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 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

Assembly backs dredging feasibility study

Harbormaster Glo Wollen addressed the borough assembly at its meeting Monday about an issue South Harbor is facing and what options are available to... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

Beer cans take bullet in accidental shooting

An accidental discharge of a firearm happened Monday at the Tree’s RV Park general store, but only a couple beer cans were harmed, according to owne... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

2016 Paddle Battle in the books

The weather might have forced a couple participants to drop out of the postponed 3rd Annual Paddle... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 5, 1916 – Work on Petersburg Scow Bay road is to be started as soon as a crew of men can be assembled. W.F. Pendergast, who is to have...

 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

Assembly gets construction update

Public Works director Karl Hagerman updated the assembly about the ongoing municipal building renovation project at its meeting Monday. Phase 1 of the...


To the Editor

Choose to do less harm To the Editor: The following facts about marijuana are taken from a lecture I attended by Darryl Inada CAT-V, CADC 111 and PH.D...

 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

Fisherman found deceased aboard Pe tersburg vessel

A 28-year-old Seattle man working aboard the F/V Odin was found deceased in his bunk by a fellow...


Police reports

July 27 A call regarding harassment was received. An abandoned vehicle was reported in the high school parking lot. There was a domestic violence...



August 2 Christopher James Dunlap appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for an arraignment on a charge of an abandoned vehicle. Dunlap entered a...

 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

Planning Commission's lack of quorum not new

The Planning and Zoning Commission didn’t meet last month due to lack of quorum, and they might not meet this month after recently realizing the...


Alaska ending election night gathering amid budget crunch

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – It’s an election night tradition in Alaska: jubilant candidates followed by chanting, sign-waving supporters parade into a...


Sitka gets $1.3 million in state funds to extend sea walk

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The city of Sitka has announced that construction will start on the second phase of an oceanside sidewalk project thanks to...

 By Jess Field    News    August 4, 2016

Stikine sockeye season looking good

King salmon might not have been as abundant as gillnetters hoped for earlier this season, but the sockeye fishery on the Stikine starting in mid-June...


Payment delays stall bulk water sales in Sitka

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – Efforts to advance bulk water sales in Sitka have stalled amid missed payments. Members of the Gary Paxton Industrial Park...


Alaska whale-watchers rescue swimming deer in distress

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska whale-watching cruise turned into a rescue mission for an unusual aquatic species a distressed, swimming deer. The...


Former head of Alaska marijuana board booted by governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The former chairman of the board tasked with regulating Alaska’s nascent marijuana industry has been removed by Gov. Bill...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 4, 2016

Fish Factor: Mariculture could model Alaska's successful salmon enhancement program

Who knows more about local salmon and their habitats than Alaska fishermen? That’s the impetus behind a new information-gathering project spawned...


Manager's Report

The city manager presented the following report to the Assembly at Monday’s meeting. The 30 percent design documents for the Emergency Stand-by...


Ramirez and Wickersham to wed

Petersburg residents Lidia Ramirez and Bryce Wickersham will be wed August 13, 2016 at the 4 Bar-K...


Obituary, Lorraine R. Fisher, age 79

Lorraine R. Fisher, age 79, passed away July 24, 2016 in Yankton, S.D. She was born in Blue Grass, N.D. on February 10, 1937 to Martin and Eugenia (Sk... Full story


Stork report

Isaac Peter Litsheim was born to Seth and Lindsey Litsheim on July 31, 2016 at 10:02 am in Spokane, Washington. He weighed 6 lbs 11oz and was 20...


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