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 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

Leak found in community pool

Parks and Recreation has pinpointed the leak in the community pool to a light conduit after draining the pool down to about six feet of water, just below the light. Several inspections proved that...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

Population in Petersburg, Wrangell rose in last decade

Petersburg and Wrangell both saw an overall increase in population from 2010 through 2019, but while Petersburg's population rose between 2018 and 2019, Wrangell's population saw a drop in the same...

 

Yesterday's News

January 30, 1920 The Petersburg Fire Department will purchase an automobile of some kind for fire fighting purposes, if the citizens of the town are willing to help. A committee has been appointed and will visit the merchants and property owners...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

Assembly sends letter of disapproval to NMFS

The borough assembly supported sending a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service regarding issues the borough has with the proposed rule to designate critical habitat for Mexico, Central...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

AP&T to cease printing phone books

Due to the rising costs of production and numerous electronic options, Alaska Power & Telephone will stop printing phone books after the 2020 edition that is coming out in March. According to...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: To whomever maintains the Bill Musson trail it’s greatly appreciated. Andrew Greinier Road to nowhere To the Editor: Assembly Members please support sending a letter to Senator Stedman to not support the road being built...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

Assembly approves rate increase for MVM

The borough assembly approved an ordinance that would increase assisted living rental and service rates in its first reading at their meeting Tuesday to be in line with Medicaid and other assisted...

 

Police report

January 14 — Authorities responded to an intoxicated individual at a location on S. 6th St. An individual at a location on Haugen Dr. reported a concern with a water drain. Authorities investigated a report of domestic violence at a location on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

Petersburg seeks meeting with DOT on Kake access road

The Petersburg Borough Assembly requested a public meeting with officials of the Alaska Department of Transportation in a letter approved at their meeting Tuesday to hear an update on the status of a...

 

Vikings' winning streak comes to an end

After a double loss against Metlakatla, the Petersburg High School boys basketball team's winning streak came to an end over the weekend, which began in their first games of the season against...

 

Lady Vikings win two against Miss Chiefs

In a strong showing of their defense, the Lady Vikings won both their home games this weekend against Metlakatla's Miss Chiefs. Petersburg took an early lead in Friday's game, ending the first...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s been a long time coming but payments should soon be in hand for Alaska fishermen, processors and coastal communities hurt by the 2016 pink salmon run failure, the worst in 40 years. The funds are earmarked for Kodiak, Prince William Sound, Chi...

 

School News

Clair Byrer was named to the Dean's Honor Roll for the Fall 2019 term at Western Oregon University. Karen Morrison received the Master of Science degree with a major in Education at Wilkes University's winter commencement ceremony on January 19 in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 23, 2020

Early snow stops hiker from completing PCT

It wasn't her bad knees, a fear of heights, a limp or hundreds of miles of hiking that prevented Hillary Hunter from completing the last 295.5 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was the earliest...

 

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