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 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Community to discuss Coronavirus concerns

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 12 P.M. at the Petersburg Fire Station to discuss a possible response to a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

SEACAD intercepts package containing meth

Lloyd Bennett, 51, was indicted by a Grand Jury on Tuesday on one count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree, which is a class B felony. On Monday, United States Postal...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Petersburg Rexall Drug survives 50 years

August of 1969 was an eventful time for the Worhatch Family. Max Worhatch III sold his house in Ohio, bought his family a house on N. Nordic Dr. and purchased Petersburg Rexall Drug. Fifty years...

 

New Year Baby

Arne John Wollen is the first baby of 2020. He was born on February 27 at 9:45 pm in Everett, Washington to Glorianne Wollen. He weighed 7 lbs 15 oz. and was 18.5 inches long. He joins big sister...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Assembly in support of Kake/Petersburg road

A resolution that would have opposed the Kake Access Road project and asked state legislators to reappropriate the remaining balance of the $40 million in funding for the project was voted down by...

 

Yesterday's News

March 12, 1920 Ed Locken, manager of the Arness Lumber Company, who has been on a trip to Portland to confer with the owners of the plant, returned on a recent boat and reports that the mill will start as soon as certain repairs can be made and suffi...

 
 By Bert Stedman    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Guest Commentary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly recently considered a resolution urging the Legislature to re-appropriate money from a critical $40 million Kake-Petersburg road project to the Alaska Marine Highway...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Second AWT comes to town

The local Alaska Wildlife Trooper post held an open house on Saturday to welcome the community to their new location on Haugen Dr. and to introduce Petersburg's new wildlife trooper. Curtis Vik...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Petersburg resident breaks into post office

Christopher Manske was arrested on Feb. 26, and is now being held in federal custody in Juneau facing charges of burglary of a post office and mail theft. According to the United States District...

 

Police report

February 25 — A dangerous driver was spotted at a location on S. 4th St. Authorities responded to a disturbance at a location on S. 4th St. Authorities observed suspicious activity in South Boat Harbor. Kristoffer Espeseth, was charged with...

 

Court report

Feb. 25 – The court issued a $250 bench warrant after Patrick Wesley Parish failed to appear at a change of plea hearing. Hunt Parr, Sr. was arraigned on an assault in the 4th degree charge. The defendant was released O.R. with conditions. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 5, 2020

Vikings take number one seeding at Regionals

With their last two games of the regular season behind them, the Petersburg High School boys basketball team will have the number one seeding spot in the regional tournament in Juneau that will be...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 5, 2020

A double win for Lady Vikings against Haines

The Lady Vikings won both their games against Haines with at least a 30-point lead. They were their last two games of the season before Regionals. From the second the first game started last...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Study shows contaminates on Petro property

A phase two environmental study revealed the presence of some contaminants in at least two locations on the Petro 49, Inc. property that the borough would gain in a possible land swap with the oil...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Reinstatement of P&R board passes first reading

The borough assembly unanimously passed an ordinance in its first reading on Monday that would establish a new Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. If ordinance #2020-05 passes in all three readings,...

 

Over $10,000 in food & cash donated

Canned salmon from Icicle Seafoods was included in the 25 totes of fresh produce and groceries donated to the villages of Kake and Angoon this week. The Southeast villages have been impacted by the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

USFS explains Tongass watershed

Heath Whitacre, of the Petersburg Forest Service, went into detail on the Forest Service's efforts to maintain and restore watershed conditions in the Tongass National Forest late last month as part...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 5, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

Seafood coming from and going to China is piling up in freezer vans and cold storages indefinitely as the coronavirus continues to cause commerce chaos around the world.  About 80% of trade of the world’s goods by volume is carried by sea and Chin...

 

Landslide demolishes Alaska grocery store; no one injured

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A landslide in a city near the southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle demolished the back side of a grocery store. No one was injured early Thursday when the landslide took out the back wall of Tatsuda's IGA in Ketchikan, th...

 

Sitka Sound herring fishery not likely in 2020

SITKA — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery will likely not occur in 2020. The department has contacted all processors with known interest in the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery...

 

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