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 By Jess Field    News    September 8, 2022

EMS in need of more community volunteers

Tom Laurent's EMS career began in the mid-70s when he was 16 and joined the Juneau Ski Patrol. He...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 1, 2022

Long time radio newsman becomes borough meter reader

For over two decades Joe Viechnicki's voice on the local radio station has been an ever-present...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 1, 2022

ATVs on city streets: so far, so good

At the beginning of the year when the governor allowed rural communities like Petersburg the opportu...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2022

Quitslund's eye-catching benches are catching on

The popular custom benches began years ago, when Karen Hofstad and Sue Paulson approached Josef...

 

Home Edition: Family builds together following grandparents' gift

From all indications thus far, Gordon the dog loves the house his owner, Colette Peters, recently...

 

Home Edition: Raising a young family while floating

If you're down on Dock St. and happen to notice a float house moored on the left, before the United...

 
 By Jess Field    News    July 14, 2022

Spring black bear popular with nonresidents

Hunting guide Logan Canton has been working all over the state since 2008, including conducting...

 
 By Jess Field    News    July 7, 2022

USCG introduces public to cutter Pike

Towards the end of last month, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) held a community tour aboard the cutter...

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 16, 2022

Chelan closes after 44 years of selling fresh produce

It all began after Dave Kensinger's buddy started an organic apple orchard in Eastern Washington...

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2022

Wittstock retires from school district

School got out last week, but Bridget Wittstock still had one week to go until she ended her final...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2022

Decades of Viking shenanigans

Forty-five years ago, Kathi Hammer was helping Carol Hall at a concession booth downtown, during...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 12, 2022

One survivor's story: How art can help others

As part of the Working Against Violence for Everyone (WAVE) anniversary celebration at the end of...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 5, 2022

Thompson steps back and two new women captains step up

When Kate Thompson was small, her father Harold made a perch in the wheelhouse of the St. Lazaria, s...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 5, 2022

Lighthouse keeper couple returns to Five Finger

A husband and wife have come back to spend their summer taking care of the Five Finger Lighthouse....

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 28, 2022

Walking the Circle of Life with Cindy Rodgers

A couple days leading up to the event, Cindy Rodgers began saying, with a hint of concern, "It...

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 14, 2022

WAVE turns 40 this month

Forty years ago, Marlene Cushing was working as the community public health nurse when she attended...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    March 31, 2022

After the last game of a high school career

As a junior, Ines Larson helped the Lady Viking's basketball team reach the state tournament. Going...

 
 By Jess Field    News    March 24, 2022

Ukrainians working in Petersburg share their experiences

When Russia invaded Ukraine last month, it didn't shock Serhii Dudnichenko, a proud Ukrainian....

 
 By Jess Field    News    March 17, 2022

Celebrating St. Patty's without alcohol

St. Patty's Day used to be the perfect excuse for Nicole McMurren to get "bombed," almost as if her...

 
 By Jess Field    News    March 10, 2022

Paying for childcare

There were multiple accounts with outstanding balances when Sharlay Mamoe took over as director of...

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 24, 2022

A snapshot of Petersburg child care providers

The state of child care availability in Petersburg remains a central concern for the community....

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 17, 2022

Grant funded program helps keep elders CAPABLE of aging in place

A local doctor initially spoke to Paul Bowen about a new program aimed at allowing older community... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 10, 2022

A hard-earned record setting caribou hunt

Claira Sallenbach had talked with friends about making her first hunting trip to caribou country thi...

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 3, 2022

Séet Ká Festival debuts in Petersburg

Attendees to the upcoming Séet Ká Festival in town should leave with a wealth of knowledge...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    January 27, 2022

Running outside during winter

Lower back pain, that's what made Dave Thynes start running one fall, almost a decade ago. He'd...

 

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