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 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... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    January 20, 2022

Getting to know Humanity in Progress

Having tough conversations at work is part of what Ashley Kawashima signed up for when she became a... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    January 13, 2022

Removing lots and lots of snow

Leaving his warm house and family behind at 2:30 a.m., during winter months in order to plow snow... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

LID approved by assembly in its first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly held the first reading of an ordinance designed to amend municipal code regarding the local improvement district (LID)...

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Petersburg Indian Association board election results delayed due to candidate challenge

The Petersburg Indian Association held board elections earlier this month, but it took until Tuesday for the results to be certified because of a...

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Trading the Mexican border for Mitkof Island

David Plagens worked as a police officer in west Texas on the border of New Mexico and Mexico prior...

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Navy veteran joins police department

After spending four years with the U.S. Navy working military police, Luis Waechter is looking...

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Mitkof Island warm and dry in 2016:

The average temperature for Petersburg last year was 46 degrees, the warmest on record, and it also...

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Whooping cough confirmed in community

The Petersburg has one confirmed case of Pertussis or whooping cough, according to a notice sent out by Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter on Tuesday...

 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Petersburg Medical Health executive director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer was raised to work. She learned what it meant to work hard early in life, so the idea...


Floathouse removal still at standstill

The state has so far not received any applications from a number of floathouse owners contacted last autumn. Since October, the Department of Natural...

 By Jess Field    News    January 12, 2017

School district could lose rural funding

The Petersburg school board met Tuesday night to discuss the loss of federal secure rural school funding due to the program seemingly ending in 2017....

 By Jess Field    News    January 12, 2017

Chum release in Thomas Bay given green light

An application for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) permit alteration to release 40 million chum salmon in Thomas Bay brought forth by...

 By Jess Field    News    January 12, 2017

Black and white image is a winner

Brian Lynch didn't have to hike up Petersburg Mountain or go aboard a vessel in search of his photo...

 By Jess Field    Sports    January 12, 2017

Lady Vikings start conference play 2-0

The Lady Vikings basketball team traveled to Haines last weekend and ended up playing postponed...

 By Jess Field    Sports    January 12, 2017

Vikings take two from Haines

The PHS boys' basketball team opened up conference play in Haines this week with two victories. The...

 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Paving proposal unanimously approved

Paving proposal unanimously The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday to approve a program known as a local improvement district or...

 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Petersburg news highlights for 2016

January Public Works rolled out the borough's highly anticipated blue cart recycling program. The...

 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Raw fish tax figure from state finalized

Borough finance director Jody Tow recently had a small scare concerning the annual fish tax the borough receives from the state. The original figure...

 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Assembly deals with dangerous Lumber St. structure

The borough assembly held its first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, and had a somewhat full slate on the agenda including a noncompliance hearing of an...

 By Jess Field    Sports    January 5, 2017

Lady Vikings win three, lose one

The Lady Vikings’ basketball team traveled to Anchorage for the Rally of The Regions Tourney and ended up going 3-1. Head coach Dino Brock said the...

 By Jess Field    Sports    January 5, 2017

Viking boys 4-0 at Rally of The Regions

Head coach Rick Brock liked playing four games against unfamiliar teams with different styles last weekend in Anchorage, and the Vikings won all their...

 By Jess Field    News    December 29, 2016

Assembly to hear paving resolution

The borough assembly will see a resolution at its next meeting to approve a program known as local improvement district or LID. Approval of the resolu...

 By Jess Field    News    December 29, 2016

Death of North Harbor resident confirmed

Earlier this month, PPD responded to a request from the harbormaster to conduct a welfare check of a harbor resident. On Dec. 16, Edward Bottani was...

 By Jess Field    News    December 29, 2016

Municipal building remodel on time for New Year

The municipal building might have been a quiet construction site over Christmas, but prior to the...


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