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  1. What Others Say: Cut Prince RupertRead the original story

    Wednesday | Peninsula Clarion

    ... than 8,000 of them were picked up in Prince Rupert. Prince Rupert had about as many passenger embarkations as Petersburg, in fact. We would prefer no cuts to the Marine Highway budget, but that isn't an option. The state's budget cap is too wide to ...


  2. Petersburg artist Ashley Lohr opens solo show at Anchorage MuseumRead the original story

    Yesterday | Capital City Weekly

    Two new exhibitions exploring the boundaries of painting and performance art open at the Anchorage Museum Friday, Jan. 30. Petersburg artist Ashley Lohr's solo exhibition, "Perceptions," and "It Could Go Either Way," a video installation by New York artists Marian Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly, each explore contemporary themes using diverse media. In her solo exhibition, "Perceptions," Lohr explores imagery, realism, abstraction, texture and light with new works in oil on canvas.


  3. Norwegian bank loses $38.5 million in Murmansk, RussiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 26 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Northern Norway (SNN) confirms that it is filing a loss of $38.5 million from its investments in Murmansk and St. Petersburg. The loss comes as a consequence of the crisis in Russian economy and the subsequent challenges in the Russian banking ...


  4. After interview flap, Maw in, Johnstone out on Board of FisheriesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Alaska Journal of Commerce

    ... The other commercial representatives are Fritz Johnson of Dillingham, Sue Jeffrey of Kodiak and John Jensen of Petersburg. Johnstone' s resignation and Maw's appointment come after the controversial Jan. 14 joint board meeting to put names forward ...


  5. Southeast Alaska rainfall breaks records, prompts landslide, flood advisoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... its 2004 record -- of 3.14 inches -- by more than two inches with 5.56 inches of rain. Records in Snettisham, Petersburg, the Haines airport, and Klawock were all broken by about one inch, as well as three Juneau locations. Klawock, Port Alexander ...


  6. Kake powerline project a little closer to constructionRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A multi-million dollar electrical power line extension to connect Petersburg and Kake is a little closer to becoming reality this year. The U.S. Forest Service has released a draft Environmental Impact Statement examining three possible routes for the connection, which could bring cheaper electricity to Kake.


  7. 2015 Grand Prix tickets on sale nowRead the original story

    Monday Jan 19 | Tampa Bay Newspapers

    Tickets to the 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg are on sale. The annual races return to the streets of downtown St. Petersburg March 27-29.


  8. What others say: No gray area for child predatorsRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 18 | Peninsula Clarion

    A former Petersburg School District employee was recently sentenced to 12 years in federal prison after authorities discovered he possessed 2,000 images and 39 videos depicting child pornography. Authorities also identified 27 children who Peterson photographed through a hole in a wall "leading to a gym used by visiting school sports teams in various stages of undress."


  9. Sitka Democrat prepares for bleak budget outlookRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... in the upcoming session. The Sitka Democrat is starting up his second term representing his hometown, along with Petersburg and 22 other small communities in central Southeast. Declining oil prices have left the state with a big budget deficit and ...


  10. Strong king numbers outside Sitka boost winter troll catchRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... significant," he said. Typically the biggest catches in the winter come from around Sitka, Yakutat and near Petersburg. Hagerman said this year's catches near Yakutat and Petersburg are pretty similar to those from recent years but the catches near ...


  11. Petersburg school maintenance man admits guilt in child porn caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    A former maintenance man for the Petersburg City School District has pleaded guilty to possession and distribution of child pornography, the Alaska U.S. attorney said this week. Petersburg resident Tye Leif Petersen, 46, agreed to plead guilty to three counts: distribution, receipt and possession of child pornography, according to a plea deal filed in federal court.


  12. Federal grand jury charges Petersburg maintenance man with child porn possessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2013 | Anchorage Daily News

    Federal prosecutors have indicted a former school staffer from Petersburg, a community of 3,000 in Southeast Alaska's panhandle, for possessing and distributing child pornography. Tye Leif Petersen, 46, could spend the rest of his life in jail if convicted.


  13. Petersburg's New Superintendent ResignsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | APRN

    Petersburg's school board will be searching for a new superintendent again this year. The superintendent of the school district has resigned after six months on the job.


  14. Mining, timber, elections top 2014 Southeast newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    ... of Ketchikan . At year's end, the only mine close to opening was the Red Chris, upstream from Wrangell and Petersburg. Its start was delayed after a dam break at its sister mine, the Mount Polley, to the east. Clearcuts and old-growth forests are ...


  15. Ferry fares going up in summer of 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 30 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A Petersburg fishing boat passes the ferry Taku near the entrance of Wrangell Narrows in August, 2013. It will cost passengers more to ride the state ferry starting in the summer.


  16. Fall Brown Bear Hunts Proposed Near PetersburgRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | APRN

    Some Petersburg residents would like to see a fall brown bear hunt in Unit 3. The Petersburg Fish and Game Advisory Committee has introduced two proposals to expand brown bear hunting near Petersburg. Unit 3 is predominantly black bear country.


  17. Northern Sea Route traffic plummetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Novatek is no longer shipping out gas condensate from Vitino on the Kola Peninsula but from Ust-Luga outside St. Petersburg. Russia has high hopes that the amount of cargo transported through the NSR will increase considerably within the next ...


  18. Ruble crash expected to hurt cross-border tradeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 17, 2014 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Shalyov is Norway's Honorary Consul receives Schengen visa applications on behalf of the Consulate General in St. Petersburg. "There is no panic among the people like it was for example in 1998, but obviously people are trying to save their money," ...


  19. Forest Service releases review of proposed power line to KakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2014 | KTOO-TV Juneau

    A draft environmental review for a proposed electrical power line between Kake and Petersburg is out this month, a major milestone for the long-discussed project. The document could lead to the selection of a route for the transmission line across Kupreanof Island in central Southeast Alaska.


  20. Shipyard focuses on training local workforceRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2014 | KRBD-FM Ketchikan

    ... who can get jobs at the shipyard; they hire young employees from Metlakatla, Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell, Petersburg and elsewhere in Southeast. Tacker said it makes sense to train a local workforce, because otherwise the shipyard would have to ...


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