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Harbor Board against zoning change

The Port and Harbor Advisory Board recommended against changing the zoning on waterfront parcels along Nordic Drive at its Friday meeting. The zoning change request is now before the Planning and...

 

Sea Lions not a problem for harbor - in winter

While not a line item on the harbor advisory board agenda, sea lion activity in the harbors was a board discussion item at the March 10 meeting. "There are not a lot of issues in the winter until the...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Tenants displaced after safety issues shut down Juneau hotel

JUNEAU (AP) – Authorities escorted out the tenants of a century-old Juneau hotel and took the property’s manager into custody after identifying several public health and safety hazards. Bergmann Hotel was condemned after the owners failed to...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

M/V Taku for sale through sealed bid

JUNEAU – The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is selling the M/V Taku through a sealed bid sale. The minimum bid price is $1.5 million and interested bidders mus...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Correction:

The small claims case of Feb. 28 involved Dean Roundtree and Ken Olsen of K.O. Construction. A decision is pending....

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Colette Peters named Fleet Manager at Trident

Colette Peters, 26, has been named Fleet Manager/Quality Assurance Manager at the Petersburg Trident Plant. She fills the position vacated by Nick Ohmer who is now managing the Trident Plant in...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Sitka men bare all for quilt guild charities

SITKA (AP) – On a cool spring day, Sitka veterinarian Burgess Bauder went down to the harbor and stripped down to his long underwear, socks and Crocs - all in the name of charity. With little more than a quilt covering his body, Bauder became a mod...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Group honors Sitka teens who rescued residents from fire

SITKA (AP) – A national group has honored a group of Sitka High School basketball players who last year helped pull residents from a burning building in Anchorage. The National Federation of State High School Associations announced Monday that the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 16, 2017 

Anan improvements to target outhouses and trailhead

WRANGELL – For visitors this summer to Anan Wildlife Observatory, trips to the restroom will become a bit less hectic. Up to the present, the oft-visited outdoor attraction's outhouse is sited...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

The Trust Land Office to host Petersburg meeting March 22

The Trust Land Office will hold a series of public informational meetings in Southeast communities to discuss the proposed land exchange between the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust) and the United States Forest Service (USFS). The...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Senator: Coast Guard cuts conflict with Trump security goals

JUNEAU (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says a proposed $1.3 billion cut to the Coast Guard's budget conflicts with President Donald Trump's goal of strengthening border security and rebuilding the armed services. The Alaska Republican outlined her...

 
 News    March 16, 2017 

Fire at the Lumber Street

Two fire trucks and the ambulance responded to a trailer fire at #11 Lumber Street shortly after 6 a.m. Monday morning. The property was in the process of being condemned by the Borough Building...

 

Court hears oral arguments accusing Borough of illegal search of home

The Petersburg Borough is responding to accusations that it made an illegal search of Karen Ellingstad's Wrangell Avenue home on Jan. 9 and 13, 2014 to seek and retrieve asbestos samples prior to the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Borough to update zoning code, assembly hears capital project list options for Power & Light

At this week’s Assembly meeting, Community Development director Liz Cabrera presented to the Petersburg Borough Assembly an outline for how to update the borough’s zoning code that hasn’t been brought up to speed since 1986. Cabrera said many p...

 

Tate fills out patrol ranks at police department

With the arrival of Carl Tate, 24, the police department is back up to a full contingent of officers. Tate arrived here last month from Fort Bragg, South Carolina, where he served four years with the...

 

New garbage truck arrives

Borough-wide trash collection should go more quickly, with the arrival of a 2017 side-loading vehicle, according to Public Works Director Karl Hagerman. The Borough’s oldest trash collection vehicle has been out of service since the start of the...

 

Wrangell city manager testifies in school bond cut hearing

WRANGELL – Residents of Wrangell concerned about the state’s evolving budget proposals joined those from Cordova, Nome and other rural communities in testifying on House Bill 57 over the weekend. Proposed by the House Finance Committee as part...

 

Alaska Mental Health Trust and USFS land exchange bill introduced in Juneau this week

The bill giving the green light to an exchange of thousands of acres of land between the Alaska Mental Health Trust and the U.S. Forest Service was introduced in Juneau this week. Rep. Dan Ortiz, I-Ketchikan, filed House Bill 155 on Monday. It...

 

2 rescued after emergency landng off Alaska landing

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Two people were rescued Friday after their small plane made an emergency landing near an Alaska island. The Coast Guard credits local authorities and others from the nearby community of Metlakatla for quickly responding to the...

 

PMC growth: Renovate or rebuild facility

The final chapter of Petersburg Medical Center's strategic plan is likely the most daunting. The first goal of the plan states: "Fix or replace the facility to create a safe environment for patients,...

 

Snagged for weeks, land exchange bill back on track

A snag in Sitka that was holding up progress on a state bill to help the Alaska Mental Health Trust with its land exchange  — and thereby prevent logging on Deer Mountain — has been resolved, putting the bill on track to be introduced this sessi...

 

Correction:

The Petersburg Police Department clarified that the arrest reported in the March 2 edition of Dustin L. Delong, 29 was a non-custody arrest. Charges of Theft in the 4th Degree and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree resulted in charges being filed,...

 

Construction work to begin at Anan Wildlife Observatory

WRANGELL — Anan Wildlife Observatory will soon be implementing site improvements for safety and to extend the life of its existing facilities. The work is scheduled to begin March 15, 2017, weather permitting. Rainforest Contracting Inc. of...

 

Glenn Cooke: We all speak the language of seafood

Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Inc. was the keynote speaker at the Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and banquet on Saturday night at the Sons of Norway Hall. His company purchased Icicle Seafoods in June...

 

Petersburg Medical Center strategic plan monitors financial strength

Oversight and communication by the Chief Financial Officer are a key component of PMC's strategic plan to achieve a break-even operation. The CFO is charged to balance quarterly spending with revenue...

 

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