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Petersburg police welcome experienced officer to the force

Petersburg’s police department welcomed its newest officer to the force this week. Jim Kerr hails from Kingman, Arizona, a city of over 28-thousand people in the northwestern part of that state. He has nine years of experience in law enforcement with the Mohave County sheriff’s office and the Kingman police department. Joe Viechnicki spoke with Kerr and police captain John Hamilton about his background and first week on the job.

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Petersburg assembly waits on ambulance fee increase

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Petersburg’s borough assembly will wait until later this summer to vote on an increase in the fee charged for ambulance service on Mitkof Island. Assembly members Monday questioned the level of a proposed increase, the first since 2002. more

Petersburg electrical workers get new contract

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Petersburg’s borough assembly Monday, July 6 will be voting on a new contract for employees of Petersburg Municipal Power and Light. The borough has yet to release the terms of the new collective bargaining agreement with the employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. However, staffers estimate the new contract will cost an additional 156-thousand dollars. more