Articles from the January 18, 2024 edition

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 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Robyn Taylor hired as Petersburg's next superintendent

Robyn Taylor spent the first six years of her career in the Alaska education system teaching in...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Assembly requests a disaster declaration for four Southeast fisheries

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved to send a letter to Gov. Dunleavy asking that a fisheries disaster be declared for four...

 
 By Orin Pierson    News    January 18, 2024

First baby of the new year has arrived

Elsie Marie Broschat was born in Sitka on January 5, 2024 at 3:30 a.m. Her parents are Andrew...

 

Yesterday's News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

January 11, 1924 – The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce this week passed its first birthday as an active organization. Treasurer Ed Locken rendered...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Crime in Petersburg remained low in 2023

The Petersburg Police Department released its annual report for 2023, reflecting a continued trend of low crime in Petersburg. Compared to 2022, last...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 18, 2024

Wrangell assembly raises rates for lightering cruise passengers to shore

WRANGELL — Cruise ship operators that lighter their passengers to shore will pay higher port fees starting this summer in Wrangell. The borough asse...

 

Assembly adopts $300 fine for illegal tree cutting

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly on Jan. 9 unanimously adopted an ordinance to institute a $300 fine for illegally cutting down trees on...

 

To the Editor

Thank you Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department! To the Editor: January 10th at 2:30 am, we were woken to a sound like a jet engine, only to see one...

 

Guest Editorial

Ranked-choice rankles the losers Larry Persily, Wrangell Sentinel Publisher It’s becoming an increasingly common tactic for election losers to blame...

 

Capitol Updates

­Dear Friends and Neighbors: Greetings from Juneau! The 2nd session of the 33rd Legislature started...

 

Police report

January 10 – An officer assisted Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on North 12th Street. An officer responded to a request for a welfare check, but...

 

Court report

December 28, 2023 At a felony first appearance Kelly Wilbur Brown of Kake was charged with Burglary 2 and was released on own recognizance with...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    January 18, 2024

Petersburg adventure tourism pioneer retires, but Tongass Adventures continue

When Scott Roberge was in college, he made his way to Petersburg in the late 70s and worked at the...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    January 18, 2024

Vikings continue their win streak in Haines

Following two strong wins in Wrangell earlier this month, Petersburg’s varsity boys basketball squ...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    January 18, 2024

Lady Vikings take difficult losses in Haines

Petersburg High School's Lady Vikings had a difficult set of games in Haines last weekend against...

 

Peter Pan's King Cove plant will stay closed this winter as fishing industry turmoil spreads

In a major hit to Southwest Alaska’s fishing industry, Peter Pan Seafood Co. will keep its huge plant in the village of King Cove shuttered this...

 
 By BeckyBohrer    News    January 18, 2024

Alaska lawmakers open new session with House failing to support veto override effort

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers opened a new legislative session Tuesday, with the House failing to support an attempt to override...

 

Frederick Ivar Thomassen, 79

Frederick Ivar Thomassen was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on June 6, 1944 to Haakon and Elenore Thomassen. He passed away December 13, 2023. He was the... Full story

 

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