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 By Jess Field    News    November 24, 2016

Sandy Beach property closer to auction

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed a rezoning ordinance in its second reading Monday night. The ordinance is designed to rezone 919 Sandy Beach...

 

Anti-drug documentary shown to students

The Petersburg School District held an assembly for older students Monday morning and showed a documentary designed to educate kids about the dangers...

 

REPORT: The Alaska Marine Highway System should break into two agencies to prepare for the future

A public corporation is being proposed to manage Alaska Marine Highway ferry operations, according to a ferry governance study released by the Southea...

 

Yesterday's News

November 25, 1916 – The Daughters of Norway are making extensive preparations for a bazaar, to be held in Sons of Norway hall next Friday and...

 

Role of Alaska Marine Highway System

For more than 50 years, AMHS has served a critical infrastructure need for Alaska residents, communities, industries, and public services. • In...

 

Unpopular timber proposals postponed to January

KETCHIKAN – Proposed timber sales on Deer Mountain and in Petersburg are on hold as officials consider public comments against the issue. The...

 

Navy to more than double training events near Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN – The U.S. Navy is planning to more than double the number of training events conducted in the West Behm Canal north of Ketchikan. In an...

 

SE King and Tanner crab task force meeting

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and Southeast King and Tanner Task Force (KTTF) will meet between 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Friday,...

 

Editorial:Proceed with land sale

The Borough Assembly acted appropriately to advance the sale of property at 919 Sandy Beach Road by continuing the rezone process and eventually...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 24, 2016

Wrangell boats rocked by thefts in harbor

WRANGELL – Several Wrangell boat owners learned they had been burgled early Saturday morning. Wrangell Police Department received a call concerning...

 

Police reports

November 16 Cherise L. Lister, 40, was cited for speed on Mitkof Highway. November 17 There was a parking issue at the airport. There was a parking...

 

Judge: Walker had authority to cut Alaska dividend amount

JUNEAU ­– A state court judge ruled Thursday that Gov. Bill Walker had the authority to reduce this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend,...

 

2017 Southeast Alaska pink salmon harvest forecast

The Southeast Alaska pink salmon harvest in 2017 is predicted to be in the strong range, with a point estimate of 43 million fish (80% confidence...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 24, 2016

State issues letters to unauthorized float house users

WRANGELL – A number of Petersburg and Wrangell residents have been receiving letters from the state, informing them their float houses anchored...

 

Fish Factor: UAF prepares next generation of fishery and ocean specialists

Alaska’s university system is ramping up programs to train the next generations of fishery and ocean specialists - and plenty of jobs await. Since...

 

Longtime Alaska newspaper publisher dies after cancer battle

ANCHORAGE – Nancy McGuire, the longtime publisher of Alaska’s oldest newspaper, said goodbye to her subscribers in an editorial published the day...

 

2 moose found frozen mid-fight near remote Alaska village

ANCHORAGE – Two moose were recently discovered frozen in battle and encased in ice near a remote village on Alaska’s unforgiving western coast....

 
 By Jess Field    News    November 24, 2016

Tobacco-free lifestyle speaker talks to youth

Motivational speaker Michael Patterson traveled to town last week to take part in the Great...

 

Saxitoxin advisory remains for Shoemaker shellfish

WRANGELL – Latest samples of butter clams from Shoemaker Bay beaches show levels of saxitoxin have halved since this summer, when specimens were...

 

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