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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 it would continue offering essential services. The borough assembly approved $600,000 for a new...

 
 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 very common sight during the holiday season. Standing in front of stores and on street corners,...

 

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 past two weeks. Early in December a touch of cold weather was experienced when a light fall of snow...

 

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 e-cigarette purchases to 21, which will require Alaska to meet a standard that has already been...

 

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 days in jail with 10 suspended, a $200 fine and $200 in service charges. Patrick Short entered a no...

 

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 report of a male found in a homeowner’s carport on Gjoa St. A warning was issued for speed on Sandy...

 
 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 ongoing work on putting together a "tourism best management practices" document for the city. This...

 

Dead trees could bring new life to SE Alaska lumber mills

JUNEAU – As climate change rapidly alters conditions in southeast Alaska, lower snowpack levels have caused a massive decline of yellow-cedar trees. Without an insulating blanket of snow, the...

 

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 of the first salmon runs in mid-May. Cod will begin it all in the Bering Sea, which has a 305.5...

 

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 said. Scientists, lawmakers and federal agencies are promoting the permanent installation of the...

 

Artifact Archive

"Born with a paintbrush in hand" in St. Albins, VT in 1899, Sister Eva LeDoux showed an early talent for art. She was one of fifteen children, several of whom were called to religious service. Art...

 

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 years ago, Alaska State Troopers announced. Isaac Friday, 27, of Waitsburg, Washington, is charged...

 

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