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Articles from the March 12, 2015 edition

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'Gloom and doom': budget deficit looms large for legislators and locals

As the 29th Alaska State Legislature reached the halfway point of this year's session last week, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, House District 25... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    March 12, 2015

Sitka sac roe herring to be fished cooperatively this year

The Sitka sac roe herring fishery will be done cooperatively this year, with processing completed in Sitka alone, meaning no fish tax for Petersburg.... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    March 12, 2015

Residents question the need for a Kake access road

What is the need for a road between Kake and Petersburg? That's the question Petersburg residents... Full story


Yesterday's News

March 13, 1915 – The Border Line Transportation Company's steamer Despatch arrived in port at one o' clock Tuesday morning, and, after taking on...


Letters to the Editor

Share your opinions on recycling To the Editor: If you are a participant of the blue bag recycling program, then please be aware of the changes being...


Editorial: Keep Daylight Savings Time

With only 90-days to conduct the public’s business, we never cease to be amazed at the bills that attract consideration by our state legislators....


Police reports

March 4 A driver received a warning for inoperable taillights at a traffic stop. A caller reported firewood had been stolen. Police received a report...



February 24 Superior Court Judge William Carey presided over a sentencing hearing for Tore Lenz. He was convicted by a Petersburg jury in Feb. 2014...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    March 12, 2015

PHS cheerleaders earn top spot at regionals

The Petersburg High School cheerleaders came away from last week's Region V tourney as the 3A...

 By Dani Palmer    News    March 12, 2015

'A beginning dialogue' Petersburg's hospital looks ahead to challenges

The Petersburg Medical Center is in a good position financially right now, but it’s in the next three to five years that it may face some serious...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    March 12, 2015

Lady Vikings take 2nd at Region V tourney

After winning their first two games against Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe, the Lady Vikings ultimately fell to the Sitka Lady Wolves during the last two...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    March 12, 2015

Vikings fall to Sitka in overtime, take 3rd in regionals

The Petersburg Vikings placed third in the 3A division of the Region V Tournament in Ketchikan last week after falling to Sitka in overtime last...

 By Mary Koppes    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly gives first approval for drive down dock fees, transient rate increase

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed an ordinance on first reading at last Monday's meeting that...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 12, 2015

Fish Factor: Legislators look to cut $12 million from Fish and Game

A nearly $12 million cut in state funds is on tap for the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game if state policy makers have their way. That was one early...

 By Mary Koppes    News    March 12, 2015

SEAPA asks for refinancing support from member utilities

Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) CEO Trey Acteson spoke before the Petersburg Borough Assembly...


US Forest Service chooses Stewart to supervise Tongass

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The supervisor of the Coconino National Forest in Flagstaff, Arizona, will move north to become supervisor of the nation's...


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