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 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

Icicle Seafoods sold in two parts

Owner Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco has entered into agreements with two different groups to sell Icicle Seafoods. According to the press release issued, Convergence Holdings, Inc. will acquire Icicle's land-based wild seafood processing... Full story

 News    July 2, 2015 

Downloadable PDF version of 4th of July Schedule

Subscribers, click the link below to view or download the full 4th of July Schedule, 2015................................................................................................................................................

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

Rainforest Ferry Service delayed again

In the works for awhile, Rainforest Islands Ferry Service has been delayed yet again. The ferry was set to sail June 14, then postponed to June 28. “We were so close” to that start, spokeswoman Heather Hedges said, but work at the shipyard was... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

Psg Library extends collection electronically

The Petersburg Public Library just got a whole lot bigger. Not physically, but it has extended its electronic catalogue through the Joint Library Catalogue (JLC). “It’s a consortium of libraries across the state, so we actually have over 1.7... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

PVFD restoring history with mechanic's help

Working to preserve its history, the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department has restored one fire engine and is wrapping up restoration of another. "We're trying to create some interest with the...

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015 

Ferry schedule changes proposed, some boats docked

Five of Alaska Marine Highway System’s 11 ferries will be laid up at some point next year under a draft vessel deployment plan released on June 24. The Taku will be held in layup status the whole year, while the Kennicott will be from October...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

Dungeness crab prices up; 838,156 pounds caught in first 7 days

Preliminary prices for Dungeness crab are in and a bit higher than last year’s. The average price for the first week was “a solid” $3 per pound throughout Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Petersburg Assistant...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

Salmon prices see drop this year

Lower prices in the market are souring what’s predicted to be another large salmon run. “In general, a lot of prices for species are down,” said Andy Wink, Senior Seafood Analyst with the Juneau-based McDowell Group, “especially sockeye and...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

Limits for king salmon sport revised

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced late last week its revised 2015 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast and Yakutat. Starting yesterday and in effect through May 2, 2016, Alaskan resident permit-holders’ bag and poss...

 News    July 2, 2015 

Investigators examine Ella Lake crash

JUNEAU (AP) — A team of aviation investigators worked over the weekend in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft’s pilot....

 News    July 2, 2015 

Alaska governor signs first tax increase in 10 years

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska is facing the first tax increase in a decade after Governor Bill Walker signed the measure into law on Saturday morning. The law places new taxes on wholesale refined fuel, including gasoline and heating oil but not aviation...

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015 

SE tribes boycott FedEx over NFL mascot

Ahead of next month’s start to the football season, Alaska’s largest tribal group has made clear it will not be rooting for one of the National Football League’s 32 franchises by boycotting its primary sponsor. Central Council of the Tlingit...

 News    July 2, 2015 

Reminder: Fireworks are prohibited in the Tongass

KETCHIKAN – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, residents, visitors and campers are reminded that all fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited in the Tongass National Forest. “People assume the restrictions apply just to developed...

 News    July 2, 2015 

PILT payments for 2015 announced

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office announced last week the state will be receiving $26.2 million from Department of the Interior through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Twenty-nine municipalities have been chosen for PILT...

 News    July 2, 2015 

United Way accepting impact grant applications

United Way of Southeast Alaska is currently accepting applications for its 2015/16 Community Impact Grant program. Up to $30,000 in funds will be awarded to applicants who successfully demonstrate community needs pertaining to health, education, or i...

 News    July 2, 2015 

Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

ANCHORAGE (AP) — One Royal Dutch Shell offshore drill rig is headed to Alaska and a second is poised to leave, despite lacking final federal permits that would allow exploratory drilling and possible confirmation of rich oil reserves under the...

 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015 

USCGC Anacapa welcomes new commander

A "time honored tradition," U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Peter Vermeer took command of the USCGC Anacapa on Tuesday afternoon. Vermeer relieved Lt. Kathryn Cyr of her duty during the Change of Command...

 News    July 2, 2015 

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 By Dani Palmer    News    June 25, 2015

Arson suspected in picnic grounds fire

The Petersburg Ranger District is looking for anyone with information regarding a possible arson at Man Made Hole Recreation Area. On June 16, the district's "recreation technician visited the site... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    June 25, 2015

Alaska Supreme Court hears Petersburg vs. Juneau boundary dispute

Justices with the Alaska Supreme Court are now mulling over the boundary dispute case between Petersburg and Juneau. If Juneau prevails, Petersburg could be forced to revert back to city status. The City and Borough of Juneau (CBJ) filed an appeal... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    June 25, 2015

Addressing Alaska's domestic violence problem

Traveling across Alaska to address the problem of domestic violence, Roberta James, domestic abuse specialist with Tribal Family and Youth Services, stopped by Petersburg on Monday. Provided by the Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of... Full story

 News    June 25, 2015

Icicle Seafoods split in two in sale

Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco announced Friday that it’s entered into agreements to sell Icicle Seafoods to two groups. According to the press release, Convergence Holdings, Inc. will acquire Icicle’s land-based wild seafood processing...

 By Dani Palmer    News    June 25, 2015

Juneau DA taking over Petersburg cases due to state budget cuts

With recent state budget cuts, the 1st Judicial District in Juneau now has more courts in its district than lawyers to cover them. Juneau District Attorney James Scott will be covering Petersburg’s criminal cases until a long-term plan is ironed...

 By Dani Palmer    News    June 25, 2015

Officials don't expect 'any large fluctuations' in school budget

The Petersburg School District doesn’t “anticipate any large fluctuations” with the budget the state passed June 11, Finance Director Karen Quitslund said. The school board passed the district’s budget just two days before, on June 9, in...

 By Dani Palmer    News    June 25, 2015

State trooper investigating vehicle fire

Alaska State Wildlife Trooper Cody Lister is investigating a vehicle fire from the weekend, the second suspicious one in about a week's time. The first occurred sometime between June 12 and June 16 at...


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