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 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Two deceased after in-town car crash

Two females are deceased after an early morning one-vehicle crash, and a community vigil will be held tonight before the fireworks. Two others in the crash were taken to the local hospital, but their names have not been released. Fourth of July... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Petitioners file to put marijuana to a vote

Petersburg Borough voters may get their chance to have a say on whether or not commercial cultivation and retail sale of recreational marijuana is allowed later this year. Last Wednesday, an initiative petition was filed with the borough, saying the... Full story


Click to download the 4th of July Activities in Petersburg

Subscribers, click link below to access a downloadable PDF file of the 4th of July Schedule.............................................................................................................................................. Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Ketchikan swimmer takes on the Wrangell Narrows

Navigating the Wrangell Narrows can be tricky, if not treacherous, depending on the vessel size and time of year. On June 14, Britta Adams of Ketchikan became the first known individual to swim the... Full story


Yesterday's News

July 1, 1916 – Captain A. W. Thomas, general manager of the Alaska Herring and Sardine Company, at Port Walter, was a business visitor in town. He states that they are confident of having a prosperous season. They have not started the work as yet...

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Lutheran Church says goodbye to pastor

The Petersburg Lutheran Church pastor Mike Schwarte and his family are leaving town this week to pursue a new life in Alabama. He was assigned to Petersburg's Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church...

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Yacht rendezvous coming to Petersburg

Petersburg is hosting the largest gathering of Nordhavn yachts ever seen in an Alaska harbor. The Nordhavn Northwest Rendezvous will take place July 8-10, and the event is attracting yacht owners...


To the Editor

Trail Work To the Editor: Hats off to Byron Lyons and Percilla Colins for their hard work on the City Creek trail. Great, great job. Tonia Grant...


Police reports

June 22 A caller reported a husband who is ill and left the house walking. Gordon Lyons, 45, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass I. Lyons was arrested after a caller complained of being threatened. June 23 A caller reported a violent person...

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Heroin bust leads to child pornography charges

On January 18, Southeast Cities Against Drugs Task Force (SEACAD) arrested 28-year-old Marvin Jackson on charges of possession of heroin with the intent to distribute. Jackson was detained at the Petersburg’s James A. Johnson per a search warrant....



June 23 Petersburg Indian Association and Ramona Short appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a small claims trial. Petersburg Indian Association was seeking recovery of a $6,318 debt from Short. Petersburg Indian Association received a...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 30, 2016

Fish Factor: Tidal Vision turning crab shells into every day products

Turning crab shells into every day products is becoming a reality for the Tidal Vision team of eco-entrepreneurs from Juneau. The products are derived from chitin in the crab shells, the second most abundant biopolymer on the planet after cellulose....

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Fourth of July schedule additions

Generally Fourth of July events happen on July 3 and 4, but this year, with the Fourth falling on a Monday the committee was looking for options to extend the weekend fun. This year, there will be...

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Planning commission grants permit for gun retailer

The Planning and Zoning Commission held nine public hearings at its meeting last week, with one concerning a conditional use permit to operate a home occupation involving firearms. At the meeting last week, Marcus Hom, who resides at 1309 Gjoa...

 By Jess Field    News    June 30, 2016

Hospital board discusses pet policy

The Petersburg Medical Center board heard of steps being taken to set guidelines for allowing service animals and therapeutic animals in the facility. The policy is awaiting policy committee approval, and PMC chief nursing officer Jennifer Bryner...


Obituary, Steven Delbert Erickson, 67

Steven Delbert Erickson, 67, died on June 22, 2016 after a long battle with health. He was born on June 2, 1949 in Auburn, Washington to Pete and Irene Erickson and attended Auburn schools. He was... Full story


Obituary, Richard Bert Hansen, 85

Richard Bert Hansen, 85, passed away June 20, 2016 in Palm Springs, California. He was born in Cordova, Alaska on December 8, 1930 to Grace and William Hansen. Richard grew up in Cordova and Juneau, Alaska loving sports, particularly basketball. His... Full story


Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins to hold office hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg Fri, July 1 from 2-3 pm at Glacier Express and 4-5 pm at Java Hus. No appointment necessary. Email or call the representative’s office at...


School News

Gonzaga University Carolyn Kvernvik graduated from Gonzaga University on May 8. University of Montana Sierra Streuli was placed on the Dean's 2016 List at the University of Montana, and was designated a Scholar of the College of Humanities and...


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