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Articles from the May 12, 2016 edition

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 By Jess Field    News    May 12, 2016

Icicle Seafoods to be purchased by Cooke family

Cooke Aquaculture announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase Icicle Seafoods... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

Assembly member to request retail marijuana opt out vote on October ballot

Petersburg Borough Assembly member Kurt Wohlhueter wants to let the people of Petersburg choose whether or not retail marijuana will be allowed in... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    May 12, 2016

Lutomski hired as Chamber of Commerce manager

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce board of directors knew exactly what to do when faced with... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 13, 1916 – That Petersburg is to be the permanent northern buying headquarters of the Glacier Fish Company, of Tacoma, is now assured. Joseph...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

PMC to begin community outreach as uncertain future looms

Petersburg Medical Center staff and board members face tough decisions and an even tougher fiscal climate as they continue discussion on how to...

 By Ron Loesch    News    May 12, 2016

Editorial: Tax rates vs. property values

The Borough Assembly and taxpayers spend too much time discussing the question of equitable millage rates for differing sections of the borough. Many...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

City of Kupreanof celebrating 40 years

City of Kupreanof residents are celebrating their city’s 40th anniversary this Saturday, May 14. Current Kupreanof Mayor Tom Reinarts said...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

Puppeteer group to perform during Mayfest

A Haines puppeteer performing arts group, Geppetto's Junkyard, will be performing in the Wright...


Police reports

May 4 SECON requested a vehicle parked in a construction zone be moved. A caller requested a welfare check on individuals. May 5 A verbal warning was...



May 5 Aaron Marohl appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a minor offense trial regarding ticket for failure to stop at a stop sign. The court...

 By Jess Field    Sports    May 12, 2016

Vikings battle back to take two from Falcons

The Petersburg High School baseball team notched its first wins of the season against Thunder Mountain High School last weekend. The Vikings hosted...

 By Jess Field    News    May 12, 2016

Track and field battles bad weather in Juneau

Thirteen track and field athletes competed at a Thunder Mountain High School meet in Juneau last weekend, and a couple accomplished new personal and...

 By Jess Field    News    May 12, 2016

Middle school robotics mixes LEGO with learning

When the Mitkof Middle School started a robotics class nearly 10 years ago only a couple students to...

 By Jess Field    News    May 12, 2016

Application for public use to mobile home park rezoning declined

The Petersburg Borough Planning and Zoning Commission held three public hearings at their meeting Tuesday morning, and declined to approve a rezoning...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 12, 2016

Fish Factor: Salmon fishermen can get rebates for baleen whale pingers

Alaska salmon fishermen can get rebates on pingers aimed at keeping baleen whales away from their gear. The six inch, battery operated tubes are tied...


Free F/V drill conductor refresher workshop

AMSEA will offer a 10-hour Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Refresher workshop on Monday, May 23, from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm at the Tides Inn. This is...


Free F/V stability workshop

AMSEA will offer its “Upright & Watertight: Vessel Stability Awareness” workshop Tuesday, May 24 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Tides Inn....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2016

School board approves new curriculum, hires new teacher

The Petersburg School Board met Tuesday, May 11 and approved the hire of Joyce Metsa for next school year’s high school math teacher. The board...


Legislative panel releases oil, gas tax credit rewrite

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska legislative committee on Tuesday unveiled a draft oil and gas tax credit bill aimed at breaking an impasse that...


Agency: Eagle hit Alaska plane before crash that killed 4

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A small airplane hit a bald eagle before it crashed and burst into flames just north of Anchorage last month, killing all f...


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