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 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Local COVID-19 travel mandate still in place April 2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on Friday that recommends Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel freely... Full story


Guest Commentary: Help keep our plant operating

By Patrick Wilson, retiring OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager and Nik Wendel, current OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager Petersburg Fisheries has been the cornerstone of the community since... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

2020: Year in Review

January The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed establishing critical habitat areas for humpback whales in three distinct population segments located off Mexico, Central American...


Editorial: Seafood worker story not fair or balanced

We have no desire to critique the public radio station's work but last week we had several people ask what we thought of station intern Corinne Smith's story that aired on KFSK. The story highlighted... Full story


Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods announce merger

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC and Icicle Seafoods, Inc. will be merging their wild salmon and Gulf of Alaska groundfish operations effective June 1, the two companies announced in a joint-statement on Fri...


Obituary: Ronald Berl Lindsey, 75

Ronald Berl Lindsey, 75 died on March 2, 2020 in Anchorage, Alaska. He was born on March 9, 1946 to Alpha Dee Garrett in Weatherford, Texas. His mother later moved to Oklahoma where she married... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 28, 1920 Work on the Petersburg Scow Bay road has been started by the Alaska Road Commission and it is the intention of that body to push the work to a rapid completion this summer. Mr. Cheatham stated before leaving town that $30,000 will be...


Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods announce merger

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC and Icicle Seafoods, Inc. will be merging their wild salmon and Gulf of Alaska groundfish operations effective June 1, the two companies announced in a joint-statement on Fri... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    May 21, 2020

Canneries release plans for incoming workforce

Representatives from Icicle Seafoods and Tridents Seafoods laid out their plans for bringing in outside workers to Petersburg amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the COVID-19 community update last Friday....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 14, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska halibut gets battered by foreign imports; Salmon starts; Get mugged 

Sales of Alaska’s most popular seafoods are being hit hard by markets upended by the coronavirus, but perhaps none is getting battered worse than halibut. Along with the big losses in the lucrative restaurant trade, Pacific halibut also is facing...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 7, 2020

Borough in talks with canneries over incoming workers

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht told the borough assembly on Monday that the borough has been working with Icicle Seafoods and Trident Seafoods on their plans for bringing cannery workers into town...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 26, 2020

Canneries seek to prevent spread of COVID-19 from workers

Local canneries are in the beginning stages of developing a plan to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 brought into town by cannery workers that will be hired for the upcoming fishing season....

 By Brian Varela    News    March 26, 2020

Borough, businesses continue to up COVID-19 precautions

The Local Emergency Planning Committee held their second meeting in two weeks telephonically, as the borough and local businesses take further precautions to prevent a COVID-19 outbreak in...


Over $10,000 in food & cash donated

Canned salmon from Icicle Seafoods was included in the 25 totes of fresh produce and groceries donated to the villages of Kake and Angoon this week. The Southeast villages have been impacted by the...


Obituary: Betty Jane Pederson

Betty was born in Evanston, Illinois to Swedish immigrants, Carl and Elizabeth Roger, fondly remembered by all as Big and Little Benna. Petersburg did not have a doctor at that time so Elizabeth trave... Full story


Editorial: Expressions of love

Icicle Seafoods executives and workers rallied around the family and friends of Ken Hicks who passed away last week. Ken was the cannery foreman and was employed by the company for 33 years. Workers...


Obituary: Kenneth LeRoy Hicks, 66

Kenneth LeRoy Hicks, 66 died December 9, 2019 at home in Petersburg, Alaska of natural causes. Ken was born February 20, 1953 in Port Townsend, Washington to Don and Pat Hicks. He attended Oak Harbor... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Crab run outshines salmon harvest in SE

This year's salmon harvest came in below expectations in Southeast Alaska with a particularly bad chum salmon run, but the Dungeness crab fishery kept cannery crews and fishermen busy. "It was a...


Voters to decide on long term-indebtedness

The Petersburg municipal election is next week, and only one proposition, which would authorize long-term indebtedness for utility capital projects, will be on the ballot. The loans will be through...

 By Brian Varela    News    September 5, 2019

Cannery Park documents canning history

Cannery Park has been taking shape in the past few weeks, but Icicle Seafoods Plant Manager Patrick Wilson said more improvements are still on the way for the one-time storage lot. Wilson has been...


Fisheries lobbyist suspected of violating fishing boundaries

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife troopers have confiscated catch from a fishing industry lobbyist suspected of fishing in closed waters, officials said. Bob Thorstenson Jr., 55, was commercial fishing Sunday when wildlife troopers cited him...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Utility project loans to go on October ballot

Voters will decide if they want the borough to take out loans to fund eight utility projects totaling no more than $8 million after the assembly passed ordinance #2019-05 in its third reading last...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 8, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s been one year, so how’s that trade war with China working out for the nation’s seafood industry? As with farmers, there’s not much winning and ongoing tweeted skirmishes have global fish markets skittish. The quick take is the 25...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 25, 2019

Water and wastewater projects move to second reading

The borough assembly approved an ordinance last week in its first reading that would give voters the opportunity to decide whether or not to allow the water and wastewater departments to take out...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 10, 2019

Borough assembly, residents discuss 2020 budget

Borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht submitted a list of potential budget discussion items to the borough assembly on Monday that outlines possible cuts in funding to services as the assembly begins talks on the 2020 fiscal year budget. “The...


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