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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016 

Downed tree causes three communities to lose power

Petersburg power went out Tuesday morning after a rotten tree fell into lines in Ketchikan. “Our outage resulted from a large tree in the Ketchikan lines, which took down the whole SEAPA transmission system,” Petersburg Power and Light... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016 

Petersburg man sentenced in heroin and meth case

Lawrence (Lori) Christiansen was sentenced this week after admitting guilt for charges related to the distribution of heroin and methamphetamine. The state’s case against Lars Christensen, who was also facing charges of two counts of Misconduct... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 28, 2016 

Hungry Point and City Creek trails getting improvements

Petersburg Parks and Rec is finally getting to upgrade portions of the City Creek Trail and Hungry Point Trail, thanks to a local partnership with the Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) and grant... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016 

New PSD teacher shares diverse background

Incoming Petersburg School District teacher Rowan Beraza is headed to town this June to teach Spanish and English in the high school and middle school. Beraza, a Fairbanks native, taught for the past...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016 

Local business owner applies for retail cannabis license

A local restaurant owner will be expanding her business and plans to open The 420, potentially Petersburg's first retail marijuana business. Susan Burrell has owned and operated the Fisherman's Net...

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 28, 2016 

Cancer survivor Kyle joins the battle of the bald

Kyle Hagerman's father, Karl, likes to refer to him as "well adjusted." Kyle is soft-spoken, humble about his intelligence and a cancer survivor. Although he only has one, maybe two, memories about... Full story

 
 News    April 28, 2016 

Pilot named Best Weekly in Alaska again

Along with a slew of other awards, the Petersburg Pilot won best weekly newspaper in Alaska at this year’s Alaska Press Club awards competition—the annual awards program recognizing quality journalism in print, radio and television across the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2016 

Borough staff moves out, workers move in

Petersburg Borough staff is moved out of the municipal building and construction workers from MCG Constructors/DCI are ready to move in as the $6.8 million project to remodel the old building gets underway. Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht said...

 
 News    April 28, 2016 

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2016

Federal highways drops Kake Access project

The Kake Access road project is officially dead after the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) nixed the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). “A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an…EIS was published in the Federal Register on... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 21, 2016

Trash cans showcase civic pride in Petersburg

Karen Hofstad has a collection of a couple hundred or so seafood related cans and labels that would make fishing industry historians salivate. The majority of the collection represents the salmon... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 21, 2016

PHS shines at Southeast music fest

Over 50 band and choir students participated in the Region V Music Festival in Ketchikan last weekend, and the results show the PHS music program led by director Matt Lenhard continues to improve.... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2016

Petersburg resident to teach next year

Local Petersburg resident Eliza Warmack will be a new 5th grade teacher at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School next year. Eliza, her son Ari and her husband Glenn Warmack came to Petersburg four years...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2016

Anchorage foundation to display Petersburg Art

The Rasmuson Foundation has chosen a collection of Petersburg artists’ works to put in its newly renovated office space in Anchorage. In its promotion of the arts, the Rasmuson Foundation awards funds through the ‘art acquisition fund’—grants...

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 21, 2016

PHS students succeed at Art Fest in Skagway

Nine Petersburg High School students traveled to Skagway earlier this month for the annual art event known as Art Fest. The event was held April 7-10 and open to high school students throughout...

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 21, 2016

Warm summer on the way for Petersburg

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says there should be above normal temperatures during the summer months of June, July and August, and equal chances for normal precipitation. So expect typical amounts of rain, but more warm days than Petersburg...

 
 News    April 21, 2016

Report: Pilot changed course to avoid clouds before crash

JUNEAU (AP) — The pilot of a commuter plane that crashed in southeast Alaska had said he was going to take an alternate route due to cloudy weather before the plane went down, according to a preliminary accident report. The report from the...

 
 News    April 21, 2016

University professor mauled by a brown bear while teaching

JUNEAU (AP) — Students and teaching assistants have arrived back in Juneau from a remote mountaineering class that was cut short when one of their professors was mauled by a brown bear. They said Tuesday night that they were tired and not yet...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2016

School board hires two new teachers, approves other contracts

The Petersburg School Board approved the employment of two new teachers within the district. Eliza Warmack will join staff as a 5th grade teacher beginning in the 2016-17 school year and Rowan Beraza will be a secondary language arts and Spanish... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 14, 2016

Plane crashes on Admiralty; three dead, one survives

WRANGELL - A passenger plane based out of Wrangell crashed on Admiralty Island April 8, during a morning flight to Angoon. Of the four onboard the Cessna 206, the pilot and two passengers were... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 14, 2016

Rainforest Islands Ferry ready for summer start

The North End Ferry Authority is prepared to resume ferry service on Friday, after shutting down for the winter due to low customer traffic. The Rainforest Islands Ferry will complete four weekly trips from Coffman Cove to Banana Point with the M/V...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2016

ADFG seeking citizen scientists to help monitor white nose syndrome

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking for citizen scientists to track bat local bats in an effort to track the development of a deadly fungus affecting bats known as 'white nose syndrome.'... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2016

Truth hurts: How saying 'I don't love you anymore' saved one couple's marriage

A little more than a year ago on a cold winter morning, not unlike many Petersburg couples, Meggan and Donnie Hayes were eating breakfast. Out of all those couples, the Hayes may have had the most hon... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 14, 2016

Former Petersburg resident takes on reality TV

Clare Painter has always liked a little adventure in her life, and she recently undertook a challenge she never saw coming–reality TV. She will appear on Fox Network's new reality show "American...

 
 News    April 14, 2016

Delta to end year-round service in Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) — Delta Airlines says it will no longer offer flights from Juneau in the fall and winter months because demand from Alaska residents at those times is low. Mike Medeiros, Delta's vice president in Seattle, said the flights will end this...

 

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