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.

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.

Four located overdue outside Kake

Four women from Kake were found on a logging road outside that Southeast Alaska town Saturday, February 11 after their vehicles slipped off the icy road.

Coffman Cove resident seeks to start marijuana cultivation business

Marijuana plant. Photo from flickrCreative CommonsBrett LevinLEGAL Colorado marijuana growA Coffman Cove resident is trying to start up a marijuana cultivation business in the Prince of Wales Island community. But first he needs the support from the town’s voters.

Listening Project re-started in Petersburg

Julie Hursey is re-starting the Listening Project as a volunteer. Photo/Angela DenningAn audio series that records stories from Petersburg residents and archives them at the library is being started back up by volunteer, Julie Hursey.

Petersburg land grant bills move out of committees

Portions of this map in dark blue are state lands that could be selected by the Petersburg borough.Legislation that would boost the amount of the Petersburg borough’s state land grant moved out of committees in both the Alaska House and Senate this week. Supporters of those bills are making the case that additional state land would help make the new borough more self-sufficient.

Southeast’s first crab fisheries of the year set to open

Tanner crab get dumped from a pot. Photo/ADF&GThe first fisheries of the year for many Southeast fishermen are about to get started. That’s the Tanner and golden king crab fisheries, which open February 17. Managers are predicting a healthy harvest for Tanners and another slow year for king crab.