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 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

2018: Year in Review

January The borough assembly received a proposed update to its zoning code that would introduce a new form of affordable housing, an expansion of the historical and industrial districts and the end...

 

Bell ringers

A group made up of staff from the school district or those who have worked for the district in the past caroling downtown while collecting Salvation Army Red Kettle donations. Throughout the year,...

 

New ferries need $30M in upgrades

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An additional $30 million in public money is needed to install crew quarters on Alaska’s two new ferries, the Alaska Marine Highway System said. Adding crew quarters will allow the ferries Tazlina and Hubbard to be...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

Coast Guard to continue offering vital services

The United States Government shut down at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 22 after the Senate failed to come up with an agreement on a spending deal, which resulted with interruptions in the operations of government agencies, including the Uni...

 

Yesterday's News

January 3, 1919 One of the nicest social affairs of the season was the dance given on New Year’s Eve by the Moose at Sons of Norway Hall. The affair was in the order of a Hard Time Ball and everyone was dressed for the occasion. Those who were not...

 

Salvation Army brings in $14,241.55 in December

During this holiday season, the Salvation Army brought in $14,241.55 in donations through the red kettles with the proceeds going to services for the community and the Salvation Army Church's yearly...

 

Police report

December 26 — A cell phone that was found at a location on S. Nordic Drive was turned over to authorities. Suspicious activity was reported on Mitkof Highway, but the individuals were gone upon police arrival. December 27 — Criminal mischief was...

 

Dean Oliver Wright, 37

Dean Oliver Wright, 37, of Petersburg Alaska, passed away unexpectedly on December 18, 2018 in Anchorage Alaska. He was born in Wrangell, Alaska to Jana Lee Wright and Calvert Martin on January 3, 1981. He married Rufinia Hanson, in Petersburg on... Full story

 

Fish Factor: Seafood has taken a special spot on holidays all over the world

Fishermen in Alaska who own catch shares of halibut, sablefish and Bering Sea crab will pay more to the federal government to cover 2018 management and enforcement costs for those fisheries.   For halibut and sablefish (black cod) the annual fee,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

PMC helps patients manage their substance abuse problems

Data has come to light that shows Petersburg Medical Center’s medicated-assisted treatment program, or MAT, is helping those with opiate or substance abuse issues save money and manage their problem by being seen in the clinic instead of the...

 

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