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 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Ballot Propositions: Ban fluoride?

A petition to ban fluoride from the Petersburg water system has nearly all the signatures required...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Should ATVs be allowed on roads?

A petition to allow ATVs on Borough-owned roads...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Public forum on homelessness draws more than expected

About 35 people gathered in the Public Library Wednesday evening to discuss potential solutions to...

 

Yesterday's News

June 29, 1917 – After July 3, according to a law passed at the late session of the territorial...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Petition to recall Borough Assembly discussed, no leader yet identified

A former mayor of Petersburg said he picked up a petition application with criteria that would...

 

Guest Commentary:

This Congressional legislation was enacted for...

 

To the Editor

Exception to rule needed To the Editor: Jens, Jake, and Carrie Hammer recently lost their father,...

 

Police reports

June 21 — Suspicious activity was reported in the Middle Boat Harbor and at the Excel St. ball...

 

FBI arrests Long, State charges are dropped

Randy K. Long, 53, was officially arrested by the FBI Tuesday night, according to Police Chief...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Rezoning on Mitkof Highway denied

The Petersburg Borough last week agreed with the Planning & Zoning Commission to deny an application...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Museum to throw 50th anniversary party

The Clausen Memorial Museum will host an open house to celebrate its 50th anniversary on Saturday,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

Wrangell gal appears on British Television

WRANGELL – With its abundance of mountains,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 29, 2017

'Not guilty' plea entered in Wrangell car thefts

WRANGELL – The man accused of a spate of vehicular thefts earlier this month has entered a not...

 

Alaska lawmakers pass budget compromise to avert shutdown

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature, motivated by the threat of a government shutdown,...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    June 29, 2017

Wrangell strike unlikely to affect Petersburg much

Union workers in Wrangell last week staggered...

 

Pressing in for some sweet nectar

A swarm of hummingbirds press in close around one...

 

Sablefish tag recovery drawing winners

Sitka — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announced this week the winners of the annu...

 

School News

James Ross McDonald has been awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, with an emphasis on Jazz...

 

Obituary, Myna H. Nissen, 77

Myna H. Nissen, 77, passed away on April 22, 2017... Full story

 

Obituary, Lois Hernandez, 86

Lois Hernandez, 86 passed away on June 10, 2017... Full story

 

Obituary, Odlaug "Oddie" Otness Swartz, 94

Odlaug (Oddie) Otness Swartz, 94, died on June 13,... Full story

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    June 29, 2017

Ith wins best track athlete in Alaska

The Gatorade Company named a Petersburg High...

 

Murkowski: Wrangell & Petersburg Boroughs to receive payments of $425,000 and $567,000

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced Monday that the Department of the...

 

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