal to take effect the first of January next. Great satisfaction is expressed throughout the country over the removal of...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    About Town    October 30, 2014

Elks hoop shoot

Elks Member Matt Pawuk passed out awards to young competitors at the hoop shoot, starting with Charlotte Martin, holding Savina Pawuk, who took second in the girls 8-9 division....

 
 By Erik LeDuc    About Town    October 30, 2014

Breakfast for bruins: ADFG on trail of garbage can raider

Alaska Department of Fish and Game workers are on the trail of a persistent raider of trash cans in the Severson subdivision. For a few weeks now, residents in that area and surroundings have complained of a bear in the area upsetting garbage cans...

 
 About Town    October 23, 2014

Yesterday's News

October 24, 1914 – The first law enacted by our territorial legislature two years ago was the law giving women the right to vote. The gallantry of the men voters of Alaska was fully demonstrated by the way the law was accepted. Every one – or nea...

 
 About Town    October 23, 2014

Appointments and vacancies

The following appointments were made at Monday’s assembly meeting: Vice Mayor: Cindi Lagoudakis (continuing) Southeast Conference and AML Representative: Mayor Mark Jensen (continuing) Liason to the Harbor Board: Kurt Wohlhueter (continuing)...

 

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