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 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Assembly questions Stedman's take on Kake road

A resolution opposing the Kake Access Road project was discussed at an assembly meeting Tuesday, but assembly members won't vote on the resolution until their March 2 meeting. Vice Mayor Jeigh...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

NSRAA manager to speak at chamber banquet

The general manager of Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association will be speaking about the hatchery programs throughout Southeast Alaska this Saturday at the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce...

 

Vikings win Saturday's game with 44-point lead

The Vikings basketball team won both their games against the Craig Panthers over the weekend by significant margins, particularly on Saturday when they ended the game with a 44-point lead. The...

 

Yesterday's News

February 27, 1920 A deal has been concluded, with the exception of minor details, whereby the Petersburg Packing Corporation will transfer to The Trading Union, Incorporated, a large part of their property including the large store and store...

 

Lady Vikings beat Craig in two home games

The Lady Vikings had two solid wins against Craig's Lady Panthers on Friday and Saturday, which shows it's a team that's aggressive and physical. Head Coach Dino Brock said the Lady Vikings were...

 

Guest Commentary

Decades ago, the Alaska Marine Highway System was a pillar of the state’s transportation network. Alaskans and visitors alike piled onto ferries running up and down the Inside Passage for a trip that was a little adventurous, a little luxurious...

 

To the Editor

Thank you coaches To the Editor: I grew up without men named Coach Caulum, Coach Olsen, Coach Hammer, Coach Mason or Coach Davidson. These are men who volunteer their time to turn undisciplined boys and girls into polite hardworking focused young...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Police Chief Kerr requests parade ordinance

Police Chief Jim Kerr suggested at Tuesday's borough assembly meeting that the assembly discuss and adopt an ordinance that would put rules in place for parades or events that take place in roadways...

 

Police report

February 12 — An officer issued a warning to an individual at South Boat Harbor for inoperable tail lights. Authorities responded to a terroristic threat at a location on S. Nordic Dr., but it was unfounded. Fraudulent activity was reported at a...

 

Court report

Jan. 28 – Judge Carey sentenced Brina Dawn Compton on multiple charges. On misconduct involving a controlled substance in the 2nd the defendant was sentenced to 36-months in jail with 28 suspended (8-months to serve), placed on probation for 4...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Petersburg, Wrangell gather to honor Elizabeth Peratrovich

The Petersburg Indian Association, Petersburg Arts Council and Petersburg ANB/ANS hosted the first annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day celebration on Sunday to honor the woman who spearheaded Alaska's...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: No limits imposed on Russian seafood coming into US despite nearly six year embargo on seafood imported to Russia

Lost in the headlines about the hits to seafood sales from the Trump Administration’s trade war with China is another international barrier with Russia that’s been going on far longer. In August of 2014 Russia placed an embargo on all U.S. food...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced this week the 2020 region wide sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and the modifications for the Petersburg/Wrangell Area....

 

Wrangell resident found deceased in overturned vessel southwest of Wrangell

WRANGELL - Randall Ferdinand, 53, of Wrangell, passed away at sea last Sunday. A dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers reports that they received a report of an overturned vessel about 12 miles...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Senate bill focuses on early childhood education

Discussed by the Petersburg School Board at their meeting last week was a senate bill being put forth by Alaska legislators that would mandate school districts offer a preschool program and ensure...

 

Lawmakers vote to give AMHS a lifeline

Today, Alaska’s ferries are one step closer to receiving badly needed funds. Members of the budget subcommittee working on the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities’ budget voted to add $18.7 million into the AMHS budget. Rep....

 

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