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 By Ben Muir    News    March 1, 2018

Assembly approves electrical reorganization

The Petersburg assembly again approved restructuring leadership of two departments in the borough, introducing the ending to a contentious debate since last spring on who should head the electric...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 1, 2018

UnCruise Adventures to homeport 22-passenger yacht in Petersburg

The keynote speaker at the chamber of commerce dinner last weekend is the owner of a cruise line that specializes in exclusive trips, and he announced that one of his ships based in Sitka is moving...

 

Yesterday's News

March 1, 1918 The Town of Petersburg don’t owe a darned cent to anybody! Such was the purport of a report made by the finance committee of the city council at an adjourned meeting of that body held Monday evening. All obligations of the town have...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 1, 2018

Three Petersburg officers, two citizens honored for rescue efforts in 2017 apartment fire

Three police officers and two citizens in Petersburg were honored at a borough assembly meeting on Monday for their rescue efforts during an apartment fire last year. On May 5, 2017 an apartment fire...

 

School News

Kristinn Thorsteinson, Senior, Carlson School of Management has been named to the 2017 fall semester Dean’s List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities....

 

To the Editor

Heed the letters To the Editor: (As submitted to Mayor Jensen and Assembly Members) I recently became aware of your discussions to reorganize Petersburg Power & Light and appoint Karl Hagerman as a part-time Director of Petersburg’s electric utilit...

 

The gun debate

Petersburg residents, along with other Alaskans need to participate in the larger debate on gun violence and steer clear of the knee-jerk reaction, to simply restrict gun sales. We suspect that gun violence that could be perpetrated on most Alaskan...

 

Police Report

Feb. 21 — There was report of overnight parking on Haugen Drive. The owner moved the vehicle. A canine was found in traffic and brought to the police department. The owner was contacted, and the dog was fine. A license was issued and paid. A civil...

 

Court report

Feb. 12 — Melissa Hallingstad entered a Not Guilty plea before Superior Court Judge Carey to charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and leaving the scene of an accident. Bail was set at $1,500 performance bond and other imposed conditions. Curtis...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 1, 2018

Twelve people speak against electrical reorganization

Twelve Petersburg community members were heard at an assembly meeting on Monday opposing the borough's plan to reorganize leadership of the electric utility. The plan, introduced by the borough...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 1, 2018

Senior tax exemption fee, marine passenger fee approved

The borough assembly on Monday finalized two ordinances that plan to generate revenue by charging fees on tax exemption cards and cruise ship passengers who come to Petersburg. Assembly members approved an ordinance to impose a $100 annual fee on...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    March 1, 2018

Boys hoops tallies first sweep of the year

The Petersburg Vikings won two games last weekend in Craig, where the Vikings got its first sweep of the year coming ahead of its rival matchup against Wrangell this week. The first half of Friday’s Craig-Petersburg matchup looked promising, said...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    March 1, 2018

Lady Vikings split with Craig

The Petersburg Lady Vikings split its series with Craig last weekend. On Friday, Petersburg held Craig under 25 in its 33-24 defensive effort, picking up its first win against Craig this year. Senior Courtney Fredricksen led the team in scoring with...

 

Expert: Number of Alaska cruise visitors expected to grow

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The number of cruise ship visitors in Alaska is primed to make a sizeable jump in the next two years, a cruise industry expert said. John Binkley, the president of Cruise Lines International Association Alaska, said his...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 1, 2018

Wrangell Byford monofill options still in discussion

WRANGELL - With a month left before work is scheduled to resume, discussions continue on the future of a stockpile of contaminated soil excavated from the former Byford junkyard. Heading the cleanup...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 1, 2018

Fish Factor: In the Northwest and Alaska, only 50 to 60 E-Stops are being used out of a fleet of about 1,500 boats

The most common piece of gear on a seine vessel is also one of the deadliest – the rotating capstan winch used for winding ropes. Anyone who has ever worked aboard a seiner has horror stories of close calls, or worse. “The deck winch is the most...

 

Ferry to adjust schedule for Region V Music in Juneau

The Alaska Marine Highway System announced it has adjusted ferry service schedules for the middle of April in order to help roughly 400 students and chaperones from across Southeast travel to the Region V Music Festival in Juneau. AMHS will be...

 

Sullivan: Debate over violence must be broader than guns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan said violence in video games and movies should be discussed as part of a larger debate on gun violence and suggested Monday that states should decide whether school teachers should be armed. Meanwhile,...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 1, 2018

Salty Pantry receives business of the year award

The newest eatery in Petersburg was honored with the 2018 Business of the Year Award on Saturday at the annual chamber of commerce dinner. The Salty Pantry opened for business in early April 2017....

 

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