Articles from the July 13, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    July 13, 2023

'This fire can consume our building, but not our hearts'

The St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church caught fire last Thursday, leaving much of the building... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

July 13, 1923 – Two boats were added to the local fleet recently when the Dorn and Urania were launched and commissioned from Skog Shipyard o...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 13, 2023

Community Center will partially close during sewer line repairs

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a bid award for a project that would replace...

 

Backers of effort to repeal Alaska's ranked voting system accused of campaign finance violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backers of an effort to repeal Alaska’s ranked choice voting system violated campaign finance rules and obscured the sou...

 

To the Editor

Join the Volunteer Fire Department To the Editor: Now that we have seen the ugly damage to the church that a structure fire does so quickly, it...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 13, 2023

Guest Editorial

Opponents of ranked-choice voting in Alaska want to put an initiative on the ballot so that voters can overturn the law in the 2024 election. To do...

 

Police Report

July 5 – Officers responded to a noise complaint on South 5th Street. Petersburg Police Department (PPD) received a report of concern about f...

 

Lighthouse Keepers Corner

The fog was thick and freezing. Ice crystallized on every spruce branch and ocean-sprayed rocky cleft. Akusha Island was wrapped up tight in an icy...

 
 By Liam Demko    News    July 13, 2023

Mountain View Food Services will begin hosting dining room meals again this week

Mountain View Food Services will begin holding in-person meals at Mountain View Manor's dining room...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 13, 2023

SEAPA postpones potential wholesale rate increase

A potential Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) wholesale rate increase has been deferred by at least a year due to record high power sales in...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 13, 2023

Dump truck damages power pole causing outage

A private dump truck hit a guy-wire supporting a power pole on the dump hill Wednesday, cutting...

 
 By Liam Demko    News    July 13, 2023

Ness Point bench commemorates early Petersburg family

Ness family members from across the country gathered at Ness Point in Petersburg last Saturday to...

 
 By Claire Stremple    News    July 13, 2023

Dunleavy veto cuts Head Start increase as centers struggle to pay teachers, serve children in need

In Alaska, only a third of children meet the state’s goals to be ready for kindergarten. But the state’s share of funding for Head Start, a mos... Full story

 
 By Claire Stremple    News    July 13, 2023

New state child care task force faces bleak reality of Alaska's system

Alaskans are having a harder time accessing child care now than they were five years ago, an expert told a new task force charged by Gov. Mike... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 13, 2023

Petersburg man completes swim across Frederick Sound

They say 'To dare is to do,' and Scott May, 59, did just that when he successfully completed the...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 13, 2023

Wrangell's BearFest comes roaring back starting July 26

WRANGELL – From a "beary" pie contest to a cub-o-war, art workshops, live music and a usually sold-out dinner, BearFest is returning for its 14th y...

 

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