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Kerr proposed as next Chief of Police

The Petersburg Borough has announced that Sgt. James Kerr will be proposed as Petersburg's next police chief. "He did a wonderful job in the interview process and had a tremendous amount of support...

 

Bar Association opens disciplinary investigation of Triem

The Alaska Bar Association has opened a formal disciplinary investigation of Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem based upon grievances filed against him by Dr. Paul Fay and Robert Mills. The grievances...

 

Yesterday's News

June 14, 1918 Traveling salesmen visitors in town during the week included Oak Olson, Ben Delzelle, L.T. Jacobsen, and Sidney Jacobs, from Juneau; W.N. Wheeler, representing the “Nut House,” Seattle, and Emmet Harris, of Seattle, selling...

 

OVERVIEW: A great fishing fleet is facing another tough year

The Petersburg Rotary Club at its meeting last week was told that Petersburg needs success in salmon, black cod and halibut and added that market forces and resource returns have kept Petersburg facing numerous challenges over the past few years....

 

Letters to the Editor

Look for people who will listen To the Editor: I certainly agree with Merrily Jones and her letter a couple of weeks ago but I don’t think she was forceful enough. I am writing this letter reluctantly, since I or my family, along with many other...

 

Batter up

Battling the elements Saturday, June 2, Petersburg's only Senior League Baseball Team played a double header against the Prince of Wales team. Inez Larson steps up to plate June 2 to face the Senior...

 

Haugen crash

On Monday, June 11 a pick-up truck driven by Kalyn Luhr rear-ended a sedan driven by Deborah Robinson near the post office on Haugen Drive. According to police the sedan took evasive action to avoid...

 

Police report

June 5 — Police served a subpoena. Officers took possession of possible drugs found by a citizen. June 6 — Officers responded to a disturbance on S. Nordic Dr. Police assisted with a lock out on Cornelius Rd. Officers conducted an investigation...

 

Ohmer enters plea on harassing deer charge

In a change of plea hearing before Superior Court Judge Carey, Jasmine Ohmer entered a guilty plea to a single charge of harassing deer. The defendant was granted a suspended entry of judgment and was placed on probation for one year. She was...

 

Court report

May 30 — Henry F. Copsey entered a not guilty plea to a DUI charge. He was released O.R. with conditions by Magistrate Judge Burrell. June 5 — In the case of Domestic Violence before Magistrate Judge Burrell, the court dismissed the petition...

 

Alaska's legal pot industry decries taxes, seeks changes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — In a push to get Alaska voters to legalize marijuana, supporters suggested a tax on growers of $800 a pound — though they knew it would be unworkable in the long run. The tax aimed to show that the industry was willing to...

 

Mother and pup

A mother and her pup rest on the ice at LeConte Bay last week. Harbor seals will be pupping for the next several weeks in the bay....

 

Devil's Thumb Shooters do well at state shoot

Petersburg Devil's Thumb Shooters competed in the Alaska SCTP State shoot June 6-10 at the Birchwood Shooting Range in Eagle River with 120 school age kids from all over the state participating. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 14, 2018

Accident at Wrangell bridge results in two fatalities

WRANGELL - A bridgeside traffic accident was discovered Monday evening, one which resulted in two fatalities and left two more passengers critically injured. Rainie Doak was traveling with her three...

 

Girl Scouts touring the facilities

Interested in a tour? Contact us at 772-9393...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 14, 2018

Alaska Net Hack Challenge aims to find new uses for tons of old nets stockpiled across the state

Plastics in recycled fishing nets are being used to make an amazing array of products around the globe and Alaska plans to get in on the action. An Alaska Net Hack Challenge is being planned for September 8 and 9 that aims to identify potential...

 

Alaska camp allows students to focus on problem solving

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Some Alaska students recently wrapped up a weeklong summer program that gives them the opportunity to take on hands-on challenges that encourage problem-solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship and innovation. Students from...

 

Open office hours

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be holding public office hours on Fri. June 15 from 4-5 p.m. at Glacier Express and Sat. June 16 from 9-10 a.m. at the Salty Pantry. No appointment necessary. If you have questions email...

 

Stork report

Melody Rosemary Hegar was born to Brie and James Hegar on June 5, 2018 in Soldotna, Alaska. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz. and was 18 in. long....

 

Bergen Marie Rosvold and Jacob Maclennan Dougher married

The parents of the bride, Karen Rosvold and Eric & Adele Rosvold announce the marriage of their daughter Bergen Marie Rosvold to Jacob Maclennan Dougher. The groom is the son of Yogi and Kimberly...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    June 14, 2018

PHS students travel to Costa Rica

Traveling is not new to most Petersburg High School students. They hop on a ferry for extended weekend sports, academic, and music competitions. They fly on planes when heading even further north or...

 

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