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 By Brian Varela    News    June 27, 2019

Borough manager establishes 13 goals

At their meeting last Friday, the borough assembly approved 13 goals and objectives for Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht to work on in the upcoming 2020 fiscal year. The 13 items are a result of the m...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 27, 2019

Assembly approves 11.45 mill rate

On Friday, the borough assembly approved one of two resolutions that set the millage rate at 11.45 mills for service area one. The millage rate is the amount per $1,000 of the property's assessed...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 27, 2019

Power & Light to replace meters in North Boat Harbor

A request for proposal was awarded to Eaton Corporation on Friday by the borough assembly for the supply, integration, training and support for a fully functioning radio frequency meter reading...

 

Yesterday's News

June 27, 1919 All ladies having finished knitting for the Red Cross are asked to turn it in to Mrs. Harvey at once as a shipment will be made on one of the next boats. June 23, 1944 For Alaskans who plan to take the family car along when they make th...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 27, 2019

Florida man crashes into Sing Lee Alley bridge

Around 2 A.M. on Sunday morning John P. Akers allegedly drove an SUV down Sing Lee Alley while under the influence of alcohol and crashed into the hand rail on the right side of the bridge near the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 27, 2019

Borough assembly meetings to be held on Thursdays in July, August

The borough assembly on Friday voted in favor of moving assembly meetings in July and August from their usual Monday dates to Thursdays to have a better chance of a quorum. "I think if we moved it to...

 
 By Dan Ortiz    Opinion    June 27, 2019

Guest Commentary

The Alaska State Legislature adjourned last week, but before adjourning, the most significant accomplishment was the agreement to transfer $10.5 billion from the Earnings Reserve Account (ERA) to the Corpus of the Permanent Fund. For the majority of...

 

To the Editor: 4th of July parade

To the Editor: I write hoping to encourage community members to participate in the annual 4th of July Parade. The Chamber of Commerce announced another great theme "Let Freedom Rock" and it would be...

 

Police report

June 19 — Brina Compton was found riding a stolen Trek bike. Levi Newman, 31, was arrested on charges of theft in the third degree. A vehicle was damaged at a location on Frederick Point Rd. Charles R. Christensen, 19, was issued a citation for...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 27, 2019

F&G regional management coordinator position comes to town

Alaska Fish and Game biologist Troy Thynes has accepted the role of regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries, which is the first time the position has been held in Petersburg. Thynes...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

A whale of a tale:

Last Thursday, June 20, members of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the Forest Service, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and local volunteers...

 

Availability of Anan Wildlife Observatory permits

Visitors will soon be able to request the last of the daily permits for the Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. There are four permits per day for the remainder of the summer meant to accommodate...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 27, 2019

SEAPA board approves payment to Wrangell and Petersburg

WRANGELL - he Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a two-day meeting in Wrangell last week, on June 19 and 20. The SEAPA board of directors consists of five voting community members and their...

 

AK lawmakers reject Wasilla as site for special session

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers have rejected Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s location of his hometown of Wasilla for a special session that starts next month. The Alaska Legislature will instead convene in Juneau on July 8 and then hold a...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 27, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor: New Alaska law has turned thousands of AK fishing vessels into lawbreakers

A well-intended new Alaska law has gone awry from a botched roll out that has turned thousands of Alaskan fishing vessel, tender, barge and sport fish operators into lawbreakers. Since the start of 2019, all vessels over 24 feet are required to be...

 

SEARHC to rename five SE hospitals

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A health care business group plans to rename five southeast Alaska facilities. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Monday that Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will change the name of the facilities in Sitka as part...

 

May employment in Alaska up from 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent last month, which would be its lowest level in more than a decade. The figure is preliminary and could still change; the state’s unemployment rate had stood at 6.5 percent...

 

School News

Kristian Wittstock was named to the Dean’s list and Nels Evens was named to the President’s List for 2019 spring semester at Gonzaga University. Jasmine Ieremia was named to the 2019 spring semester honor roll at Central Washington...

 

Ketchikan veterans honored with Quilts of Valor

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Stitching, padding, and layers of fabric are what can be seen and felt when touching a quilt, but the colors and patterns in combination with the effort and gratitude symbolize much more. When seven former members of the Ar...

 

Exploration under way for SE Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ The developer of a proposed mine in southeast Alaska is moving ahead with exploration following a favorable court decision. That decision, however, is being appealed by critics of the project, which is located near Haines. Liz C...

 

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