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Petersburg electrical workers get new contract

powerpole1Petersburg’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.

Three days of fun and games planned for Petersburg’s Independence Day celebration

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPetersburg is planning several days of fun events to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Vendor and food booths are open Friday, July 3rd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, July 4th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on main street. The festivities kick off Thursday night, July 2nd at the Parks and Recreation community center.

The Chautauqua Brings Spirit of Education to Petersburg

DSCN4828If you went down to Sandy Beach park on Sunday afternoon you might have been in for a big surprise. Dozens of tents lie camouflaged in the canopy of trees. Dotted on the floor in between are juggling clubs, brass instruments and costumes of a kind of Victorian hue. This is Chautauqua land.

Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa gets new commander

Before the ceremony, Lt. Peter Vermeer (second from left) and Lt. Kathryn Cyr (third from left) stand with other officers. Photo/Angela DenningThe Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa in Petersburg has a new commanding officer. Lt. Peter Vermeer will relieve Lt. Kathryn Cyr.

Petersburg Children Center tries to solve long wait list

Teacher Theressa Phillips reads to the toddler class with Assistant teacher, Brina Compton and teen worker, Kallie Caples looking on. Photo/Angela DenningOne of Petersburg's preschools, the Petersburg Children’s Center, has a waiting list of 45 kids but a planned expansion could help drop that number.

Icicle Seafoods is being sold

Icicle's seafood plant in Petersburg is on the town's main street. Photo/Joe SykesIcicle Seafoods, one of Alaska’s largest seafood processors is being sold to Indonesian companies Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers owned by the wealthy Soetantyo family.

Rainforest Islands Ferry Delayed till Mid-July

One of the ferries slated for use as part of the new serviceThe start of the Rainforest Islands Ferry is now delayed to the middle of July.

The New Old Time Chautauqua heads to Petersburg

The New Old Time Chautauqua performing on a recent tour. Photo courtesy of www.chautauqua.orgThe New Old Time Chautauqua is coming to town on Sunday. The Chautauqua is a traveling band of about 50 artists, circus performers, kids and musicians journeying around Southeast this summer.

Tobacco tax brings in money to Petersburg Borough

Amy Long-Drew is the Tobacco Prevention and Control Grant Coordinator for the Petersburg Indian Association. Photo/Angela DenningThe Petersburg Borough is making money off the new tax but it’s still unclear how many users will quit the habit because of paying more.

Possible arson fire near Petersburg destroys car

The car is believed to have gone off the road prior to being set on fire. Photo courtesy of the Alaska Wildlife TroopersThe second suspicious fire in a week hits Petersburg