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 By Brian Varela    News    January 2, 2020

2019: Year in Review

January Following the shutdown of the U.S. government on Dec. 22, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard stated...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

Salvation Army raises thousands in Petersburg and Wrangell

Along with the lights, the trees and carolers, the Salvation Army's red Christmas kettles are a...

 

Yesterday's News

January 9, 1920 Petersburg is experiencing one of the mildest winters for years. The temperature has ranged around thirty to fifty above zero for the...

 

Alaska prepares for increase in age to purchase tobacco

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A new federal law is set to increase the national age limit for tobacco and...

 

Court report

Dec. 4 – Christopher Lee Malcom entered a no contest plea to charges of driving while license revoked for DUI. The defendant was sentenced to 10...

 

Police report

Dec. 23 – A gun was returned to its Haugen Dr. owner. Police responded to a noise complaint on Kiseno St. Dec. 24 – An officer responded to a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 2, 2020

CVB discusses tourism best management practices

WRANGELL - Wrangell's Convention and Visitor Bureau met last Monday, Dec. 23, to continue their...

 

Dead trees could bring new life to SE Alaska lumber mills

JUNEAU – As climate change rapidly alters conditions in southeast Alaska, lower snowpack levels...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska’s seafood industry will be “open for business” starting January 1 when some of the biggest fisheries get underway long before the start...

 

More funding needed to maintain Alaska earthquake sensors

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A project that maintains seismic monitoring stations in Alaska needs more funding to continue fully operating, officials...

 

Artifact Archive

"Born with a paintbrush in hand" in St. Albins, VT in 1899, Sister Eva LeDoux showed an early...

 

Washington state man charged in 2017 Alaska homicide

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Washington state man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a woman in a southeast Alaska village two...

 

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