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 By Olivia Rose    News    February 15, 2024 

Assembly considers raising the value of borough property that can be sold without a vote of the public

An ordinance amending Petersburg municipal code was passed in its first reading by the Petersburg Borough Assembly last week. At its second reading du...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 15, 2024 

Blind Slough Hydro Project selected for $2.9 million federal energy grant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Project to receive up...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Hammer & Wikan grocers named USA Retailers of the Year

The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) named Hammer and Wikan Grocery - represented by CEO General...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Resource fair connects with people experiencing housing insecurity

The seventh annual Project Connect Resource Fair was held in Petersburg on Jan. 30. Organized under...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Celebrated concert pianist and teacher Tony Lu comes to Petersburg

Concert pianist Tony Lu, 26, arrived in Petersburg on Tuesday for a week of piano performances and...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Open house presents hospital project updates

At a joint work session last week, the Hospital Board and Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed the...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 1, 2024

Medicare reimbursement's role in hospital's finances

The Medicare reimbursement program for Critical Access Hospitals was a key topic at the Petersburg... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 1, 2024

Walk-in barber shop Spruce Frisør opens downtown

In January, a newly-installed barbershop pole light turned on outside of Spruce Frisør, a walk-in...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 25, 2024

Can Petersburg build a landslide warning system like Sitka's?

In 2015, a deadly landslide occurred in Sitka. Anxiety swept the community as a result, and the...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 25, 2024

PIA Tribal Administrator steps down; New council members swear in

The Petersburg Indian Association is seeking to hire a tribal administrator after Chad Wright...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 25, 2024

New Forest Service cabins approved for development

The U.S. Forest Service approved six new recreational cabin sites in the Petersburg and Wrangell...

 
 By Orin Pierson    News    January 25, 2024

South Harbor dredging nears completion

Western Marine's dredging operations in South Harbor are expected to reach completion this week....

 

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Training in Petersburg

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Course in Petersburg, Alaska, on February 10,...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 25, 2024

Medicare reimbursement's role in hospital's finances

The Medicare reimbursement program for Critical Access Hospitals was a key topic at the Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board and Petersburg...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Robyn Taylor hired as Petersburg's next superintendent

Robyn Taylor spent the first six years of her career in the Alaska education system teaching in...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Assembly requests a disaster declaration for four Southeast fisheries

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved to send a letter to Gov. Dunleavy asking that a fisheries disaster be declared for four...

 
 By Orin Pierson    News    January 18, 2024

First baby of the new year has arrived

Elsie Marie Broschat was born in Sitka on January 5, 2024 at 3:30 a.m. Her parents are Andrew...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Crime in Petersburg remained low in 2023

The Petersburg Police Department released its annual report for 2023, reflecting a continued trend of low crime in Petersburg. Compared to 2022, last...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Petersburg adventure tourism pioneer retires, but Tongass Adventures continue

When Scott Roberge was in college, he made his way to Petersburg in the late 70s and worked at the...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 11, 2024

All four challengers elected in PIA tribal council election

Tribal members cast over 100 ballots in the annual Petersburg Indian Association election held on...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 11, 2024

Outer Coast's two-year undergraduate program begins this August

In Sitka, an academic institution called Outer Coast is expanding into a two-year college - marking... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 4, 2024

Mental Health Trust lot by Blind River Rapids sold to USCG family eager to return to Petersburg

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority recently sold a prized lot at the mouth of Blind Slough...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 4, 2024

Assembly ranks 2024 priority community projects

On Tuesday the borough assembly reviewed capital projects needs in Petersburg. Out of 81 requested capital projects across the borough, new and...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 4, 2024

Outlast TV Show brings a boost to local businesses

Trekking up the harbor ramp as the sun set at North Harbor, scores of film production crew members...

 

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