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 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Borough to continue with Petro 49, Inc. negotiations

The borough assembly voted to continue moving forward with negotiations for a possible land swap with Petro 49, Inc. after the company’s CFO declined to agree to most of the borough’s positions on the trade. In a letter sent to Petro 49, Inc. CFO...

 

New Year Baby born

Lydia Marie Padgett was born at 8:00 A.M. on Feb. 1, 2019 to Logan and Leanne Padgett in Anchorage at the Alaska Native Medical Center. She weighed 6 lbs. 9 oz. and measured 19 inches...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Guardian Flight resumes service in six Alaskan communities

Guardian Flight has resumed their air medical transport service in six base locations across Alaska following a 63-hour search for an overdue Guardian King Air 200 medical life flight near Kake....

 

Yesterday's News

February 7, 1919 “Petersburg Prices Will Prevail” says a headline in the Juneau Dispatch of a recent date. Following the headline is a story to the effect that the fish buyer there will pay the prices prevailing in Petersburg and will endeavor...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Accumulation of creosote causes two chimney fires

A build up of creosote ignited and caused two chimney fires last week due to high temperatures emitting from wood stoves. The first chimney fire occurred on Jan. 28 at a residence on Fram St., and the second one was in a three-story building in the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Budget items removed from assembly agenda

Four discussion items were removed from Monday’s assembly meeting agenda by the assembly that would have addressed cuts and additions to the borough’s 2020 fiscal year budget. In the beginning of the meeting, assembly member Bob Lynn made the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Borough manager to send out RFP for consultant

The borough assembly voted in favor of instructing borough manager Steve Giesbrecht to send out a request for proposals, or RFP, for the cost of a consultant for Mountain View Manor assisted living to determine if the facility is running...

 

Letters to the Editor

Climate Change is now part of all our lives To the Editor: The age of oil is over, or we are? Human kind has made use of the miracle power of oil for over one hundred years. The power of oil and...

 

SE Alaska deer season hunt reports due

The Sitka black-tailed deer hunting season is now closed in Southeast Alaska. All hunters who obtained deer harvest tickets, even those who did not hunt or harvest a deer, must return completed hunt reports to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Assembly reviews submitted suggestions for economic growth, expense reductions

The borough assembly held a work session last week to go over comments submitted by residents on ways the borough can increase revenues and reduce expenses. Over a three week period in January 2018, 132 suggestions were submitted during three public...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 7, 2019

Police sergeant position to remain vacant

The assembly voted against filling a vacant police sergeant position on Monday expressing concerns over uncertainty of the state’s budget. “I don't want to hire somebody and then later on tell...

 

Police report

January 30 — Authorities responded to an alarm at a business on N. Nordic Dr. Suspicious activity was reported at a location on Dolphin St. Two disturbances were reported. January 31 — A parked vehicle on Sing Lee Alley at S. Nordic Dr. was...

 

Vikings wins first of two games against Wrangell

The boys varsity basketball team travelled to Wrangell to play the Wolves during their homecoming weekend, resulting in one win and one loss for both teams. Friday's game started out slow for the...

 

Lady Vikings suffer double loss to Lady Wolves

The Lady Viking's basketball team lost two games back-to-back against Wrangell during their homecoming weekend. As the number two team in the state for 2a teams, the Lady Wolves were quick and aggress...

 

Fish Factor: Commercial catches of Pacific halibut increased for 2019

Contrary to all expectations, commercial catches of Pacific halibut were increased for 2019 in all but one Alaska region. The numbers were revealed Friday at the International Pacific Halibut...

 

Alaska mayor pleads guilty to soliciting prostitution

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A mayor in southeast Alaska received a 10-day suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to soliciting prostitution. The Ketchikan Daily News reports 36-year-old Lawrence Armour pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge...

 

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