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 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

Petersburg Borough approves $600,000 for new baler in first reading

PETERSBURG – The borough assembly passed ordinance 2018-21 on Dec.17 in its first reading which allocates $400,000 from the sanitation fund and $200,000 from the Motor Pool to replace the borough’s baler. Last month, the assembly had voted to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

Poker tournament raises funds for Beat the Odds

PETERSBURG – Participants in the fifth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament raised $1,500 on Sunday for the Beat the Odds organization, which raises money for support groups and services for local cancer patients. The tournament was established...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

106 moose taken this year

This year's moose season finished with a final count of 106 animals, down from last year's unit record breaking 117, according to Petersburg Fish & Game. Moose season began on Sept. 15 and ended O...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Petersburg post office reopens following week long shut down

PETERSBURG ­– After mercury leaked out of a package at the Petersburg Post Office and closed the facility for just over a week, the post office reopened September 28. "[Post office staff] handled it great and they adapted to the changes as...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Petersburg hospital board votes to invest up to $1.5 million

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Medical Center board of directors passed a motion on Sept. 19 to invest up to $1.5 million at the CFO and CEO’s discretion in bonds and treasuries. The decision came at the suggestion of hospital CFO Doran Hammett. He...

 

Petersburg post office shut down due to hazardous material incident

PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Post Office has been closed since Thursday after a package leaked mercury inside of the facility, according to a statement issued by the United States Postal Service....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Petersburg Assembly responds to closure of Ocean Beauty

PETERSBURG – In response to Ocean Beauty announcing that they’ll be closing their plant in Petersburg, the borough assembly discussed a draft letter in response on Monday. In the draft letter from Vice Mayor Jeigh Stanton-Gregor to Ocean Beauty...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 16, 2018

Ocean Beauty Seafoods closes Petersburg facility

PETERSBURG – Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced that they’ll be closing their facility in Petersburg to focus on their Excursion Inlet facility. "They have been removing equipment out of the building for a few years, the can lines, the ice machi...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Petersburg South Harbor dredging awaits study results

PETERSBURG – A feasibility study is currently underway to determine if the United States Army Corps of Engineers will dredge South Harbor and allow smoother access. Some vessels are scraping and hitting the bottom of the harbor, especially during...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Maintenance on SEAPA pole causes power outage out the road

PETERSBURG – Petersburg Municipal Power & Light shut down power on June 19 in order to replace a Southeast Alaska Power Agency transmission pole in Falls Creek. The power was shut off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Twin Creek road and Crystal Lake...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 26, 2018

Petersburg Police Department seeks suspect in skiff theft

Michael Boseman is wanted by the Petersburg Police Department for a felony assault warrant and several misdemeanor warrants, according to authorities. Boseman is also a suspect in the theft of an 18'... Full story

 

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