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 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Town without power for second Sunday

Petersburg was without power Sunday after a tree touching a power line at the 4.7 mile mark of Mitkof Highway acted as a conductor, causing Southeast Alaska Power Agency's protective relays on their...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Local man hits bald eagle mid-air with golf ball

Mark Roberts was on the second hole of the Sea Mountain Golf Course in Sitka last month, and the only one on the green, when the golf ball he just swung at hit a bald eagle while it was flying about...


Official election results

Total ballots cast - 1,134 Mayor - one 3-year term Mark Jensen - 591 Jeff Meucci - 530 Assembly - two 3-year terms Aaron R. Hankins - 354 Marc Martinsen - 476 Jeigh Stanton Gregor - 649 Chelsea...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Election results outcome remains unchanged

The borough assembly tallied the final votes of the municipal election and certified their results at their regular meeting on Monday. Seven questioned and pending absentee ballots were added to the...


Yesterday's News

October 10, 1919 The Petersburg Branch of the American Red Cross this week transmitted $887.87 to the Juneau Chapter. This money was what remained in the local treasury from collections, entertainment, and various other sources. As the Red Cross has...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

PMC foundation raises $11,800 for staff education

The numbers from the Petersburg Medical Center Foundation two-month long fundraiser are in and, beginning with the Paddle Battle in July through an Alaska Airlines raffle in September, the foundation...


Viking seniors take top three spots at swim meet

Peter Kowalski placed second in four events at the Ketchikan Invitational Swim Meet over the weekend, and Maria Pfundt came in first place in the women’s 100 yard butterfly. Kowalski took second place in the Men’s 200 yard freestyle, 500 yard...


Volleyball win first tournament of the season

The Vikings varsity volleyball team came out victorious at a tournament in Sitka over the weekend, after losing their first two matches of the season the previous week. At the start of the...


Police report

October 2 — Authorities responded to a bear in garbage cans at a location on Jenny Ln. An individual reported a bear in the garbage the previous night at a location on Sandy Beach Rd. A sex offender registered with the Petersburg Police...


Boys cross country place second, girls place third at State

The Petersburg High School boys cross country team secured the number two spot at the state championships in Anchorage on Saturday, with the girls team taking third place. Sophomore Uriah Lucas came...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Assembly accepts grant for new 911 system

The borough assembly accepted a grant totaling $295,000 from the fiscal year 2019 State Homeland Security Program to assist with the purchase and installation of a new E911 system and a joint...


Bones of beached whale collected

WRANGELL - Monday, Oct. 7, members of the Forest Service and high school oceanography students, boated over to the east side of Wrangell, near Channel Island, to retrieve the remains of a gray whale t...


EPA sued after it withdraws proposed restrictions on mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency improperly withdrew proposed restrictions on mining activity in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by critics of the proposed Pebble Mine. The lawsuit... Full story


New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Tlingit clan hat was welcomed back to southeast Alaska with ceremony and dance after spending more than a century away. A ceremony Sept. 25 included both an original sculpin hat that was taken in 1884 from Sitka and became... Full story


Home sweet volcano: Fur seals thrive at unlikely spot

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s northern fur seal population for three decades has been classified as depleted, but the marine mammals are showing up in growing numbers at an unlikely location: a tiny island that forms the tip of an active... Full story


Alaska Fish Factor

Halibut catches fluctuate based on the ups and downs of the stock from California to the farthest reaches of the Bering Sea. If the numbers decline, so do the catches of commercial and sport fishermen. But similar reductions don’t apply to the...


Artifact Archive

Letters and papers belonging to Frank Booth, US Marshall and Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand President who was the father of Amy Booth Hallingstad. The documents date back to 1933, recounting some of...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Body of missing man found

The body of a hunter who went missing this morning after his skiff capsized in Duncan Canal has been found, according Amanda Norcross, a spokesperson with the United States Coast Guard. The man was... Full story


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