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Fire at the Lumber Street

Two fire trucks and the ambulance responded to a trailer fire at #11 Lumber Street shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning. The property was in the process of being condemned by the Borough Building...

Borough offices move; open for business Monday

The Petersburg Borough Administration offices will be closed Thursday and Friday to allow the staff to move into the renovated facility on Nordic Drive. The borough has been leasing space at...

PMC to promote quality services and clinical excellence

Petersburg Medical Center’s strategic plan includes monitoring and improving health care services at the facility. This entails using state, federal and internal quality indicators to improve clinical excellence at PMC. Staff educational meetings...

Girl Scouts take part in STEM workshop

The Petersburg Girls Scouts enjoyed a day long STEM workshop at the Sons of Norway Hall lead by Kelly Fitzgerald of the Alaska Girl Scout Council. The girls rotated through four sections on: engineering, ecology, ornithology and seismology. Susan...

Wrangell Hospital reports billing contractor saving money

WRANGELL – The hospital approved a response to the Wrangell Borough Assembly regarding the future of its billing services contract. At an August 23 meeting, the city’s governing body asked that Wrangell Medical Center put together an assessment...

Wrangell manager search to reboot after fly-in interview

WRANGELL – After meeting with one candidate in a closed-door session last week, the Wrangell Borough Assembly has decided to put the city manager position back out for advertisement. In the position since 2013, present manager Jeff Jabusch...

Wrangell man partakes in March for Life

WRANGELL – A Wrangellite took part in the 44th annual March for Life, which last month made its way through the streets of Washington, D.C. Since 1974, the annual nondenominational march is held...

Wrangell approves hotel tidelands purchase

WRANGELL  – At its rescheduled meeting last week, the City and Borough Assembly approved a bid by the Stikine Inn to purchase adjacent tidelands for less than assessed value. Southeast Properties ...

Commissioner quits justice panel that called for changes

JUNEAU (AP) - A supporter of Alaska’s sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to the law. Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell declined to comment after she resigned from the...

Troopers seize $600,000 in marijuana at grow near Tok

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Alaska State Trooper investigators have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $600,000 from an illegal grow operation near Tok. Acting on a tip, Fairbanks troopers in the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit on...

Petersburg beats K-High in fast paced game

The Vikings played a high octane, non-conference game against Ketchikan last week, pulling up a win in the final seconds. "It went extremely well," Petersburg coach Rick Brock said afterward. The 4A ...

Editorial: State needs new funds to sustain services

After two years of kicking the can down the road, this may be the year the Legislature finally gets serious about closing the budget gap. For two years, action in the Alaska House and Senate has focused primarily on cuts, which has reduced the...

Yesterday's News

February 23, 1917 – Charles Smith has offered to sell his big residence and lots to the Hospital Association for $3,500. The matter was discussed at a special meeting held in A. B. hall Wednesday evening, and a test vote then taken was unanimous...

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to hold office hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg on Sat., Feb. 25 to hold public office hours from 3:30 – 4:30 pm at Glacier Express and from 4:30 – 5:00 pm at Java Hus. No appointment necessary. If you have questions...

NSRAA meeting notice

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its spring board of directors meeting on March 8 – 9, starting at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be in the NSRAA conference room at 1308 Sawmill Creek Rd., Sitka and is open...

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

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