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 By Brian Varela    News    April 4, 2019

Assembly seeks new fireworks ordinances

The borough assembly appointed the Public Safety Advisory Board to rewrite and craft an updated fireworks ordinance that includes fines and allows fireworks to be set off in service area one during ce...

 

Washed ashore

A thick swath of krill washed ashore along the North Nordic Drive beach on Sunday. NOAA oceanographers theorize they may have been pushed ashore while mating near the surface and were caught in the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 4, 2019

Borough assembly discusses fish box tax on fish charter customers

At an assembly meeting on Monday, members of the borough assembly discussed the possibility of instituting a fish box tax on fish charter customers who leave Petersburg with boxes of locally caught...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 4, 2019

Assembly pushes online sales tax ordinance to its second reading

The borough assembly approved ordinance #2019-02 in its first reading on Monday that would update the borough's sales tax code to include language regarding internet sales of goods and services....

 

Yesterday's News

April 4, 1919 The Golden Shore Canning Company, which was formerly known as the Alaska Clam Cannery Company; and which operated a clam cannery at Scow Bay has again been reorganized and is now known as the Mountain Point Packing Company, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 4, 2019

Crystal Lake hydro in need of $7.3 million refurbishment

Don Jarrett of McMillen Jacobs Associates gave the borough assembly a presentation on the status of the Blind Slough Hydroelectric project and recommended a refurbishment of the powerhouse and...

 
 By Terrence Cole    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Commentary: Governor's staff can't count, talk or think

Daily, it becomes increasingly clear Gov. Mike Dunleavy's staff is the gang that can't count, talk or think straight. Most everything the administration says is misleading, half-true or false, a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 4, 2019

Assembly approves letter to Dunleavy requesting roadshow stop in Petersburg

The borough assembly approved an amended letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday requesting that he travel to Southeast Alaska to speak on his 2020 fiscal year proposed budget and give an open-forum...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

WMC to receive new administrator as Robert Rang steps down

WRANGELL - Robert Rang came on as the Wrangell Medical Center's administrator in October of 2015. The hospital was only the latest step in a three-decade career. Rang said he started his career as a...

 

Flight company ends search for Alaska plane crash victims

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owners of an air ambulance that crashed in Alaska have ended a private search for the three employees on board. Officials with Utah-based Guardian Flight say the search ended Wednesday after covering 7 square miles (18...

 

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters from Alaska river

HAINES, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a group of boaters from a sandbar in an Alaska river early Sunday, according to authorities. The helicopter responded to a distress call near the southeast Alaska town of Haines and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

Women Pioneers of Alaska helping the elderly, preserving history

WRANGELL - The Pioneers of Alaska is one of the older social organizations in the state. According to the organization's website, the first group of pioneers, or "Igloos," was founded in Nome in...

 

Tariffs force seafood industry to look beyond China

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) —Chinese tariffs are forcing Alaska’s seafood industry to look for markets beyond the Asian giant, according to an industry marketing organization. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is exploring how to expand the...

 

Ketchikan author discusses new fantasy novel

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan author Patrice Motschenbacher-Hammer has recently released her new fantasy novel, “The Weavings of Akaria,” the first in her planned series: “The Veils of Wisdom.” Motschenbacher-Hammer sat down at a...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 4, 2019

Over 20 mayors testify against tax grab by Gov. Dunleavy

None of the members of the Senate Community and Regional Affairs committee (CRA) lives near the sea, but at a hearing last week they were not impressed by Governor Dunleavy's plan to pull millions of...

 

2 Alaska high schools plan to merge their football programs

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Two Alaska high schools hope to end their difficulties fielding football teams by merging their programs, according to school officials. Monroe Catholic High School in Fairbanks and Tri-Valley School in Healy have signed...

 

ADF&G Field Dressing class

The first-ever ADF&G Small Game Hunting and Field Dressing class will be held in Petersburg on Tues., April 9 from 5:30-8:30 pm in the life science classroom at Petersburg High School. Participants will be able to field dress actual birds and learn...

 

Sunbathing

A mink was spotted near Greens Camp on March 24 during the morning minus tide....

 

2019 SE Alaska Regional Sport Fishing Regulations

Juneau - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the 2019 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, A...

 

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