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 By Dan Rudy    Sports    April 20, 2017 

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...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 20, 2017 

Wrangell faces possible summer water shortage

WRANGELL – The Borough Assembly convened in a special meeting midday Monday to change course on actions it took last week to curb water production issues this summer. Last Tuesday the Assembly...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 20, 2017 

Wrangell marijuana shop receives state approval, may not open

WRANGELL – Licenses for the cultivation and retail of marijuana were approved for a Wrangell applicant earlier this month. The Marijuana Control Board gave the go-ahead to the two applications during its April 4 and 5 meeting, put forward by Kelsey...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 20, 2017 

SEC seeking private sector data in new survey

WRANGELL – Regional economic forum Southeast Conference is seeking out data on private sector investment for its annual report on the economy. The survey is supposed to only take three minutes, asking for general information on significant...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 13, 2017

Tempers flare during constituency visit

Petersburg was paid a visit by longstanding United States Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on Monday, part of a wider tour of Southeast that includes Ketchikan and Juneau. Extra chairs had to be brought into...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 13, 2017

Pink numbers expected up in 2017 forecast

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released its forecast for commercial salmon harvests this year, projecting a strong run of pinks for Southeast in 2017. If panning out as projected, the news...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    April 13, 2017

Petersburg wins derby home bout in close match

The Ragnarök Rollers hosted their last bout for the month before heading to state-level play in May. Petersburg's roller derby team hosted Wrangell's Garnet Grit Betties on Saturday, the visitors'...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    April 6, 2017

Communities converge in Wrangell for derby bout

Roller derby teams from six communities sent players, referees and sideline officials to the Fool's Gold Mash-up hosted in Wrangell on April 1. The event coincided with the town's Tent City Days...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

USCG cutter recalled from visit by medical emergency

WRANGELL – A Coast Guard cutter stationed in Ketchikan was due to stop in to Wrangell over the weekend for its Tent City Days celebration, but unexpectedly had to divert course and return home en route. The CGC Anthony Petit was about 31 miles...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

Wrangell educator partakes in Smithsonian project

WRANGELL – A Tlingit educator and Wrangell resident returned home late last month after taking part in a community research program at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Virginia...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Spending cuts & income taxes proposed in Juneau

WRANGELL – Wrangell’s district representative for the State Legislature teleconferenced in late last week to update constituents on what’s going on in Juneau. Rep. Dan Ortiz (I-District 36) called in to Legislative Information Office...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 30, 2017

Cheer squad takes third at State after Region V win

The Petersburg Cheer Squad finished off its season with a third-place win at State on March 22, after taking first place at Region V the week prior. "It's only our second year going back, since...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Pot excise drafts considered by Wrangell Assembly

WRANGELL – The Wrangell Borough Assembly passed on first reading several ordinances related to marijuana, including an additional excise on that cultivated on the island. Under one proposed code change, a new section would affix a $10 tax per...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Gold rush type hootenanny planned for Wrangell Festival weekend

WRANGELL – This year’s annual Tent City Days celebration will start tomorrow, opening up with the dog show at 5 p.m. Celebrating the town of Wrangell’s rustic beginnings, the annual late-winter festivity was held a bit later than usual this...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Vikings take 2A State championship

Petersburg High School came out on top at the state level over the weekend, with the boys beating all other comers in the 2A Alaska ASAA/First National Bank Basketball State Championship in Anchorage....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Jabusch to retire from Wrangell manager's post

WRANGELL - After four decades of public service, Wrangell will bid farewell this month to its longtime finance director and recent borough manager, Jeff Jabusch. "It's going to be kind of strange, eve...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Senate PFD restructure to get hearing in House Finance

A bill that would rearrange how earnings from the Permanent Fund were used passed the Senate last week, with a version set next to be read by the House Finance Committee. The “Permanent Fund Protection Act” (SB 26) would arrange the Fund’s...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Viking boys are Region V champs

The Vikings capped off their season in Southeast with a championship title, after winning two games at Region V in Juneau last week. Coming off the high of homecoming weekend wins over Wrangell,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Petersburg takes first in Shamrock Invitational

A team largely fielding Petersburg players took first in last week's Southeast Alaska's Shamrock Soccer Invitational in Juneau. The six-game tournament is part of the Capital City Soccer League...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 16, 2017

Girls finish in 3rd place at regionals in Juneau

The basketball season comes to a close for the Petersburg girls, after placing third last week at the Region V Tournament in Juneau. “All of our games were definitely battles,” said girls coach Dino Brock. “All three of them, we played really...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017

Anan improvements to target outhouses and trailhead

WRANGELL – For visitors this summer to Anan Wildlife Observatory, trips to the restroom will become a bit less hectic. Up to the present, the oft-visited outdoor attraction's outhouse is sited...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 9, 2017

Lady Vikings split final home games

The Lady Vikings finished off its regular season with a win and a loss against Wrangell at Petersburg High School. The crowd was there in full force both evenings, with both a special ceremony to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 9, 2017

Petersburg boys win two in homecoming games

In their last home games for the season, the Petersburg High School boys added two more wins to their standings before heading into regionals. The team hosted Wrangell for its Homecoming weekend. In...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 2, 2017

Second buzzer-beater eludes girls in Metlakatla

The Lady Vikings were beaten by the buzzer again last weekend while hosting division leaders Metlakatla High School. Petersburg started Friday shorthanded, with only eight girls in uniform....

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 2, 2017

Vikings lose three in road games

The Vikings boys had their first losses of the season last week, playing a string of games on the road against a pair of formidable teams. Following up from the interdivisional play hosting 4A school Ketchikan from the previous week, on Feb. 22...

 

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