Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition

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Court hears oral arguments accusing Borough of illegal search of home

The Petersburg Borough is responding to accusations that it made an illegal search of Karen...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Borough to update zoning code, assembly hears capital project list options for Power & Light

At this week’s Assembly meeting, Community Development director Liz Cabrera presented to the Petersburg Borough Assembly an outline for how to updat...

 

Tate fills out patrol ranks at police department

With the arrival of Carl Tate, 24, the police department is back up to a full contingent of...

 

New garbage truck arrives

Borough-wide trash collection should go more quickly, with the arrival of a 2017 side-loading vehicle, according to Public Works Director Karl...

 

Yesterday's News

March 9, 1917 – James H. Wheeler of Wrangell closed a deal the first of the week for the purchase of the stock and fixtures of Dr. Pryer’s drug st...

 

Wrangell city manager testifies in school bond cut hearing

WRANGELL – Residents of Wrangell concerned about the state’s evolving budget proposals joined those from Cordova, Nome and other rural...

 

Alaska Mental Health Trust and USFS land exchange bill introduced in Juneau this week

The bill giving the green light to an exchange of thousands of acres of land between the Alaska Mental Health Trust and the U.S. Forest Service was...

 

Police reports

Mar. 1 — An abandoned vehicle was reported at 1300 Howkan St. A traffic offense was reported at the Borough Parking lot. Mar. 2 — Lepasi S....

 

King salmon sport fish season to start conservatively

Alaska’s Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced regulations for the king salmon sport fishing season this summer would be on the conservative...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 9, 2017

Lady Vikings split final home games

The Lady Vikings finished off its regular season with a win and a loss against Wrangell at...

 

2 rescued after emergency landng off Alaska landing

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Two people were rescued Friday after their small plane made an emergency landing near an Alaska island. The Coast Guard credits...

 

PMC growth: Renovate or rebuild facility

The final chapter of Petersburg Medical Center's strategic plan is likely the most daunting. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 9, 2017

Petersburg boys win two in homecoming games

In their last home games for the season, the Petersburg High School boys added two more wins to...

 

Snagged for weeks, land exchange bill back on track

A snag in Sitka that was holding up progress on a state bill to help the Alaska Mental Health Trust with its land exchange  — and thereby prevent l...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 9, 2017

Fish Factor: Record prices for red king crab this year

Alaska crabbers are hauling back pots from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea, and reduced catches are resulting in record prices for their efforts. The...

 

S.E. troll fishery restricted; escapement down

The spring troll fishery in Southeast Alaska (SEAK) is designed to target Alaska hatchery-produced Chinook salmon. However, with similar migration...

 

Correction:

The Petersburg Police Department clarified that the arrest reported in the March 2 edition of Dustin L. Delong, 29 was a non-custody arrest. Charges...

 

Construction work to begin at Anan Wildlife Observatory

WRANGELL — Anan Wildlife Observatory will soon be implementing site improvements for safety and to extend the life of its existing facilities. The...

 

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