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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Tamico protests North Harbor bid award

While fishing vessels continue to move out of the North Harbor in preparation for the planned reconstruction project, a controversy is brewing over... Full story

 

Herring fishery is underway; GHL set at 11,549 tons

The Sitka Sound Sac Roe Herring fishery’s first opening lasted about 3-hours and brought in an estimated 1,500 tons. 48 boats fished the opening... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Top PHS Tsunami Bowl team nabs 3rd place

For the fifth year in a row, Petersburg High School students participated in the Alaska Tsunami... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

March 30, 1983 – Petersburg has a reputation around the nation of being one of the top two places in the country for drug activity. The reputation...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 28, 2013

Plans for new Tonka log sorting, storage facility underway

The Forest Service Tonka Timber Sale has spawned the need for a log sorting and storage yard. The...

 

Letters to the Editor

Thank you To The Editor: This is a big Thank You letter from Ashley DuRoss, the chaperone for the upcoming Artfest event held in Skagway April 9th-...

 

Rocky road

SECON Construction completed drainage construction and back-filled the west side of Excel Street...

 

Wolf control near PSG considered by gaming board

Alaska’s Board of Game took a step toward a potential wolf control program on Gravina Island recently when it directed the state to prepare an...

 

Verizon not coming to Petersburg… yet

Verizon is on its way to Southeast Alaska – just not for the foreseeable future in Wrangell or Petersburg. According to company spokesman Scott...

 

Resolution on genetically modified salmon passes

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Legislature has passed a resolution calling upon the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to further investigate the effects...

 

Judge rejects Alaska challenge to roadless rule

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska's challenge to the Clinton administration-era roadless rule in national forests was rejected Monday by a federal judge, who...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 28, 2013

Halibut fishery underway, off to quiet start

It was unusually quiet along the waterfront as the halibut fishery got underway on Saturday. Most...

 

Commercial troll fish meetings scheduled

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct commercial troll public meetings to be held in towns around Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. The...

 

Coast Guard honors four civilians for rescuing family

SITKA (AP) — Four volunteer rescuers were honored this month by the U.S. Coast Guard in a ceremony at Air Station Sitka. The Coast Guard...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    March 28, 2013

Petersburg takes third at co-ed soccer tourney

Soccer players in Petersburg began an exciting new tradition earlier this month. For the first time...

 

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