Articles from the June 15, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    June 15, 2023

Planning Commission votes against recommending rezoning for new hospital

The Planning Commission voted against recommending that the Petersburg Borough Assembly approve the...


Lower 48 group plans to seek endangered species listing for SE kings

A Washington state-based conservation group whose actions have already caused the closure of the Southeast Alaska king salmon commercial troll...


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

June 15, 1923 – The Commercial Club party, which visited Juneau to attend the Congressional banquet and to work for the dredging of the Wrangell Nar...

 By Orin Pierson    Dockside    June 15, 2023

Investigation leads to 54 charges filed against halibut guides

Between 2019 and 2021, state and federal law enforcement conducted a lengthy investigation into...


Police report

June 7 – Petersburg Police Department (PPD) received a report of graffiti on South 3rd Street. An officer spoke with a citizen regarding domestic vi... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    June 15, 2023

Why did Alaskans statewide get an Amber Alert on Tuesday?

On Tuesday afternoon, cellphones across the state beeped with emergency tones as the Alaska State Troopers attempted to find two-year-old Karma... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 15, 2023

'Let Freedom Ring' named July 4 parade theme

Petersburg is ramping up preparations for this year's star-spangled celebration as Independence Day...

 By Chris Basinger    News    June 15, 2023

Assembly approves sewer utility rate hike

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously passed an ordinance that will raise the amount that...

 By Liam Demko    News    June 15, 2023

Baler accepting household hazardous waste at no charge next week

The Petersburg Borough's annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Event is returning at the end of...


Fishermen tell federal official loss of king troll season will be 'a disaster'

More than 100 salmon trollers packed a Sitka meeting on June 7 with sharp questions about the future of their fishery, facing what could be an...


Find an unknown salmon creek and earn $100

Up until last year, Southeast Alaska’s Mitkof Island was home to a creek with some unique salmon: They only turned left. Officially, anyway. There...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    June 15, 2023

Pebble Mine company to pay shareholders who claim they were duped

The company behind the controversial Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska has agreed to pay nearly $6.4 million to a group of shareholders who claim they... Full story


Devil's Thumb Shooters on target at shooting sports state championship

Devil's Thumb Shooters (DTS) attended the 2023 Alaska YESS State Championship, themed "Home on the...


Forest Service reminds public of unguided Anan permits

WRANGELL — The U.S. Forest Service again this year is making available permits for unguided visits to the Anan Wildlife Observatory, limited to...

 By Marc Lutz    News    June 15, 2023

Tongass Toughman to test triathletes' tenacity in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Competitors made of the toughest stuff have less than a month to train for the Tongass To...


Obituary: Beulah E. Luhr, 88

Beulah Eleanor Luhr passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2023, at her home in Petersburg surrounded by he... Full story


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