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Articles from the February 25, 2016 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly, community to start deciding on local marijuana regs

As Petersburg Borough administrators draft a local marijuana ordinance, borough manager Steve Giesbrecht asked questions for the Borough Assembly,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

State and borough to barter over dock facilities?

The Petersburg Borough Assembly tabled a discussion regarding the takeover from the state of several dock facilities within the borough. In a January... Full story


Yesterday's News

February 26, 1916 – The bait famine has tied up halibut fishing to a large extent recently. The Lovera and Mira arrived from Sitka on Thursday and...

 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Buschmann Park gets new dream-themed sculpture

Buschmann Park in downtown Petersburg received a long awaited addition last Friday. The bronze... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly advances comp plan

The Petersburg Borough Assembly advanced the borough’s comprehensive plan Monday evening. The plan outlines and recommends strategies for borough... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2016

Assembly submits public comment on Tongass Management Plan changes

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a Petersburg Planning Commission letter regarding a proposed amendment to the Tongass Land and Resource Manag...


Editorial: AMHS an economic driver

The Alaska Marine Highway System brings more to S.E. Alaska than transportation. It’s also an economic driver for all of Southeast. Most of the bene...


Crabbing season in SE Alaska kicks off

PETERSBURG (AP) — Fishing season for Tanner crab and golden king crab has opened in southeast Alaska. Fishing for the two crab species opened at...


Police reports

February 17 A caller reported he was being abused. A caller reported a second hand report of a house fire on North 2nd Street. A caller spoke with an...

 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Municipal building adds parking

The parking lot of the municipal building increased by a couple spaces this week after a Public...



February 22 Lars Christensen appeared before Superior Court Judge William Carey for a sentencing hearing. Christensen entered a guilty plea to...

 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Calling basketball games with grandpa

Joe Bertagnoli knows the inherent difficulties of trying to announce a basketball game live on the... Full story

 By Jess Field    Sports    February 25, 2016

Falling with a smile

The clock shows 5:30 a.m. in the Parks and Rec community gym and the youth roller derby team is...

 By Jess Field    Sports    February 25, 2016

Vikings drop two against Chiefs

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team traveled south to take on the Metlakatla Chiefs last weekend and lost both games. The last time the...


Fishermen, lawmakers weigh in on proposed fish tax increase

JUNEAU (AP) — Fishing industry and lawmakers on Thursday puzzled over the origins of a proposed one percent tax increase in fisheries business...


NSRAA to meet

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its annual Board of Directors meeting on March 2 and 3 starting at 9:00...


Error causes Fred Meyer gas price drop

JUNEAU (AP) — A price drop that lowered Fred Meyer's gas prices to less than $2 a gallon at the Oregon-based department store's Juneau store only...


Fish Factor: Salmon market facing many challenges in 2016

Early signs point to continuing headwinds in world markets for Alaska salmon. Global currencies remain in disarray, the ongoing Russian seafood...


Obituary, Vivian Elida Westre, 95

Vivian Elida Westre, 95, passed away February 12, 2016, with her two children at her side at... Full story


Ruth Margarith Lee Powels, 92

Ruth Margarith Lee Powels died on the evening of her 92nd birthday, Feb. 17, 2016. She was a residen... Full story

 By Jess Field    Sports    February 25, 2016

Lady Vikings just keep winning

During last week's games in front of the hometown crowd, the Lady Vikings put three more games in...


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