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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... 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 except... 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... 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...

 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...

 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 challe...


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 run...

 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...

 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...

 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...


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...

 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...

 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....

 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...


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...

 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...


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