Articles from the May 14, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Film tackles unrecyclable plastics in waste stream

About 10 residents watched a special screening of a documentary titled, "The Story of Plastic" last...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Alaska loosens intrastate travel limitations

On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy released state health mandate #18, which eases previous restrictions...

 

Yesterday's News

May 14, 1920 A forty one and a half pound king salmon was caught in the Narrows in front of Petersburg on Wednesday. The salmon sold for eighteen and...

 

Guest Commentary

We are sport, subsistence and commercial fishers in Bristol Bay, and we want to ensure the fisheries we rely on are healthy for generations to come....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Local magistrate judge to pursue PhD

Petersburg Magistrate Judge Debra O'Gara is retiring from her position with the state court system...

 

Police report

May 6 — A suspicious vehicle was found at the one mile mark of Mitkof Highway. A dangerous driver was reported on Mitkof Highway. Suspicious...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Borough staff pay below average market range

The borough assembly met with Matt Weatherly of Public Sector Personnel Consultants on Tuesday...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

SB passes 2021 fiscal year budget

The Petersburg School Board approved the 2021 fiscal year operating budget at their meeting on...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    May 14, 2020

3-Story house moved from Farragut Bay

A modern, custom built home designed and built by Andy Grauel, located along the Farragut River...

 

Alaska school board postpones decision on banned books

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school board postponed a vote over rescinding a ban on selected English course books after taking public testimony...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 14, 2020

Wrangell Port Commission approves request to relocate submarine cable

WRANGELL — It was a relatively light meeting of the Wrangell Port Commission last Thursday evening, May 7. There was only one agenda item for the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 14, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska halibut gets battered by foreign imports; Salmon starts; Get mugged 

Sales of Alaska’s most popular seafoods are being hit hard by markets upended by the coronavirus, but perhaps none is getting battered worse than...

 

Artifact Archive: Fish Hooks

Tlingit halibut hooks are fashioned from two types of wood to form a "V" shape. Cedar, one of the...

 

AK legislative panel agrees to plans for coronavirus aid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A legislative committee set aside lingering legal questions and agreed to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s plans for $1 billion in...

 

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