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 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...

 News    October 20, 2016 

Murkowski leads Miller, Stock in campaign funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller reported raising nearly $200,000 for his campaign during the latest fundraising period while independent Margaret Stock brought in about $150,000. While the reporting period spans...

 News    October 20, 2016 

Annual sport fishing harvest survey

This week, ADF&G Division of Sport Fish will begin mailing the first wave of 2016 Alaska Sport Fishing Surveys to Anglers who purchased an Alaska sport fishing license in 2016. The survey is sent to approximately 47,000 randomly selected Alaska...

 News    October 20, 2016 

North Pole parents don't want elementary school name changed

NORTH POLE – Parents are urging the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s school board not to change the name of their children’s elementary school, although it bears the name of a strawberry farmer who was convicted of child rape in 1916. Parents,...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

SEARHC healing circle helps handful of locals

SEARHC held a community healing circle last Thursday night at the ANB Hall. The event was organized by Natocha Lyons in order to help members of the community discuss any issues they are having. Findi...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Conditional use permit appeal denied by Borough Assembly

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will not allow a conditional use permit for adding a residential space for a waterfront warehouse, in addition to a caretaker dwelling. The appeal by Bill Menish came after the planning and zoning commission denied...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Lifelong resident launches write-in campaign

Michael Sheldon was born and raised in Petersburg and he has strong beliefs when it comes the citizens of Alaska and the Permanent Fund dividend. He's registered as a write-in candidate to challenge...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

School board talks travel for sixth grade

The school board held a discussion about options for sixth grader’s traveling to activities at its meeting Tuesday night. Principal Rick Dormer and activities director Jaime Cabral, answered questions from the board for possible changes moving...

 By Ron Loesch Publisher    News    October 13, 2016

Forfeited moose meat to be given away

After nearly a year of planning, the volunteer committee headed by David Byrne has established a plan to distribute moose burger meat (from illegally shot moose) to non-profit agencies and food service providers in Petersburg. Under the proposed...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Black bear shot and left near Petersburg

On Oct. 10, Alaska Wildlife Troopers investigated a black bear that had been shot and left. The incident took place on Mitkof Island near Petersburg. Evidence was recovered from the scene, and the investigation is ongoing. Alaska Wildlife Troopers...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Moose total coming up on 100 this season

The end of the RM038 moose season is in sight, and as of noon Tuesday the total stood at 97 moose taken, including 11 illegal kills. The season total is on track to exceed 100 moose for the third...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Petersburg to host Harbormaster conference

Harbormaster Glo Wollen recently returned from this year’s harbormaster conference held in Dutch Harbor. It was the first year holding the Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators (AAHPA) in Dutch Harbor. Wollen announced that...

 News    October 13, 2016

US wants to strengthen agreement to ban Arctic Ocean fishing

PORTLAND – The United States is trying to broker an agreement between a host of nations to prohibit unregulated fishing in the international waters of the Arctic Ocean. Such an agreement would expand on a non-binding agreement that the U.S....

 News    October 13, 2016

Public comments sought on 2017 ferry schedule

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule pattern for summer 2017 is now available online for public review. The documents can be accessed through a link on the AMHS homepage...

 News    October 13, 2016

Report: Alaska's permanent fund a model for other states

JUNEAU – Researchers are recommending other states look to Alaska’s Permanent Fund to learn how to grow funds supported by natural resource extraction. The Pew Charitable Trust recently released a national study focusing on seven states that...

 By Jess Field    News    October 13, 2016

Home and Garden Edition, 2016

When it comes to restoring an early-1900s house to its original condition finding fixtures can be tricky, not to mention time consuming. Greg Katason's love for the Buschmann house at 407 South...


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