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2014 Year in review

January More than 600 Petersburg residents signed up for the borough's recycling program. The Petersburg Land Selection Committee requested the borough pursue legislative action regarding the State's... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    January 1, 2015

Fuel economy: why prices at the pump remain high despite falling oil prices

Locally falling oil prices and fewer State funds have arisen alongside every budget discussion, especially as local officials wait to see if any State monies will be allocated for capital projects.... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    January 1, 2015

Borough Assembly to consider local implementation of new marijuana law

Shortly after ringing in the new year, the Borough will start contending with a new law passed by voters in November’s State election that allows possession, use, sale and transport of set amounts of marijuana. The law goes into effect near the... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

January 2, 1915 – Although the steamer situation was a big handicap to the convention and anniversary celebration held by the Sons of Norway lodge – delegates from Gastineau towns being unable to get there – the affair was fraternally and...

 

To the Editor

Keep Stroh To the Editor, Dear School Board, Upon arriving at school today we heard rumors that our new superintendent might be leaving (fired). Being members of the student body, we thought we had the right to put forth our opinion on the matter....

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    January 1, 2015

Extra! Extra! Two elementary classes publish newspapers

Christine Wallace's third and fourth graders and David Owen's third graders recently published newspapers and their eager reporters are already brainstorming stories to fill the papers of future...

 

Police reports

December 23 A caller requested extra patrols at Magill’s Tailer Court. Police received a request for a welfare check on an individual. An ambulance was dispatched for an individual who had collapsed and was having a seizure. A caller reported...

 

Courts

December 11 Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell presided over a representation hearing for Jack Galaktionoff charged with Violation of Custodial Duties. A public defender was appointed for the defendant and a trial was scheduled for February. The court...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 1, 2015

Vikings defeat two-time state title winner

The Petersburg Vikings are 1-1 as of Tuesday afternoon as they compete in Ketchikan at the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic tournament. The Vikings faced off Monday against Fairbanks’ three time state champions Monroe Catholic. Vikings head coach...

 

Colorful fireworks display planned for New Years

The pyro crew of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) will help usher in the new year with a bang as they put on a fireworks display New Years Eve. The show starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening and can be seen from a few prime locations....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    January 1, 2015

Lady Vikings win first tourney game

The Lady Vikings won its first game in the Clarke Cochran Christmas Classic tournament in Ketchikan Tuesday morning. The Petersburg girls beat the California team University Prep. Head Coach Dino Brock said his team started out strong and kept a...

 

Fish Factor

Salmon will always be the heart of Alaska’s fisheries, and that’s why most people think of summer as the fishing season. But that’s not the case. The heart of winter is when Alaska’s largest fisheries get underway each year. On January...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    January 1, 2015

Monthly book sale to begin in new year

The Friends of the Library will begin holding monthly used book sales at the Public Library beginning Jan. 3. The mini book sales will be held the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will provide readers with more opportunities to...

 

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