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 By Ron Loesch    News    May 4, 2017

Long charged with 3 felony counts; court sets bail at $100,000 cash

Randy K. Long, 53 appeared before Magistrate Judge Desi Burrell on Wednesday in a Felony First...

 

2017 Prom king & queen

Kayleigh Eddy and Nathaniel Lenhard were crowned king and queen during this year's "Arabian Nights"...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Ballot sales tax changes move forward

Voters may soon decide whether or not they want to raise the sales tax cap to $5,000 and to eliminate the exemption for the sale of goods purchased...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Former state senator plans to fight PFD restructure

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A former state senator is preparing to fight back against a bill that would restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund and...

 

Yesterday's News

May 04, 1917 – Manager Swanson has secured for the Dream Theatre the famous Pathe war pictures, “Horrors of War”. These 3,500 feet of pictures,...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    May 4, 2017

Assembly budgets for community non-profits; Petersburg Mental Health left out of equation

The Petersburg Borough Assembly budget calls for Community Service grants to Petersburg Chamber of C...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Assembly gives final approval for municipal power rate for schools

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to approve in its final reading an ordinance that provides an eight cent power rate for the school buildings...

 

Struck out at home

At bat, Mark Neidiffer adds a strike to his count during the Viking's first home game of the...

 

Editorial: Third time won't be a charm

For the third time in recent history voters will be asked to make changes to the sales tax ordinance. Be it exemptions for senior citizens...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Southeast Alaska hatchery to reopen with new owner

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – A hatchery in a small southeast Alaska community that closed down under a mountain of debt in 2014 has been purchased by a...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    May 4, 2017

Court dismisses case against Borough for illegal search

Judge William Carey dismissed Karen Ellingstad's motion for summary judgment, saying that the Petersburg Borough's search of her home in January...

 

Police report

April 24 — Police responded to civil matters at 4.5 Street, Towne Trailer Park and at South Nordic Drive. Police made a traffic stop at the 800...

 

Police arrests

On April 30, Petersburg Police Department received a report of a Sexual Assault. Subsequent investigation revealed the suspect to be Kenneth Lee...

 

Assembly backs PIA trail proposal

Petersburg Indian Association received a letter of support for the possible development of a trail...

 
 By Ron Loesch    About Town    May 4, 2017

Petersburg Medical Center investments grow by $206,408 in 12–month period

Petersburg Medical Center board of directors received good news about its investment accounts for the past 12-months. PMC’s investment account grew...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 4, 2017

Bird Festival speakers highlight migratory shore birds

WRANGELL – Last weekend's 20th Annual Stikine River Birding Festival was not only a draw for...

 

Dancing Mario Bros.

Eli Anderson, Lucas Cotta, Payton Dreisbach, Alex Holmgrain, Calder Hyer and Noah Pawuk dressed as...

 

Clarification:

Although Alaska Airlines will take delivery of their converted 737-700 freighter jet in June, the expanded freight service will not commence until...

 

Trooper report

On April 22 – Prince of Wales AST responded to a single vehicle crash near MP 18 Klawock-Hollis Hwy. Investigation revealed Cailin Bailey, age 17...

 

Community Fun Day

April 29th Hosted by the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 4, 2017

Prices for quota shares of Alaska halibut are jaw dropping

The values of Alaska salmon permits are on a downward slide, while prices for quota shares of other catches continue to skyrocket. Despite an...

 

Beached warehouse

Contents of the Medalen warehouse spilled onto the beach after the piling foundation collapsed on...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

US Postal Service blocks pot farm from shipping tax money

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska marijuana retailer’s tax payment has been sent back to the business after the U.S. Postal Service refused to ship...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Quake near Canada border jolts Yukon, southeast Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A major earthquake in northwest British Columbia shook up communities in nearby Alaska and Yukon Territory but caused no...

 

Blessing the Fleet

Local scouts Owen Anderson, Tausani Ieremia, Reed Anderson, Lathum Johnson and Sean Spigelmyre...

 

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