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 By Jess Field    News    December 15, 2016

Memorial painting on display at library

Joe Viechnicki just celebrated 20 years of living in Petersburg. He moved here the first week in July of 1996, and he worked as a reporter covering the Fourth of July festivities that year. The...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    December 15, 2016

High School girls' volleyball takes second at state

The Lady Vikings took second place at the 2A state volleyball tournament last weekend in Anchorage, losing the title match against the Craig Lady Panthers. Craig has proven the only constant nemesis for Petersburg since coming down from 3A. In the ch...

 

Tongass National Forest plan moves to young-growth timber

JUNEAU ­– Plans for managing the nation’s largest national forest call for changes in timber harvests that one critic says will be “the demise of the timber industry.” The Tongass National Forest released a management plan update Friday...

 

Yesterday's News

December 16, 1916 – K. L. Steberg sold a dog ticket for the Al-Ki, southbound Thursday, it being the first booking of a canine passenger by his agency. The dog was a non-resident, however, having arrived in recently from Tyee. The freight loaded...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 15, 2016

School board goes paperless, discusses new dress code

The school board ended the 2016 year with a brief meeting about transitioning to a paperless board and an update about the changes to the high school dress code. Board president Sarah Holmgrain said she was excited about the move to have board member...

 

Health care law benefits for Alaska detailed as changes loom

JUNEAU – An estimated 36,000 uninsured Alaskans got health care coverage under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law between 2010 and 2015, according to figures released by the federal government Tuesday. The data was released by the...

 

Editorial: Anonymous sources

This week several people asked why we would print a story based in part on an anonymous source? The fact is that often news stories are developed from unidentified sources. In the past three months we have received two anonymous tips that resulted in...

 

McGrath: Refutes raw sewage claim; says septic system is ADEC compliant

Patrick McGrath, the owner of property at 895 Mitkof Highway displayed the ongoing construction work at his home and challenged a reporter to find raw sewage on his property. The homeowner was...

 

Police reports

December 7  A call involving theft was reported on Charles W. St. A traffic offense occurred at Nordic and Dolphin. A call involving burglary was received at 4 1/2 St. An intoxicated individual was reported on N. Nordic Dr. Suspicious activity was...

 

Courts

December 12 Marvin Jackson appeared before Superior Court Judge Carey for a change of plea hearing. Jackson entered a guilty plea to one count of attempted misconduct involving controlled substance in the second degree. A sentencing hearing is set...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 15, 2016

Robot competition challenges MMS Students

It may be math teacher Joyce Metsa's first year in Petersburg, but she's already found a way to make a positive impact on a handful of students by establishing a middle school Robotics Club. Metsa is...

 

Fish Factor: Sockey resource at Bristol Bay is unique due to size

With so many salmon fisheries occurring across Alaska each year, why is there always so much hoopla about Bristol Bay? It can be summed up in a single word: sockeye. “The sockeye resource at Bristol bay is unique because of its size,” said Andy W...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    December 15, 2016

Viking grapplers take second at Sitka

PHS wrestlers were successful at the regional tournament in Sitka last weekend however they came up short in their goal to win the 2A team title. Petersburg came in second place to the Wrangell...

 

Ketchikan High School cleared after Title IX investigation

KETCHIKAN – A review of the Ketchikan High School’s activities program has found no federal Title IX violations, but the school will still likely change how it operates district activities. The district undertook the review after parents...

 

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