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 By Dani Palmer    News    May 14, 2015

Little Norway Festival kicks off

The Vikings and Valkyries of Petersburg will soon be wandering the streets again, participating in the Little Norway Festival’s biggest schedule yet. This year’s celebration of Norwegian heritage, Syttende Mai (May 17, the day Norway’s... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    May 14, 2015

Ferry Taku sidelined for summer travel AMHS's summer schedule to see little change otherwise despite budget cuts

It’s been a concern since budget talks began: the Alaska Marine Highway System’s summer ferry service will remain as scheduled — with the exception of the MV Taku. That ferry won’t be returning until October as maintenance to other vessels ha... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    May 14, 2015

Comprehensive plan meeting addresses challenges

With Petersburg joining the rest of the state in bracing for future budget cuts, the consultants working on the borough’s comprehensive plan said they’ve already taken a “head on” approach when setting goals. Much of Wednesday evening’s... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

May 15, 1915 – Petersburg’s three-day celebration of the one hundred and first anniversary of Norway’s independence commences tonight with a grand ball in Sons of Norway Hall. Tomorrow there will be an excursion to Thomas Bay glacier. All...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    May 14, 2015

TAC approves timber transition recommendations for Tongass

After a nine month process, the Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) has approved its recommendations for a transition to young-growth timber in the Tongass National Forest. “It’s a pretty complex set of recommendations, but there were two important...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    May 14, 2015

Walker tops pedometer challenge with over 1 million steps

Taking more than a million steps in six weeks' time, Mary Meucci topped this year's pedometer challenge, earning herself a $350 gift certificate and iPad mini. Meucci logged 1,090,486 steps and got fi...

 

Police reports

May 6 A caller reported harassment. Littering on Frederick Point Rd. was reported to police. An officer shut off a vehicle that was reported to be running for three hours on Dolphin St. May 7 A slow moving vehicle was stopped by an officer who issued...

 
 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 14, 2015

Runners break four school records at Juneau Invitational

Sophomore Izabelle Ith and senior River Quitslund collectively broke four Petersburg High School (PHS) records at the Juneau Invitational May 8-9. Those record-breaking runs and jumps, in addition to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 14, 2015

Fish Factor Study looks at health issues common in commercial fishing industry

How much are fishermen affected by long term health problems like hearing loss, lack of sleep and high blood pressure?  A pilot study aims to find out and researchers are using the 500-plus members of the Copper River salmon driftnet fleet as test...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    May 14, 2015

Education, Medicaid big topics in stalling of budget decisions

Alaska’s legislature has yet to formally reconvene in special session as it was expected to do Tuesday. Instead, hearings are being held and it’s unclear when things will move forward, Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (D-Sitka) said Tuesday...

 

Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins Office Hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg this weekend. On Friday, May 15, he will be at Java Hus from 11 am – 12 pm and at Glacier Express Cafe from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Stop by to share your thoughts on state issues or to...

 
 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 14, 2015

Baseball Vikings win 2 of 3 against Thunder Mountain

Strong hitting and good defense contributed to two wins at home against Thunder Mountain on Friday and Saturday. The Falcons kept the Vikings on their toes, and each game was hard fought. Senior...

 
 By Dani Palmer    Sports    May 14, 2015

PHS mulling valedictorian requirements and more

Petersburg High School is examining the possibility of altering requirements for valedictorian status, among other potential changes for next year. Principal Rick Dormer presented a “very draft” version of grade and graduation proposals during...

 
 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 14, 2015

Quitslund will take running talents to PLU

Petersburg High School (PHS) senior River Quitslund will be adding his talents to a young team of runners at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) this fall. Quitslund has been running competitively all...

 

Lt. Governor outlines state stake in British Columbia issues

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska has clear interests in protecting with extreme vigilance the water quality in rivers that flow into the state that could be affected by mine projects across the border in Canada, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said Monday. Mallott,...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    May 14, 2015

PMC board moving forward with capital projects

The Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) will be making a few upgrades once it’s figured out where exactly to take the money from. PMC’s Board of Directors voted to move forward with a capital projects list containing six items; a long-term care tub...

 

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