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Baird Glacier

Baird Glacier's large glacial outwash could be seen on Sunday, consisting of ice, gravel, and sand. The outwash supports plant and animal life in the ecosystem according to the United States Forest...

 

Yesterday's News

July 22, 1921 The coal famine, which has been in force in Petersburg since almost the first week of the steamer strike, was broken last week when the freighter Redondo arrived from the south and unloaded several hundred tons of Nananimo coal for loca...

 

Yesterday's News

July 15, 1921 Buschmann’s first addition to Petersburg will be placed on the market within the next few weeks, according to John Thormadsater who is in charge of the land. H. P. Crowthert, civil engineer, arrived from Ketchikan on a recent boat and...

 

A new champion

Susan Erickson was unable to hold onto her title of womens' logrolling champion. This year Anna Early (a summer worker with the Forest Service) rolled Erickson into the water and became the new...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

USFS lease of fur farm land ends next summer

A lease the United States Forest Service holds on a plot of land near the 8 mile marker of Mitkof Highway that was once the site of an experimental fur farm will be ending in June 2022, ending a...

 

Yesterday's News

June 24, 1921 In the United States district court the jury in the case of Dr. George F. Dickinson against the Town of Petersburg brought in a verdict for the plaintiff. The plaintiff asked for $1,857 plus 8 percent interest for professional services...

 

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in a southeast Alaska rainforest that provides...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly, public weigh in on landless legislation

The Borough Assembly held a work session with staff from Alaska's federal delegation to discuss Alaska Natives Without Land legislation that will be introduced to the United States Senate in the...

 

To the Editor

Frederick Point East – Ordinance 2021-08 To the Editor: This letter is in rebuttal to Finance Director Jody Tow's comments during the May 3 assembly meeting regarding Ordinance 2021-08 which seeks...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

The Little Norway Festival returns for 62nd year

After last year's festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 62nd annual Little Norway Festival is slated to begin May 13. "I think everyone can't wait for it to happen," said...

 

Yesterday's News

April 15, 1921 That the water power development on Cascade Creek, Thomas Bay, fifteen miles from Petersburg is among the largest projects in Southeastern Alaska, is shown by the report on Mining Developments and Water-Power investigations in Southeas...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

New Raven's Roost cabin coming in fall

The construction of a new Raven's Roost Cabin is expected to begin this spring and be completed by the fall, according to Paul Olson, cabin and trails manager with the United States Forest Service....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

The Riemers: 64 years and counting

Dave and Sally Riemer were students at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio when they had their first date in 1952. The two had attended a choir picnic together, but looking back, Sally said the most me...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Audit finds Tongass timber sales mishandled

A 2020 audit of the Alaska Region timber sales program by the Forest Service Financial Compliance & Oversight Branch of the United States Department of Agriculture concluded that two timber contracts...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

Tonka Mountain slide poses low risk

A portion of Tonka Mountain was stripped down to the bedrock in a landslide on Nov. 1, as a result of heavy rainfall and soil saturation, according to District Ranger Ted Sandhofer, with the United...

 

Artifact Archive

By 1923, the U. S. Forest Service managed 140 fox farm permits on the Tongass National Forest, covering 78,000 acres. Petersburg along with Haines-Skagway, and the Mendenhall Valley and Lemon Creek area in Juneau were pioneers in the industry....

 

Yesterday's News

December 31, 1920 Looking back over the past year, it seems to us that Petersburg has taken a rapid stride to the front since we last extended to you the season’s greetings. More new houses and homes have been built than for several years before: t...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

ANWL answers landless questions

Cecilia Tavoliero, with Alaska Natives Without Land, addressed the Borough Assembly at their meeting on Monday to answer questions brought up by the community about recent legislation that would...

 

Together Tree from Petersburg at Governor's Mansion

JUNEAU, AK – This year’s Together Tree, a 16-foot Lodgepole Pine harvested from Petersburg on Mitkof Island, was delivered to the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau late last week. The Together Tree’s arrival continues a multi-year tradition of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly requests delay of ANCSA land claims

The Borough Assembly approved a letter on Wednesday to Alaska's congressional delegation asking they postpone enacting a bill that would transfer borough land to a Urban Corporation in order to...

 

Obituary: Phyllis (Bright) Kimbal

Phyllis (Bright) Kimbal was born in a log cabin in Winder, Idaho to Charles Leland and Sarah (Kendall) Bright. She worked as a Civil Service examiner, legal secretary, and a resource specialist for... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Elementary school hires six new teachers

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School brought on board six new teachers this year as the school looks to create smaller class sizes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the building. One of the new te...

 

Obituary: Kathryn (Kay) Crozer, 85

Kathryn (Kay) Crozer, 85, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020. She was born on April 16, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Celia (Dolan) and Leo Joseph Doherty. She attended Girls' Latin School and received... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

SB playground moves forward

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved the Petersburg Rotary Club's request to begin construction on their Sandy Beach playground project at their meeting on Monday. As part of the project, trees...

 

USDA Exempts Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final Alaska Roadless Rule that exempts the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 provision that prohibited road construction, road reconstruction and timber...

 

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