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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Vikings take 2A State championship

Petersburg High School came out on top at the state level over the weekend, with the boys beating all other comers in the 2A Alaska ASAA/First National Bank Basketball State Championship in Anchorage....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Assembly removes discount on moorage, and approves first cannabis application

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously voted to eliminate a prepayment discount on annual moorage rates in an effort to align with a rate study that recommended the borough increase harbor fees by 12 percent. Harbormaster Glo Wollen told the ass...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Mitch Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping cement his family’s position as mushing royalty. The Seward, Alaska, musher brought his dogs off...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Resolution opposing federal land transfer to be rewritten

The Petersburg Borough Assembly tabled a resolution opposing H.R. 232—an act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young that would transfer up to 2 million acres of Tongass National Forest to the the state of Alaska. The land that would go into...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Borough Manager's report

City Manager Steve Giesbrecht presented the following information to the Borough Assembly at Monday’s meeting. We have been getting a false alarm indication at the Main Street Sub transformer. We plan to replace the faulty switch during the...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

New rockfish sport fishing regulations take effect this week

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday the bag, possession and retention regulations for this year’s nonpelagic rockfish sport season. For all Southeast waters, Alaska residents have no size limit, with a bag and possession...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Jabusch to retire from Wrangell manager's post

WRANGELL - After four decades of public service, Wrangell will bid farewell this month to its longtime finance director and recent borough manager, Jeff Jabusch. "It's going to be kind of strange, eve...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017 

Senate PFD restructure to get hearing in House Finance

A bill that would rearrange how earnings from the Permanent Fund were used passed the Senate last week, with a version set next to be read by the House Finance Committee. The “Permanent Fund Protection Act” (SB 26) would arrange the Fund’s...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Norway tops global happiness report overtaking Denmark

HELSINKI (AP) – A global happiness report has made Norway's foreign minister, well, happy. Norway jumped to top spot in the World Happiness Report despite the plummeting price of oil a key part of its economy but researchers said it's the “human...

 
 News    March 23, 2017 

Officials to test Tsunami warning system in Alaska

NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to conduct a test of the tsunami warning communications system on Wed., March 29 at approximately 10:15...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Correction:

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

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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