Articles from the April 13, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Easter storm knocks out power

While Easter typically conjures up images of egg hunts under the sun and tranquil Sunday services,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Middle Harbor dredging nears completion

Rock-N-Road Construction has spent the last week scooping mud from Middle Harbor as part of the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Principal's contract will not be renewed

Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School Principal Ambler Moss's contract will not be...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Borough boards amendment to go before voters

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that would amend the...

 

Yesterday's News

April 13, 1923 – Captain I.M. Hofstad, resident of Scow Bay, has just returned from the south where he bonded his group of nickel claims on Baranof...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 13, 2023

House puts together budget with one-time boost in school funding

The Petersburg School District would receive another injection of one-year additional state money under a budget headed toward approval in the Alaska...

 

To the Editor

Serious scrutiny needed To the Editor: When we think about our rapidly growing national debt, it is wise to remember that the vast majority of the...

 

Police report

April 5 – Petersburg Police Department (PPD) received a report of a power outage at Papke’s Landing. Power and Light (P&L) were notified and...

 

Court report

March 29, 2023 Magistrate Judge Kimberly Rice presided over the arraignment in State of Alaska v William Schroepfer. A not guilty plea was entered by...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 13, 2023

Legislation would require financial literacy class in Alaska high schools

Pointing to high credit card balances, growing student loan debts and inadequate savings for many U.S. households, Anchorage Sen. Bill Wielechowski...

 

New PHS drama teacher stages ancient Greek comedy

Students in the Petersburg High School drama program are practicing their lines in anticipation of p...

 

Fishery expert says he is optimistic about long-term prospects for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon

The long-term outlook is bright for Bristol Bay sockeye runs, source of a thriving commercial... Full story

 

VSC takes second at Southeast Championships

The Viking Swim Club rocked the waves at the Southeast Championships in Juneau earlier this month. T...

 

Vikings leadoff in Sitka

The Petersburg High School baseball team started their season swinging in Sitka last weekend,...

 

Alaska officials prepare for possible commercial fishing expansion into Arctic waters

Bans on commercial fishing in U.S. and international Arctic waters have been lauded as admirable preemptive actions that protect vulnerable resources... Full story

 

Federal judge temporarily blocks new Biden WOTUS clean water wetlands rule

A federal judge in North Dakota on Wednesday blocked in 24 states the Biden administration’s newly effective definition of waters that can be...

 
 By Caroleine James    News    April 13, 2023

Wrangell faces costly fix at Heritage Harbor

WRANGELL — Late last month, the Wrangell Borough discovered an oversight in the construction of Heritage Harbor — its steel pilings and piers do n...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2023

SE State Fair board cancels public meeting on drag act

HAINES — The Southeast Alaska State Fair board canceled a meeting scheduled for Wednesday to take public input about the scheduling of Juneau Drag...

 
 By Iris Samuels    News    April 13, 2023

Gov. Dunleavy announces Alaska child care task force but declines to support immediate funding boost

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he does not support a request to add millions of dollars to the state budget to help child care providers, instead announcing...

 

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