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PMC & physicians face wrongful death claim

The Petersburg Medical Center and three of its physicians are being sued over a wrongful death...

 

Gone too soon

More than 30 people participated in the Children...

 

NOAA frees tangled whale near Tracy Arm

A humpback whale near Tracy Arm became entangled in a cruise vessel’s anchor line for almost 12...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 31, 2017

Local rain: 2006, 2011, 2014, 2015 & 2017 are in top 10 wettest summers

The rain in Petersburg came in consistent droves this summer, and temperatures were cooler than...

 

Gillnet snags two bucks

A Rambler Street resident caught two bucks that became snared in a gillnet in their yard on...

 

Yesterday's News

August 31, 1917 – The Petersburg public schools open for the new term next Tuesday morning. Miss...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 31, 2017

Assembly meets with hospital board to discuss relationship

The hospital in Petersburg is an independent operation that makes its own decisions, despite being...

 

Correction:

There will be no school for Elementary School students on September 1. Labor Day will be observed...

 

Ms. Pawuk's first day

Stephanie Pawuk started teaching at the Rae C....

 

Letter to The Editor

Tooth decay has gone down To the Editor: You may not have heard that tooth decay has gone down in...

 

Police Report

Aug. 23 — A bear was reported on 4.5 St. Illegal camping was reported on Odin St. Police...

 

Court report

Aug. 10 — Judge Magistrate Burrell granted an exparte protective order against Thomas McKeon....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Shellfish testing clears Pats Creek and Shoemaker

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Tribe’s environmental program office announced last week that most...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 31, 2017

Petersburg opens its first nursing program

Demand for nurses is growing in Alaska enough for...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 31, 2017

Report: Majority wants a new hospital, services, privacy

The hospital in Petersburg is a Band-aid station that’s aging in sections invisible to the vast...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 31, 2017

Salmon carcasses dumped near town

Richard Lowell of Alaska Department of Fish and...

 

Ms. Dembs first day

Sara Dembs moved from Colorado to Haines a year...

 

Heavy rain damages highway in Ketchikan, floods homes

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Heavy rainfall in the southeast Alaska city of Ketchikan damaged a...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 31, 2017

New species of squid near Petersburg, researcher says

There are new species of squid near Petersburg,...

 

Fish Factor: The "bread and butter" salmon catches are far better than last year despite the 2017 statewide salmon take falling short

Alaska’s salmon season is winding down and while catches have made the record books in some region...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Wrangell auxiliary honored at national convention

WRANGELL - Women from the local American Legion...

 

Alaska court upholds cut to checks from oil-wealth fund

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Bill Walker acted within his...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 31, 2017

Access improved at Anan, first phase in overhaul

WRANGELL - Improvements to the observatory at...

 

Judge approves $1M loan for Alaska newspaper amid bankruptcy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a $1 million loan for the Alaska...

 

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