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 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014

Begich receives ANB/ANS Grand Camp endorsement

After hearing from incumbent U.S. Senator Mark Begich and his opponent, Republican candidate Dan Sullivan, at the ANB/ANS Grand Camp last Friday, the Native organization endorsed Begich. Both... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014

Weaver detained in Anchorage, awaits arraignment

Petersburg resident Mark Weaver, 59, awaits an arraignment and status of counsel hearing in Anchorage after the U.S. Marshal's service transferred him from Tacoma, Wash. where he was arrested in late August. Weaver was indicted by a Grand Jury on... Full story

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 16, 2014

Strong start for PHS wrestling, next test at home

Petersburg wrestlers got a taste of what the coming season will have in store for them, coming off a Round Robin tournament hosted in Metlakatla last weekend. "Everybody wrestled everybody in their we...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 16, 2014

PHS honors music to depart, All-State selected

Petersburg continues to field talented musicians, with an even dozen set to depart for the Southeast Alaska Honors Music Festival in Juneau and half that beginning their preparations for the longer...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 16, 2014

Mallott endorsement reaffirmed by ANB/ANS

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood reaffirmed its support for Democrat Byron Mallott, Lieutenant Governor candidate on the 'Unity Ticket' with Independent gubernatorial...

 

Locals get moving for a cancer cure

Runners and walkers turned out en masse for the 15th Annual Beat the Odds Race for a Cure on a drizzly Saturday morning. Marlene Cushing, co-chair of the Beat the Odds committee, said she estimates... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

September 26, 1914 – Mary A. C. Gibson, candidate for election to the territorial legislature left last Tuesday evening for Skagway where she will meet with her supporters for consultation and outline her program for the campaign. Mrs. Gibson will...

 
 By Erik Leduc    News    October 16, 2014

City Creek trail to get boardwalk, additional improvements

City Creek trail will be getting a significant facelift over the building season of 2015, and perhaps on into the next few years, in an effort to make the increasingly popular coastal rainforest... Full story

 

Seaweed for closeup

From left, Josie Prus, Clara Henriksen, Marie Giesbrecht and Abel Aulbach gather and bag masses of seaweed alongside other Petersburg High School students as part of a fundraising drive to send youth...

 

Clausen Memorial Museum recruits new director

Brittany Zenge landed in Petersburg on October's first Sunday, carting her worldly possessions off the ferry through the dark of night. A few days later, she was starting her new job, settling in as...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014

Official municipal election results unchanged

While political hopefuls for the statewide election in November were addressing residents and ANB/ANS delegates last Friday, Borough Assembly members met in a special session to canvass and certify the municipal election held Oct. 7. Of ten absentee...

 

Thank You

To the Editor: I was fortunate to be able to attend the 102nd Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp convened in Petersburg. I would like to thank the Petersburg Alaska Native Sisterhood President Brenda Louise for...

 

Delegate Comments

To the Editor: Thank you so much to all for the hospitality from the community who the delegates came upon or were able to be part of at the ANB and ANS Grand Camp Convention. As the driver for them I was able to hear the words of what a wonderful...

 

Police reports

October 8 An officer responded to a report of a vehicle blocking a roadway. The roadway was cleared. A caller reported a possible stolen vehicle. A vehicle accident was reported to police. October 9 A caller reported a ladder up against a restricted...

 

Courts

September 22 Richard Cavanaugh appeared before Superior Court Judge William Carey in a Change of Plea hearing. The defendant plead guilty to a charge of Assault in the 4th Degree and was sentenced to 10 days in jail with seven days suspended, a $150...

 

Bountiful moose harvest reported as season wraps up

It appears to have been a successful month for moose hunters as the season came to an end yesterday. As of Tuesday morning, Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) biologist Rich Lowell reported it...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 16, 2014

Vikings chase competitive edge for volleyball conquest

When it comes to volleyball, the Vikings are learning that they can hold their own against the toughest teams in the region, coming closer to the tipping point from hard-fought games to well-earned...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 16, 2014

Parnell talks political priorities in Petersburg

A host of politicians and political hopefuls were in town last week to speak at the ANB/ANS Grand Camp and many arranged meet-and-greets with community members as well. Among them was Republican...

 

Fish Factor

A ballot measure to protect salmon in Southwest hasn’t grabbed as many headlines as pot and campaign politics. Ballot Measure 4, sponsored by the group Bristol Bay Forever, asks voters to give the Alaska legislature final say on any large oil, gas...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 16, 2014

School, theater sign on Haugen Drive to move in 2015

Borough residents will have to look elsewhere for school happenings and movie times than the usual spot along Haugen Drive, as, come the construction season of 2015, a large electronic sign...

 

Obituary, Patrick Oliver "Ollie" Roundtree

Patrick Oliver Roundtree left us unexpectedly Wednesday morning, October 8, 2014. Oliver was born on the 19th of September 1988, to Tanya and Patrick Roundtree. He was the one to give his mom the most labor pains. He quickly became their loving,... Full story

 

Stork report

Evynne Michelle Thomas was born to Brandon and Heather Thomas, on September 28, 2014 at 10:00 p.m at Bartlett Regional Hospital, in Juneau. She weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 19.5 inches...

 

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