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 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

Cannery Park documents canning history

Cannery Park has been taking shape in the past few weeks, but Icicle Seafoods Plant Manager Patrick Wilson said more improvements are still on the way for the one-time storage lot. Wilson has been...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

Lee's Clothing celebrates 50 years in business

Lee's Clothing has been offering products that have been handpicked with Petersburg residents in mind since 1969, and today, Sept. 5, they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary. When Lee's...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

Two Norwegians visit Little Norway

Hailing from a small island in northern Norway, two brothers were in Petersburg last week to see where their aunt immigrated to in the 1920s and to visit her granddaughter, Irene Littleton. Karl...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

Another round of students begins PMC nursing program

A new group of students began the two-year nursing program offered at Petersburg Medical Center through the University of Alaska, Anchorage last month. "We're really excited," said Jennifer Bryner,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

No immediate fix for MVM's financial state

An assessment of Mountain View Manor by the Fox Group in July found that the facility is effectively run and that there are no recommendations at this time to improve the facility's financial...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

PIA sets top priorities for trails, sidewalks

There are about 33 projects on Petersburg Indian Association's Tribal Transportation Program (TTP) four-year priority list, but high up on the list are several pedestrian trails and sidewalks. At a TT...

 

Haines chief won't come to Wrangell

Haines Police Chief Heath Scott will remain in his post in Haines after the city manager offered him a $10,000 raise to stay in his post. He will be paid $110,000 by next year under terms of a contract running through June 2021. He will receive an...

 

Fisheries lobbyist suspected of violating fishing boundaries

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife troopers have confiscated catch from a fishing industry lobbyist suspected of fishing in closed waters, officials said. Bob Thorstenson Jr., 55, was commercial fishing Sunday when wildlife troopers cited him...

 

There's a new Alaska state record for giant pumpkins

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — Dale Marshall of Anchorage broke his previous state record by nearly 600 pounds when the pumpkin he entered this year tipped the scale at 2,051 pounds during the Alaska State Fair weigh-off Tuesday. “It was mind blowing,...

 

AMHS ending service to Prince Rupert, B.C.

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is ending service to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, effective Oct. 1, 2019. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is requiring AMHS to secure a Canadian...

 

Coast Guardsman charged with murder of seaman in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Coast Guardsman is charged with murder in the January death of a 19-year-old seaman who was found unresponsive along the shore of an Alaska island, Coast Guard officials said Thursday. Ethan Tucker was charged Wednesday w...

 

Police report

August 28 — An officer and harbor staff member removed an individual from the water in North Boat Harbor. A disturbance was reported in North Boat Harbor. Jeffrey Pfundt, 74, was issued a citation for a stop sign violation. August 29 — Boating...

 

Court report

Aug. 8 — Michael Etcher was granted a 6-month stalking order against Zoey Sparks. Brina D. Compton was arraigned on charges of violating conditions of release. The defendant entered a not guilty plea. An unsecured performance bond in another case w...

 

Rain Forest Run Results

Half Marathon Top Three: Uriah Lucas- 1:30:01 Phil Hofstetter- 1:39:59 Keith Billi 1:43:22 10K Top Three: Jason Brinlefield- 51:57 Doug Riemer- 53:10 Helen Boggs- 53:12...

 

PHS cross country season begins with new personal records

Two Petersburg High School students placed personal records at the first cross country meet of the season on Saturday. Sophomore Uriah Lucas came in 13th place at the Juneau meet and set a new...

 

PIA Paratransit

Petersburg Indian Association's shuttle for its paratransit service for seniors and those with disabilities has been completed. The vehicle wrap was designed by Janine Gibbons and features an eagle,...

 

Yesterday's News

Sept 5, 1919 The Bank of Petersburg has received the following notice. The increasing practice of importing large quantities of Canadian silver by speculators, which they put into circulation in this city and for which they receive U. S. money,...

 

Shuffling at Alaska fisheries offices around state due to veto impacts 

Now the shuffling begins at Alaska fisheries offices around the state as the impacts from back and forth veto volleys become more clear. For the commercial fisheries division of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game, an $85 million budget, about half of...

 

Woman's health clinic

Women, 29 years old and under, with limited or no access to health care can get exams and reproductive health services on a sliding scale at the Petersburg Public Health Center’s Woman’s Health Clinic, Sept. 16 - Sept. 19. The clinic will offer...

 

Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins office hours

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will hold public office hours on Saturday, September 7 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Salty Pantry and from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Glacier Express. No appointment necessary —just stop...

 

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