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Mural unveiling

The Petersburg Arts Council and Petersburg Indian Association unveiled a recently commissioned mural of Elizabeth Peratrovich in front of the Petersburg Courthouse on Monday. PIA Board Vice President...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 25, 2020

Gueller sentenced to five years

Carter Gueller was found guilty of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the second degree and was sentenced to five years behind bars on Monday by Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. Guell...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

Rachel Newport fills magistrate judge position

Following the retirement of the previous local magistrate judge in May, Rachel Newport has taken on the role after serving as clerk of court for two years. Newport began working at the Petersburg...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Local magistrate judge to pursue PhD

Petersburg Magistrate Judge Debra O'Gara is retiring from her position with the state court system to pursue a PhD in indigenous studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Her last day on the job...

 
 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...

 

Court report

Dec. 4 – Christopher Lee Malcom entered a no contest plea to charges of driving while license revoked for DUI. The defendant was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 suspended, a $200 fine and $200 in service charges. Patrick Short entered a no...

 

Court report

Nov. 19 – Helen Ann Olson was granted permission to travel out of state. The defendant was ordered to sign a waiver of extradition. Eric Ryan Luna entered a guilty plea to a charge of violating conditions of release at a change of plea hearing....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Fourth Community Cafe focuses on elder care

The Petersburg Medical Center held its fourth Community Cafe last week, which focused on healthcare for the aging population and the concept of "Aging in Place." Ken Helander, associate state director...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

New magistrate learning the ropes of her new job

Petersburg has found its next magistrate judge and since her arrival earlier this month, she has been getting to know her job and her new home. Debra O'Gara first arrived in Petersburg on Aug. 1 and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 13, 2019

Burrell retires after 20.5 years at the Courthouse

In 1998, Desi Burrell was hired as the clerk of court at the Petersburg Courthouse, and 20.5 years later, she retired as magistrate judge on May 20. "It's been an amazing career," said Burrell. "I...

 

F/V captain fined for polluting waters

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A fishing boat captain who dumped sandblast waste into southeast Alaska waters was ordered to pay $10,000 and perform 40 hours of community service. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Brannon Finney of Bellingham,...

 

Court report

March 19 — Stephen Waddle appeared in a change of plea hearing before Judge Carey on multiple charges. In three counts of petition to revoke probation the court imposed 85 days jail time. On the 4th count of PTRP the court revoked probation,...

 

Court report

Feb. 16 — Anthony Paul Hill was arraigned on charges of driving while license suspended or revoked. A not guilty plea was entered. Feb. 26 — Robert E. Swanson was arraigned on a charge of possession of undersize Tanner crab. The defendant...

 

Court report

Jan. 30 — Christian A. Holton appeared before Judge Carey in a bail hearing. The court granted the defendant permission to leave Petersburg after serving 3-days home confinement prior to moving to Florida. Feb. 2 — Jacqueline Bennum was...

 

Court report

Jan. 23 — James Donald Polwarth was charged with Assault in the 4th degree. Judge Carey accepted a not guilty plea and the defendant was released O.R. with conditions. Christopher L. Malcom entered a not guilty plea to a charge of DUI second...

 

Court report

Dec. 21 — Keith Nelson entered a change of plea to a second offense DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked. The case was set for Jan. 28. Dec. 23 — Magistrate Judge Burrell issued an arrest warrant for Bryon Fletcher in the amount of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

2018: Year in Review

January The borough assembly received a proposed update to its zoning code that would introduce a new form of affordable housing, an expansion of the historical and industrial districts and the end...

 

Court report

Nov. 21 — Jared Nicholas Burns was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Carey on charges of failure to stop at the direction of a Peace Officer and driving without a valid operator’s license. The defendant entered a not guilty plea and was...

 

Court report

Oct. 24 — Harland Paul Billy appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of driving without a valid operator’s license. The defendant entered a No Contest plea and was fined $500 with $400 suspended and a $10 surcharge. He was placed on...

 

Alaska fishermen sentenced for killing endangered sea lions

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska salmon boat skipper who killed endangered Steller sea lions with a shotgun and hindered an investigation has been fined $20,000 in federal court. Jon Nichols, 31, of Cordova, was sentenced Tuesday to five years'...

 

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