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 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

SEAPA board postpones rate increase decision

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board voted against a half-cent rate increase at their meeting earlier this month, but will vote on a possible rate increase again in March. The Tyee Lake hydro proje...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

Borough joins commission to collect online sales tax

The Petersburg Borough has teamed up with other members of the Alaska Municipal League to create the Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission which will oversee the collection of online sales tax. Th...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

Artist puts wilderness of Alaska to canvas

Jaynee Fritzinger ventured outside of her comfort zone by capturing the natural beauty above water in her paintings that were on display in her art show "Alaskan Wilderness" on Friday at FireLight...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

SEAPA unsure whether to replace or repair faulty cable

One of four submarine cables providing Petersburg with power from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency has been damaged and needs to either be repaired or replaced, but the SEAPA board is concerned with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

PMC picks up phase one master planning discussion

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors continued their talk about the upcoming completion of phase one of the master plan to build a new hospital at their board meeting last Thursday, which...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 26, 2019

PMC has operating loss in November

Petersburg Medical Center had an operating loss of $205,855 for the month of November, according to the hospital's financial report. PMC's net operating revenue came in above the budgeted $1,313,250,...

 

Suspect arrested following 2-year Kake murder investigation

KAKE — After continued and extensive investigative efforts by Juneau-based Alaska State Troopers, Isaac Friday, 27, of Waitsburg, WA, was indicted on the charge of Murder 1 in the 2017 death of Jade Williams on Dec. 19. The following day, Troopers...

 

PHS wrestling ends season with four placing at State

Four Petersburg High School wrestlers placed in their weight classes at the state championship tournament in Anchorage last weekend. Kole Sperl came in second place, Ruby Massin placed fourth,...

 

Lady Vikings begin the season with two loses

The girls varsity basketball team had a rough start to the season this weekend, losing both their games to Wrangell. The Lady Vikings gave the Lady Wolves a 17-point led early on in their first game...

 

Boys basketball win first games of the season

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team kicked off the season with two wins against Wrangell during homecoming this past weekend. The Vikings had a sluggish start to the first game of the...

 

Police report

December 17— A damaged vehicle was parked at the six mile mark of Mitkof Highway. Authorities responded to a report of a drunk driver at the five mile mark of Mitkof Highway. A disturbance was reported at a location on Ira II St. An individual was...

 

2019 Homecoming court

The 2019 homecoming court was crowned on Saturday between the girls and boys basketball games against Wrangell. From left to right: freshmen prince and princess Malcolm Fry and Saphire Weathers;...

 

See Amid Winter Snow

The Oxford Carolers, led by Mark Kubo, performing "See Amid Winter Snow" at a community winter concert on Sunday at the Petersburg Lutheran Church. Back row from left to right: Jim Roberts, Nicole...

 

Middle school concert

Logan Haley, in the front on the left, on trumpet and Thomas Phillips on clarinet had dual solo parts in "Christmas Concerto #3" by Robert W. Smith in the Mitkof Middle School's winter concert last...

 

Petersburg High School Holiday Concert

Director Matt Lenhard leads the Petersburg High School concert band on Dec. 17 in "March of the Toys" by Victor Herbert, arranged by Jones. The concert band also performed "Midnight Carols" arranged...

 

Articles of impeachment

About 20 residents gathered on the evening of Dec. 18 at Buschmann Park to mark the United States House of Representatives' vote to impeach President Donald Trump. The group is also committed to...

 

Yesterday's News

January 2, 1920 Smaller paper publishers all over the country are faced with temporary suspension or bankruptcy if the condition is not remedied as this price of 13.5 cents per pound cannot be paid by them. Before this was this same paper sold for...

 

Alaska artists: Time to apply for Individual Artist Awards

Anchorage, AK – Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2020 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Applications will be accepted through March 2. In addition to individual artists, groups and collaboratives — two or more artists working...

 

School News

Haley Kelley graduated from UAA on Dec. 15 with a Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree. She's the daughter of Loreen Granberg and John Kelley. She graduated from Petersburg High School in...

 

A small cod fishery will happen in Gulf state waters for 2020

They say good things come in small packages and that’s the case for Alaska cod fishermen heading into the new year. A small cod fishery will occur in Gulf state waters (out to three miles) for 2020, putting to rest speculation that no cod would be...

 

Obituary: David J. "Andy" Armstrong, 71

David J. "Andy" Armstrong, 71, passed away in his sleep on Dec. 7, 2019 at his home in Craig, Alaska. Andy was born in Shelton, Washington on October 21, 1948 with his twin brother Donald to parents... Full story

 

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