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Articles from the May 19, 2016 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

Borough assembly takes no formal action on marijuana opt-out proposal

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard more than an hour of public comment regarding Assembly member Kurt Wohlhueter’s plan to propose a retail... Full story


Yesterday's News

Yesterday’s News May 20, 1916 – A request was received from the Petersburg Packing Company that water be turned on at the cannery June 1 and that...

 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Norwegian ambassador excited for Mayfest

Kåre R. Aas, the Norwegian ambassador to the United States, is in town for Mayfest, and he cannot... Full story


Local ferry out of commission again

An interisland ferry service startup has stopped again, after reporting trouble with its landing craft. After discovering water in the stern of the... Full story


To the Editor

Fundraiser success To the Editor: The Petersburg Children’s Center Board of Directors would like to thank those that helped our recent fundraiser fo...


Guest Editorial: It's time to solve our fiscal problem. The price of inaction is too high

As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a...



May 12 Dustin DeLong appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a charge of violating a protective order. The court issued a $250 appearance bond...


Police reports

May 11 Dustin L.W. Delong, 29, was arrested on charges of protective order violation. A caller reported a disabled vehicle. A caller reported a phone...

 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Local National Guard armories to be repurposed

The Alaska National Guard (ANG) armories in Petersburg and Wrangell are set to be repurposed. Steps...


The Petersburg Borough Manager updates Assembly during the May 16 meeting

Abatement has begun on the building project. New curb in front of the building has been poured, and Power & Light got the underground conduit put in p...

 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Mexican musician slated to play at Mayfest

Bob Dolan loves to travel and will go on vacation just about anywhere, but wherever he goes, it's...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

New National Honor Society students inducted

Ten new Petersburg High School National Honor Society students were inducted this year and the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

Borough offers parks and rec director job to Washington applicant

The Petersburg Borough held a community meet and greet for two Parks and Recreation director...

 By Jess Field    Sports    May 19, 2016

Track and field finds sunshine at meet in Ketchikan

The weather finally cooperated with sunny conditions for the track and field teams last weekend in...

 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Students have strong reaction to mock car crash

A mock car crash staged in the parking lot behind the community gym kept local emergency crews and...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 19, 2016

Fish Factor, Alaska's salmon season begins with a lot of optimism

Alaska’s salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago. Last year’s fishery was blown...


Lingcod sport limits and spring troll fishery announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week limits for the year’s lingcod sport fishing season, which for Southeast Alaska began on...


Obituary, Dan Wesley Crane, 75

Dan Wesley Crane, 75, died on March 15, 2016. He was born on December 2, 1941 and raised in Denver,... Full story


Obituary, Drew (Tom) Stearns, 78

Drew (Tom) Stearns, 78, passed into glory on May 7, 2016 after a short illness. Tom was born in... Full story


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