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 By Shelly Pope    News    July 4, 2013

Fish disposal in harbors now prohibited

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the disposal of fish scraps in the harbors during its regular meeting Monday afternoon. This ordinance is only in its first reading and there will be two other... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 4, 2013

USCGC Anacapa has a new commanding officer

The United States Coast Guard hosted a change of command ceremony Monday afternoon to honor the outgoing commanding officer, LCDR Ruben Boudreaux and the incoming commanding officer Lt. Kathryn Cyr.... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 4, 2013

Thompson speaks out to PMC Board

Former Petersburg Medical Center Business Officer Manager Ramona Thompson read a letter into the record during the regular meeting of the PMC Hospital Board Thursday evening to state that she would need future contact by PMC to her to be made in... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 4, 2013

Plane wreckage still not recovered from crash site

On Tuesday, June 4 a Pacific Wings deHavilland Beaver crashed into mountainous, tree-covered terrain about 14 miles east of Petersburg resulting in the death of one of the passengers. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 4, 2013

Council nixes purchase limits for manager & dept. heads

Petersburg Borough staff drafted proposed changes to the language of Ordinance 2013-10 regarding purchasing during the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday afternoon. The proposed changes were to increase the unapproved...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Fourth festivities begin on Tuesday

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce will kick off the 2013 Fourth of July events from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a retirement party for Judy Forgey, who is also this year’s parade Grand Marshal. There will be open swim ages and a pie eating contest... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Board approves home school students participating in high school activities

The Petersburg School District Board approved a policy allowing home school students to participate in activities at the high school without being enrolled in classes. This policy has come about by a change in state law mandating this allowance.... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Biker rides 12,000 miles around the country

David Gill, of Staveley in Cumbria, United Kingdom, made a stop in Petersburg as he rides his bicycle around the country. The 24 year old Brit has already ridden half of the 12,000 miles that it will... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 27, 2013

Redistricting plans can be viewed at Borough offices

The seven new redistricting plans which were developed by the Redistricting board and four plans developed by independent entities can be viewed in the office of Petersburg Borough Clerk Kathy...


First year for local Bluegrass Camp for Kids

Bluegrass music could be heard all around town over the last week during the first Bluegrass Camp for kids in Petersburg. “I have taken my kids to a couple of camps such as this before,” Camp...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

PIA to offer new recycling services

The Petersburg Indian Association has been working hard to expand its recycling program and has unveiled a few new services recently. PIA Tribal Resource Director Jason Wilson has implemented new programs beginning with recycling services for big... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Library construction enters final chapter

The new Petersburg Public Library construction work is entering its final chapter. “Work on the building is going as scheduled,” Petersburg Borough Construction Administrator Dan LaForce stated.... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Assembly to take a position against herbicides and pesticides

Petersburg resident Barry Bracken, brought a problem to the Petersburg Borough Assembly regarding the spraying of herbicides and pesticides on public borough lands during the June 3 regular meeting and this discussion continued during the regular Mon... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Rock-n-Road wins bid award

The Petersburg Borough Public Works Department recommended the bid for a crushed rock contract be awarded to Rock-n-Road Construction. The Public Works Department solicited bids for 3,000 tons of leveling course and 1,000 tons of Type II-A to supply...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Borough recycling program brings in 1,100 pounds in first week

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported to the Petersburg Borough Assembly at its regular meeting Monday evening on several topics including the trial commingled recycling program. “This program is off to a great start,” Giesbrecht...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Assembly meeting time to change for July 1

The Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting time will change for the noon July 1 meeting to 1 p.m. that afternoon due to the change of command ceremony for the United States Coast Guard at the Sons of...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Assembly asks for consideration of Option A in redistricting plan

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to send a letter to the Alaska Redistricting Board requesting consideration of Option A during its regular meeting Monday evening. “We are asking that the Alaska Redistricting Board retain in its di...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 20, 2013

Nordic Drive paving to begin between Gjoa and Fram

The Petersburg Road Improvement Project is moving better than scheduled due to weather and ability to continue moving from one Phase of the project to another quickly. “We have been given the abilit...


PMC accused of Whistleblower Act violation

Former Petersburg Medical Center Business Office Manager Ramona Thompson has accused PMC administration of violating the Alaska Whistleblower Act along with other serious infractions dealing with Medicare contracts and billing office errors that coul... Full story


New police officer sworn in Monday afternoon

Newly sworn Petersburg Police Officer, Jim Kerr, arrived in Petersburg from Arizona June 3 and is settling into the community with his wife, Tina, and their two sons Nathan and Caleb. Kerr served as... Full story


Tonka timber sale to benefit local projects

The Tonka Timber Sales Logging Project was contracted in September 2012 and the work commenced on two projects in Feb. 2013. “Two different projects came from the original notice of intent in 2008,” United States Forest Service District Ranger...


First Art Walk of the season a success

Despite the road construction, and mess in downtown the first First Friday Art Walk of the season was well attended. Miele Gallery and Framing hosted a show featuring Lu Grauel’s original...


Rain Game Classic is in full swing

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the new Rain Game Classic for residents to predict the correct annual rainfall in Petersburg. “This was suggested to our Chamber of Commerce Director Sally Dwyer by a member of the community,...


Mountan View Manor's Senior Senior Prom loads of fun

The second Annual Senior Senior Prom was a huge success Friday evening with music and dancing for all in attendance. Mountain View Manor staff in partnership with Petersburg Mental Health Services...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 6, 2013

Six survivors and one dead in LeConte Glacier plane crash

Between 3:30 and 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon a Pacific Wings deHavilland Beaver, carrying a pilot and six sightseeing passengers, crashed at LeConte Glacier. “I was able to spend about an hour and a... Full story


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