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 By Mary Koppes    News    July 23, 2015

Weaver sentencing further delayed

Sentencing in the trial of former Petersburg resident Mark Weaver, 60, has been delayed again. Weaver pled guilty to a felony charge of Possession of Unregistered Destruction Devices in February following an explosion incident in the rock quarry...

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 23, 2015

Martin sentenced in residential burglary case

Brittany Martin, 22, of Juneau, pled guilty to two amended charges during a change of plea hearing before Superior Court Judge William Carey on Monday. Martin was indicted on a Class B felony charge for burglary in April after she was identified in...

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 16, 2015

Devil's Thumb Shooters take aim at state competition

Part of the local team, the Devil's Thumb Shooters, four Petersburg youth traveled to Wasilla for a state shooting competition June 11-13. Over 90 youth from across the state attended the meet,... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 16, 2015

Two Petersburg start-ups on the 'Path to Prosperity'

Two Petersburg-based businesses have been chosen as semi-finalist in the annual Path to Prosperity (P2P) contest put on by a partnership between the Haa Aani Community Development Fund, Inc. and The... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 16, 2015

Parks and Rec attends to recent ball field vandalism

Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes said there’s been a string of vandalism this month at the ball field and Hungry Point Trail, which begins near the fields. “At the ball field itself, someone took a large rock to one of our porcelain sin...

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 16, 2015

Petersburg Medical Center CEO contract renewed

A new three-year contract was approved for Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) CEO Liz Woodyard. Woodward has been the CEO at the hospital since 2011, and this is her second contract. She hails...

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 16, 2015

Rainforest Islander undergoes another round of repairs

Mechanical and electrical problems plagued the Rainforest Islander ferry on its way to Ketchikan from the boat yard in Bellingham, Wash. “We had mechanical and electrical problems at the start of the boat’s delivery trip from Anacortes,...

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 9, 2015

EMS rate increase goes back to the drawing board

Rates for the Petersburg EMS ambulance service will soon be increased to help the service keep pace with rising costs, though a proposal considered by the Assembly at Monday’s regular meeting was... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 9, 2015

Paddling with a purpose:

Organizers are gearing up for the second annual Paddle Battle in the Narrows to be held next Saturday, July 18. The event is a fundraiser for the Petersburg Medical Center Foundation, and this year's... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 9, 2015

Summer sailings from South Mitkof terminal cancelled

The Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT) has cancelled the scheduled summer sailings of the M/V LeConte that would have utilized the South Mitkof ferry terminal due to maintenance-related... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    July 9, 2015

Three-year IBEW contract ratified

Assembly members voted unanimously in favor of ratifying a new collective bargaining agreement for IBEW member employees in the Electric Department. It was ratified by member employees on May 29. The new contract agreement comes at a cost of...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    June 4, 2015

Vikings bring home five state titles

Two athletes in the Vikings six-member track and field team that traveled to Anchorage last weekend to compete in the State competition came home with individual state titles, and the men's and women'... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    June 4, 2015

Discovery Center showcases local ecosystems

A new exhibit at the Clausen Museum puts the natural world of Mitkof Island at visitors' fingertips. Dubbed the Discovery Center, a large wooden cabinet-designed and crafted by Ty Cummins-houses...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    June 4, 2015

Baseball seasons ends for Vikings at regionals

The Petersburg High School baseball team ended their season with two losses in the Region V double-elimination tournament held in Juneau last weekend. The Vikings faced off against number four seed...

 By Mary Koppes    News    June 4, 2015

Chautauqua group brings music, entertainment and service

The New Old Time Chautauqua (NOTC) group will be parading into Petersburg later this month. The 55 person group includes members from ages one to 74 who volunteer their talents as performers, musician...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 28, 2015

PHS boys earn first-ever regional title

The boys Track and Field team emerged as the Region V champs at last week's regional meet in Juneau. The girls team took second place, behind Sitka, and twelve PHS athletes qualified for the State... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 28, 2015

Injury shakes up Vikings; PHS falls to Kings in three games

The Vikings baseballers struggled to match the Ketchikan Kings intensity in a three-game matchup last week. A Friday night injury to starting pitcher Colby Bell’s hand shook up the team; they were finally able to recover and play competitively...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 28, 2015

Aulbach to swim for Division I, University of Louisville

Petersburg High School senior Abel Aulbach will trade in his Viking blue for the University of Louisville's Cardinal red as he suits up to swim for the school's team starting this fall. Aulbach has...

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 28, 2015

$32,000 cut will mean decreased programming for KFSK

Local public radio station KFSK is preparing for a $32,000 cut to their budget in the coming fiscal year, starting July 1. “The legislature hasn’t passed a budget yet, but we do know pretty firmly that we have a 23 percent loss to our state...

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 21, 2015

Local woman convicted of credit card fraud

Petersburg resident Gesabel Rosa, 22, was convicted of six theft charges at a proceeding before Superior Court Judge William Carey on May 18. Nineteen fraud charges, including two felonies, were brought against Rosa following a police investigation...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 21, 2015

Four more track and field records broken as team heads into regionals

Petersburg High School's (PHS) Track and Field team took a small but mighty subsection of runners, jumpers and throwers to Ketchikan last week where another four school records were broken. After...

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 21, 2015

TRT fund changes advance; public hearing June 1

The Assembly unanimously passed, on second reading, an ordinance that would create a special revenue fund to house Transient Room Tax (TRT) revenues. Those funds currently go into the General Fund, and Finance Director Jody Tow said moving them to a...

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 21, 2015

Assembly authorizes Sandy Beach camping for Chataqua group

Assembly members at Monday’s regular meeting took swift action on a small agenda of items. The item garnering the most discussion was a request for long-term camping authorization at Sandy Beach Park by Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes for a...

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 21, 2015

Vikings fall to Juneau in three games

The Petersburg High School baseball Vikings fell to Juneau-Douglas in a three-game matchup last Wednesday and Thursday at Juneau. Though Juneau is one of the top teams in the conference, Head Coach Jim Engell said his team is capable of beating...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 14, 2015

Runners break four school records at Juneau Invitational

Sophomore Izabelle Ith and senior River Quitslund collectively broke four Petersburg High School (PHS) records at the Juneau Invitational May 8-9. Those record-breaking runs and jumps, in addition to...


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