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 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Assembly looks at police station and jail design options

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht and Petersburg Police Chief Jim Agner approached the challenge of the failing public safety building with... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Petersburg and Kupreanof to join forces to save Petersburg Creek

Petersburg Borough resident Mike Stainbrook proposed a resolution to the Petersburg Borough Assembly during its regular meeting Monday afternoon to pr... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Tax-Free Day costs Borough too much

Resolution 2013-14 declaring May 11, 2013 as a sales tax-free day for the Petersburg Borough died due to a lack of a motion during the Petersburg... Full story


Fabric artists

Middle School girl scout cadettes sewed quilted fish for a “Hands On” children’s exhibit for...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Assembly awards bids for Borough projects

The Petersburg Borough Assembly awarded four bids for projects taking place in the borough during its regular meeting Monday evening. The new library...


Solo student art show

The High School Commons was host to a solo exhibition of PHS senior Spai Saensuk’s extensive body...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    May 9, 2013

Borough lost opportunity for creating goodwill

Since the Petersburg Borough is a 6% partner with every business within their jurisdiction, it seems intuitive that their best interests would be...


Police reports

May 1 A boat on a trailer was parked in a yellow zone at Lumber and Kiseno Streets. A spare tire was stolen from a vehicle on Lumber Street. May 2 A...



May 2 Chance Day, 22, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of reckless driving. Day entered a plea of not...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Borough Manager reports on current borough projects

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported on several projects that are taking place in...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 9, 2013

Petersburg nominated as top 10 yachting town

Petersburg has been nominated as a top 10 finalist for top yachting towns by Yachting Magazine. “Petersburg was nominated by one of our readers,...

 News    May 9, 2013

Sitka herring near 10-year average for spawn miles

SITKA (AP) — Sitka Sound herring spawn measured close to the 10-year average for spawn miles, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and...

 News    May 9, 2013

3 uninjured in Juneau small plane crash

JUNEAU (AP) — Three people aboard a small plane were uninjured when it crashed after takeoff at Juneau International Airport. The Juneau Empire...


USCG dockside exams May 16-19

Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiners will be conducting voluntary dockside examinations from Noon May 16 – Noon May 19. Anyone...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 9, 2013

Fish Factor- Salmon season gets underway this week

It might still feel like winter but Alaska’s 2013 salmon season will officially get underway on May 16, when the first runs of reds and kings are sc...


Alaska Marine Mammal Observer Program Meeting

NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service will hold a meeting on Mon., May 13, 6-7:30pm in the Petersburg Assembly Chambers about the Alaska Mammal Obs...

 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

TBPA Commission refuses Southland's severance

WRANGELL — The Thomas Bay Power Authority commissioners met in executive session on Friday, May 3 to discuss the issue of former TBPA general...


Drennan and de Bos wed

Cynthia Marie Drennan and René Frido de Bos were married on April 28, 2013 in Mill Valley, Calif.,...


Yesterday's News

May 3, 1913 – To the editor: Life in Alaska is a heaven on earth. It is indeed. From part of a lifetime spent in a crowded city of the East, to be t...


Death Notice

Goldie Adelia Siversten died in Arlington, Wash. on May 6, 2013. She was 103 years old. A Celebration of Life gathering will be planned for a later...


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