Articles from the February 15, 2024 edition

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Seafood industry expects 'another bad year' of weak markets

“I’ve never seen market conditions as bad as they are now,” Doug Vincent-Lang, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, told a confe...

 

State ferry system in 3rd year of crew shortages

Crew shortages continue to plague the Alaska Marine Highway, the ferry system’s director told a gathering of Southeast officials last week. “Our big...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 15, 2024

Assembly considers raising the value of borough property that can be sold without a vote of the public

An ordinance amending Petersburg municipal code was passed in its first reading by the Petersburg Borough Assembly last week. At its second reading du...

 

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

February 15, 1924 – Petersburg is a real home town. Home conditions are ideal. Lots for building can be bought from $50 up. There is just the right d...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 15, 2024

Blind Slough Hydro Project selected for $2.9 million federal energy grant

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected the Blind Slough Hydroelectric Project to receive up...

 

Capitol Updates

­Dear Friends and Neighbors: Last week was a bucket-filler: I was able to connect with...

 

Police report

February 7 – An officer conducted foot patrols downtown. An officer conducted a welfare check. An illegally parked vehicle was moved at the d...

 

Alaska's courts are mired in cases, with gradual progress on pandemic backlog

Alaska’s courts have had a backlog of cases since courts shut down for months during the COVID-19 pandemic. The backlog has persisted, in part because... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 15, 2024

IPHC releases halibut numbers and regulations for 2024

The International Pacific Halibut Commission released the halibut numbers for 2024 on Feb. 5 following their annual meeting. The IPHC oversees...

 

State issues preliminary report of Nov. 20 landslides

WRANGELL — State geologists were able to more accurately measure the movement and damage from massive landslides that poured across roads in the m...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    February 15, 2024

Vikings sweep home tournament

Petersburg's boys varsity basketball team played against teams from Klawock, Su Valley, and Thunder...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    February 15, 2024

Lady Vikings take on challenging home games

Petersburg's Lady Vikings took on a four-game tournament against teams from Klawock and Su Valley...

 

Darryl Palmer Olson, 81

Darryl Olson was born on January 18, 1942, in Petersburg, Alaska, to Dagney Marie (Loseth) Olson... Full story

 

Jean Elizabeth MacDonald Morton, 94

Jean Elizabeth MacDonald was born July 15, 1929 in Petersburg, Alaska, to Georgiana and Gordon... Full story

 

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