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NOAA hearing draws vocal opposition

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held a public hearing in Petersburg Monday night on their proposal to establish critical habitat areas for humpback whales in Southeast Alaska...

 

Summary of NOAA critical habitat designation proposal

This action will propose the designation of critical habitat for three distinct population segments of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) pursuant to section 4 of the Endangered Species Act....

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    January 9, 2020

Petersburg Fishing Report

While some anglers may hang up their fishing rods until Spring, don't forget about the many angling opportunities that exist throughout the winter. Remember to purchase your 2020 fishing...

 

Yesterday's News

January 16, 1920 John Bruce is now engaged in taking the fourteenth census of Petersburg and district, having been appointed to that duty by Charles W. Hawkesworth, of the Bureau of Education. All facts as to the number of residents occupations,...

 

Assembly creates short list of 2021 Capital Projects

The borough assembly approved four community projects totaling $63.7 million to be included on the priority list for 2021. The list will be forwarded to the state legislature in hopes one or more of t...

 

Assembly approves two truck purchases totaling $85,432

The borough assembly approved the purchase of two light duty 4x4 trucks in the amount of $85,432 at its Monday meeting. One of the vehicles replaces a truck that was totaled in a fire at the public...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    January 9, 2020

Nolan Center welcomes the new decade with a murder mystery

WRANGELL - The Nolan Center celebrated the new year on Dec. 31, with a murder mystery party. As this new year marks a new decade, a return to the '20s, the party had a 1920s theme to it. With jazz...

 

Warning renewed: eruption of Aleutian volcano intensifies

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An eruption at a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands has intensified and the National Weather Service has renewed a warning for passing aircraft. Shishaldin Volcano erupted at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Alaska Volcano...

 

Editorial: Critical habitat rule unlikely to help

The establishment of critical habitat areas running from western Alaska to southern California is a prime example of federal agency overkill and overreach. We don't see a logical pathway whereby...

 

Petersburg All Tournament Players

Two Petersburg Basketball players were recognized during the Rally the Regions tournament in Anchorage this past week, being named to the All Tournament Teams. This recognition is meant to highlight...

 

Rotary Club tops Red Kettle contributions

Top contributors to the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive in 2019: 1. Petersburg Rotary Club $6,152 2. State & Federal employees $3,337 3. Petersburg Vessel Owners $2,345 4. Sons of Norway $1,281...

 

Police report

Jan. 1 – A verbal traffic warning was issued for inoperable headlight along Nordic Dr. Verbal traffic warnings were given for inoperable taillight and failure to maintain lane on Nordic Dr. A disturbance was reported on S. 2nd St. Officers responde...

 

Vikings come home with Rally the Regions championship

The Petersburg Vikings travelled to Dimond High School in Anchorage last week to compete in the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic. The tournament is one of the biggest events for high school...

 

Overhaul of Alaska Marine Highway System considered

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — With an aging fleet, fewer riders and major budget reductions, the Alaska Marine Highway System is feeling the hurt. Six of the state's 11 ferries have been taken out of service as of Dec. 9 and service to coastal communities...

 

Lady Vikings show improvement through Rally the Regions

While the Petersburg Vikings came home with a championship last week, after the Rally the Regions Hardwood Classic, it was a less successful tournament for the Lady Vikings. The girls basketball team...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Fish Factor's annual Fishing Picks and Pans for 2019

Every year since 1991 Fish Factor has selected “picks and pans” for Alaska’s seafood industry - a no-holds-barred look back at some of the year’s best and worst fishing highlights, and my choice for the biggest fish story of the year. Here...

 

Obituary: Llewellyn Williams III, 62

KETCHIKAN - Llewellyn Morris Williams III, 62, who died Sat., Jan. 4, 2020, believed in God, family and friends, public service and University of Washington Huskies football. To all of these, he...

 

Kayaker missing near Sitka; boat found overturned, adrift

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A search has been called off for a man missing on a kayak trip outside Sitka, the U.S. Coast Guard announced. Kale Pastel, 36, left on an early morning kayaking trip to Birdsnest Bay. He did not return and he was reported...

 

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