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 By Brian Varela    News    May 23, 2019

Borough, Petro 49, Inc. land swap moves forward

The Petersburg Borough assembly voted in favor of directing Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht to move forward in the next four steps of the land swap between the borough and Petro 49, Inc. at an...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 23, 2019

Borough receives response from USFS

The Petersburg Borough Assembly received a response from Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen after sending three letters requesting information about a possible review of the Tonka and Big Thorne...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 23, 2019

Heidi Cabral to begin teaching fourth grade next year

The Petersburg School Board approved the hiring of Heidi Cabral as Rae C. Stedman Elementary School's newest fourth grade teacher at their board meeting last week. Cabral has been an instructional...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 23, 2019

School board approves changes to 11 policies

The Petersburg School Board approved changes to 11 board policies in its first reading as aligned by the Association of Alaska School Boards to current changes in law. According to Superintendent...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 23, 2019

Shoemaker Bay Harbor renovations delayed, but still within budget

WRANGELL - Renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor missed the substantial completion deadline last Friday, on May 17. Capital Facilities Director Amber Al-Haddad said that contractors were expected to...

 

AK unemployment holds at 6.5 percent

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's unemployment rate remained steady at 6.5 percent last month. Federal labor statistics show that rate has held since August. Unemployment stood at 6.7 percent in April 2018. The state labor department says employment...

 

Hiker & dog found after 4 days

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A hiker and his dog ate berries and moss while they were lost for days in Alaska, he said. Logan Holmer, 26, of Missouri, and his dog started hiking the Far Mountain Trail May 7 and became separated from their group the...

 

Alaska ferry service may have to pay armed Canadian police

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will pay armed Canadian police to provide protection to U.S. personnel at a ferry terminal in British Columbia, state transportation officials said. The Alaska Marine Highway System was notified in March that unarmed...

 

Suit filed against UAA, former professor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a retired University of Alaska Anchorage anthropology professor who is banned from campus over sexual misconduct allegations by multiple women. David Yesner is named in the federal lawsuit...

 

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely,...

 

And the winners are ...

The top Festival drawing winner of $1,500 was Svea and Brandt Burrell. The $2 raffle winners: Jess Peterson won two round trip tickets with Alaska Airlines, Jenny Martens won a $500 Chamber of...

 

Afternoon cruise

An orca was spotted Wednesday afternoon in the Wrangell Narrows....

 

Yesterday's News

May 23, 1919 Both the H Van Vlack Company and Earl Ohmer are finding the shrimp business to one of the leading industries in this section. Both are processing shrimp at the Citizens Dock. Ohmer is using his own boat and preparing about a ton of...

 

100 years on the water

Damien and Deborah Ream stand on the bow of the F/V Charles T. The vessel celebrated its 100th birthday this year, so a special centennial celebration was held during Mayfest. The Reams traveled to...

 

Kaffe Hus

Saturday, May 18...

 

Police report

May 15 — A patrol was request on Wrangell Ave. Authorities responded to a disturbance at a location on S. Nordic Dr. An intoxicated person was reported at the North Boat Harbor. May 16 — An alarm was activated at Pump Station #2. May 17 — A...

 

Happy Birthday Smokey

Olive Wellner, left, and Emery Wedge were happy to meet Smokey the Bear and help celebrate his 75th birthday....

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 23, 2019

PHS varsity baseball team breaks 37 game losing streak

The Petersburg High School varsity baseball team won their first game in three years on Friday against Thunder Mountain. Friday's varsity game had a unique start. Opening pitcher for the Vikings was...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 23, 2019

Entire track and field team qualify for State

All 15 students on Petersburg High School's track and field team qualified for State after competing in the regional tournament in Juneau over the weekend. Even though all the students qualified for S...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 23, 2019

Rep. Don Young files Keep Fin Fish Free Act to keep fish farms from U.S. offshore waters unless authorized by Congress

In his 46 years as Alaska’s lone representative in Congress, Don Young helped toss out foreign fishing fleets from Alaska’s waters with the onset of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) in 1976, and today he is...

 

Millie Monka & the Salmon Cannery

May 16, 17 & 18 in the Wright Auditorium...

 

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