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Independence day celebration draws big crowds

A nearly week-long celebration for Independence Day brought a halt to Nordic Drive road construction and even a break in the clouds. The festivities kicked off on Tuesday evening with a retirement... Full story


Lutheran Church welcomes former pastors for 100-year celebration

Petersburg Lutheran Church marked 100 years with the reunion of several former pastors and several days of special events. The festivities began on Wednesday, July 3, with a “Meet and Greet... Full story


Yesterday's News

July 12, 1913 – What to the Easterner, who holds popular idea as to the climate of Alaska, would seem like sending coals to Newcastle, is the shipments of Seattle ice cream made to the North on nearly every steamer sailing to Southeastern Alaska....


Local art featured in First Friday Artwalk

Two First Friday retailers highlighted art with a local flare on Friday evening. The Fabric Basket featured fabric art, blankets, medicine bags and other items by local artist MaryAnn Rainey. The Tlin... Full story


Beat the Odds funds cancer care, travel, education in Petersburg

The Beat the Odds, A Race Against Cancer in 2013 has paid out grants totaling $17,400 dollars for cancer care travel costs, screening, educational material and medical equipment in the community. The money is raised at the annual Beat the Odds 5k...


Police reports

July 2 — A Sandy Beach resident reported a transformer blew near their residence. July 3 — A caller reported a vehicle being driven erratically on S. Nordic Drive. A moose was reported swimming in the South Boat Harbor near the crane dock. A...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    July 11, 2013

Planning and Zoning to recommend private sale of Hungry Point property

The Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session on Tuesday and voted to recommend the sale of three, undeveloped, borough-owned lots. The Hungry Point lots are adjacent to each other and butt-up against property currently owned by John...


Coast Guard forces vessels to return to Petersburg

The U.S. Coast Guard terminated the voyages of five commercial fishing vessels for safety violations in Southeast Alaska last week. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan boarding teams terminated the voyages of the vessels following at-sea commercial...


Alaska seeks to advance exploration plan

JUNEAU (AP) — The state of Alaska on Tuesday proposed an exploration plan aimed at determining the oil and gas potential in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. It comes just over a week after Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, in a letter to Gov....


School News

Montana State University Jake Clemens, Hugh Fleming, Margaret Hunter, and Hillary Hunter were named to the Montana State University 2013 spring semester Dean's Honor Roll. Jesse Agner was named to the President's Honor Roll with a 4.0. Jake Clemens...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 11, 2013

New feed for salmon hatcheries in development

Alaska spends more than $20 million on fish feed each year for its 35 salmon hatcheries — feed that comes primarily from anchovies caught in South America. Meanwhile Alaska seafood processing companies produce over 200,000 tons of fishmeal each...


Big Thorne timber decision issued by USFS

The Tongass National Forest issued its Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Big Thorne Project last week. The decision allows for the harvest of 148.9 million board feet from approximately 6,186 acres of old-growth and...


Celebrating the Fourth of July in Petersburg

Photos by Shelly Pope Suzanne Ashe and Orin Pierson...


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