Articles from the May 4, 2023 edition

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To protect orcas, federal judge orders closure of iconic Southeast Alaska troll fishery

A federal judge issued an order Tuesday that appears to close an iconic Southeast Alaska salmon... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 4, 2023

School district hires new principal

The Petersburg School District announced last Friday that it has hired Gustavus High School...


Southeast Alaskans called to monitor for invasive green crab

Metlakatla Indian Community Mayor Albert Smith wants everyone to spread the word-the invasive Europe...

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    May 4, 2023

Millers win state championships

They may be small, but the mighty Viking Swim Club turned up big at the Alaska Swimming State Champi...


Yesterday's News: News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

May 4, 1923 – While the tale has not become public property, and while the principal actor in the drama probably would not want it known, the fact r...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 4, 2023

Assembly considers possible review of borough hiring practices

The Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed potentially hiring an independent specialist to review...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 4, 2023

Guest Editorial: There's more to state finances than oil

Most Alaska state budget watchers follow oil prices, fully realizing that they can bounce around like a small plane on a windy day, creating that same...


To the Editor

A solution to a problem    To the Editor: This is a message to the retiring tradesmen. Please help our next generation learn your trade. You have...

 By Brian Lynch    Opinion    May 4, 2023

Guest Commentary: The pollution continues at Tulsequah Chief mine

The Taku River is usually the most productive wild salmon river in Southeast Alaska and one of the most prolific on the west coast of North America...


Police report

April 26 – An officer spoke with an individual on South Nordic Drive. An officer responded to a report of dogs at large on Lumber Street, but could n... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    May 4, 2023

Vikings round the bases in Wasilla

The Petersburg High School baseball team took on unfamiliar competition at the Buddy Dale Invitation...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 4, 2023

No changes to borough budget in first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously during Tuesday's meeting to approve the borough's...

 By Larry Persily    News    May 4, 2023

Legislative leaders talk about dividends and taxes

Legislative leaders focused on the Permanent Fund dividend and taxes as they described the budget choices facing lawmakers trying to find a...

 News    May 4, 2023

Legislature approves quality testing program for in-state lumber

(Alaska Beacon) The Legislature has passed and is sending to the governor a bill intended to reduce the cost of Alaska-made lumber for housing... Full story

 By Jake Clemens    About Town    May 4, 2023

Smoked pink salmon tins earn national award

Pete and Chelsea Keutmann of Petersburg's Sea to Shore Seafood Company recently won a Good Food Awar...

 By Lizzie Thompson    News    May 4, 2023

PMC expands summer youth programming

A press release this week announced that Petersburg Medical Center Youth Programs will offer expande...


Skipper recalls life on fishing grounds

This year's sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound held unusual challenges for the fishing fleet, wi...

 By Caroleine James    News    May 4, 2023

International bird-tracking project alights in Wrangell

Wrangell may not be on the road system, but that doesn’t mean it’s not connected to the rest of the world. Last month, a U.S. Forest Service project p...

 By Izzy Ross    Dockside    May 4, 2023

Last year's surplus sockeye from Bristol Bay could compete with this year's catch

DILLINGHAM – Bristol Bay saw a record-breaking harvest of more than 60 million sockeye last summer. The fishery provided roughly two-thirds of the g...

 By James Brooks    News    May 4, 2023

Al Gross should have stayed on U.S. House ballot, Alaska Supreme Court says­­

The Alaska Division of Elections improperly removed Al Gross, an independent candidate for U.S. House, from last year’s special election ballot, t... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    May 4, 2023

Alaska Legislature passes bills boosting mothers' health care and renewable energy fund

Thousands of new mothers will receive extended Medicaid coverage under legislation proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and passed by the Alaska... Full story


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