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 By Brian Varela    News    February 27, 2020

Thief breaks into post office, takes 15 parcels

Christopher Manske is accused of breaking into the Petersburg Post Office sometime late Friday night or early Saturday morning and stealing about 15 parcels, according to Postal Inspector John...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 27, 2020

Rexall Drug, Lee's Clothing named 2019 businesses of the year

Both Petersburg Rexall Drug and Lee's Clothing were honored as businesses of the year at Saturday's Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet. Additionally, the two businesses were awarded a plaque...

 

How ferry shutdown impacts school districts

The shutdown of ferry service in Southeast Alaska has impacted many aspects of day-to-day life in communities across the region. In previous reporting by the Wrangell Sentinel and Petersburg Pilot,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 27, 2020

Stedman speaks on AMHS at chamber banquet

Sen. Bert Stedman told the community while attending the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce banquet on Saturday that the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System depends on how negotiations go with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 27, 2020

NSRAA generates millions for commercial fishing

Steve Reifenstuhl, manager of the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, spoke at the annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Saturday on the organization's presence and...

 

S.E. Dungeness crab closes

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the season for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Registration Area A (Southeast) will close in Districts 1 and 2, and Section 13-B outside...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 27, 2020

Second-graders treated to story time, a dictionary

Second-graders at Rae C Stedman Elementary School heard a story on the Greensboro sit-ins and were given a dictionary on Friday as part of two programs through Wells Fargo and the Petersburg Elks...

 

Alaska governor says state will use private ferry companies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities will use one or more private companies to operate ferries during an ongoing breakdown in state service, the governor said. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the...

 

Alaska DMV eyes options for Real ID access

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state is pursuing an expansion location for motor vehicle services in southwest Alaska, an official said Thursday, ahead of a fall deadline for special licenses many will need to board commercial flights in the U.S....

 

Alaska governor recall campaign begins collecting signatures

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A campaign to recall Alaska’s governor has started with the distribution of petition booklets that will be used to collect signatures. The Alaska Division of Elections delivered the booklets that organizers will use to try...

 

Vikings win in overtime game against the Wolves

There were just a few seconds left on the clock in Friday's overtime basketball game between the Vikings and the Wrangell Wolves, and the score was tied, 61-61. Just before the buzzer sounded at the...

 

Lady Vikings split wins with Wrangell

The Lady Vikings suffered a loss on Friday in Wrangell against the Lady Wolves, but they were able to turn around the next day and bring home a win. Head Coach Dino Brock said he was happy with the...

 

Dutch Harbor Top Fishing Port in US for 22nd Year in a Row

Dutch Harbor remained the top fishing port in the USA for the 22nd year in a row with 763 million pounds crossing the docks in 2018 valued at $182 million. And Naknek ranked as the nation’s second most valuable port for fishermen with landings...

 

To the Editor

Kake/Kupreanof road To the Editor: The assembly will be considering a resolution on the Kake/Kupreanof road next week. No matter what happens some people will be upset at the final vote. Either way,...

 

Teen ambassadors

Three teens from Petersburg completed Teen Ambassador Training through the Rural Alaska Community Action Program. RurAL Cap supports a statewide youth advocacy program called Youth Encouraging...

 

First date jitters

Two bashful seagulls near Hungry Point were too embarrassed to have their picture taken....

 

Artifact Archive

Visible Print Typewriter Despite having no formal training in design, Thomas Oliver was awarded a patent for his "visible print" typewriter in 1891. This "batwing" style model once used at the...

 

Yesterday's News

March 5, 1920 Dr. E. O. Rowley and wife, Dr. Gladys Rowley, both natives of New Zealand, and both physicians and surgeons who come to Petersburg highly recommended, arrived here on the Admiral Evans early this week and will locate. Both have...

 

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