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 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014 

Begich receives ANB/ANS Grand Camp endorsement

After hearing from incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich and his opponent, Republican candidate Dan Sullivan, at the ANB/ANS Grand Camp last Friday, the Native organization endorsed Begich. Both... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014 

Weaver detained in Anchorage, awaits arraignment

Petersburg resident Mark Weaver, 59, awaits an arraignment and status of counsel hearing in Anchorage after the U.S. Marshal's service transferred him from Tacoma, Wash. where he was arrested in late August. Weaver was indicted by a Grand Jury on... Full story

 News    October 16, 2014 

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 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 16, 2014 

Mallott endorsement reaffirmed by ANB/ANS

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood reaffirmed its support for Democrat Byron Mallott, Lieutenant Governor candidate on the 'Unity Ticket' with Independent gubernatorial...

 By Erik Leduc    News    October 16, 2014 

City Creek trail to get boardwalk, additional improvements

City Creek trail will be getting a significant facelift over the building season of 2015, and perhaps on into the next few years, in an effort to make the increasingly popular coastal rainforest... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014 

Official municipal election results unchanged

While political hopefuls for the statewide election in November were addressing residents and ANB/ANS delegates last Friday, Borough Assembly members met in a special session to canvass and certify the municipal election held Oct. 7. Of ten absentee...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014 

Parnell talks political priorities in Petersburg

A host of politicians and political hopefuls were in town last week to speak at the ANB/ANS Grand Camp and many arranged meet-and-greets with community members as well. Among them was Republican...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 16, 2014 

School, theater sign on Haugen Drive to move in 2015

Borough residents will have to look elsewhere for school happenings and movie times than the usual spot along Haugen Drive, as, come the construction season of 2015, a large electronic sign...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 9, 2014

Financial disclosure for local officials, tobacco tax pass in Tuesday's election

Though local public officials have been exempt from doing so in the past, they will now have to file financial disclosure statements in accordance with state statute. According to the preliminary results released by the borough, just 31 votes... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Assembly finalizes Capital Projects list, bumps school kitchen up

Petersburg Assembly Members finalized the 2015 Capital Projects list for the borough, looking to primarily address infrastructure upgrades in the top items. “The borough departments, as well as the school and hospital, have reviewed the 2015 Capita... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Banana Point to host Rainforest Island Ferry - for now

Petersburg Assembly members voted, with a few caveats, to express their support to the state for a new ferry service to land in the borough. Despite earlier alternatives offered, the North End Ferry Authority (NEFA) had circled back to Banana Point,... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Borough receives DHS grant for tower, police gear

Assembly members accepted a large grant from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve the security of the borough. The grant, totaling $80,138.94, was...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Borough to launch design of Scow Bay haul out

Assembly members unanimously moved to go out to bid for the design of a haul-out facility at Scow Bay, looking to begin the long process that will eventually transform 11.5 acres of waterfront property into a work yard to properly clean vessels. Thou...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Assembly uncertain on letter, spirit of parking laws

Petersburg’s revised parking laws are on the books, but assembly members may be waiting for the return of Police Chief Kelly Swihart in January for help in adjusting the letter of the law to match its intent. Starting with the first reading of Ordi...

 News    October 9, 2014

Applicants sought for Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Board

The Federal Subsistence Board is accepting applications through January 23, 2015 to fill seats on the 10 Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. Council membership appointments are typically 3-year terms. There are approximately 35 seats open for...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Borough accepts bid for Comprehensive, Harbor Master plans

Petersburg Assembly members accepted the bid from Agnew::Beck, an Anchorage firm, to design the borough's new Comprehensive Plan and included Harbor Master Plan. The firm was the second lowest bidder at $195,000 and was recommended by an ad hoc...

 News    October 9, 2014

Timber sale awarded to mill in southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has awarded a contract for a timber sale in southeast Alaska to the region's last mid-size mill, Viking Lumber Co. Lawsuits were filed over the Big Thorne sale before the contract was awarded, and...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Assembly approves PILT payoff, other business

Assembly approves PILT payoff, other business by Erik LeDuc The aftereffects of Petersburg incorporating as a borough continue to shake out, with the neighboring City of Kupreanof catching peripheral issues. “Because of the formation of the...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 9, 2014

Borough awards janitorial contract to lone bidder

Assembly members took a look at the cost of cleaning for the borough’s departments, briefly weighing their options between contracting out or keeping the work in-house before accepting the bid from Apex Janitorial. “The lone bid was in excess of...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Grand Camp returns to Petersburg between centennial celebrations

Petersburg’s Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 16 will play host to the 102nd annual Grand Camp Oct. 8-11, returning after 43 years of convening elsewhere around Alaska. “Each year the camp itself in each community... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Leo Luczak retires after 28 years with Petersburg Borough

When he first took a job with the City of Petersburg, now Petersburg Borough, Leo Luczak didn’t expect to be with it long enough to retire from it. “It was supposed to be full time, temporary for three to four months, and it’s been 28... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

PMC funds new projects, accounts holds steady through August

Petersburg Medical Center is continuing to balance the books and expand its services, but the budget still will be tight around the edges as it moves forward on some big ticket purchases after recent, costly, repairs. The hospital’s resource...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Wrangell line truck loaned to Petersburg for tree trimming

Recently, the Petersburg and Wrangell boroughs helped one another with a 'handshake agreement' that sent Wrangell's bucket truck over to its neighboring municipality for about a week, Petersburg...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

PMC scores top marks in quality test

Petersburg's hospital won top marks and recently was honored with the Quality Achievement Award, the highest possible, from the Mountain Pacific Quality Health foundation (MPQH), Liz Woodyard,...


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