Articles from the April 4, 2024 edition

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 By Olivia Rose    Dockside    April 4, 2024

2024 Golden King Crab fishery 'did extremely well'

The 2024 golden king crab fishery for the East Central management area -which includes the waters...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 4, 2024

Island Refrigeration's request to purchase tidelands moves forward

The Petersburg Borough Assembly decided to move forward with Island Refrigeration's application to...

 

Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

April 4, 1924 – H.R. Thompson, fish buyer of Ketchikan, who passed through on the steamer Admiral Rogers said: “Petersburg is bound to become a lar...

 

Herring seine fishery continues north, south of Sitka Sound

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery continued Tuesday, with purse seine boats making sets in Nev...

 

To the Editor

Youth education in shooting sports To the Editor: The weekend of March 22-24 three Petersburg students with Devil’s Thumb Shooters participated in t...

 

Capitol Updates

­Dear Friends and Neighbors: After a lovely and restful Easter weekend the House is continuing to debate the operating budget. The House Finance...

 

Commentary: Alaskans families want and deserve education reform

If you read the mainstream papers and blogs and spend just a little bit of time on social media these days, you will see, read, and be told that the...

 

Commentary: The Public Charter School Impasse

Unfortunately, the campaign for increased funding for public education has reached an impasse with the governor’s insistence on reforming the c...

 

Police report

March 27 – An officer responded to a report of suspicious activity and determined it was unfounded. Kylene Hedlund, 31, was arrested on charges of a...

 

Court report

March 21, 2024 At arraignment, defendant Dazzlin Frentz entered a not guilty plea to the charge of Violating Conditions of Release. A $500...

 
 By Claire Stremple    News    April 4, 2024

Missteps from Alaska's education department could cost the state millions in grants, feds say

The state government risks losing millions of dollars in federal funding because it did not comply with requirements for pandemic relief funds,... Full story

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 4, 2024

Alaska House finance committee approves $7.5 million more for child care facilities

Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee revised their latest budget draft Tuesday to include more money for child care and eliminate funding...

 
 By Olivia Rose    Dockside    April 4, 2024

Petersburg expects 104 visits in upcoming cruise ship season

The cruise ship summer season is just weeks away - and for Alaska's Little Norway, the harbor is...

 

PIA housing projects 'in the air' as development opportunities develop

The Petersburg Indian Association is currently exploring several opportunities to potentially grow...

 

Bennett hired as new PIA Tribal Administrator

Everett Bennett is set to serve as the new tribal administrator for the Petersburg Indian...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    April 4, 2024

VSC swimmers race against the best in Washington

Petersburg swimmers Tori Miller and Lexie Tow both competed in a pre-qualifying event in Federal...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    April 4, 2024

PHS track team gets back on their feet

Petersburg High School's track team is out on the field and ready to get things started this spring...

 
 By CLAIRE STREMPLE    News    April 4, 2024

Few Alaska high school seniors have applied for federal student aid this year

With three months until the deadline, only 16% of Alaska high school seniors have applied for federal student aid. The funding mechanism, called the... Full story

 

Artifact Archive

Clausen Memorial Museum recently acquired 109 hardbound copies of various Petersburg newspapers dati...

 

Obituary

Susan Gail (Wamback) Jennings was born on March 2, 1955, in Saginaw, Michigan. In 1973, Sue moved... Full story

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    April 4, 2024

Alaska Legislature boosts allowable payments from fund that covers fishers' crew medical costs

Maximum payouts from a fund that covers medical costs of injured seafood harvesters would be boosted under a bill that won final passage in the... Full story

 

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