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 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

DOT declines dock offer from assembly

The Petersburg Borough Assembly’s counter offer to the Alaska Department of Transportation’s initial offer for taking over ownership of...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

Mitkof Dance Troupe to fill Christmas niche for locals

The Mitkof Dance Troupe will be performing the local favorite Nutcracker ballet this weekend at the Wright Auditorium. It’s put on every other...

 

Yesterday's News

December 9, 1916 – Captain C. F. Smith is now occupying his spare time at rowboat construction. He last week completed an eleven foot boat for...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

Assembly approves rezoning Sandy Beach lot

The borough assembly held a short meeting, lasting less than an hour, but covered multiple topics on Monday. The assembly passed an ordinance in its t...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

Fire destroys Nordic Drive structure

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) responded to a structure fire on North Nordic Drive...

 

Anonymous letter alleges waste discharge out the road

Earlier this week, the borough received a letter alleging improper disposal of waste on a property outside of Service Area 1, according to borough...

 

Police reports

November 30 There was a hit and run reported at an unknown location. There was an issue with parking at Towne Trailer Park. An intoxicated individual...

 

Courts

November 30 Kristy McConville and John Otness appeared before Superior Court Judge Carey for scheduling in a civil property dispute. A trial date is...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

Local earns recognition for empowering women

YWCA Alaska presented Petersburg resident Kris Norosz with a statewide award last month for her...

 

Researchers examining climate change effects on AK hunters

BETHEL – A University of Alaska Fairbanks study says climate change is having significant impacts on subsistence hunting and travel in communities...

 

Alaska minimum wage to rise to $9.80 starting Jan. 1

JUNEAU – Alaska’s minimum wage will rise by a nickel, to $9.80 an hour, beginning Jan. 1. Voters in 2014 approved increasing the minimum wage...

 

Alaska town's new Inupiat name challenged in court

ANCHORAGE – On paper, the new Inupiat Eskimo name of the nation’s northernmost town is now official. But not so fast. The reality is not so...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    December 8, 2016

High School Viking grapplers prepare for regions

The PHS wrestling team took the short trip to Wrangell last weekend to participate in the Tom Sims...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    December 8, 2016

PHS Lady Vikings take second at regionals

The Lady Vikings earned a return trip to the state tournament with a second place finish at the region five 2A tournament last weekend in Craig. The t...

 

Fish Factor: By all accounts Bering Sea fish stocks are in great shape

Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska. Fishery managers will set 2017 catches this week for p...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

PMC board goes over financials

The PMC board of directors held a brief meeting last Thursday night, before going into an executive session. Doran Hammett, CFO of PMC, said some...

 

Obituary, Ruth Dawson, 81

Ruth Dawson, 81, passed away in Juneau, Alaska on November 28, 2016. On April 25, 1935 Royal Ezra... Full story

 

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