Tanner crab season kicks off Friday

Tanner crab estimates are down from the previous season although there is enough to go around for a successful fishery. Mature male Tanner abundance estimate is 4.9 million pounds, down from the 5.6 ...

PMC works to reduce employee turnover; upgrade hiring process

Petersburg's hospital board received an update of the Medical Center's strategic plan for the years 2017-2020 at last month's meeting. Part of the plan addresses people and includes patients,...

Ocean Beauty facility won't can salmon this year

PETERSBURG (AP) – A seafood processing company will stop canning salmon at its facility in the southeast Alaska city of Petersburg this year in response to a growing demand for frozen salmon. Tom Sunderland, vice president of marketing for Ocean...

Warm ocean water triggered seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that...

AP&T updates website

Alaska Power & Telephone is announcing its redesigned website www.aptalaska.com that is now live. Central to the new format are clean straightforward visual references on each page directing customers and visitors to locations within the site...

Coast Guard calls off search for missing crab boat

ANCHORAGE (AP) – The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea. The fishing vessel Destination went missing early Saturday after an emergency signal from a radio...

Trooper report

Four Kake women reported overdue KAKE – On Feb. 11, at 8:44 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of four adult female Kake residents overdue in two separate vehicles out a logging road outside of Kake. The females were identified as...

Lawmaker proposes hiking $5 studded-tire tax to $75

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A lawmaker wants to spike Alaska’s studded-tire tax from $5 to $75. Sen. Cathy Giessel’s bill is aimed at raising money to repair rutted roads damaged by studded tires, reported KTVA-TV. Giessel called the tax hike a...

Fur season to end in Sitka

Trappers are reminded the season for marten, mink, weasel, and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands) ends Wed., Feb. 15, 2017. Beaver season remains open in Unit 4 through April 30, 2017. Pelts of marten, river otter,...

Political winds could be plus for SEAPA

WRANGELL – In its first meeting of the new year, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency looked ahead to political reshufflings at the state and federal levels. Meeting in Petersburg February 8, members of the board learned from...

Boys win two against Craig Panthers

Petersburg’s high school boys basketball team won both games playing against the Panthers last week. At Craig, on February 9 the Vikings started with a lead, using their players’ height advantage against a fast team. “We had a good, strong...

Girls beaten by buzzer in Craig match

The Lady Vikings had a pair of close games last week playing against Craig High School, but the home team came away with the victories. “We lost two good games,” girls coach Dino Brock commented. Petersburg’s girls bussed straight to their...

To the Editor

Incorrect facts thrown around To the Editor: Thank you for the mention in the paper this week. The borough assembly was throwing around some incorrect facts at the meeting. Only one member of Planning and Zoning was appointed. The other six of us...

Yesterday's News

February 16, 1917 – A meeting of the Hospital Association was held Tuesday evening for the purpose of considering the feasibility of building a hospital. It was decided to organize a stock company, with a capital stock of at least $2,000, the...

Women's health clinic

Petersburg Public Health Center will hold a clinic March 1-3. Women, 29 and younger with limited or no access to health care can get exams and reproductive health services on a sliding scale. Appointments are required and can be made at...

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

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