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 By Mary Koppes    News    November 3, 2016

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    November 3, 2016

U.S. House Rep challenger visits Petersburg

U.S. House Representative candidate Steve Lindbeck made his first visit to Little Norway last...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

Proposed PIA trail goes back to drawing board

Susan Harai, engineer for Petersburg Indian Association (PIA), informed the Planning Commission at...

 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

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...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    October 27, 2016

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 24, 2015

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 24, 2015

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

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,...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 3, 2015

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

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 3, 2015

Late August rains break records

Heavy rains last Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, broke precipitation records for those... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 3, 2015

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...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 27, 2015

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


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