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Borough offices move; open for business Monday

The Petersburg Borough Administration offices will be closed Thursday and Friday to allow the staff...

 

PMC to promote quality services and clinical excellence

Petersburg Medical Center’s strategic plan includes monitoring and improving health care services at the facility. This entails using state, federal...

 

Girl Scouts take part in STEM workshop

The Petersburg Girls Scouts enjoyed a day long STEM workshop at the Sons of Norway Hall lead by Kelly Fitzgerald of the Alaska Girl Scout Council....

 

Yesterday's News

February 23, 1917 – Charles Smith has offered to sell his big residence and lots to the Hospital Association for $3,500. The matter was discussed...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017

Wrangell Hospital reports billing contractor saving money

WRANGELL – The hospital approved a response to the Wrangell Borough Assembly regarding the future of its billing services contract. At an August 23...

 

Fewer whales winding up entangled in Hawaii debris

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) – The number of whales getting tangled up in fishing gear in Hawaiian waters has been on the decline. No whale entanglements...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017

Wrangell manager search to reboot after fly-in interview

WRANGELL – After meeting with one candidate in a closed-door session last week, the Wrangell Borough Assembly has decided to put the city manager...

 

Editorial: State needs new funds to sustain services

After two years of kicking the can down the road, this may be the year the Legislature finally gets serious about closing the budget gap. For two...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 23, 2017

Wrangell man partakes in March for Life

WRANGELL – A Wrangellite took part in the 44th annual March for Life, which last month made its...

 

Police reports

Feb. 15 — An abandoned vehicle was reported in the Petersburg Medical Center parking lot. Three disturbance calls were reported at three locations...

 

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to hold office hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg on Sat., Feb. 25 to hold public office hours from 3:30 – 4:30 pm at Glacier...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 23, 2017

Petersburg beats K-High in fast paced game

The Vikings played a high octane, non-conference game against Ketchikan last week, pulling up a win...

 

Wrangell approves hotel tidelands purchase

WRANGELL  – At its rescheduled meeting last week, the City and Borough Assembly approved a bid...

 

Commissioner quits justice panel that called for changes

JUNEAU (AP) - A supporter of Alaska’s sweeping criminal justice legislation is no longer a member of a commission that has recommended changes to...

 

Troopers seize $600,000 in marijuana at grow near Tok

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Alaska State Trooper investigators have seized marijuana with an estimated street value of more than $600,000 from an illegal grow...

 

U of Alaska agrees to resolve sex harassment, assault issues

JUNEAU (AP) – The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault...

 

Obituary, Gary James Stevens, 75

Gary James Stevens passed away February 12, 2017, just two days after his 75th birthday. Born on Feb... Full story

 

NSRAA meeting notice

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its spring board of directors meeting on March 8 – 9, starting at 9:00...

 

Kenai Peninsula pot businesses may ad $5M boost to economy

KENAI (AP) – With several marijuana businesses up and running on the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska, industry estimates show the...

 

Environmental groups back feds in lawsuit over hunting ban

KENAI (AP) – More than a dozen environmental groups are seeking to join lawsuits filed by the state of Alaska over a federal ban on certain hunting...

 

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