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 By Greg Knight    News    August 8, 2013

Fire destroys Allen mill July 30 in Wrangell

WRANGELL — A fire destroyed the Allen mill site on Tuesday, July 30, leaving Mike Allen’s business venture a smoking heap of twisted metal and burnt lumber – and saw the largest response from...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 25, 2013

Petersburg tops Wrangell at Region II tourney

The final showdown of play at the 2013 Region II All-Stars Little League tournament in Wrangell culminated on Thursday night as the home team took on – and came close to beating – perennial rival... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 18, 2013

Region II All-Stars kick off youth baseball tournament

WRANGELL — Youth baseball came to Wrangell in a big way last weekend as the 2013 All-Stars tournament for Southeast Alaska kicked off at the diamonds near the Nature Trail. The competition featured... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    News    July 4, 2013

B.C. Minister proposes headwater, Stikine protection

A Canadian parliamentarian has submitted a bill in the legislature of British Columbia seeking to protect the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers Nathan Cullen, Minister of Parliament for the Skeena-Bulkl...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    June 27, 2013

Senate to consider renaming McKinley to Denali

In a victory for the Native cultures of Interior Alaska, a U.S. Senate committee voted last week to rename the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, to its original Koyukon-Athabaskan name...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    June 13, 2013

Southland attorney requests TBPA settlement

wrangell — The former general manager of Thomas Bay Power Authority is asking the utility’s Board of Commissioners for a severance package that was denied upon termination earlier this year– and has retained legal counsel in order to do so....

 
 By Greg Knight    News    June 6, 2013

Yarrow: sleep aid and pain killer from the forest

WRANGELL — For many Natives in Southeast Alaska the use of natural herbs and plants is as essential today as it was to their ancestors in years past – and whether they are used to alleviate pain,...

 
 By Greg Knight    Sports    May 30, 2013

Valkyries drop two bombs on Lady Wolves

WRANGELL — The Lady Wolves hosted the Petersburg Valkyries softball team for one last pair of games for the 2013 season – and saw their neighbors to the north walk away with two victories, each...

 
 By Shelly Pope and Greg Knight    News    May 23, 2013

TBPA Commissioners discuss conflicts of interest

Members of the Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15 to discuss possible conflicts of interest within the organization. TBPA Commissioner and Petersburg Municipal Power and Light Superintendent Joe...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    May 9, 2013

TBPA Commission refuses Southland's severance

WRANGELL — The Thomas Bay Power Authority commissioners met in executive session on Friday, May 3 to discuss the issue of former TBPA general manager Paul Southland’s severance package. In a 5-1 vote, with commissioner Warren Edgely voting to...

 
 By Greg Knight and Shelly Pope    News    May 2, 2013

Southland fired, Nicholls hired by TBPA

The Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met in a special meeting last Friday to discuss another counter offer by Mick Nicholls to the commission for the position of TBPA General Manager. Nicholls,...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    May 2, 2013

Sea otter population more than doubled in ten years

The sea otter population in Southeast has more than doubled over the last decade. Those are the findings of an estimate conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which are accepting 90 days of public comment on its revised stock assessment...

 
 By Greg Knight and Shelly Pope    News    April 25, 2013

Nicholls offered Tyee GM position, retires as foreman

Michael J. Nicholls, who oversees the operation and maintenance of the Tyee Hydroelectric Project as the site’s foreman was offered the position of Thomas Bay Power Authority General Manager on...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    April 11, 2013

Nicholls tapped as GM of TBPA, union contract ratified

The Thomas Bay Power Authority commissioners undertook a lengthy discussion over who will be hired to take the reins of the utility for Wrangell and Petersburg during a special meeting held March 4 in Wrangell. A motion by commissioner Dave Galla to...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    April 11, 2013

Rinehart appointed to Sealaska board

The Sealaska board of directors announced last week that Richard Rinehart, Jr. has been selected to fill an open seat on the 13-member board. Rinehart fills a board term that will end at the Sealaska...

 
 By Greg Knight    About Town    March 28, 2013

Wolf control near PSG considered by gaming board

Alaska’s Board of Game took a step toward a potential wolf control program on Gravina Island recently when it directed the state to prepare an “operational plan” for the board to consider in March. Meeting earlier this month in Sitka, the...

 
 By Greg Knight    About Town    March 28, 2013

Verizon not coming to Petersburg… yet

Verizon is on its way to Southeast Alaska – just not for the foreseeable future in Wrangell or Petersburg. According to company spokesman Scott Charlston, the move to bring cell and data service to rural Alaska is in its first phase and that...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    March 21, 2013

EAS to continue for Petersburg, Wrangell through 2015

There will no change in Alaska Airlines’ status as the provider of Essential Air Service for Southeast Alaska communities after the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order in February... Full story

 
 By Greg Knight    News    March 21, 2013

SEAPA reports highlight Tyee projects

During the March 5-6 meeting of the SEAPA Board of Directors, the reports of operations manager Steve Henson and special projects director Eric Wolfe highlighted a number of projects and new information related to the Tyee Lake Hydroelectric...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    March 7, 2013

Wrangell Borough begins TBPA termination study

WRANGELL — The City and Borough of Wrangell is working with a Denver-based consultancy firm to determine the cost of eliminating PERS employees at Thomas Bay Power Authority via a “termination study” that will show the cost of eliminating...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    February 28, 2013

Petersburg to reconsider TBPA budget request

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is poised to reconsider action it took at their most recent regular meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19 in a vote that denied Thomas Bay Power Authority General Manager Paul Southland the ability to extend his budgetary...

 
 By Greg Knight    About Town    February 28, 2013

Stikine skull a millennium old

WRANGELL — After carbon testing, a skull found on Government Slough last year has been found to be more that 1,000 years old – and is of Native Alaskan heritage. The skull, which was discovered...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    February 28, 2013

Salard: ‘I have been vindicated’

WRANGELL — After more than a year of legal and administrative actions regarding Dr. Greg Salard’s credentialing at Wrangell Medical Center, the Wrangell Medical Center Board of Trustees has granted the physician unrestricted privileges at the...

 
 By Greg Knight    News    February 14, 2013

Utility and community leaders talk energy

Community and utility leaders from Petersburg, Wrangell, Juneau, Angoon and Ketchikan gathered last week to discuss energy resources in a round table forum. The common denominator for most of these leaders was a way to reduce the need for diesel... Full story

 

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