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 By Brian Varela    News    February 28, 2019

Borough begins 24-hour diesel campaign

The Petersburg Borough began running their diesel generators 24 hours a day on Tuesday as Southeast Alaska Power Agency lake levels drop due to dry...

 

Bowl of Hygeia

Cate Kowalski, of Rexall Drug, was awarded the Bowl of Hygeia Award for the state of Alaska on Feb....

 

Assembly talks local impacts for governor's proposed budget

At the end of their meeting on Monday, the borough assembly briefly discussed Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget for Alaska’s 2020 fiscal year...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 28, 2019

PSD could lose $1,050 per student in Dunleavy's proposed budget

After Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his proposed budget earlier this month that looks to solve a $1.6 billion deficit through cuts in statewide...

 

Yesterday's News

February 28, 1919 A public Library is being start­ed by the Deep Sea Fishermens Union, Petersburg Branch. They are receiving donations of books of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 28, 2019

Cybersafety lecturer warns parents on the negative side affects of smart devices

Author and lecturer Frederick Lane spoke at the Wright Auditorium on Thursday evening to discussion...

 

2019 SE Alaska Eulachon Smelt fishery closure

Ketchikan — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the following closures for eulachon smelt (Thaleichthys pacificus) for the 2019...

 

To the Editor

Best defense - good offense To the Editor: I hope the Assembly would look at setting up a committee...

 

Budget cuts

Okay Governor Dunleavy, you have our attention; our full and undivided attention. Like you, we're in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 28, 2019

Designated borough assembly seats ordinance passes in first reading

The borough assembly on Monday passed Ordinance #2019-01 in its first reading, which would assign designated borough assembly seats. Should the ordina...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 28, 2019

Borough manager to pursue issues discussed in work session

As a result of its planning for the future work session, the borough assembly approved a list of issues on Monday for borough manager Stephen...

 

Police report

February 20 — A found vehicle key and a pair of prescription glasses were turned over to authorities. February 21 — Authorities responded to a...

 

Court report

Jan. 30 — Christian A. Holton appeared before Judge Carey in a bail hearing. The court granted the defendant permission to leave Petersburg after...

 

Vikings beat the Panthers with a 55-point lead

The boys varsity basketball team won two games against Craig at home over the weekend, with Saturday...

 

Lady Vikings return from Craig having lost both their games

After two hard fought games, the Petersburg girls varsity basketball team lost both games against Craig over the weekend. “Two good battles against...

 

Master technician

Carson Paul, of Rocky's Marine, received his certification for Yamaha Master Technician on Feb. 8...

 

Statue of US Sen. Ted Stevens unveiled at Anchorage airport

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The airport that bears the name of former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens now has a statue of the Alaska Republican. A 631-pound...

 

Dunleavy administration has full gag order on AFG&G

Alaska’s new slogan is “open for business” but good luck trying to find out any budget details when it comes to the business of fishing. The...

 

PCF grant cycle opens March 1

The Petersburg Community Foundation, an Affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, is opening their 2019 grant cycle on March 1, 2019. Up to...

 

Derby bootcamp

The Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers held a two-day bootcamp over the weekend for members of the...

 

Local man breaks USCG Academy record in weight throw

Ben Zarlengo broke a United States Coast Guard Academy record in the weight throw by a meter on...

 

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