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Commemorating Helmi Jensen

Roxie Lee, who served as a library board member 60 years ago, gave the toast to her dear old friend...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Assembly opposes elimination of Ocean Ranger program

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to approve Resolution #2022-05 during Monday's...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 7, 2022

Legislators scale back governor's heavy reliance on federal money for ferries

The House Finance Committee has rejected the governor's proposal to rely almost entirely on federal...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Sitka Sound herring fishery continues with daily openings

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that the sac roe herring fishery in the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 7, 2022

Anan observatory refurb on track for summer viewing season

WRANGELL­–When contractor Jesse West said, "we destroyed everything," it sounds pretty bad, out...

 

Yesterday's News

April 7, 1922 The gas boat Progress, in charge of ‘Spanish Joe’ was captured recently at Ketchikan with the entire crew aboardt. When taken into...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Assembly establishes Early Childhood Education Task Force

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to create a task force focused on addressing...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Ranked choice voting educational opportunity proposed

With the first statewide use of ranked choice voting in Alaska on the horizon, the Petersburg...

 

To the Editor

A note of thanks To the Editor: We’d like to recognize everybody who contributed to the Welcome Back Vietnam Warriors: starting out with Home...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Guest Editorial: Far too much of a good thing

Maybe Alaskans were tired of hearing the all-too-familiar refrains: Good candidates don’t run for public office anymore; it’s too expensive; ill-m...

 

Police report

March 30 — A citizen was assisted near South 3rd Street. An officer assisted EMS at Middle Boat Harbor. Found property near Harbor Way was turned...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Driver uninjured after truck runs off road into trees

A woman crashed off Mitkof Highway near Scow Bay Loop Road Saturday around 8:30 a.m. after losing...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Western Mariner cleanup continues

The unified command of the U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

King salmon sport fishery gets revised management plan

The Alaska Board of Fisheries adopted a revised king salmon management plan during its March...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

AML fees increase amid rising fuel costs

Alaska Marine Lines has announced increases to its general rates and fuel surcharges in Southeast...

 

Pilot shortage forces Alaska to cancel flights

WRANGELL-A shortage of pilots amid a labor dispute has forced Alaska Airlines to cancel hundreds of...

 

Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic elevation...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 7, 2022

Palin joins 50 others in filing to run for Alaska U.S. House seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) Sarah Palin on Friday shook up an already unpredictable race for Alaska’s lone U.S. House seat, joining a field of 50 other...

 

Obituary

Patti was presented as a Christmas gift to her three brothers Bob, Dave and Jim. She was born in... Full story

 

Obituary

John Allen Gordon, born in Bakersfield, California in 1947 and affectionately known as The Boating B... Full story

 

Artifact Archive: Guillotine shutter

This tiny camera is a Universal Minute 16, first introduced in 1949. Its “guillotine shutter” had a speed of 1/50th of a second. The camera holds...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 7, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

The weekly write up about Alaska’s fishing industry began in 1991 in the Anchorage Daily News. Since then, subscribership has grown to nearly 20...

 

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