Articles from the May 19, 2022 edition

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 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2022

Decades of Viking shenanigans

Forty-five years ago, Kathi Hammer was helping Carol Hall at a concession booth downtown, during...

 
 By James Brooks    News    May 19, 2022

Legislature approves budget with $3,200 payout per Alaskan

Three minutes before 11 p.m. on the last day of its regular session, the Alaska Legislature... Full story

 

Yesterday's News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

May 19, 1922 Never before did as many visitors come to Alaska as are scheduled to make the trip this year. The steamship companies report heavy...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    May 19, 2022

Assembly approves budget in second reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 5-2 in favor of the FY23 budget in its second reading Monday...

 

To the Editor

PIA’s letter of support To the Editor: It is our understanding that the Petersburg Borough is working with the State of Alaska to obtain the dock,...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Guest Editorial

The amount of this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend was still uncertain as of our publishing deadline, but it is certain that the payments...

 

Police report

May 11 – A citizen reported a theft on Float C in the South Harbor. Officers responded to a report of suspicious behavior on Odin Street. An officer...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    May 19, 2022

New principal visits Petersburg last week

Ambler Moss, the Petersburg School District's new secondary school principal, and his wife Thandar...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    May 19, 2022

Bystanders jump into action to put out boat fire

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire in Middle Harbor on Monday after smoke...

 

Homer artist visiting Petersburg gives insights into the natural world

Homer artist Kim McNett taught children and adults in Petersburg how to create a "nature journal"...

 

USCG to conduct waterborne missions in Petersburg this summer

From June through August, personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Teams and Coast Guard Sector Juneau will be in Petersburg...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    May 19, 2022

Assembly makes child care task force appointments

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to appoint 11 people to the Early Childhood Education Task Force during Monday’s meeting. The...

 

Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s...

 

Foursquare Club

The Stedman Elementary foursquare club ended on May 3 with a large tournament, music, and excited...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 19, 2022

Columbia's return nowhere on the horizon

The largest of the state ferries, the 499-passenger Columbia, was still listed as inactive on the Transportation Department website as of Monday,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    Sports    May 19, 2022

Wolves sweep Vikings in Sitka

The Petersburg High School baseball team is looking to bounce back in their final home series this...

 
 By Chris Basinger    Sports    May 19, 2022

New triathlon club starts training

A new triathlon club sponsored by Parks and Recreation is welcoming interested community members of any skill level to train for upcoming races....

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 19, 2022

Senator wants Alaska to set up its own flood insurance program

Alaska property owners have paid more than four times as much in premiums than they received back in claims under the National Flood Insurance...

 

Obituary: Raymond Dugaqua, Lingít Elder, 1939-2022

Ray Dugaqua was born January 8, 1939, in Kake, Alaska. Ray always chuckled when he explained that... Full story

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    May 19, 2022

Teen broadcasts love of learning to ensure survival of Lingít language, culture

WRANGELL - It's not uncommon for high school students to learn a second language. It's a bit rarer...

 

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