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Wrangell and Petersburg lose power Friday

The cities of Wrangell and Petersburg both briefly lost power on Friday morning, Jan. 10. The power...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

Cold temperatures, but no record lows

Beginning last weekend, Petersburg has been experiencing a cold front with temperatures hovering...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

Tribal voters elect incumbents in PIA elections

Twenty-one tribal voters elected four incumbents in the Petersburg Indian Association Tribal...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

School board approves new elementary math curriculum

The Petersburg School Board approved an updated math curriculum for the district and the purchase...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

Fire department finds its EMS coordinator

The Petersburg Fire Department has filled its vacant EMS coordinator position about two months...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

Community pool closed all week

The community lap pool is closed this week due to an above average amount of water being pumped...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

Capt. Holmgrain completes rigorous FBI Academy

After a rigorous 11-week program that pushed the limits of his physical and academic abilities,...

 

$40 million for a road? Some Kupreanof Island residents want that money for ferries

A patchwork of logging roads already exists, and the project would connect those roads to make a...

 

A fire, an SOS, a rescue: Man spends weeks in remote Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Tyson Steele watched his remote cabin go up in flames, mourned the death of his dog and then spent weeks in the Alaska wildern...

 

US climate experts say 2019 was record warm year in AK

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska experienced its warmest year on record, according to federal climate officials. The National Oceanic and...

 

State employee files $19 million sexual harassment lawsuit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state employee who says she was sexually harassed and physically injured by a supervisor is suing the state for $19...

 

Lady Vikings victorious against Haines

The Lady Vikings came out ahead in both their games against the Lady Glacier Bears at Haines over...

 

Add two to the Viking winning streak

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team continued their winning streak this season with two...

 

Fish Factor: Warm waters across Alaska cause salmon die-offs last summer

Alaskans saw salmon die offs last summer across the state when water temperatures soared into the mi...

 

Yesterday's News

January 23, 1920 The Petersburg members of the Boy Scouts of America have offered their services to the Petersburg Fire Department to assist in keepin...

 

Letters to the Editor

Reaching out to schoolmates To the Editor: Some friends of ours on a trip to Hawaii happened to sit next to Sig Matheson. In the course of the...

 

Police Report

January 7 — A theft was reported at a location on S. 4th St. A no trespassing notice was served at 17 N. Nordic Dr. Authorities responded to a...

 

Misty morning

Lights illuminated boats in Middle Boat Harbor as the sun and the temperature rose early Tuesday...

 

Frozen paradise

During a break from the falling snow last Thursday, storm clouds, surrounding mountains and trees...

 

Jury summonses by email in Alaska

ANCHORAGE — When Alaskans are summoned for jury service, they fill out and return a questionnaire that allows court personnel to qualify, defer, or...

 

Artifact Archive

Rustic Snowshoes These antique, handcrafted snowshoes are early additions to the museum collection....

 

School News

Hannah Pfundt and Erin Pfundt have achieved Provost’s Honor Roll status for the Fall 2019 semester at Whitworth University. These students have...

 

Lorraine Rude Thompson

January 24, 1923 - January 6, 2020 Born Constance Lorraine Rude in Minneapolis, MN on January 24,... Full story

 

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