Articles from the June 1, 2023 edition

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Judge rejects request to keep troll fishery open for kings;

The summer commercial troll season for coho and chum salmon will open by regulation on July 1, but no Chinook retention will be allowed, the...

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    June 1, 2023

Cumps claims 2 state titles for the Vikings

In his last leaps of the season, Rik Cumps soared high above the Palmer High School track and...


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

June 1, 1923 – The Petersburg telephone system was cut in on Friday morning and is now working with twenty subscribers already connected up and m...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 1, 2023

Proposed ordinance would limit live-aboards and ban residential rentals in municipal harbors

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will hold the third and final readings of two ordinances that could...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 1, 2023

PMC to offer free youth mental health first aid certifications

The Petersburg Medical Center is planning to hold free youth mental health first aid classes,...


Permanent Fund account under pressure from investment losses and inflation

For 41 years, Alaskans’ bank accounts have been refilled with dividends – usually more than $1,000 – from the $76.6 billion Alaska Permanent Fund.... Full story



Last week’s article “Petersburg Community Foundation awards $28,000 to local organizations” incorrectly stated that PMC’s grant funding would go to s...


Police report

May 24 – An officer provided a courtesy transport to an individual on Mitkof Highway needing assistance getting to the hospital. Petersburg Police Dep... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 1, 2023

RAC funding at risk if South Tongass membership numbers are not met

The U.S. Forest Service is still seeking volunteers to fill out seats on the South Tongass Secure...

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    June 1, 2023

Vikings secure spot in state baseball tournament

Petersburg baseball's hope of a return to the DII State Championship game lives on. The Alaska...


Obituary: Troy E. Anderson, 77

Troy E. Anderson, 77, of Petersburg Alaska, passed away on May 23, 2023. Troy retired in 2003 after... Full story

 By Liam Demko    News    June 1, 2023

Gym & pool closes for summer maintenance

Petersburg Parks & Recreation closed the doors to the community center Monday to begin their annual...


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