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Borough votes to adopt new House District plan

The Alaska Redistricting Board on Sunday approved a new Concept Plan with new District Map lines. The Concept Plan is slated for judicial review this week.   The Alaska Supreme Court last year... Full story


Kake Access Committee moves forward recommendations

Kake Access Committee Chair Cindi Lagoudakis updated the Assembly during Monday night's meeting regarding the latest progress in the Kake Access Environmental Impact Study and Purpose and Need draft. The Kake Access project is to bring better access... Full story

 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 18, 2013

Region II All-Stars kick off youth baseball tournament

WRANGELL — Youth baseball came to Wrangell in a big way last weekend as the 2013 All-Stars tournament for Southeast Alaska kicked off at the diamonds near the Nature Trail. The competition featured... Full story


Yesterday's News

July 26, 1913 – Strange things happen these days, even in Alaska. For instance: we all have heard of the man who catches the “bug,” or in other words, gets “buggy” on something. Of course there are different kinds of bugs. The “potlach...


Borough approves gym floor refinish, centennial sculpture and park expansion

The Borough Assembly voted to award the gymnasium floor refinishing contract to Alaskan Industries based on a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Dept. Alaskan Industries is the company that...


Letters to the Editor

Tonka facts To the Editor: U.S.D.A. Forest Service has led the public to believe pre-commercial thinning (PCT) creates wildlife habitat but conversely PCT promotes nothing of extended value but potential timber harvesting opportunities. For the Tonka...


Police reports

July 10 — A caller from Marion St. reported people feeding pigeons and making a, “big mess.” A subject sought payment for a boat. He was advised it is a civil matter. A power outage was reported on N. Nordic. At 7:44 p.m. July 11 — A caller...


Ball field bathrooms damaged by firecrackers

The ball field bathrooms will be closed until further notice due to damage caused by fireworks that were set off in the bathroom, Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported to the Assembly during Monday’s meeting. “Somebody decided...


Trooper report

July 11 — Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited Alan Mooney, of Petersburg, for having Unlawful Buoy Markings on his personal use Dungeness gear. Bail is set at $110 with an optional appearance in Petersburg District Court....


Wikan family reunites in Petersburg

A Wikan family reunion brought nearly two dozen family members to Petersburg from as far away as Norway. Nine of 10 of the family visitors from Norway had never been to Alaska's Little Norway....


Alaska AG office looking at proposed shipping merger

JUNEAU (AP) — The state is looking at whether the proposed merger of two shipping companies would constitute a monopoly in southeast Alaska and violate antitrust laws, the attorney general’s office said. The office is studying the proposed...


B.C. crews fighting blazes across Yukon

(CBC) The British Columbia provincial government has sent firefighters to help with fires in Yukon that have scorched more than 1,300 square kilometres this summer – and have sent smoke as far west as the Panhandle of Southeast Alaska. One of the m...


Alaska Airlines raises fee for checked baggage

Alaska Airlines is raising its fee for checking a suitcase to $25, bringing it in line with most major airlines. For tickets purchased on or after Oct. 30, the Seattle-based airline will charge passengers $25 each for the first and second checked...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 18, 2013

Fish Factor

The rules that govern our nation’s fisheries are being retooled so it’s reassuring that Congress isn’t traveling in uncharted seas. Over 80 percent of Alaska’s fish landings hail come from federally managed waters, and the Magnuson-(Ted)...


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