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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2016

State budget and testing complications rattle district

The State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (ADEED) cancelled statewide testing assessments last Friday. Multiple interruptions... Full story

 

Wrangell plane reported down on Admiralty

(Story updated at 5 p.m. Friday, April 8) A Cessna 206 crashed on southern Admiralty Island in Southeast Alaska on Friday morning. The Cessna is... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2016

Health fair kicks off Saturday morning

The Community Health Fair is kicking off this Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Petersburg Community Gym. Around 30 vendors will set up... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    April 7, 2016

Rollers take first in Ketchikan

The Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers earned the championship at the team's second bout of the season... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

April 8, 1916 – The application for injunction in the matter of the Petersburg light plant came up for hearing in district court at Juneau before...

 

Correction:

Last week’s story about the state budget stated that municipalities across Alaska are already facing decreased revenue sharing from the state. In...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2016

Assembly to advance marijuana ordinance, seeks input on docks

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will begin approving a draft version of a marijuana ordinance at its first meeting in May after Assembly Member Eric C...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2016

Long-term residents go green in the solarium

Petersburg Medical Center long-term care residents last month expressed an interest in increasing...

 

2016 Douglas-Dornan Foundation grant applications Deadline approaches

Juneau — The Juneau Community Foundation announces that the Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund is seeking 2016 grant applications. The Douglas- Dornan...

 

Police reports

March 30 A driver was given a warning for failure to use a turn signal. A caller reported hearing two gun shots fired. An officer responded. Kelsa M....

 
 By Jess Field    Dockside    April 7, 2016

Sitka sac roe herring season closes early

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery closed for the season a little sooner than expected last week, without meeting the quota set by Alaska Departm...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    April 7, 2016

Viking track and field season underway

Ten members of the Petersburg High School track and field team traveled to Anchorage to open up the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2016

Borough budget stretches in all directions

Petersburg Borough Assembly members face tough decisions when it comes to funding local community service organizations, especially amid concerns...

 

Alaska schools chief cancels test after connection problems

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska education department announced Friday that it is canceling its computer-based statewide student assessments this year, citi...

 

Bill seeks to address rising health insurance rates

JUNEAU (AP) — State officials in Alaska are proposing a program to address high-cost health insurance claims in hopes of stabilizing rising rates...

 

Lawmakers move rewrite of Walker's fisheries tax bill

JUNEAU (AP) — A House fisheries committee advanced a rewrite of Gov. Bill Walker's fisheries tax bill on Tuesday, diverting half of the potential...

 

Oil production in Alaska shows growth not seen since 2002

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Oil and Gas Association has announced that the state had its first year-over-year increase in oil production in...

 

Homeowner shoots suspect sought by Alaska State Troopers

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Wasilla man fleeing Alaska State Troopers was taken into custody after he was shot by a homeowner. The 24-year-old man was...

 

Alaska House rejects Senate changes to marijuana bill

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska House has rejected Senate changes to a marijuana bill and voted to have House and Senate negotiators work on a compromise....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 7, 2016

Fish Factor: Few fishermen are hooking into the Coast Guard direct SOS lifeline

Alaska fishermen can send an SOS call directly to the Coast Guard, but many are not hooking up to the new lifeline. Digital Selective Calling (DSC)...

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 7, 2016

Annual Circle of Life Run/ Walk right around the corner

The 6th Annual Circle of Life Run/Walk will take place April 23 at Sandy Beach, and the entire community is invited to participate. The event offers t...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    April 7, 2016

LeConte project partners high school, Forest Service and university

WRANGELL - In an agreement reached March 24, the University of Alaska will be cooperating with...

 

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