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Independence day celebration draws big crowds

A nearly week-long celebration for Independence Day brought a halt to Nordic Drive road construction and even a break in the clouds. The festivities kicked off on Tuesday evening with a retirement... Full story


Lutheran Church welcomes former pastors for 100-year celebration

Petersburg Lutheran Church marked 100 years with the reunion of several former pastors and several days of special events. The festivities began on Wednesday, July 3, with a “Meet and Greet... Full story


Local art featured in First Friday Artwalk

Two First Friday retailers highlighted art with a local flare on Friday evening. The Fabric Basket featured fabric art, blankets, medicine bags and other items by local artist MaryAnn Rainey. The Tlin... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    July 11, 2013

Planning and Zoning to recommend private sale of Hungry Point property

The Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session on Tuesday and voted to recommend the sale of three, undeveloped, borough-owned lots. The Hungry Point lots are adjacent to each other and butt-up against property currently owned by John...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 11, 2013

PMC to end patient surveys and investigate 'mini health fair' options

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors during a regular meeting on March, 30 decided to end the Patient Satisfaction Surveys. The year-long survey program asks patients to rate their medical care. “I think over time we’ll have less and... Full story


Alaskans choosing respect

Dozens of Petersburg residents participated in a Choose Respect parade and rally on Thursday, March 28 as part of a statewide effort to put the spotlight on domestic violence, dating violence and... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Borough denies Tamico North Harbor bid appeal

The Borough Assembly on Monday voted unanimously to deny the appeal filed by Tamico regarding the award of the North Harbor Reconstruction contract to a Ketchikan company. During an hour-long hearing on Monday, Tamico’s Vice President Jim... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Borough creates ad hoc committee to address Sea Otter population

Petersburg Borough Assembly announced during a regular session meeting on Monday the formation of an Ad hoc Sea Otter Management Committee to address the ongoing sea otter population. The committee will be chaired by Assembly Member Kurt Wohlhueter....

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Manager reports on borough business

During Monday’s meeting, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that the Petersburg Library has digitized local newspapers from 1913 to 1931, they are now online and searchable. An eagle strike, the second of the year, was responsible for...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Stitch in time: Local quilt shop has a new owner

For Grazyna Froehlich, quilting was never about sewing, it was about art. The owner of Wildcat Quilts since 2005, Froehlich said she has finished so many quilts she doesn't remember all of them.... Full story


Two PHS seniors compete in Distinguished Young Women

PHS Seniors Eva Kowalski and Patricia Jackson last month participated in the Distinguished Young Women program in Ketchikan. Eight young women participated in a week-long event formerly known as...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Tamico protests North Harbor bid award

While fishing vessels continue to move out of the North Harbor in preparation for the planned reconstruction project, a controversy is brewing over the validity of awarding the multi-million dollar project to an out-of-town contractor. Tamico has... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Top PHS Tsunami Bowl team nabs 3rd place

For the fifth year in a row, Petersburg High School students participated in the Alaska Tsunami Bowl, a regional competition of the National Ocean Science Bowl. Two teams, of five students, attended... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Plans for new Tonka log sorting, storage facility underway

The Forest Service Tonka Timber Sale has spawned the need for a log sorting and storage yard. The planning, environmental impact study and design phases are now complete. Federal public works funds...


Master carver visits

Master carver Tommy Joseph poses near the Main Street totem poles which he carved for the city in 2000. Joseph last week during the Tongass Rainforest Festival taught Carving Halibut Hooks, a 13-hour...


Petersburg old ‘Tent City’ goes to the dogs

It wasn’t quite raining cats and dogs, but it certainly was raining on Sunday at the opening of the new Public Dog Park sponsored by Petersburg Humane Association. About a dozen PHA volunteers, pet...


Couples makes rest area for walkers

All summer-long pedestrians along Sandy Beach Road have had a place to stop and enjoy the view. Mel and Sherry Stockton, of 903 Sandy Beach, set a couple of chairs and a home-made "rest stop" sign in...


Falls Creek Bridge to be renamed for fallen Vietnam vet, Donald ‘Harry’ Kito

A bridge just outside of Petersburg city limits will be renamed in remembrance of Donald “Harry” Kito who perished while serving his country 45 years ago. Kito, who is described by family members...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    July 19, 2012

Curry leaves PVOA post after 6 years

Petersburg is filled with fishermen, who spend much of the year fishing and don’t have the time or opportunity to voice concerns regarding the heavily-regulated industry. This is where...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    July 6, 2012

27th legislative session ends with oil and gas taxes unresolved

Rep. Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell and Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka in May wrapped up the 27th legislative session, including a 30-day special session. They passed several pieces of legislation that benefit...

 By Suzanne Ashe    Sports    June 28, 2012

Little League season ends

Peter Kowalski slides into home, with Chris Burke waiting for the ball, when the Diamondbacks faced the Rangers in Petersburg’s last Little League game of the season....

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    June 14, 2012

Seasonal road improvements underway in Petersburg

Several road projects are happening this summer around Petersburg. Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has budgeted a total of $13 million for road repair, as well as other road reconstruction projects. According to Chuck...

 By Suzanne Ashe    Sports    June 14, 2012

Fast pitch softball

Petersburg hosted fast-pitch softball little league games against Sitka over the weekend. Twenty girls from Sitka made the trip to Petersburg. (Above) Molly Parks dashes toward first base after a hit...


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