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Alaska legislators see urgency in budget work but face rifts

JUNEAU (AP) – Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. But rifts remain over how best to do that, with divisions forming over taxes, how much to keep cutting spending and whether the state...

Petersburg Medical Health executive director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer was raised to work. She learned what it meant to work hard early in life, so the idea of taking months off work for a sabbatical is truly foreign to her. As the executive director for...

No sign of Japan-related radiation found in Alaska waters

ANCHORAGE (AP) – State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than...

Mitkof Island warm and dry in 2016:

The average temperature for Petersburg last year was 46 degrees, the warmest on record, and it also marked the 34th driest, according to NOAA warning coordination meteorologist Joel Curtis. Local...

Petersburg Indian Association board election results delayed due to candidate challenge

The Petersburg Indian Association held board elections earlier this month, but it took until Tuesday for the results to be certified because of a candidate challenge, according to a press release. The challenge, brought by William Ware, resulted in...

LID approved by assembly in its first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly held the first reading of an ordinance designed to amend municipal code regarding the local improvement district (LID) process on Tuesday night. The program is aimed at taking advantage of the SECON asphalt plant...

Trading the Mexican border for Mitkof Island

David Plagens worked as a police officer in west Texas on the border of New Mexico and Mexico prior to accepting a position with the Petersburg Police Department. He has four years of law...

Navy veteran joins police department

After spending four years with the U.S. Navy working military police, Luis Waechter is looking forward to the slower pace of life in Petersburg. "The last three years of my Navy contract I was...

Craig tribe gets Alaska's first federal land trust

KETCHIKAN (AP) About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the decision Friday, reported the Ketchikan Daily...

Wrangell city manager search winnows field to three

WRANGELL – Wrangell has narrowed the field for its new borough manager, with city staff and members of the Borough Assembly holding a teleconference with five candidates during a closed-door...

Basketball games cancelled due to weather

Due to weather and road conditions on POW, the Craig teams will be unable to make it to Petersburg this weekend, according an email received from Activities Director Jaime Cabral. Here is a look at the upcoming schedule for winter PHS activities:... Full story

To the Editor: Problem during winter

To the Editor: I’m writing to you to mention a problem that all parents have during the winter months with having children who take the bus. Sometimes our children miss the bus due to the road and sidewalk conditions because of it being so...

Yesterday's News

January 20, 1917 – Postmaster Refling has received advice from the department at Washington that, owing to the difficulty in obtaining paper and skilled labor, the furnishing of “office-request” envelopes has been suspended for the present....

Stork report

Gloria Constance Simon was born to Dana and David Simon on January 12 at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont,...

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

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