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 By Jess Field    News    June 2, 2016

Exciting end to 2016 Salmon Derby

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce manager Mara Lutomski was treated to an action-packed ending of the 35th Annual Salmon Derby on Monday night. It was the first year overseeing the derby for Lutomski, wh... Full story

 By Jess Field    Sports    June 2, 2016

Track and field performs exceptionally well at state

Petersburg High track and field took 15 athletes to the state meet in Anchorage last week, and the girls team scored enough points to earn third place out of 29 1A/2A/3A teams. The number of competito... Full story


Yesterday's News

June 3, 1916 – The Border Line steamer Despatch was in port southbound yesterday afternoon, having made the trip north on the west coast. The officers of the steamer reported having had a very interesting and enjoyable trip from Seattle to Port...

 By Jess Field    News    June 2, 2016

Unacceptable graffiti found at gravel pit

People driving by the first gravel pit out of town on Frederick Drive are accustomed to seeing small, scattered signs of graffiti. However, the freshly painted markings found by the Petersburg Police... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

Community foundation awards 15K to local organizations

The Petersburg Community Foundation awarded $15,000 worth of grants this year to six Petersburg organizations. WAVE, KFSK, The Children’s Center, The Petersburg Arts Council, the Salvation Army and the Mitkof Dance Troupe were all beneficiaries of...


To the Editor:

Better safe than sorry To the Editor: It seems to me, that for all practical purposes, with the State vote on marijuana sale within the state, that the ballot wording and subsequent vote, definitely provided for individual cities and towns to decide...


Police reports

May 25 A caller reported septic line backed up on Kiseno St. A caller reported a missing child. The child was located shortly after the report. A caller reported a vehicle speeding through Lumber St. neighborhood. May 26 A caller requested an...


Guest Editorial: Treat ferry system like a business

The Alaska Marine Highway System should become — at least in part — a private enterprise. AMHS has been in business for 50 years; like most businesses, it’s had its problems and it’s even come up with solutions within the realm of...



June 1 Stephanie Payne appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a minor offense trial contesting a speeding ticket. The court found the state met its burden of proof and imposed the $240 fine with $140 suspended....

 By Jess Field    Sports    June 2, 2016

Vikings win one, lose two at regionals

The Petersburg High School baseball team wrapped up the season hosting Regionals last weekend. They dropped their final two games after winning the tournament opener. The team made some defensive mist...

 By Jess Field    News    June 2, 2016

Petersburg Girl Scouts reach and seek top award

Hana Newman recently received her Girl Scout Gold Award for her project promoting the Petersburg Medical Center's (PMC) new digital mammography machine. Reaching the level of Gold Award takes many...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

Juneau Student Symphony headed to town this weekend

The Juneau Student Symphony and the Juneau String Ensemble are traveling to Petersburg and will put on a free performance in the Wright Auditorium Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. Juneau Symphony...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

PMC board approves budget, plans discussion with architect

The Petersburg Medical Center board passed its annual capital and operating budget last Thursday, May 26. The $406,207 capital project list includes a new emergency room information system, a replacement chiller, a cardiac stress test/treadmill...


LNF $100 cash raffle and dessert winners

5/2 $100-Sharon Kivisto / Cardamom Cake — Angela Christensen 5/3 $100- Margaret Reddy / Mazarin Torte Janet Kvernvik 5/4 $100 -Shirley Matheny / Almond Cake Sig Mathisen 5/5 $100 -Joann Padgett / Oreo Cheesecake Serena Newman 5/6 $100- Kim Kivisto...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 2, 2016

Fish Factor: Legislative budget impasse harming salmon fisheries across the state

The budget impasse with Alaska legislators is wreaking havoc on salmon fisheries across the state, and the industry is bracing for the possibility of a complete shutdown in some regions. If lawmakers can’t agree on a budget by June 1, all state...


Deer fawns around Petersburg, do not disturb

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Wildlife Conservation in Petersburg reminds the public that deer fawns should not be handled, picked up, or otherwise disturbed. The first fawns of the season are being reported and sightings will...


ADFG announces new king salmon sport conditions

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Tuesday that modified king salmon sport fishing regulations that have been in effect for Wrangell and Petersburg’s District 8 are rescinded. As of this morning, the increased sport fishing...


Petersburg's Class of 2016 graduates

Scholarships earned by this year's graduates Elks National MVS Scholarship Stuart Medalen Elks Nat'l Foundation Legacy Award Adanna Kvernvik Elks Scholastic Award Kylie Wallace, Stuart Medalen, Chaunc...

 By Jess Field    News    June 2, 2016

Salmon label collection of a lifetime

Ever since Karen Hofstad was a kid, she possessed a strong desire to preserve history through collections. She often thought of herself as a detective gathering postcards or matchbook covers,...


2016 Salmon Derby Results

Place/Weight/Name 1 37.6 Mickey Knight 2 37.2 Dick Eide 3 35.9 Cody Wegener 4 35.6 Kimber Brown 5 33.5 Wes Malcom 6 32.6 Stephanie Thynes 7 32 Harry Rogers 8 31.6 Jennifer Thynes 9 31.5 Carlos Martinez 10 31.4 David Warner 11 30.3 Derek Lopez 12 30... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

Petersburg's Class of 2016 graduates

The Class of 2016 graduated Tuesday night in the Petersburg High School gymnasium. Thirty-three seniors were members of this year's class, which PHS principal Rick Dormer described as the "nicest"...


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