Six students prepare for CNA tests on June 2

The Petersburg Medical Center is embarking on a program to "grow their own" future staff members and hope that six high school students will fill future nursing positions at the facility. Alexis...

Sales tax changes proposed for ballot

Voters may soon decide whether or not they want to raise the sales tax cap and to eliminate the exemption for the sale of goods purchased within the borough for use outside of it. The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved in its first reading an...

Alaska governor offers help in brokering fiscal fix

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – With Alaska legislative leaders at odds over how to best address the state’s multibillion-dollar deficit, Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday offered his help in hopes of nudging talks forward. Walker said he has invited House and...

Borough Assembly again approves lower power rate for school district, not hospital

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted in its second reading to approve an ordinance that provides an 8 cent power rate for the school buildings. The break-even power rate applies to the aquatic boiler room, the aquatic center, the high school,...

Beat the Odds funds cancer care, travel, education in Petersburg

The Beat the Odds, A Race Against Cancer has agreed to allocate funds totaling $25,718.95 dollars for cancer care equipment, travel costs, support and educational material in the community. This is due to the generosity local southeast Alaska...

Alaska capital city looks to expand borders

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The capital city of Alaska is looking to expand its borders. The Juneau Empire reported Sunday that the city and borough of Juneau have hopes of owning more of Admiralty Island, located south of the capital city, and a...

Supreme President and Marshal visit local Emblem Club

The Petersburg Emblem Club received a visit from The Supreme Emblem Club of the United States of America Supreme President Marty Lynch and the Supreme Marshal Paulette Thompson last week. It is an...

Workers plug Alaska North Slope oil well that leaked gas

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – An oil well leaking natural gas on Alaska’s North Slope was successfully plugged by pumping saltwater into the well, according to private and government responders. The state Department on Environmental Conservation on...

Juneau may close facilities to balance budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s capital city and borough are considering closing a museum, gym and educational facility to balance its 2018 budget. Juneau needs to find nearly $2 million to balance its budget, the Juneau Empire reported Friday....

In Alaska, anxiety grows as debate over health care rages

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a place unlike anywhere else in the U.S., a land of pitiless cold, vast expanses and dangerous,...

PHS coach and player log last win for year

The top player and coach for Alaska's 2A boys division this year returned victorious from the post-season Senior All-Star Game in Anchorage over the weekend. Playing at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex ...

To the Editor:

Fluoridation debate will continue Dear Editor and Assembly Members: In June of 2004, the Juneau Fluoride Commission was appointed and given the task of reviewing existing studies and reports. They were to come up with a recommendation whether or...

Yesterday's News

April 20, 1917 - J. H. Scott arrived here on the City of Seattle and has taken charge, as superintendent, of the Doyhof Fish Products Company cannery. Mr. Scott reports that some extensive improvements will be made, including the installing of a...

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

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