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Residents voice concerns about land exchange
Over 20 people assembled at the SONS last Thursday evening for a presentation and Q&A with representatives of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Offi...
U.S. House Rep challenger visits Petersburg
U.S. House Representative candidate Steve Lindbeck made his first visit to Little Norway last...
Students and staff work on dress code
A group of students at Petersburg High School have proposed wording changes to the school’s dress code policy related to yoga pants and leggings.... Full story
Battle over Borough land sale continues in meeting
The Planning and Zoning Commission spent a significant amount of time at their Oct. 25 meeting on the issue of the Borough’s proposed land sale of... Full story
Proposed PIA trail goes back to drawing board
Susan Harai, engineer for Petersburg Indian Association (PIA), informed the Planning Commission at...
Oktoberfest celebrates 40 years of community
The community gym was bustling for the better part of Saturday as over 50 food, art and craft vendor...
Lady Vikings go 4-1 in Klawock seeding tourney
Petersburg’s volleyball team traveled to Klawock last Wednesday, facing off against six 2A teams in three days as part of the first regional...
This year's $2,072 PFD is highest ever
This year's Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $2,072. That's the highest on record not... Full story
SEC to push for independent marine transportation board
Following their annual meeting last week in Prince Rupert, the Southeast Conference (SEC) will be going back to their transportation lobbying roots....
Freeze it, dry it, can it:
Preserving the local bounty harvested from the sea or the land, from the wild or from one's garden,...
Nostalgia meets efficiency in Knight's design
Upon entering Casey Knight's newly built home, visitors are greeted with a flood of natural light...
Beyond cats and dogs:
Many are familiar with the image of a homeowner being greeted by their dog's wagging tail or their...
Locals express frustration with Kake Road project development
About 15 Petersburg and Kupreanof residents attended a meeting last Thursday night to hear about... Full story
Assembly apprised of liability coverage, gaps for harbor use
Sue Erickson of Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance gave an overview of the Borough’s liability insurance coverage at Thursday’s regular Assembly... Full story
Brazilian exchange student experiences life in small-town Alaska
Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil-the largest city in the Americas with a population of almost...
Resolution to address 'Roadless' ruling fails to get needed Assembly support
Three concerned Petersburg and Kupreanof residents spoke out against a resolution being considered as part of last Thursday’s Borough Assembly...
Cemetery fee increase advances; Assembly considers accessible fishing dock project
The Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve new columbarium fees and increases to other cemetery fees as part of an ordinance passed on its...
Icicle Seafoods sale cancelled
Icicle Seafoods owner Paine & Partners announced Sept. 4 that the sale of the company to buyers Dominion Catchers, LLC and Convergence Holdings, Inc.... Full story
Swan Lake roof bid awarded by SEAPA board
In a special meeting on July 7, board members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) met to discuss two items. The board voted to award a bid... Full story
Assembly to consider cemetery fee increases
An ordinance changing the language and fee structure of cemetery services will go before the Assembly at today’s regular meeting. The changes are...
One arrested, three suspected, in conjunction with local psilocybin grow operation
Petersburg police have been investigating a local commercial psilocybin—hallucinogenic mushroom—grow operation. So far one of three suspects,...
Former PFI worker sentenced for disorderly conduct
Former PFI worker Mark Diega, 50, of Chula Vista, Calif., pled guilty to an amended, misdemeanor... Full story
Late August rains break records
Heavy rains last Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, broke precipitation records for those... Full story
Medical center shower room project progress with Paddle Battle funds
Construction on a new tub and shower room in the Long Term Care unit at Petersburg Medical Center will begin this month. “We’ve had our...
Voters to consider financial disclosure for a second time
The Petersburg Borough Assembly met on Thursday, Aug. 20, instead of their regularly Monday meeting, and took on a light agenda. An ordinance to creat... Full story