Flat state funding complicates ongoing teacher negotiations

The Associated Teachers of Petersburg (ATP) and Petersburg School District are negotiating the...

Blind Slough closed to king salmon sport fishing this summer

The fresh waters of Blind Slough will be closed to sport fishing for king salmon this summer, from June 1 through July 31, according to the sport...

Ordinance would allow sale of borough property below assessed value for public benefit

An ordinance amending Petersburg municipal code to allow borough land to be disposed of for less than assessed or appraised value when deemed for a...

Permanent Fund leaders propose to borrow up to $4 billion for investments

The leaders of the $76 billion Alaska Permanent Fund voted unanimously on Friday to adopt a strategic plan that calls for borrowing up to $4 billion... Full story

Dunleavy proposes crackdown on unpermitted public protests

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration introduced legislation on Wednesday that would criminalize unpermitted street protests and other activities... Full story

USDA commits to big purchase of Alaska salmon and pollock for national food programs

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will purchase about 50 million pounds of Alaska seafood to use in national food and nutrition-assistance... Full story

Haines loses appeal of Census which showed 500 resident drop

The U.S. Census Bureau rejected Haines' appeal over the 2020 population count, which showed Haines’ population dropping by around 500 residents....

Wrangell officials concerned about ongoing population decline

Wrangell borough officials are concerned that Wrangell continues to lose population, while those who stay in town grow older and leave the...

Independent Grocery Alliance Retailers of the Year

IGA President John Ross presents Hammer & Wikan General Manager and CEO Jim Floyd with the USA...

Alaska House rejects per-student school funding increase

The Alaska House of Representatives voted on Wednesday against increasing the amount written into law saying how much the state should spend per... Full story

Vikings work overtime on the road in Metlakatla

Petersburg’s Varsity Vikings basketball squad took on Metlakatla for two games last week, resulting in two losses against their tough competitors....

Lady Vikings have a rough trip to Metlakatla

After a difficult trip down to Metlakatla the Lady Vikings fought their hardest during their two matches on Thursday and Friday. Up against...

To the Editor

Blind Slough King Salmon To the Editor: ADFG will not be opening Blind Slough freshwater king salmon sport fishery in summer 2024. They are...

Guest Editorial

Risky business not the state’s business The advice for Las Vegas gamblers is don’t bet more than you can afford to lose. It’s generally the...

For the Rights of All

Last Friday morning, students at Rae Stedman Elementary listened closely to local author and actor...

Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

February 22, 1924 – Salmon may migrate distances of 1,000 miles or more, it was proved in an experiment conducted by the United States Bureau of...

Stork report

Alice and Cody Wegener are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter Charlotte Brooke...

George Willard Curtiss, 88

George Willard Curtiss was born March 28, 1935, in Dallas, Oregon to Burt and Beulah Curtiss. He...

Police report

February 14 – An officer conducted a welfare check on South 3rd Street. An officer responded to a parking complaint on Dolphin Street and a...

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