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Borough offices move; open for business Monday

The Petersburg Borough Administration offices will be closed Thursday and Friday to allow the staff to move into the renovated facility on Nordic Drive. The borough has been leasing space at...

 

PMC to promote quality services and clinical excellence

Petersburg Medical Center’s strategic plan includes monitoring and improving health care services at the facility. This entails using state, federal and internal quality indicators to improve clinical excellence at PMC. Staff educational meetings a...

 

Girl Scouts take part in STEM workshop

The Petersburg Girls Scouts enjoyed a day long STEM workshop at the Sons of Norway Hall lead by Kelly Fitzgerald of the Alaska Girl Scout Council. The girls rotated through four sections on: engineering, ecology, ornithology and seismology. Susan...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017 

Wrangell Hospital reports billing contractor saving money

WRANGELL – The hospital approved a response to the Wrangell Borough Assembly regarding the future of its billing services contract. At an August 23 meeting, the city’s governing body asked that Wrangell Medical Center put together an assessment...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017 

Wrangell manager search to reboot after fly-in interview

WRANGELL – After meeting with one candidate in a closed-door session last week, the Wrangell Borough Assembly has decided to put the city manager position back out for advertisement. In the position since 2013, present manager Jeff Jabusch...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017 

Wrangell man partakes in March for Life

WRANGELL – A Wrangellite took part in the 44th annual March for Life, which last month made its way through the streets of Washington, D.C. Since 1974, the annual nondenominational march is held...

 

Wrangell approves hotel tidelands purchase

WRANGELL  – At its rescheduled meeting last week, the City and Borough Assembly approved a bid by the Stikine Inn to purchase adjacent tidelands for less than assessed value. Southeast Properties...

 

Commissioner quits justice panel that called for changes

JUNEAU (AP) - A supporter of Alaska’s sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to the law. Juneau Police Department Lt. Kris Sell declined to comment after she resigned from the...

 

Troopers seize $600,000 in marijuana at grow near Tok

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Alaska State Trooper investigators have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $600,000 from an illegal grow operation near Tok. Acting on a tip, Fairbanks troopers in the Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit on...

 

U of Alaska agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues

JUNEAU (AP) – The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. The agreement, signed by system President Jim Johnsen on Friday and...

 

Kenai Peninsula pot businesses may ad $5M boost to economy

KENAI (AP) – With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the businesses could contribute $5.3 million annually to the local economy. Eight marijuana businesses have...

 

Environmental groups back feds in lawsuit over hunting ban

KENAI (AP) – More than a dozen environmental groups are seeking to join lawsuits filed by the state of Alaska over a federal ban on certain hunting techniques in national refuges and preserves. The two lawsuits filed in January claim the U.S. Fish...

 

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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 16, 2017

Tanner crab season kicks off Friday

Tanner crab estimates are down from the previous season although there is enough to go around for a successful fishery. Mature male Tanner abundance estimate is 4.9 million pounds, down from the 5.6...

 

PMC works to reduce employee turnover; upgrade hiring process

Petersburg's hospital board received an update of the Medical Center's strategic plan for the years 2017-2020 at last month's meeting. Part of the plan addresses people and includes patients,...

 

Ocean Beauty facility won't can salmon this year

PETERSBURG (AP) – A seafood processing company will stop canning salmon at its facility in the southeast Alaska city of Petersburg this year in response to a growing demand for frozen salmon. Tom Sunderland, vice president of marketing for Ocean...

 

Warm ocean water triggered seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from California to Alaska, researchers have pinned the cause to unusually warm ocean temperatures that...

 

AP&T updates website

Alaska Power & Telephone is announcing its redesigned website www.aptalaska.com that is now live. Central to the new format are clean straightforward visual references on each page directing customers and visitors to locations within the site...

 

Coast Guard calls off search for missing crab boat

ANCHORAGE (AP) – The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea. The fishing vessel Destination went missing early Saturday after an emergency signal from a radio beacon...

 

Trooper report

Four Kake women reported overdue KAKE – On Feb. 11, at 8:44 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of four adult female Kake residents overdue in two separate vehicles out a logging road outside of Kake. The females were identified as Falen...

 

Lawmaker proposes hiking $5 studded-tire tax to $75

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A lawmaker wants to spike Alaska’s studded-tire tax from $5 to $75. Sen. Cathy Giessel’s bill is aimed at raising money to repair rutted roads damaged by studded tires, reported KTVA-TV. Giessel called the tax hike a “public...

 

Fur season to end in Sitka

Trappers are reminded the season for marten, mink, weasel, and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands) ends Wed., Feb. 15, 2017. Beaver season remains open in Unit 4 through April 30, 2017. Pelts of marten, river otter, and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Political winds could be plus for SEAPA

WRANGELL – In its first meeting of the new year, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency looked ahead to political reshufflings at the state and federal levels. Meeting in Petersburg February 8, members of the board learned from...

 

Correction:

The front page article (February 9, 2017) incorrectly cited the wholesale power rate from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency at 8 cents. SEAPA’s base wholesale power rate is 6.8 cents per kWh....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

AICS-SEARHC merger delayed until April

WRANGELL – A planned-for merger between two regional healthcare providers has been put on hold for two months. Alaska Island Community Services was to merge with larger organization SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) on February...

 

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