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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly, community to start deciding on local marijuana regs

As Petersburg Borough administrators draft a local marijuana ordinance, borough manager Steve Giesbrecht asked questions for the Borough Assembly, and the community, to answer regarding commercial marijuana regulations in the borough. “What you... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

State and borough to barter over dock facilities?

The Petersburg Borough Assembly tabled a discussion regarding the takeover from the state of several dock facilities within the borough. In a January 21 letter, the Assembly wrote the state to request the transfer of state owned facilities Papke’s... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

February 26, 1916 – The bait famine has tied up halibut fishing to a large extent recently. The Lovera and Mira arrived from Sitka on Thursday and reported no bait at that point. The Fram, Captain Ole Bensen, started on Thursday for Port Simpson,...

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Buschmann Park gets new dream-themed sculpture

Buschmann Park in downtown Petersburg received a long awaited addition last Friday. The bronze sculpture named "Everything starts with a dream" by local artist Eric Larson was installed. "It's a huge... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly advances comp plan

The Petersburg Borough Assembly advanced the borough’s comprehensive plan Monday evening. The plan outlines and recommends strategies for borough management and the development of transportation, economy, recreation and tourism over the next two... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly submits public comment on Tongass Management Plan changes

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a Petersburg Planning Commission letter regarding a proposed amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Management Plan. On its website, the U.S. Forest Service stated an amendment was needed after U.S. Depart...

 

Editorial: AMHS an economic driver

The Alaska Marine Highway System brings more to S.E. Alaska than transportation. It’s also an economic driver for all of Southeast. Most of the benefits fall to small rural communities. For every $1 in benefits paid to subsidize the system’s oper...

 

Crabbing season in SE Alaska kicks off

PETERSBURG (AP) — Fishing season for Tanner crab and golden king crab has opened in southeast Alaska. Fishing for the two crab species opened at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 17, KFSK-FM reported The most popular areas will be open for seven days,...

 

Police reports

February 17 A caller reported he was being abused. A caller reported a second hand report of a house fire on North 2nd Street. A caller spoke with an officer about sexual assault reporting. A caller reported a bike taken from the crane dock lot....

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Municipal building adds parking

The parking lot of the municipal building increased by a couple spaces this week after a Public Works crew demolished the old Mitkof Sales and Service garage on Sing Lee Alley. The borough bought the...

 

Courts

February 22 Lars Christensen appeared before Superior Court Judge William Carey for a sentencing hearing. Christensen entered a guilty plea to Assault 4, Reckless Endangerment and Reckless Driving. The court sentenced the defendant to 360 days in...

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Calling basketball games with grandpa

Joe Bertagnoli knows the inherent difficulties of trying to announce a basketball game live on the radio all by himself. Bertagnoli has called a couple different sports for KFSK, including baseball... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    February 25, 2016

Falling with a smile

The clock shows 5:30 a.m. in the Parks and Rec community gym and the youth roller derby team is busy gearing up for their weekly two-hour practice. The first 20 minutes or so are dedicated to putting...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    February 25, 2016

Vikings drop two against Chiefs

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team traveled south to take on the Metlakatla Chiefs last weekend and lost both games. The last time the Vikings took on the Chiefs the games went differently with the Vikings keeping Danny Marsden of...

 

Fishermen, lawmakers weigh in on proposed fish tax increase

JUNEAU (AP) — Fishing industry and lawmakers on Thursday puzzled over the origins of a proposed one percent tax increase in fisheries business taxes and fisheryresource landing taxes. During a hearing on the bill by the Hou...

 

NSRAA to meet

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its annual Board of Directors meeting on March 2 and 3 starting at 9:00 a.m. on both days. The meeting will be held this year at the NSRAA Boardroom, 1308 Sawmill Creek Rd,...

 

Error causes Fred Meyer gas price drop

JUNEAU (AP) — A price drop that lowered Fred Meyer's gas prices to less than $2 a gallon at the Oregon-based department store's Juneau store only was caused by a mistake and prices will gradually go back up, a company spokeswoman said. Melinda...

 

Fish Factor: Salmon market facing many challenges in 2016

Early signs point to continuing headwinds in world markets for Alaska salmon. Global currencies remain in disarray, the ongoing Russian seafood embargo is diverting more farmed salmon to the U.S., and tons of product remains in freezers from back to...

 

Obituary, Vivian Elida Westre, 95

Vivian Elida Westre, 95, passed away February 12, 2016, with her two children at her side at Petersburg Medical Center Long Term Care. She was born July 17, 1920 in Ketchikan, Alaska to Gifford and... Full story

 

Ruth Margarith Lee Powels, 92

Ruth Margarith Lee Powels died on the evening of her 92nd birthday, Feb. 17, 2016. She was a resident of San Ramon, Calif. for many decades. She was a native of Petersburg, Alaska, the daughter of two... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    February 25, 2016

Lady Vikings just keep winning

During last week's games in front of the hometown crowd, the Lady Vikings put three more games in the win column. Ruby Brock dropped in eight 3-pointers and the entire team played aggressive defense...

 

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