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Wrestlers walled out at state meet, Vikings back to the mats for next year

Viking wrestlers didn’t manage to seize the crown during this year’s competition at the state wrestling championship, pulling up third as the clos...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    December 11, 2014

Wrestlers win 3A Region tournament, four heading to state meet

The Vikings more than held their own against a fuller regional pool than usual, coming out on top... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    December 11, 2014

New board members fill PMCs ranks, officers elected

With the addition of Marlene Cushing and Kris Thynes, the Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) now has a full board of seven, as well as new officers for...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    December 11, 2014

All-Stars split with Wrangell in final game of youth season

The Parks and Rec All-Stars were fast and fiery for their final matches of the season, running...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    December 4, 2014

Float sections arrive, scheduled completion nears for harbor project

The first pieces of the floats have arrived for the Drive Down Dock project, though complete installation is still to come as the modular sections...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    December 4, 2014

Small changes made to annual pickling contest at Sons

Some contestants might be in a bit of a pickle as last minute changes are announced to the annual Pickled Herring Contest, to be held this coming...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    December 4, 2014

Brewfest finds a better fit with schedule, coordination

The ninth annual Devil's Thumb Brewfest and Chili Cookoff was a huge success under different...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    December 4, 2014

Hockey club angling for new recruits ahead of tournament

The Wild Kings of Petersburg aren't strapping on their ice skates just yet, but the season is just...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    December 4, 2014

Winter lights for the darkest nights: Event to aid PMHS emergency housing, transportation

Parks and Recreation Director Donn Hayes believes Petersburg should be at its brightest as the year spins towards its darkest day, looking to launch...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    December 4, 2014

Schools testing merits of reduced lighting policy

Petersburg schools will be testing out the idea that less is more when it comes to lighting — and not simply saving a bit on the budget, though...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 27, 2014

Petersburg man elected to lead Coast Guard Auxiliary

A Petersburg resident will be stepping up to statewide duties, following an October election where... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 27, 2014

School boiler tops DOE funding list

School board members got a brief breath of hope after the Alaska Department of Education reported that Petersburg was No. 1 on its list, as well as No... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 27, 2014

Sea lions mostly discouraged from floats, construction projects

Harbors continue to be relatively free of Steller sea lions as harbor and DOT staff adapt to work within legal conservation lines to discourage the...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 27, 2014

School board approves contracts for mental health, technology services

Petersburg school board members accepted the renewal of several contracted services, with four invoices totaling $95,698.75. Most of the contracts...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 27, 2014

Last change orders on school rebuild reported

The final details on the remodel of the Stedman Elementary School have officially been scratched off the contractor’s and administrator’s...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 20, 2014

Business seeks property swap with borough for tidelands parcels

Petro Marine Services is proposing to trade property they purchased from the former Union Oil... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 20, 2014

Students prepare for NOSB academic competition

Petersburg students came out on top in a practice bout for the seasonal academic Tsunami Bowl, as...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 20, 2014

Viking wrestlers take fourth in Bill Weiss bouts, readying for regions

Throughout history, sages and generals have proclaimed that the greatest teacher a man may have is...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 20, 2014

Extracurricular work, not just scores, is major local scholarship criteria

There’s a wealth of options when it comes to scholarships for Petersburg students, provided they get up early enough in their academic careers to...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 20, 2014

Lady Vikings take third in regions, Emma Chase goes all-conference

The Lady Vikings rallied against great odds in their final regional battle, pushing Sitka to the...

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 20, 2014

PSD gets clean audit, warning signs for next year

Petersburg schools had, overall, a clean audit on a good fiscal year, which ended June 30. The school was able to set aside a healthy amount, budgetin...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 13, 2014

Aulbach breaks state swim record; Vikings boys place fourth overall

Abe Aulbach went out in style, smashing a state record for the 100-yard freestyle race set in 1998,... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    News    November 13, 2014

Operation Christmas Child wraps, winging gifts across the world

As Christmas draws ever closer, people are shopping for friends, families and strangers as another season of Operation Christmas Child closes, set to... Full story

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 13, 2014

Volleyball in extra match against Wrangell, preparing for 2A change

Viking volleyball got a taste of the years to come on Nov. 4, when they had a friendly match with past and future rivals in Wrangell. The teams...

 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    November 13, 2014

Wrestlers under the weather, sharpening skills in downtime

Viking wrestlers went for broke again in Sitka, going first or nothing when it came to the championship rounds of the unconventional double...


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