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 By Brian Varela    News    July 19, 2018

South Harbor dredging awaits study results

A feasibility study is currently underway to determine if the United States Army Corps of Engineers will dredge South Harbor and allow smoother access. Some vessels are scraping and hitting the bottom...

 

Allen to serve 7-years pending plea hearing on August 8

William Christopher Allen’s attorney and the State Prosecutor have reached a negotiated agreement where the defendant will face a sentence of 16-years in jail with nine suspended, leaving seven years to serve. Allen was facing multiple felony...

 

Changing of the guard at the Sentinel

On Tuesday, new reporter Caleb Vierkant arrived on the afternoon jet from his hometown of Bullard, Texas. Home-schooled until college, he attended Texas A&M in College Station. He earned two...

 

Yesterday's News

July 19, 1918 The apportionment of men for the draft of August 1 has been announced as follows: Douglas 5, Haines 1, Juneau 20, Ketchikan 19, Petersburg 7, Sitka 6, Wrangell 3, Anchorage 25, Cordova 15, McCarthy 15, Seward 6, Valdez 7. On the next...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 19, 2018

Paddle Battle fundraiser takes participants through Narrows, ends with a BBQ

On Saturday, the Petersburg Medical Center will host its fifth annual Paddle Battle in the Narrows fundraiser. The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Papke's Landing. The group will continue to Scow Bay,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 19, 2018

Maintenance on SEAPA pole causes power outage out the road

Petersburg Municipal Power & Light shut down power on June 19 in order to replace a Southeast Alaska Power Agency transmission pole in Falls Creek. The power was shut off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. between Twin Creek road and Crystal Lake Hatchery, said...

 

To the Editor

Senior sales tax debate To the Editor: My question is what about all of those seniors who live on their SS and maybe a small retirement and do not receive any type of assistance? For those who are recently retired it may not be a hardship now but in...

 

Congressman seeks flexibility for fisheries management

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A revision of a federal law sponsored by a congressman from Alaska seeks to add flexibility to fisheries management. Alaska Public Media reports the U.S. House on Wednesday passed the revision to the Magnuson Stevens Act,...

 

Police report

July 11 — A window was broken and tools were reported taken from a vehicle. A motor vehicle accident was reported on N. Nordic Dr. A dangerous driver was reported on Mitkof Highway. Police assisted entry into locked vehicle on S. Nordic Dr. July...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 19, 2018

Local mental health clinic finds a new home

Petersburg Mental Health Services moved into a newly remodeled facility on Fram Street across from the Petersburg Medical Center on June 25. "It's kind of nice being across from the hospital," said Ka...

 

Murkowski 'stunned' that Trump didn't confront Putin

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska’s senior U.S. senator says she is “stunned” that President Trump did not confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over election interference. In a statement, Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski says Trump...

 

Alaska governor signs bill banning smoking in workplaces

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has signed a bill to ban smoking in workplaces, including restaurants and bars. Walker signed the bill on Tuesday in Anchorage, and it becomes law on Oct. 1. The Legislature passed the bill in the...

 

Wrangell water update

WRANGELL — The water situation remains well in hand as the traditionally high demands of summer get underway. Public Works director Amber Al-Haddad reported both reservoirs to be in good supply, helped along by rainfall earlier this week. After a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 19, 2018

Courts to consolidate Wrangell magistrate spot

WRANGELL - Magistrate Judge Desi Burrell will assume the duties fulfilled by Wrangell's Chris Ellis for the past 14 years. Chris Ellis had worked the magisterial track within the Alaska Court System...

 

Tax Break for Sitka seniors ends:

SITKA — Sitka’s senior citizen sales tax exemption ends at midnight Saturday, June 30, replaced by a needs-based rebate. In a cost-savings move, the Assembly at its April 24 meeting narrowly approved eliminating the long-standing exemption from...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 19, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Trump’s trade war now includes tariffs on seafood going to and from China. China is Alaska’s biggest seafood buyer purchasing 54 percent of Alaska seafood exports last year valued at $1.3 billion. On July 6 a 25 percent tariff went into effect...

 

Hundreds of rotting fish found discarded near Alaska city

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities are investigating after hundreds of fish were left rotting on a hillside near Wasilla. The fish that appear to be salmon were discarded off a hiking trail near Knik Goose Bay Road, KTUU-TV reported Sunday....

 

Petersburg fishing report

King Salmon King salmon is now open to harvest in all marine waters in the Petersburg and Wrangell area. The following regulations apply unless you are fishing in hatchery terminal areas where more liberal regulations apply. • The bag and...

 

State Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins public office hours

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be holding public office hours Thurs., July 26 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Glacier Express and on Fri. July 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Salty Pantry. No appointment necessary, just stop by. You can also reach...

 

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