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 By Brian Varela    News    February 14, 2019

Assembly, public mull over recycling program

The borough assembly held a work session on Feb. 6 where public works director Chris Cotta gave a brief overview of the solid waste and recycling programs and answered questions from assembly and community members. In 2014, the borough started a...

 

Catching air

Adam Caster flying on his snowboard at a private rock pit on Sunday....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 14, 2019

Ping from missing Guardian Flight detected underwater

Guardian Flight’s search effort for its crew and aircraft that were due in Kake on Jan. 29 has detected an underwater beacon ping from the cockpit voice recorder, or black box. Randy Lyman,...

 

Data suggests opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska down

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Preliminary numbers released by the state indicate the number of opioid-related overdose deaths in Alaska fell between 2017 and 2018. Andy Jones, director of the state Office of Substance Misuse and Addiction Prevention, told...

 

Yesterday's News

February 14, 1919 Hans Running, of Petersburg, is one of the first, if not the first Alaskan to see service on the actual fighting front in France, who has returned to Alaska. He arrived in Petersburg on the City of Seattle last Saturday. He fought w...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 14, 2019

PMC demonstrates telehealth capabilities at Community Cafe

Petersburg Medical Center held its second Community Cafe last week where CEO Phil Hofstetter gave a presentation on the hospital’s use of telehealth and its potential. Hofstetter was joined by Dr. John Kokesh, an ENT surgeon based in Anchorage,...

 

Petersburg Live

Sophia Miller dances along with other kids during a semi-impromptu performance called Bongo Bong at last week's Petersburg Live....

 

Letters to the Editor

Come eat with us To the Editor: Why don't more of you come and eat with us at Mt. View Manor on Mon., Wed., and Friday? The food is good and the price is right. We have to keep the program going. I...

 

Police report

February 5 — An injured eagle was reported near Libby Straight. Merchandise was stolen from a business on N. Nordic Dr. Authorities responded to a report of trespassing at a location on Cornelius Rd. The subject was gone upon police arrival....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 14, 2019

Last year was top 10th warmest

Petersburg experienced its 10th warmest year and fifth warmest summer on record in 2018, according to Tom Ainsworth, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service forecast office in Juneau....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 14, 2019

2018 was second driest year locally

Last year was the second driest year on record in Petersburg at almost three feet below average, according to Tom Ainsworth, meteorologist in charge at the National Weather Service forecast office in...

 

Vikings basketball lose home games to Metlakatla

Petersburg's boys basketball team lost two home games to Metlakatla over the weekend. They are ranked as one of the top teams in the state. Friday's game began with good offense for both teams. The...

 

Lady Vikings split in games against Miss Chiefs

The Petersburg girls varsity basketball team travelled to Metlakatla where they lost their first game of the weekend, but won their second game after a spike in the Lady Vikings’ energy. “I thought that we played well, especially on Saturday,...

 

The Norheims: A local love story

There are many ideas, books, quotes, videos and even classes on what makes a good, lasting relationship, but all one has to do is ask lifelong Petersburg residents Roald and Jeannine Norheim, married...

 

AIS buoys not authorized by FCC or USCG

Small electronic beacons that are being widely used by increasing numbers of fishermen could net them big fines. Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) are easily attached to nets, longlines and pots and signal the locations of the gear via a...

 

Joni Johnson recipient of 2018 Hakala Award

The Tongass National Forest recently announced that Joni Johnson of the Petersburg Ranger District is the recipient of the Alaska Region's 2018 Hakala Award for Conservation Education and...

 

Obituary: John C. Martin, 93

John grew up in Neenah, Wisconsin and earned a BS in geology at the University of Wisconsin. He enjoyed oil field survey work for Standard Oil but lost interest after being promoted to an office... Full story

 

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