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Petersburg case challenges civil seizures, search warrants

Police shieldA lawsuit filed in Petersburg is challenging the seizure of personal property by local, regional and state law enforcement along with the search warrants that led to that property seizure. The plaintiffs are also arguing to expand the civil suit to include law enforcement agencies statewide.

Buzzer beater pushes Vikings past Kayhi Kings

Petersburg's Mark Neidiffer plays defense against Ketchikan's Jake Smith.A last second steal, full court dribble and buzzer-beating lay up gave Petersburg a 62-60 win over the visiting Kayhi Kings of Ketchikan Thursday night before a fired up crowd of Petersburg fans.

Tanner fishing expected to go an extra day

Tanner crab photo courtesy of ADF&GThe Tanner fishery opens Feb.17 in Southeast and because of the numbers of vessels and pots registered managers expect the fishery to go for six days in the main areas.

PHS students paint new mural outside band room

A new mural is going up this winter on the hallway leading into the band room at Petersburg High School. Petersburg’s school board got a tour of the work in progress this week. Art teacher Ashley Lohr said students are painting the mural the first hour of every school day, painting while the band is also practicing.

WAVE seeks support by the inch this weekend

"Art by the Inch" patrons use frames to find their favorite pieces of art to cut out. Photo courtesy of WAVECutting up a painting and selling it in parts might not sound like a good idea but that’s exactly what’s happening this Saturday night at the Sons of Norway Hall.

Petersburg school board approves calendar with spring break for next year

highschoolbannersPetersburg’s school board Tuesday approved next year’s calendar after having a discussion about Christmas holiday and spring breaks. The school district has considered a calendar without a spring break week in March and an earlier end to the school year. But that option was not supported this year. The board also approved the first reading of a new policy on payment for school meals.

Paddle carving workshop returns to Petersburg

Doug Chilton and Jim Zeller at one of the many paddle making workshops they've offered around Southeast Alaska (Photo courtesy of the One People Canoe Society)A popular weekend workshop on making Native canoe paddles is returning to Petersburg at the end of this month. Two carvers from the One People Canoe Society will be teaching the multi-day course that is open to the public but has limited spots.

Petersburg police start moving into renovated building

Police Chief Kelly Swihart stands in his new office with a window looking out onto Nordic Drive. Photo/Angela DenningPolice Kelly Swihart says they want to be out of the old work space by Feb. 27.

Legislature considers conflict of interest bill for boards of fish, game

The Alaska legislature is considering a bill to allow members of the Board of Game and Board of Fish to deliberate on topics even after declaring a potential conflict of interest.

Petersburg school board considers new food service payment policy

highschoollockersPetersburg’s school board tonight will consider a new food service payment policy and decide on the calendar for next year. The food service policy is a new one and it sets a 20 dollar limit for students charging meals. The district formed a committee to draft the policy to avoid surprise charges for parents and to encourage pre-payment for breakfast and lunch.