Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    June 9, 2022

Mountain View Manor could merge with PMC

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht and the boroughs attorney are set to begin discussions with the...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 9, 2022

PMC to begin surveying two potential sites for future facility

The Petersburg Medical Center is one step closer to "shovel ready status" following unanimous... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    June 9, 2022

Vikings baseball team runners-up at state championships

The Petersburg High School baseball team far exceeded their expectations in the ASAA Division II sta... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2022

Wittstock retires from school district

School got out last week, but Bridget Wittstock still had one week to go until she ended her final...


Yesterdays News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

June 9, 1922 Big Joint Picnic With Wrangell Planned Sunday. Prompted by the splendid weather and by a mutual desire of getting together for a...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 9, 2022

Assembly narrowly passes new budget

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed its FY23 budget by a 4-3 margin in its third and final reading on Monday with Assembly Members Dave Kensinger,...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 9, 2022

Borough moves toward ownership of Papkes Landing

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved two items which will begin the lengthy process...


To the Editor

Property Development To the Editor: I would like to encourage the borough to proceed with developing building lots on borough land, much of which...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Guest Editorial

The Legislature adjourned on time last month, a nice change from past special sessions that got in the way of summer fishing, watching baseball,...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 9, 2022

'Mug Up sheds light on life inside canneries

Amongst the sounds of churning conveyor belts, rolling carts, and running rivers, a high pitched... Full story


Police report

June 1 — An officer conducted additional patrols near Charles W. St. A citizen was assisted near N. Nordic Dr. Lost property was reported downtown. Ch...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 9, 2022

Candidates for Fire/EMS director visit Petersburg

Two candidates who are up for the Fire/EMS director position visited Petersburg this week. Stephen...


Court report

May 24, 2022: Magistrate Judge Rachel Newport presided over an arraignment hearing in the Petersburg District Court for Palmer H. Thomassen Jr. The de...

 By Larry Persily    News    June 9, 2022

Malaspina will have new life as museum, employee housing and classroom

After 56 years of service in the Alaska Marine Highway System fleet and almost three years tied up at a Ketchikan dock, unused and in need of costly...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    June 9, 2022

Wrangell Borough purchase of old mill property delayed by lien against owner

WRANGELL ­– Closing on the boroughs $2.6 million purchase of the 39-acre former sawmill property at 6 Mile has been delayed until June 20, Borough Ma...

 By Sarah Aslam    News    June 9, 2022

Wrangell dancers lead at Celebration

For the first time in four years, Celebration, the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native peoples to celebrate their culture, is being held in...

 By BECKY BOHRER    News    June 9, 2022

48 candidates crowd Alaska's unusual House primary

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska voters are facing an election unlike any theyve seen, with 48 candidates running to succeed the man who had held the s...


Petersburg Fishing Report

With the heavy snow pack and delayed melt this spring, rivers, and lakes are now swelling with snowmelt due to the recent warm weather and summer suns...


Wood collection begins for East Ohmer Creek Restoration project

The Petersburg Ranger District will be cutting, falling and hauling wood in support of the East Ohmer Creek Stream Restoration project, beginning...


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