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Yesterday's News

June 17, 1921 R.L. Clifton, for the past three years principal of the Valdez Schools has been offered the position as principal and teacher of the High School by the Petersburg School Board. The offer was made on the recommendation of Territorial...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly adopts FY 2022 budget

The Borough Assembly made five more amendments to the Petersburg Borough's fiscal year 2022 operating budget at their meeting on Monday before passing it in its third reading. The General Fund's...

 

Yesterday's News

May 27, 1921 George H. Canfield, of the Geological Survey and B. F. Heintzelman of the Forestry Service inspected the water power site at Crystal Lake, Blind River recently and will make a report on the project to the Water Power Commission, which...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 20, 2021

Pilots fly over LNF to remember Butch Williams

Just before the start of the Little Norway Festival parade at 4 P.M. on May 14, four pilots flew float planes over the downtown area in remembrance of aviation pioneer John "Butch" Williams, who...

 

Getting festive

Sam Caulum, with Petersburg Municipal Power & Light, hangs a banner on the lamp post at the corner of N. Nordic Dr. and Gjoa St. on Monday. Eighteen banners were hung along Nordic Drthe ., Harbor...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

PCOC to host 2021 LNF

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting the Little Norway Festival this year, but it will be taking precautions to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. Chamber...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 25, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor

Halibut prices for Alaska fishermen for 2021 have started out significantly higher than last year, despite sluggish demand and transportation logjams in some regions. The Pacific halibut fishery opened on March 6 and two weeks later only 80...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Borough assembly updates health mandates

The Borough Assembly updated several local health mandates and an emergency directive at an emergency meeting Tuesday in response to the expiration of the state's emergency declaration. The health...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Petersburg expects over 80 port calls this summer

The Canadian government issued an order on Feb. 4 to prohibit cruise ships in all Canadian waters until Feb. 28, 2022, but Dave Berg, cofounder of Viking Travel, said the restriction would only...

 
 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...

 

1st place business

Lee's Clothing won the business category in Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Petersburg Municipal Power & Light's Christmas decorating contest. Entries were judged based on effort, originality,...

 

Yesterday's News

December 17, 1920 The Petersburg city council met in postponed regular session last Monday night and transacted routine business. The report of the town treasurer showed that the town had a balance of approximately $700 after all bills, amounting to...

 

Christmas tradition

Public Works staff set up this year's borough Christmas tree on Nov. 13. This year's tree came from 40,000 Rd., about four miles out Mitkof Highway, said Public Works Director Chris Cotta. The...

 

Yesterday's News

October 29, 1920 A rare treat was given to the lovers of the beautiful when the exhibition of the hand colored photographs of the various glaciers and other Alaskan scenes were placed on exhibition at Howel’s Camera Shop here yesterday. The...

 

Letters to the Editor

Students need your help To the Editor: Since I got into High School the one thing I look forward to every year is volleyball season. For some it might be E-sports, swimming, wrestling, basketball, and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

Kensinger elected to assembly, Meucci, Thynes in close race

Unofficial municipal election results show David Kensinger taking one of two 3-year term seats on the Borough Assembly, with Assembly Members Jeff Meucci and Brandi Thynes in a close race for the...

 

Meet the Candidates: Assembly

Name: Brandi Thynes Age: 38 Experience: 3 yr term borough assembly 1 yr appointed school board Why do you seek public office? I enjoyed being on the assembly this last term and would like to continue...

 

Fish Factor: Kodiak to be first debate between candidates in Alaska's highest-profile political race: the U.S. Senate

Kodiak has again scored a first debate between candidates in one of Alaska’s most high-profile political races: the U.S. Senate. Kodiak has been hosting debates for congressional and gubernatorial hopefuls since 1999 with a single focus:...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

SEC survey shows bleak economic outlook

The Southeast Conference released the results of a business survey the organization conducted in June that shows all responding businesses, including those in Petersburg, reporting significant...

 

To the Editor

It's simple math To the Editor: Here is some simple math for the local folks who don't want to wear masks because of their constitutional "rights" and because a 1% COVID-19 mortality rate is no big de...

 

Happy 4th of July

About 1,000 pounds of shells were shot during this year's Fourth of July firework show on Friday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. The fireworks cost about $4,500 and were paid for by...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 2, 2020

Lopez takes on PCOC administrator role

Mindy Lopez has taken on the role of chamber administrator with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, a position she said allows her to support local businesses at a time when they may be reeling from...

 
 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...

 

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