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Articles from the May 26, 2016 edition

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Salmon derby starts Friday

The 35th Annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce King Salmon Derby gets underway this Friday, May 27 at 7 a.m. The derby continues through the Memorial... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    May 26, 2016

Senior Walk was a huge hit

This year's graduating class at Petersburg High School donned their caps and gowns early for a very... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 27, 1916 – The picnic and clam bake given by the Arctic Brotherhood was a success, despite rather uncertain weather on leaving Petersburg in...

 By Jess Field    Sports    May 26, 2016

Track and field teams take second at regionals

The boys and girls track and field teams both earned second place finishes behind Sitka at the... Full story


To the Editor

LNF thank you To the Editor: On behalf of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Little Norway Festival Committee, I would like to thank everyone...

 By Ron Loesch    News    May 26, 2016

Platesetter back in operation

Several readers have queried if our platemaking machine has been repaired. It has been and has allowed us to once again produce aluminum printing...


Editorial: Discussion is worthwhile

While some are frustrated with the ongoing discussion of opting out on allowing retail marijuana sales in Petersburg, it’s good to have the...


Police reports

May 18 A caller reported a vehicle missing from a parking lot. A caller reported a bicycle taken during the night on Dolphin St A caller reported an...



May 23 Neil Hacker appeared before Superior Court Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing. Hacker entered guilty pleas to Burglary II, Theft II and...

 By Jess Field    Sports    May 26, 2016

Vikings go 0-3 against tough Sitka squad

The Petersburg High School baseball team dropped three games in Sitka last weekend, and will head...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 26, 2016

Rollers score big at home bout

The Petersburg Ragnarok Rollers emerged victorious during this year's Mayfest Mayhem roller derby...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016

PHS students spend windy, blue day on LeConte Glacier

Petersburg High School LeConte Glacier student surveyors returned from the annual trip measuring...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016

Wohlhueter still pushing to prohibit retail marijuana

After the Petersburg Borough Assembly shot down member Kurt Wohlhueter’s proposal to put a retail marijuana opt out measure on October’s ballot,...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 26, 2016

Fish Factor: High prices kick off Copper River opener

Alaska’s salmon season officially got underway on May 16 with the arrival of thousands of sockeye and king salmon at the Copper River near Cordova,...


Obituary, Lesley Croxton, 89

Lesley Stella Older Croxton, 89, was born on May 17, 1926 to William and Frances Older in Adreian, M... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    May 26, 2016

Stepping toward a healthier community

The annual pedometer challenge took place over the Mayfest weekend, and Katie Yeckley, Tobacco...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016

Petersburg elderly caregivers to receive support information

A representative from Southeast Senior Services will come to town June 2 to talk to local home senior caregivers regarding potential grant and...


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