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Borough continues abatement process over spilled sewage

It's been almost a year since the Petersburg Borough was made aware of raw sewage being dumped from a home owned by Courtney Johnson at 410 Mitkof Highway. At Tuesday's assembly meeting, assembly...

 

Celebrating America

The fireworks on July 3 as seen from the top of Raven's Roost at about 11:45 p.m. To the right are trails of light from a barge coming into the Narrows and another one from a seine or crab boat...

 

Borough to sell property on Sandy Beach and Kupreanof

The Petersburg Borough Assembly authorized resolutions to sell property on Kupreanof Island and Sandy Beach Road at Tuesday's noon meeting in the assembly chambers. At the request of neighbors living...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Guest Commentary

WRANGELL - As of last week, employees, contractors and volunteers with the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which operates in 19 communities, must show proof of vaccination against...

 

Guest Editorial: A smack upside the head needed?

Alaskans have taken a collective leap over the embankment of common sense. We didn't merely leave the road to the Church of Wisdom, we turned to the false political god of the Church of the Permanent...

 

To the Editor

LeConte Bay To the Editor: All around the state we have names which have deviated from the pronunciation that was used at the time that they were named. There must be a natural human tendency to do...

 

Police report

June 30 – A dangerous dog was reported at a location on Harbor Way. July 1 – Amber Manly was arrested for violating conditions of release. July 2 – Adrian Morales, 31 was arrested on three counts of assault 3, criminal trespassing, criminal...

 

Court report

June 21 – Mazani Rawhani was arraigned on charges of violation of a protective order. After entering a not guilty plea the court released the defendant O.R. with conditions. June 22 – Dylan Robert Adams failed to appear at arraignment on charges...

 

Celebrating freedom

Shirley Yip drives the Mountain View Manor van during the 4th of July parade this weekend....

 

Borough and PMC agree on site selection work

The Petersburg Borough Assembly was advised Tuesday that site selection for a new hospital, according to CEO Phil Hofstetter, "is paramount." According to Hofstetter, an environmental assessment of...

 

Moving Music Concert series

Brian Richards, center, and Fax Christensen, perform an improvised song about peace at the request of Mike Schwartz, left, during the Moving Music Concert series on Sat., June 26....

 

July 4th

July 3rd Winners Messy BBQ Wing Eating Challenge: Ages 4-8: Daisy Morrow Ages 9-12: Eli Anderson Ages 13-17: Mason Thynes Ages 18 & Up: Adam Ware Axe Throwing: Ages 4-8: Evalynn Allen Ages 9-12:...

 

Governor vetoes amount of this year's oil check

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Thursday he has vetoed from a state spending package this year’s dividend check for residents, calling the amount “a joke.” The budget lawmakers voted on last month proposed a roughly $1,100...

 

Obituary: Heidi Marie Bieber, 56

Heidi Marie Bieber, 56, of Juneau, Alaska, passed away June 28, 2021, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau after a five year battle with stage four ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her childre... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 8, 2021

Fish Factor: New phone app collects science data from fishermen

Fishermen are the ears and eyes of the marine ecosystem as a changing climate throws our oceans off kilter. Now a new phone app is making sure their real life, real time observations are included in scientific data. The new Skipper Science...

 

Passing a milestone

Art Hammer, born in 1921, celebrates his 100th birthday Wed., July 7 at the Sons of Norway Hall. In the front row, Art sits with his wife, Jeannine, and family, (back row) his granddaughter Kelsey...

 

The Fun Guys of OBI

"The fun guys of OBI" Ed Volk and Jeff Randrup throwing Icicle hats to the crowd during the 4th of July parade this weekend....

 

School News

Alice Neidiffer graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Political Science degree on May 6....

 

Happy 4th of July

The 4th of July fireworks lit up the sky on the evening of July 3 in Petersburg....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 8, 2021

Four COVID-19 cases reported in past four days

Petersburg Medical Center reports four positive COVID-19 cases locally in the past four days. On Fri., July 9 a resident of Petersburg tested positive for COVID 19 and is isolating at their home. On... Full story

 

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