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Assembly passes second reading of liens ordinance

The Borough Assembly voted in support of Ordinance #2021-16 Monday during its second reading. The ordinance would allow the borough to place liens on properties for the purpose of securing payment for...

 

Petersburg commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

First responders, veterans, and members of the community memorialized the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Friday and Saturday. The events commemorated the 2,977 innocent lives that...

 

A visit from the Blue Shark

Lt. Michael Gagen stands before the United States Coast Cutter Blue Shark on Saturday, June 19. The vessel was in Petersburg for about three days where it stopped on its way north to Juneau to refuel...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Vessel collides with boat fishing for herring

A local Boston Whaler vessel crashed into a Hewescraft belonging to Island Point Lodge in the Wrangell Narrows in front of Trident Seafoods and OBI Seafoods on Wednesday morning, resulting in at least... Full story

 
 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...

 

Navy rolls out new strategy for expanding Arctic operations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Navy released details of a new strategy for operations in the Arctic as competition for resources among nations increases in the region. Members of Alaska’s congressional delegation have expressed...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

USCG airlifts injured fisherman from Bering Sea

The United States Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman on board the F/V Magnus Martens 80 miles Northwest of Dutch Harbor in the Bering Sea on Dec. 30, according to a USCG press release. An...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Man overboard in Kah Sheets Bay

The United States Coast Guard transported two people, and two dogs, to Petersburg after their skiff became stuck underneath an overhanding tree in Kah Sheets Bay on Sunday, according to a USCG press...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

PPD officers describe their television appearance

On February 13, Petersburg and its law enforcement officers appeared in the season finale of Alaska PD, a new reality show that follows police departments in four Alaskan communities. The episode...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Five Finger Lighthouse group talks future plans

The Five Finger Lighthouse Society went into detail on their plans for the future of the Five Finger Lighthouse at a presentation last Thursday and gave an overview of the lighthouse and its history....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Petersburg Coast Guard flotilla to remain intact

Petersburg's Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla has been saved from disbandment thanks to the efforts of Ketchikan's Flotilla Commander Renee Schofield and local volunteers, after membership fell to zero...

 

AMHS vessel M/V Matanuska in Ketchikan to complete repairs

JUNEAU – The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) vessel M/V Matanuska has arrived at the Ketchikan Vigor Shipyard for repairs to its propulsion system. The United States Coast Guard approved the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

Five Finger Lighthouse to be remodeled

The Juneau Lighthouse Association, which operates and maintains the Five Finger Lighthouse, has changed its name to the Five Finger Lighthouse Society and is currently revamping the organization and t...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

Fire department finds its EMS coordinator

The Petersburg Fire Department has filled its vacant EMS coordinator position about two months after the borough assembly authorized the department to hire a third staff member following uncertainty...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 5, 2019

Local Coast Guard Auxiliary faces disbandment

Petersburg's Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla is down to zero members, and if at least five members don't joined by February, the flotilla could be dissolved. Division One Commander F. Stuart Robards...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 14, 2019

Elks, Moose lodges throw Veteran's Day dinner

The Petersburg Elks Lodge and Emblem Club and the Petersburg Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose hosted the annual Veteran's Day Dinner, which has been held for over 40 years for veterans and their...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 17, 2019

Hunter recalls night the skiff capsized

Mike Payne, a local resident was part of a hunting trip last Friday when a skiff capsized in Duncan Canal around 1 A.M. that resulted in the death of Doug Larson. Payne said that Larson and Charles...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 10, 2019

Body of missing man found

The body of a hunter who went missing this morning after his skiff capsized in Duncan Canal has been found, according Amanda Norcross, a spokesperson with the United States Coast Guard. The man was... Full story

 

Emergency flares set off false alarm in Farragut Bay

Over six emergency flares were fired into the sky just before 8 P.M. on Sunday in the area of Farragut River, but the United States Coast Guard determined that individuals at one of the cabins were ju...

 

United States Coast Guard suspends part of Alaska tour company boat fleet

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most boats from a southeast Alaska tour company that were inspected this week in Juneau and Sitka have been taken out of service for corrective action. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended seven of 10 boats operated by Allen...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 29, 2019

Zarlengo breaks two more USCG Academy records

A Petersburg High School graduate broke two 50-year-old school records at the United States Coast Guard Academy this spring. Ben Zarlengo set a new school record in the discus and hammer, throwing 49....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Ferry capsizes skiff in Wrangell Narrows

MV Columbia was traveling through the Wrangell Narrows Sunday when its wake caused a nearby skiff to capsize. "All indications support that this was a random freak thing," said United States Coast...

 

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