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Drips and Leaks

For the second time since a new roof was installed on the borough downtown building, a leak has...

 

Drips and Leaks

The Petersburg Medical Center Board approved a budget of up to $250,000 plus design costs of...

 

Recycling participation is high; waste stream reduction is too low

Despite a high participation rate in the Petersburg Borough’s recycling program there is still too much recyclable material going to the baler facil...

 

Alaska man faces federal murder charges, death penalty

ANCHORAGE (AP) – An Alaska man suspected of killing two people during a robbery has been indicted on murder charges by a federal grand jury and pros...

 

Yesterday's News

March 30, 1917 – There will be English services at the church Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock; Norwegian services at 7 o’clock in the evening;...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Spending cuts & income taxes proposed in Juneau

WRANGELL – Wrangell’s district representative for the State Legislature teleconferenced in late last week to update constituents on what’s...

 

Sitka Sound herring sac roe fishery closes; 14,600 tons harvested

The Sitka Sound herring sac roe fishery is closed for the season. The fishery was opened in...

 

Editorial: Keep work local

The thought of hiring an out of town contractor to complete capital project work for the local utility is not fiscally sound and does less to benefit...

 

Power & Light pushes to have own crews complete capital improvement work

Petersburg Power and Light is seeking to fill a vacant journeyman lineman position to enable the local crews to complete improvements and upgrades to...

 

Police reports

Mar. 22 — Police responded to a disturbance call in the South Harbor and another on Birch St. Harassment was reported on N. Nordic Drive. Police...

 

Brewery expansion could help Juneau recycling

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaskan Brewing Company’s plans to expand its Juneau-based facility could help spur the consolidation of the city’s waste...

 

Trooper report

Kake liquor store burglary reported – A burglary was reported at Kake Tribal Liquor Store on Sunday morning March 19. Forced entry was made through...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    March 30, 2017

Cheer squad takes third at State after Region V win

The Petersburg Cheer Squad finished off its season with a third-place win at State on March 22,...

 

Hospital recognizes employees for their service

Petersburg Medical Center hosted a luncheon to recognize employees for their service to the hospital on March 7. Miriam Swanson has served 25 years;...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Pot excise drafts considered by Wrangell Assembly

WRANGELL – The Wrangell Borough Assembly passed on first reading several ordinances related to marijuana, including an additional excise on that...

 

Renovations planned for UAS Ketchikan maritime facilities

KETCHIKAN (AP) – Construction is expected to start later this year on a nearly $6 million overhaul of University of Alaska Southeast Ketchikan’s...

 

Craig man arrested on three warrants

On March 27 Prince of Wales based Troopers received a report of an assault that had occurred several months prior. Due to the relationship of the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 30, 2017

Fish Factor: ​U.S. Navy moving ahead to conduct war training exercises in early May

The required permits are not yet in hand, but the U.S. Navy is moving full steam ahead on its plans to conduct war training exercises in the Gulf of A...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 30, 2017

Gold rush type hootenanny planned for Wrangell Festival weekend

WRANGELL – This year’s annual Tent City Days celebration will start tomorrow, opening up with the dog show at 5 p.m. Celebrating the town of...

 

Juneau lab preserves Alaska's historical documents

JUNEAU (AP) – Everyone has enemies. Cats have dogs. Mice have cats. Dust mites have vacuum cleaners. Seth Irwin has Scotch Tape. For the past few...

 

Labor, business disagree over workers' compensation reform

JUNEAU (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is sponsoring workers’ compensation legislation aimed at making it easier to determine whether someone is an...

 

March to be strongest revenue month for Medical Center

Chief Financial Officer Doran Hammett predicts March will be one of the strongest revenue months for Petersburg Medical Center. The prediction is...

 

Obituary, Emma Lavaughn Young Llewellyn, 95

Emma Lavaughn Young Llewellyn, 95, passed away at home in Petersburg, Alaska on March 25, 2017. She... Full story

 

Boy Scouts winter camping expedition

Petersburg Boy Scout Troop 1024 spent spring break building igloos at Ravens Roost. Five Scouts,...

 

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