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New events slated for Little Norway Festival

Many new events and activities, along with old favorites, will be featured during this year's 60th celebration of Petersburg's Little Norway Festival. At 4 p.m. Thursday at the public library, the...

 
 By Kelly Bakos    News    May 17, 2018

Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Celebrates 20 Years

The Petersburg Marine Mammal Center (PMMC) celebrated its 20th anniversary during a special event last Wednesday at the Petersburg Borough Chambers. Board members hosted an open house to share...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    March 29, 2018

Tourism outlook shows increase in visitors

The outlook for tourism in Petersburg this summer is showing an increase in cruise ship passengers, while the rate of independent travelers is still unclear. Dave Berg, co-founder of Viking Travel...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    January 18, 2018

PHS boys hoop team 'searching for offensive identity'

Petersburg boys basketball took a team of eight to Unalaska this weekend where it struggled to shoot the ball, losing two games and dropping to a 1-5 record. The Vikings lost to Unalaska on Friday,...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    January 11, 2018

Assembly hosts public meeting on key issues

The borough assembly held a work session on Monday to discuss a plan to impose restrictions on who's eligible for senior sales tax exemption, along with a shorter talk on a passenger fee for cruise...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    January 11, 2018

Girls basketball split with Wrangell

The Petersburg girls basketball team started its weekend series against Wrangell on Friday with its first win of the season, coming after a pair of free throws put the Vikings up one with seconds...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    January 11, 2018

Boys basketball split with Wrangell

Petersburg boys basketball split two games with Wrangell last weekend, losing on Friday and coming better prepared for the rivalry matchup on Saturday, the coach said. Petersburg had to reach into...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Assembly continues support for passenger fee

The Petersburg assembly on Monday continued its discussion on the possibility of charging a marine passenger fee to all vessels that enter borough waters. “Currently we aren’t charging cruise ships that come to Petersburg, though most of the...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 16, 2017

Assembly to form citizen tax committee

The Petersburg Borough Assembly talked at length in a meeting last week about forming a tax committee, made of community members who could explain how tax finances work and eventually bring recommendations to the council. “I’ve had a chance to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 7, 2017

Southeast Conference to focus on ferries, budget

WRANGELL — Later this month the region’s economic development organization will be meeting in Haines to discuss new trends, problems and opportunities it will face in the coming year. Representing many of the area’s municipalities,...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    January 5, 2017

Lady Vikings win three, lose one

The Lady Vikings’ basketball team traveled to Anchorage for the Rally of The Regions Tourney and ended up going 3-1. Head coach Dino Brock said the team performed well all weekend and he had no complaints about dropping a game. “I was very happy...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    December 22, 2016

JV boys basketball showing great leadership

The PHS boys basketball team had enough players last weekend to have two squads participate in the JV Little Norway tournament held in Petersburg. Assistant coach Jeb Phillips has been helping coach l...

 

Petersburg Borough manager's report

Petersburg Borough clerk Debbie Thompson gave the following Borough Manager’s Report during the assembly meeting on Oct. 18. Representatives of the Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska Community Foundation were able to visit the Children’s Center last...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Finnish exchange student joins cheerleading

Topi Karikorpi is this year's inbound Rotary Long Term Exchange student and he's been enjoying island life for two months now. He comes from a small village in Finland, and says he likes the size of P...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016

Rotary trying out new, shorter exchange program

The local Rotary club is known for sending students on its year-long exchange program to study abroad, but this summer a PHS student took part in the club's short-term program. Gillian Wittstock... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    May 19, 2016

Track and field finds sunshine at meet in Ketchikan

The weather finally cooperated with sunny conditions for the track and field teams last weekend in Ketchikan. PHS took over 30 athletes and 20 middle schoolers also made the trip to compete. Team...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    May 12, 2016

Vikings battle back to take two from Falcons

The Petersburg High School baseball team notched its first wins of the season against Thunder Mountain High School last weekend. The Vikings hosted the Falcons for a three-game series that included senior appreciation ceremonies between game one and...

 
 By Jess Field    News    February 25, 2016

Buschmann Park gets new dream-themed sculpture

Buschmann Park in downtown Petersburg received a long awaited addition last Friday. The bronze sculpture named "Everything starts with a dream" by local artist Eric Larson was installed. "It's a huge... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 11, 2016

New and expanded business helped Petersburg economy grow in 2015

Despite flat or decreased sales tax contributions from some of the largest local businesses, the Petersburg economy saw a 3.7 percent increase in overall consumption from 2014 to 2015 according to...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    January 14, 2016

Lady Vikings tame Lady Wolves at homecoming

The Petersburg High School girls basketball team continued to improve last weekend with two wins over rival Wrangell during homecoming festivities. Head coach Dino Brock likes the balance of his team...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 12, 2015

Wrestlers hit the mat against toughest competition of the year

Four Viking wrestlers headed to Anchorage last weekend to participate in the Lime Solar/Alaska Christian Schools (ACS) Invitational. The two-day tournament showcased 673 matches and over 355 1A/2A/3A wrestlers from all over Alaska. This meant facing...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 5, 2015

Viking wrestlers under the weather, half of team misses trip to Ketchikan

Petersburg High School wrestlers traveled to Ketchikan last weekend for the Bill Weiss Invitational, but only a handful of the squad made the trip. Six wrestlers participated in the event, the rest stayed home because they were feeling under the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 15, 2015

Visitor business improves despite ferry cancellations

Skate of Gear moving closer to downtown is definitely helping year-round business. The family owned and operated store doesn’t focus on tourism. Any summer dollars from out of town guests is just a bonus. “I find that we don’t really carry or b...

 

Petersburg swim teams still improving

Petersburg swim teams headed to the Ketchikan Invitational last weekend, and there were no signs of slowing down since their home meet in Petersburg. If anything, Viking swimmers took the time off to improve their conditioning and the hard work paid...

 

Viking cross country teams place high against tough competition

Petersburg High School cross country had tough competition at the Wrangell Invitational last weekend. The boys and girls faced a field with multiple 3A and 4A teams, including Juneau-Douglas, Thunder...

 

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