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Krissa Davis and Ian McCallum have been named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester at the University of Maine....

 

Cannery Park

Verne Craig, maintenance manager at OBI Seafoods, screws in additional panels at Cannery Park. Photos are placed in windows to give the structure the look of an old cannery. Cannery Park was...

 

Newt on a trail

A roughskin newt crosses the Haugen Dr. bike path dodging pedestrians and bicyclists....

 

The first step

Sig Burrell, of Rock-N-Road Construction, uses an excavator to demolish one of three houses located on Excel St. on Aug. 17 as bystanders watch. Swell LLC, a real estate development firm, plans on...

 

Pit stop

An Aero L-39 Albatros jet touched down at Petersburg Airport on Tuesday on its way to Elmendorf Air Force Base. Tonka Toy Rentals/ Fuel refilled the jet with about 460 gallons of jet A fuel,...

 

A decoration invitation

Tula Winje and her dad Paul Winje paint Daniel Christensen's wall around his front yard. Christensen invited the children in town to paint fishes, plants, mollusks and crustaceans on the...

 

Fast food

A hummingbird feeds out of a nasturtium....

 

Yesterday's News

August 13, 1920 Colonel W. B. Greeley, National Forester for the U.S. was a Petersburg visitor late last week and spent the greater part of one day and night here inspecting the local mill, going over the town and conferring with local people about...

 

Keepin' an eye on you

A curious river otter watches as a pair of kayakers make their way up the slough. The river otter followed the kayakers, while keeping an eye on them and making funny noises....

 

Stork report

Roman Robert Cardenas was born to Robyn and Daniel Cardenas on July 11, 2020 in Juneau, Alaska. He weighed 7 lbs.,10 oz. and was 21 1/2 inches long....

 

Quartz on the beach

A milky white quartz vein sits close to Sandy Beach Trail....

 

Kennicott on the move

The F/V Kennicott travels north through the Wrangell Narrows on Monday. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the F/V Kennicott could be...

 

Power maintenance

A line crew works to reroute the feed to and from the substation at the power plant to eliminate the span across Hammer Slough, said Utility Director Karl Hagerman. The previous feed was held over...

 

Modern solutions

Rick Fish was already in line shortly after 1 P.M. on Monday waiting for the Petersburg Post Office to open its front window at 2 P.M....

 

Thunderstorm

Lightning could be seen over Petersburg during the thunderstorm over the weekend....

 

Massive halibut

Doris Ann Baldwin stands with the 265 pound halibut she caught on Saturday. The halibut measured in at 79 inches long....

 

Calm waters

The waters in the Wrangell Narrows were calm Sunday morning after Friday night's storm....

 

Early morning sun

Sun shines through the trees just south of Papke's Landing last Wednesday morning....

 

Looking for ma

A young moose makes its way along the waterfront on Kupreanof Island near Reinarts' Cabin....

 

A floral appreciation

Twenty-one Petersburg residents pitched in to a GoFundMe to provide flowers for the cookhouse/breakroom tables at OBI Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and Tonka Seafoods, thanking the visiting processors...

 

Artifact Archive: The Songs of Norway fire

On a freezing cold December evening in 1919, the fishermen's buyers cooperative in the Sons of Norway building became engulfed in flame, presumably from an electrical fire that had started upstairs....

 

Cruising in luxury

Jimmy Jones' 100 meter yacht heads north up the Wrangell Narrows Sunday morning. Jones owns the Dallas Cowboys....

 

Work day on the water

Margaret Agner dresses a halibut onboard the F/V Vena Lee on July 16....

 

Yesterday's News

July 30, 1920 A post of the American Legion was recently organized in Petersburg with 16 charter members. The organization of the Post has placed Petersburg in line with other Alaska towns that contributed toward Victory by sending her boys to the...

 

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