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 By Jess Field    News    June 23, 2016 

New feathered residents at Long Term Care

The recent addition of two bird cages filled with feathered friends for Petersburg Medical Center's Long Term Care (LTC) residents is all about combating loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 23, 2016 

Assembly prohibits on-site marijuana consumption

The Petersburg Borough Assembly continued to hear public opinion on amendments to the Smoke Free Air Act ordinance at its meeting Monday. The discussion was the second reading and ended with the assembly removing any wording that would have... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 23, 2016 

SEC calling for ferry reform proposals

WRANGELL — Alaska’s state ferry system is embarking on a journey to make itself more financially viable over the next 25 years, as a process to refocus and possibly restructure, spearheaded by Southeast Conference. Representing the region’s... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 23, 2016 

Man charged with meth distribution indicted

The bail has been raised for a man involved in the latest drug bust in Petersburg. On June 6, police searched 214 North Nordic Drive Apt #5 and found Sovanmony “Mony” Mao, 43, hiding in a closet after the Petersburg Court issued a warrant. “In...

 By Jess Field    News    June 23, 2016 

PHS student slated to spent next year abroad

Back in November, Marissa Nilsen interviewed for the privilege of studying abroad as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. A couple weeks later, she was told she made the cut. In January,...

 News    June 23, 2016 

Scientists: Drop Arctic from plans for offshore drilling

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Nearly 400 scientists have signed a letter urging President Obama to eliminate the possibility of Arctic offshore drilling in the near future by taking the Arctic Ocean out of the next federal offshore lease sale plan. The...

 News    June 23, 2016 

Elfin Cove woman dies in boating collision

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A 44-year-old woman has died in a boating collision near Elfin Cove in southeast Alaska. Alaska State Troopers say they Elfin Cove resident Elizabeth Eskelin died after the skiff she was traveling in with four others struck...

 News    June 23, 2016 

Governor calls second special session over budget deficit

JUNEAU (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker is recalling lawmakers to Juneau to deal with the state's multibillion-dollar budget deficit, caused by tumbling oil prices. Walker said Sunday that a special session will be held beginning July 11. The House...

 News    June 23, 2016 

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 By Jess Field    News    June 16, 2016

Entangled humpback whale still traveling

The NOAA Fisheries Marine Mammal Stranding Network is still tracking the adult, well-traveled humpback whale entangled in line and dragging an orange buoy trailing behind about 30 yards. The network... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 16, 2016

Swan Lake outage affects tri-borough grid

Power service went down to southern Southeast Alaska communities, following problems at the Swan Lake dam site on June 8. The hydroelectric dam is one of two major producers utilized by Southeast Alaska Power Agency, primarily servicing the... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 16, 2016

Committee dedicated to preserving local history is underway

The Historic Preservation Committee became official after holding the first meeting in Petersburg earlier this week. On Monday, committee members gathered to set goals for the summer. "This is going... Full story

 News    June 16, 2016

Icicle sale is completed

The Cooke family, which owns Cooke Aquaculture, has completed its purchase of Icicle Seafoods after a year long process, according to Nell Halse of Cooke Aquaculture. The deal was completed and announced on June 10. “The Icicle team is excited...

 By Jess Field    News    June 16, 2016

SEAPA seeks control of Swan Lake hydro

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) board held its regular meeting in Petersburg last week, with board members in attendance from Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg. Much of the meeting focused...

 News    June 16, 2016

Rainforest Island Ferry faces funding problems

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – An independent ferry serving communities in southeast Alaska is struggling to come up with the funds to continue its service, and the operators are working with federal managers to figure out next steps. The Ketchikan...

 By Jess Field    News    June 16, 2016

School board busy with summer duties

The school board met for its monthly meeting Tuesday, and worked its way through a full agenda including the FY17 budget, changes to student handbooks and an activity fee increase. The Petersburg district, like many others in Alaska, is dealing with...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 16, 2016

Residential school big feature for Institute concepts

WRANGELL - The planning team for future development at Wrangell's former Institute site returned this week for a second round of public discussions. At a presentation Monday night, information gleaned...

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 16, 2016

Selenium concerns upriver as water testing continues

Wrangell's tribal government is continuing to cooperate with Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska on its baseline water testing of the Stikine River. Initiated in November by Central...

 News    June 16, 2016

Alaska marijuana regulators approve first licenses

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska regulators were applauded Thursday as they approved the first licenses for legal marijuana growing and testing facilities — another milestone for the fledgling industry. Priority was being given to growing and testing...

 News    June 16, 2016

Summer Anan passes to be made available

Visitors will soon be able to request the last four daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. Requests will be made by filling out a form at the front desk of the Wrangell Ranger District office. Individuals listed on the form...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Assembly votes 6-1 against retail marijuana opt out option

On November 4, 2014 614 Petersburg voters, 58 percent of those who turned out, scratched their pencils on a ballot, darkening a little oval marked ‘yes’ to Ballot Measure 2, titled “An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale and Use of Mar... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2016

Sprouts gardening program starts Monday

The first of two sessions for the Sprouts Summer Gardening Program will begin Monday at the garden behind the elementary school. This will be the third summer overseeing the program for Christina... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2016

AMHS fall, winter and spring schedule now online

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s fall, winter and spring 2016-2017 schedule is now available online for public review. The comment period opened in May 19 and runs until June 22. Because the AMHS is such an important means of transportation for... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Assembly continues to seek public input on docks takeover

The Petersburg Borough Assembly continued to discuss the prudence of taking ownership of three dock facilities after the state offered to transfer the facilities along with more than $700,000 and the responsibility of operation and maintenance. Last...

 News    June 9, 2016

Petersburg company wins contract for Vallenar Bay road project

The Alaska Division of Forestry has announced the award of a $3,500,000 construction contract for the Vallenar Bay Access Road to Rock-N-Road Construction of Petersburg. The project provides access to 2,500 acres of the Southeast state forest lands f...


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