Articles from the July 20, 2023 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    July 20, 2023

Assembly reverses Planning Commission decision on new hospital site

The Petersburg Borough Assembly, acting as the board of adjustment, approved an application for a...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 20, 2023

Borough solid waste disposal costs up by 34% under new contract

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Monday to renew its contract with Republic Services for solid waste transportation and disposal,...


Yesterday's News

July 20, 1923 – The big Evinrude race for the silver trophy awarded by the Evinrude Company was pulled off last Sunday and was won in decisive fashion...

 By Liam Demko    News    July 20, 2023

PMC's 9th annual Pedal/Paddle Battle hopes to raise $20,000 for continuing education

The Petersburg Medical Center Foundation is inviting all members of the community to bike or kayak...


To the Editor

We are blessed and have much work to do To the Editor: Saint Catherine of Siena church would like to thank the fire department, emergency responders...

 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 20, 2023

Guest Editorial: It's only permanent if we change it

The Alaska Permanent Fund has prospered for almost half a century, growing ever more important for the state’s future. What started as a source of p...


Police report

July 12 – Petersburg Police Department (PPD) received a report that a deer was killed by a vehicle on Mitkof Highway and the meat was salvaged by a l...

 By Lizzie Thompson    News    July 20, 2023

Thirty-seven years in the making, Hoopie Davidson's chess set is complete

Before becoming one of Petersburg's favorite school bus drivers Hoopie Davidson started making a... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 20, 2023

PVFD recognized by assembly for Catholic Church fire response

The Petersburg Borough Assembly recognized Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department staff and...


Questions on minimum wage, paid sick leave and campaign funding could be heading to Alaska voters

Proposed ballot measures would raise Alaska minimum wage, add mandatory paid sick leave, as well as limit campaign contributions and state spending on... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    July 20, 2023

Permanent Fund could run out of spendable money in three years

The spendable portion of the Alaska Permanent Fund is dwindling and could be exhausted entirely within three years, fund leaders were told during a... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    July 20, 2023

Ferry system breaks even on hiring first six months of year

After the past few years when resignations and retirements far outpaced new hires, the Alaska Marine Highway System was able to hire as many new...

 By Lex Treinen    News    July 20, 2023

Haines challenges Census Count, with millions on the line

The Haines Borough is challenging the U.S. government’s official count of its population, saying the Census Bureau undercounted the town’s pop...

 By James Brooks    News    July 20, 2023

Another campaign complaint filed against opponents of Alaska ranked choice voting

Supporters of Alaska’s ranked choice voting system are again alleging that opponents of the system are violating state campaign law. On Monday, A... Full story


Southeast commercial king salmon harvest closed July 12

The Southeast Alaska commercial troll fishery closed to the retention of chinook salmon at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. That’s when the Alaska D...


Petersburg Sport Fishing Report, July 14, 2023

Salmon: King salmon fishing has slowed down as typical during this time of year. Catch rates have dropped in the Wrangell Narrows/Blind Slough THA...


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