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January 21, 1921 Bishop Crimont returned from a trip to Petersburg on the steamer Jefferson, which arrived in port Thursday. He said that business conditions in Petersburg were excellent and that he believed “it was the richest little city of its...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 25, 2020

Fourth of July festivities scaled back

The COVID-19 pandemic was able to cancel this year's Little Norway Festival, but the community is still going to host the Fourth of July Festival, though it will look different from past years. This y...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Businesses struggle to reach pre-COVID sales numbers

Since Gov. Mike Dunleavy's phase two and three of his Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan went into effect Friday, businesses have been able to operate without mandated restrictions. Some businesses,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 21, 2020

Business as unusual: Local businesses meet restrictions to reopen their doors

On April 24, Gov. Mike Dunleavy's first phase of his Reopen Alaska Responsible Plan went into effect, allowing some businesses to open their doors again with restrictions. Since then, businesses in to...

 

Yesterday's News

May 21, 1920 Charles Schuck, the local plumber and sheet metal worker, took an involuntary trip to Juneau on the City of Seattle this week. When the Seattle was in port northbound, Schuck accompanied a friend who was going away aboard the boat. As th...

 

Little Norway from home

The Little Norway Festival may have been cancelled this year, but a Viking scarecrow on Bucky Eddy's lawn kept the spirit of the festival alive this past weekend....

 

A fun surprise

Jim and Teresa Stolpe set up 42 plaques along the trails between Sandy Beach Rd.and Haugen Dr. over the weekend to celebrate the Little Norway Festival. Each of the wooden plaques had a different...

 

Yesterday's News

May 14, 1920 A forty one and a half pound king salmon was caught in the Narrows in front of Petersburg on Wednesday. The salmon sold for eighteen and a half cents per pound and is said to be the largest ever caught in the Wrangell Narrows. May 18,...

 

The year the Little Norway Festival didn't happen

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has officially cancelled this year's Little Norway Festival due to uncertainties over how long state health mandates to shelter in place and maintaining social...

 

Yesterday's News

April 9, 1920 The Board of Directors of the Petersburg Cooperative have leased the store building formerly occupied by the Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union in the Sunde Building and work will start at once making the necessary alterations to fix the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Police Chief Kerr requests parade ordinance

Police Chief Jim Kerr suggested at Tuesday's borough assembly meeting that the assembly discuss and adopt an ordinance that would put rules in place for parades or events that take place in roadways...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Year in Review

January Following the shutdown of the U.S. government on Dec. 22, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard stated it would continue offering essential services. The borough assembly approved $600,000 for a new...

 

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

 

Obituary:

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

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Kim Aulbach promoted to postmaster

Kim Aulbach has become Petersburg Post Office's new postmaster after the previous postmaster, Mark Eppihimer, transferred to Anchorage. Eppihimer was promoted to labor relations specialist and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 13, 2019

Special Report: Parking largely uncontrolled

Although Alaska Airlines is expecting to bring upgrades and improvements to its terminal in Petersburg through its 2020 Great Land Investment Plan, the airline company will not be increasing the...

 
 By Dan Sullivan    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Guest Commentary

This past May was not my first visit to Petersburg as a Senator, but it was my first time attending the Little Norway Festival. And what a weekend it was! Little Norway is giving "Big" Norway a run fo...

 

Yesterday's News

May 30, 1919 C. A. Arness, president of the Arness Lumber Company arrived Friday with the new tug boat which was purchased in the south. The boat is called the Wanderlust and is equipped with a 60 h.p. Speedway engine and makes an average of 12 knots...

 

Shrimp picking contest

From left to right: Brad Connell, Elder Laumau, Valkyrie Lynette Odegaard and Casey Hosteler compete in a shrimp picking contest during the Little Norway Festival Pageant. The contestants had an...

 

100 years on the water

Damien and Deborah Ream stand on the bow of the F/V Charles T. The vessel celebrated its 100th birthday this year, so a special centennial celebration was held during Mayfest. The Reams traveled to...

 

Salmon Beyond Borders update

Salmon Beyond Borders Campaign Coordinator Breanna Walker will be in Petersburg during the Little Norway Festival to show the film "Chasing Wild: Journey Into the Sacred Headwaters" and to provide a...

 

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