Articles from the April 6, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Assembly against federal land transfer

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a resolution opposing H.R. 232 — an act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young that would transfer up to...

 

Wrangell sawmill owner cuts Mitkof Island timber

Mike Allen Jr. of Wrangell is nearing completion on a 400,000 BF State timber sale at Mile 26...

 

Alaska Rep. Don Young to visit Petersburg

Alaska’s US Representative Don Young, his wife, Anne, and staff Chad Padget will visit Petersburg on Monday, April 10, 2017. A community meeting...

 

Alaska police probe Ketchikan doctor's death as suspicious

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – The death of a Ketchikan doctor remains under investigation after police learned that the friend who reported the doctor...

 

Yesterday's News

April 6, 1917 - Sergeant McLaughlin has asked the Signal Service Office at Seattle for a second operator at the Petersburg wireless station. The...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    April 6, 2017

Communities converge in Wrangell for derby bout

Roller derby teams from six communities sent players, referees and sideline officials to the Fool's...

 

Former Petersburg resident catches avalanche, waterfalls on phone

JUNEAU (AP) - Carole Triem heard an unusual sound when she left an indoor swimming pool in downtown Juneau after her Friday morning workout. She...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Assembly approves lower power rate for school

The Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed a request made by the Petersburg School District and Petersburg Medical Center to pay a lower power rate but...

 

Editorial: Take the land

We find the Borough Assembly’s opposition to H.R. 232 to transfer up to 2-million acres of the Tongass National Forest to the State of Alaska very...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

USCG cutter recalled from visit by medical emergency

WRANGELL – A Coast Guard cutter stationed in Ketchikan was due to stop in to Wrangell over the weekend for its Tent City Days celebration, but...

 

Police reports

Mar. 29 — An abandoned vehicle was reported at Charles W and Dolphin St. Luis G. Arce, 49, was arrested on a charge of Unlawful Contact in the 1st...

 

Trooper report

Woman cited for license restriction CRAIG — On March 29, Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales conducted a traffic stop for expired registration...

 

Courts

March 22 — David Janzen was arraigned on a second charge of DUI over the weekend. Magistrate Judge Burrell accepted a not guilty plea to the charge...

 

Tuck: Legislature prepared to go beyond 90 days

JUNEAU (AP) – The Alaska House majority leader says legislators are prepared to work past the scheduled end of session, if necessary, “to do...

 

Assembly upholds land assessor valuations

The Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting as the Board of Equalization (BOA), on Monday, upheld the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 6, 2017

Wrangell educator partakes in Smithsonian project

WRANGELL – A Tlingit educator and Wrangell resident returned home late last month after taking...

 

Trump revokes Alaska refuge rule; change may be symbolic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – The state of Alaska’s toolkit for increasing moose and caribou numbers includes killing wolf pups in dens, shooting wolf...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 6, 2017

Fish Factor: Demand for fish captured wild in the US shows big gain

Seafood sales at American retail stores are on an upswing and should remain that way for the foreseeable future. Better yet - demand for fish...

 

Fishery support vessel has all female crew

Sitka (AP) - On a door of the F/V Kamilar is a sticker with pink script: “Girls fish too.” And in the case of this boat, it is girls only. Vessel...

 

Sealaska reports strong growth

Sealaska directors approved a 2017 Spring Distribution to shareholders, totaling $10.6m. The distribution date is Friday, April 14, 2017. Sealaska...

 

Researchers find toxins in mollusks in Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) – Researchers have found high levels of paralytic shellfish toxin in mollusks at a Juneau recreation area. Southeast Alaska Tribal...

 

Cutting concrete

Underground scanning equipment will arrive in Petersburg today to locate sewer lines that may have...

 

School News

Sierra Strueli has been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Montana....

 

SEARHC-AICS merger completed

Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has completed its acquisition of Alaska Island Community Services (AICS), with the transition...

 

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