Local News

Petersburg Borough Assembly holds first meeting

Petersburg’s new borough assembly and mayor were sworn into office Monday night. They addressed a long list of issues during their first official meeting. That included two borough-wide tax measures, which the assembly passed in first reading. Among other decisions, they also set a temporary meeting schedule aimed at making it easier for newly-incorporated residents to attend regular assembly sessions. Matt Lichtenstein reports:

Borough Clerk Kathy O’Rear (far right) swears in Petersburg’s first borough assembly. They are standing, from left to right, Nancy Strand, John Hoag, Mark Jensen, Sue Flint, and John Havrilek. Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht is seated at center.

Recent News

Petersburg police arrest escaped inmate

22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon. Photo courtesy Petersburg PD
Police arrested 22-year-old Jacob Sturgeon this afternoon at about 4 p.m. in a shed behind a home on Lumber Street. more

Common sense can help keep unwanted animals out of traps

This eagle was found stuck in a trap along Cabin Creek road. The bird was released with the help from ADF&G. Photo courtesy of Jordan Wiener
Local trappers and dog walkers weigh in on the traditional yet sometimes controversial hunting practice. more