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 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016 

Students and staff work on dress code

A group of students at Petersburg High School have proposed wording changes to the school’s dress code policy related to yoga pants and leggings. Principal Rick Dormer presented the proposal to the school board at its Oct. 11 meeting alongside... Full story

 News    October 27, 2016 

Two Petersburg vessels charged with IFQ violations

October 28, 1916 – A local business man suggests that, in anticipation of probable spells of cold, dry weather during the nearing winter season, with consequent increase of danger from fires, now would be a very proper time for some preparedness.... Full story

 News    October 27, 2016 

AMHTA to hold meeting on land exchange and helicopter logging near Petersburg

The Alaska Mental Health and Trust Authority will hold a community meeting at the Sons of Norway Hall tonight, October 27 from 7-9 p.m. to talk about their hope to exchange land with the US Forest Service and the potential for selective helicopter...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016 

Battle over Borough land sale continues in meeting

The Planning and Zoning Commission spent a significant amount of time at their Oct. 25 meeting on the issue of the Borough’s proposed land sale of Lot 10 in the 900 block of Sandy Beach Road. Votes to vacate a portion of a public easement on the... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016 

Proposed PIA trail goes back to drawing board

Susan Harai, engineer for Petersburg Indian Association (PIA), informed the Planning Commission at their Tuesday meeting that a previously proposed trail to connect the Severson subdivision to the...

 News    October 27, 2016 

Shelter offers night drop kennels to keep strays warm

ANCHORAGE ­– Night-drop kennels give stray animals a warm place to spend the night in Anchorage. People who find animals after hours but cannot take them home can leave them in heated kennels behind Anchorage Animal Care and Control, reported KTVA...

 News    October 27, 2016 

PVFD extinguishes trailer fire last Friday

Three people were displaced from a trailer fire Friday night at about 11:58 p.m. on South 41/2 Street. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene with two engines and an...

 News    October 27, 2016 

Long, curved, akimbo: Hope uncovered for bird beak deformity

ANCHORAGE – Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998. The tiny birds showed up at birdfeeders in Alaska's largest city with freakishly...

 News    October 27, 2016 

Bethel sees $277,000 in 2016 revenue from alchohol sales

BETHEL – Bethel has collected over a quarter of a million dollars in alcohol sales taxes since a pizza shop sold the city’s first beer in more than four decades earlier this year. Fili’s Pizza and AC Quick Stop have paid Bethel more than...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016 

Oktoberfest celebrates 40 years of community

The community gym was bustling for the better part of Saturday as over 50 food, art and craft vendors set up booths and sold their wares at the 40th annual Oktoberfest Art Share. The event is coordina...

 News    October 27, 2016 

Homer Folk School shares skills with community

HOMER ­– Homer Folk School is here to stay and provide intergenerational learning of folk arts from homesteading to maritime skills to Homer and the surrounding areas, said folk school board member, as well as organic farmer and herbalist, Robin...

 News    October 27, 2016 

Researchers look for more evidence of dinosaurs in Denali Park

FAIRBANKS – This summer’s discovery of dinosaur bones in Denali National Park has opened the door for more remains to be found, researchers say. Paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Park Service uncovered the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 27, 2016 

Wrangell focusing on removing junk vehicles

WRANGELL – The city is currently working on ways to reduce the number of autos, boats and other items abandoned or else improperly stored around the island. Chief Doug McCloskey with the Wrangell Police Department explained there currently are...

 News    October 27, 2016 

Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money

ANCHORAGE – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries. The U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes...

 News    October 27, 2016 


In the October 13, 2016 interview “Lifelong resident launches write-in campaign”, Mike Sheldon was quoted: “we knew the price of oil wouldn’t be over 100 dollars a gallon forever.” The quote should have said: “we knew the price of oil...

 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Assembly authorizes payment for study

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to authorize borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht to enter into a cost share agreement for a dredging study of South Harbor at its meeting Monday... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Petersburg flirting with historically dry month

In 1971, there was a record setting stretch of 17 days without rain during September and October. In 2012, there was a 13-day stretch during the same period with dry weather, according to NOAA meteorologist David Levin based in Juneau. Levin says the... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

PVFD youth program full and underway

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department’s youth program is picking up momentum and students are beginning to learn more about fire behavior and safety. Program leader Devren Bennett says this year... Full story

 News    October 20, 2016

Juneau sees snow before Fairbanks for first time in decades

JUNEAU – Forecasters say Juneau has seen measurable snowfall before Fairbanks for the first time in over 70 years. The National Weather Service reported on Sunday that Juneau was one of the first communities in Alaska to have snowfall this season....

 News    October 20, 2016

Southeast hunters cited for shooting swimming deer

ANCHORAGE - Two southeast Alaska hunters have been cited for shooting swimming deer. Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Saturday seized six deer from the fishing vessel Sumner near Washington Bay on Kuiu Island. Troopers say 49-year-old Robert Martin of...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Despite stikine slowdown, moose total highest on record

Area hunters brought in a bumper harvest this fall, with 112 moose reported at the end of the month-long 2016 season on Saturday. The total ended up being the largest on record, besting the 109 harves...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Legislative hearing highlights transboundary mining concerns

WRANGELL – Wrangell Cooperative Association added its voice to the chorus of people concerned about Canadian mining concerns developing upstream of shared rivers. The forum was a hearing held by the Alaska House Fisheries Special Committee in...

 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Finnish exchange student joins cheerleading

Topi Karikorpi is this year's inbound Rotary Long Term Exchange student and he's been enjoying island life for two months now. He comes from a small village in Finland, and says he likes the size of P...

 News    October 20, 2016

House candidates to work with White House to advance Alaska

ANCHORAGE – The two main candidates for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat vowed Monday to work with whoever wins the presidential election to advance Alaska’s interests in resource development. “I won’t be happy particularly with one of them be...

 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Lady Vikings win silver bracket in Juneau

PHS volleyball headed to the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza or JIVE Tournament last weekend and faced some tough competition. It’s a tournament the players and coaching staff look forward to every year, according to head coach Jaime...


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