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 By Jess Field    Sports    November 26, 2015

Volleyballers crowned Regional champs

The Petersburg High School volleyball team is headed to State after winning the Regional Tournament in Skagway last weekend. The Vikings continued to dominate their 2A opponents, going 3-0 over for the tournament and never losing a set. Now, they... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 26, 2015

NASA scientist cites evidence for meteor plummeting over Petersburg

(Updated November 28, 2015 @ 2:35 p.m.) Amongst the rumors and speculation pulsing through Petersburg’s streets and social media news feeds last weekend, a Johnson Space Center NASA scientist... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 26, 2015

Comp plan nears completion, boundary dispute decision nears

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht provided a rundown on the latest details concerning the borough’s boundary dispute along with the comprehensive and waterfront master plans at its November 23 meeting. The plans—documents that guide... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

November 27, 1915 – The official statement of the Bank of Petersburg tells a remarkable story of rapid business growth and general prosperous conditions in Petersburg, when compared with the two previous statements. In the statement of May 3,...

 

Letter to the Editor

The future Mitkof Project To the Editor: Recently Forest Supervisor Stewart withdrew the Mitkof Project citing local industry concerns and the opportunity to better serve an ongoing, market based transition to second growth. The question for Mr....

 

Thanksgiving Proclamation

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint...

 
 By Jess Field    News    November 26, 2015

Statewide budget cuts result in road maintenance decline

After last year’s Legislative session, all state agencies are working on reduced budgets due to low oil prices, including Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT). The agency’s expenses are paid for by the state general funds and that funding...

 

Police reports

November 18 A caller reported a missing shovel. A caller reported an individual riding a four wheeler at the ball field with a child. A caller reported a phone scam. Police received a report of slippery conditions on Haugen Drive. A caller reported...

 

Student sport shooters bring home trophy

The Devil's Thumb Shooters brought home a first place trophy from the first annual Juneau Trap Tournament where 31 competitors across Southeast shot clay targets. Petersburg High School Freshmen...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 26, 2015

Assembly adjusts FY 16 budget, supports local knowledge study

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a letter supporting grant funding towards the Alaska Department of Fish and Game local knowledge study of salmon fisheries in southeast Alaska. “The proposed project is important to our community as a means...

 

Tagging and tracking humpback whale migration

Earlier this month a team of Oregon State University researchers visited Southeast to tag humpback whales and track their winter migration. The four person team is part of a Marine Mammal Institute...

 
 By Jess Field    News    November 26, 2015

Petersburg Mental Health adds dedicated clinician to its staff

When Kate Smith moved to town she immediately found the community welcoming, and the fact she found a cute cream-colored house to live in just made it that much sweeter. Smith came to Petersburg just...

 

Fish Factor: State Boards asking for input on on budgets and bycatch

Alaskans are being asked to weigh in on two tough issues: budgets and halibut bycatch. First off, the state Boards of Fish and Game are asking for ideas on cutting costs within their annual meeting cycles, as well as for the state agencies involved...

 

Obituary, Laura L. Nelson, 70

Laura L. Nelson, 70, went home to heaven on November 17, 2015, in Cape Coral, Fla. after battling pancreatic cancer. She was born on March 14, 1945 in Gore, Ohio to Dolly and Hazel (Breeze) Hartman.... Full story

 

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