Articles from the April 6, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

School District appeals to assembly for funding as it reaches "breaking point"

The Petersburg School District has requested the borough increase its local contribution to the...

 
 By Jake Clemens    News    April 6, 2023

Visiting raptors draw rapt audience

It was standing room only at the Helmi Jenson community room of the public library last Wednesday,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

Petersburg Ranger District plans for new hires and new projects

The U.S. Forest Service is seeing a nationwide push for new employees as they expand their...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

Car crash causes damage to memorial park

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 31, a truck collided with a parked vehicle on South Nordic...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

Borough officials talk new hospital, marine projects during D.C. meetings

During Monday's Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting, Mayor Mark Jensen and Borough Manager Steve...

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 6, 2023

Alaska House votes for temporary boost to public school funding

The Alaska House of Representatives voted Monday to increase the amount of money the state pays K-12 schools per student in the 2023-2024 school... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

April 6, 1923 – The city council has ordered a new street constructed from the top of the hill in front of Martin Kildall’s house for a distance...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

PMC Board member resigns

Former Petersburg Medical Center Board Member Kathi Riemer, who was last reelected in 2021,...

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 6, 2023

State sales tax, envisioned as part of long-term plan, gets first hearing in Alaska Capitol

A 2% statewide sales tax proposed by Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, received its first legislative hearing last Wednesday night, with its sponsor sayi... Full story

 

To the Editor

Thanks for going above and beyond To the Editor: I want to take a moment to recognize someone who went above and beyond for the youth of our...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    April 6, 2023

Guest Editorial:

Three-term Nikiski Rep. Ben Carpenter is right, the state needs a sustainable, long-term fiscal plan. Give him credit for raising the issue. Talk of a...

 

Capitol Updates

­Dear Friends and Neighbors: Things in Juneau have slowed in some ways and accelerated in others. There are fewer stakeholder meetings at the...

 

Police report

March 29 – An officer provided an individual with a courtesy transport. An officer assisted Emergency Medical Services (EMS) with a citizen who fell...

 

Court report

March 21, 2023 Magistrate Judge Rachel Newport presided over the arraignment in State of Alaska v Jason Lapeyri. The defendant entered a not guilty...

 

School News

On March 22, 2023 Petersburg High School graduate Airman Basic Orrin H. A. Mergenthal successfully completed basic training for honorable service in...

 
 By Chris Basinger    Sports    April 6, 2023

Petersburg places first at 2023 Traditional Games

Over 200 people from across Alaska, the Lower 48, and Canada converged on Thunder Mountain High...

 
 By Chris Basinger    Sports    April 6, 2023

Track and field picks up the pace

Petersburg High School students are spending their afternoons running, jumping, and throwing in the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 6, 2023

Legislation could help boost legal services for low-income Alaskans

A state senator wants to direct a larger share of filing fees paid to the court system toward a nonprofit legal aid organization that helps several...

 

Petersburg Dental remodels to expand services

Petersburg Dental has expanded into the entire first floor of 806 South Nordic Dr, remodeling and ad...

 
 By Chris Basinger    Sports    April 6, 2023

PHS seniors named to all-state teams

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team racked up two more individual accolades following...

 

Artifact Archive

Aubrey Shaquanie, left, and Frank Gordon were step-brothers and teammates on the Petersburg High...

 

Southeast Chinook harvest limit cut 23% for all gear groups

˛ Alaska Department of Fish and Game has reduced this year’s non-hatchery Chinook catch limit for Southeast commercial trollers by 44,000 fish ...

 

The big problem for endangered orcas? Inbreeding

SEATTLE (AP) — People have taken many steps in recent decades to help the Pacific Northwest’s endangered killer whales, which have long suffered...

 

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