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 By Erik LeDuc    News    September 25, 2014

Bringing the pink shrimp back to Petersburg

Petersburg once was host to sound enterprise of commercial shrimp fisheries and processing plants, drawing in hundreds of thousands - even millions of pounds of shrimp, ranging from the tiny pink... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

Making sisters out of strangers:

Long-time Petersburg residents Joey Doyle and Beth Richards were small-town strangers before an unlikely event brought them together last year. "I kind of knew who she was, but we had never really... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

Senior sales tax changes dominate borough ballot

Petersburg voters will head to the polls Oct. 7 to weigh in on seven propositions, the majority of which would impose stricter limitations on the senior sales tax exemption currently in place. The current municipal code exempts individuals 65 years... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

September 19, 1914 – Anthon Eckern, president of the Bank of Petersburg, is in Juneau attending to the incorporation of his bank under the laws of the Territory of Alaska. The bank has been conducted as a private banking institution heretofore....

 

To the Editor

Study finds youth who have used e-cigarettes are likely to smoke conventional cigarettes To the Editor: More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in...

 

Police reports

Sept. 17 Caller reported suspicious individuals going through a donation bin. Officers made contact with an individual on the matter on Haugen Drive. Caller reported a vehicle blocking a driveway near Excel Street. Another vehicle was reported by a...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

Death of local man brings two communities together

Petersburg resident Dennis D. Moore, 32, was found dead by an apparent gunshot wound in his Second Street apartment last Saturday afternoon. Police showed up to Moore's apartment in response to a 911...

 

Viking volleyball readying to face Sitka for home conference; Girls finished with close loss against Thunder Mountain

While Petersburg's varsity volleyball team didn't bring home a win from their Friday and Saturday matches last weekend, neither did they break against the rock of Thunder Mountain's larger 4A team....

 

Vikings lead region in Swim and Dive

Petersburg's Vikings returned triumphant from their watery battles over the Sept. 19 and 20 weekend in Juneau for the Swim and Dive invitational match ups, but the youth can't lean on their laurels...

 

Viking girls lead Cross Country runners heading into Ketchikan regionals

Petersburg cross country runners will be pacing themselves this week as they prepare to run in Ketchikan this weekend for the regional competition, coming off a strong performance in the recent Sitka match. The Vikings girls finished within one...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

PIA's E-waste program recycles 15,000 pounds of local electronics

Petersburg Indian Association’s first-ever e-waste program sent 15,000 pounds – a full 40-foot shipping container – of electronics to Seattle to be recycled. The program ran June 30 to Aug. 30 and offered locals free disposal of unwanted...

 

New ferries to be built in Ketchikan shipyard

Alaska Governor Sean Parnell announced Saturday that Ketchikan-based Vigor Alaska will construct two new day ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). Construction of both vessels is scheduled to begin in October, and completion is...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 25, 2014

Forest Service still seeks Anan comments

WRANGELL — Though the comment period officially ended Sept. 15, the Wrangell Ranger District of the United States Forestry Service is still seeking public input for an upcoming dock project in Anan Bay. “To me it’s kind of an open process,...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

TAC members look at social impact of old-growth transition

The Tongass Advisory Committee (TAC) heard presentations from Forest Service and Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials and discussed the challenges and opportunities associated with an impending transition to young-growth forest management...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

Steller sea lion decline: Pinniped expert presents recent research

Marine mammal expert Kate Wynne presented at Rainforest Festival in Petersburg Sept. 6 on a topic that affects all coastal Alaskan communities: sea lions and harbor seals. Wynne works with the Alaska...

 

Bowhunter Certification Course

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will be conducting a Bowhunter Education Course if enough individuals are interested in taking the course. An NBEF/IBEP bowhunter certificate is required in Alaska to hunt in “Bowhunting Only” areas...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 25, 2014

Early moose season numbers higher than average

Twenty-six moose were reported taken in the first week of the season that opened on Sept. 15. The numbers from the first week are higher than average. ADFG biologist Rich Lowell said that on average 21 moose are taken in the first week and last year...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2014

This year Scott and Rachel Kandoll and their three children moved into their dream home-a custom built 3,000 square foot, four bedroom, abode with a waterfront view. They bought the Littleton's lot...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2014

Just behind Rae C. Stedman Elementary School a large garden teeming with life offers students and community members a new classroom for learning. The School + Community Garden is comprised of a...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2014

The School + Community Garden that thrives behind the Rae C. Stedman Elementary School does so this year thanks in part to the first-ever Sprouts program. Five high-energy youngsters participated in...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2014

The weeks between harvest and the first hard freeze are crucial for preparing your garden for the next growing season. The following checklist helps ensure a successful garden. • Remove remaining crops from garden beds. Enrich your compost with...

 

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