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 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

LID approved by assembly in its first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly held the first reading of an ordinance designed to amend municipal code regarding the local improvement district (LID)...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Petersburg Indian Association board election results delayed due to candidate challenge

The Petersburg Indian Association held board elections earlier this month, but it took until Tuesday for the results to be certified because of a...

 

Yesterday's News

January 20, 1917 – Postmaster Refling has received advice from the department at Washington that, owing to the difficulty in obtaining paper and...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Trading the Mexican border for Mitkof Island

David Plagens worked as a police officer in west Texas on the border of New Mexico and Mexico prior...

 

Alaska legislators see urgency in budget work but face rifts

JUNEAU (AP) – Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. But rifts remain over how best to...

 

Suspected airport gunman's life unraveled over past year

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Esteban Santiago stood alone in the cold one day last month outside Mom & Pop’s liquor store in Anchorage. He was waving his...

 

To the Editor: Problem during winter

To the Editor: I’m writing to you to mention a problem that all parents have during the winter months with having children who take the bus....

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Navy veteran joins police department

After spending four years with the U.S. Navy working military police, Luis Waechter is looking...

 

Police reports

January 11 There was a report of disorderly conduct on N. Nordic Dr. There was a report of a disabled vehicle on Sandy Beach Rd. A traffic offense...

 

Courts

January 11 Daniel Varner appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for arraignment on a charge of domestic violence assault in the fourth degree....

 

No sign of Japan-related radiation found in Alaska waters

ANCHORAGE (AP) – State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Mitkof Island warm and dry in 2016:

The average temperature for Petersburg last year was 46 degrees, the warmest on record, and it also...

 

Craig tribe gets Alaska's first federal land trust

KETCHIKAN (AP) About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017

Mariculture task force preparing statewide plan

WRANGELL – A state task force set up to further develop a sustainable mariculture industry is setting up several advisory committees as part of th...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Whooping cough confirmed in community

The Petersburg has one confirmed case of Pertussis or whooping cough, according to a notice sent out by Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter on Tuesday...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017

Petersburg Medical Health executive director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer was raised to work. She learned what it meant to work hard early in life, so the idea...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017

Legislative battle over budget set for new session

WRANGELL – Alaska’s 30th Legislature convened for its new session on Tuesday, with the state’s finances presenting a daunting challenge for the...

 

Fish Factor, Fishing industry might see budget increase this year

As lawmakers convene this week in Juneau, Alaska’s fishing industry sees a glimmer of hope that its budget won’t be gutted again. Under Governor...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017

Wrangell city manager search winnows field to three

WRANGELL – Wrangell has narrowed the field for its new borough manager, with city staff and...

 

State sues two federal agencies over hunting restrictions

ANCHORAGE (AP) – The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges and...

 

Stork report

Gloria Constance Simon was born to Dana and David Simon on January 12 at Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial in Fremont, Michigan....

 

Obituary, Brandon Estes, 24

Brandon Estes, 24, was born on May 26, 1993, to David and Teresa Estes in Roswell, New Mexico. He gr... Full story

 

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