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Governor's Southeast visits hampered by bad weather

Governor Mike Dunleavy's planned visits to two Southeast Alaska communities, Petersburg and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Pool reopens following three-week closure

Park and Recreation's aquatic center has reopened to the Petersburg School District, Viking Swim Clu...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Low-income housing to be built

Two entrepreneurs from Anchorage have begun the process to build 15 low-income housing units on Exce...

 

Yesterday's News

February 13, 1920 A Firemen’s Relief Fund has been started by Petersburg Fire Department for the purpose of caring for those injured while fighting...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Letter to legislators on Kake access road approved

A letter to Sen. Bert Stedman and Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins requesting information on the...

 

M/V Matanuska cancels service through March

The M/V Matanuska will be out of service through March 1 to address issues with the reduction gear...

 

To the Editor

No ferry coverage To the Editor: I am surprised the paper did not have any news of the only mainline...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    February 6, 2020

Editorial: Petersburg-Kake road of limited value

During these times of limited capital project spending around the state, the proposed Kake to...

 

Guest Commentary: AMHS can be saved

I am almost a lifetime SE Alaskan and my wife and I are current residents of Wrangell. I moved to Ketchikan in 1943 when I was ten years old and have...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

SEACAD seizes 114 grams of meth

In coordination with Southeast Alaska Communities Against Drugs, the Petersburg Police Department...

 

Statewide Deer Season Hunt Reports due

The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is closed in Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt or harvest...

 

Police report

January 29 — Authorities responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at a location on S. Nordic Dr. A duress alarm was accidentally activated at...

 

Vikings take two victories against 3A school

As the Vikings reach the halfway point in their basketball season, they can add two more victories to their ever growing list of wins this season in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Rate increases for MVM approved in second reading

The borough assembly approved an ordinance in its second reading that would add a fourth level of care at Mountain View Manor and increase rental and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Final decision on faulty SEAPA cable by March

Southeast Alaska Power Agency conducted a survey on a damaged cable running between Woronofski and V...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 6, 2020

Local artist's illustrations win American Indian Youth Literature award

Sealaska Heritage Institute's book "Raven Makes the Aleutians" was awarded a picture book honor...

 

New thalattosaur species discovered near Kake

Scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Commercial fishing industry is largest private sector employer

Alaska gets a good return on investment from its commercial fisheries. And surprise! Commercial fisheries expertise also sustains Alaska’s...

 

School News

Olivia Martinsen was named to the Vanderbilt University Dean’s List. Gillian Wittstock has been named to Gonzaga University’s fall President’s...

 

Obituary: Larry "Irish" Solem, 90

Larry "Irish" Solem passed away Dec. 17, 2019 in Marysville, Washington. He was born August 27,... Full story

 

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