Articles from the July 27, 2023 edition

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Bristol Bay fishermen fume over low prices, but processors say they're hurting too

A few times this summer, Jared Danielson, who fishes for salmon on the Alaska Peninsula, found... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 27, 2023

Trial date set for police chief's lawsuit against borough

James Kerr v. Borough of Petersburg has been scheduled for a six-day jury trial in the Juneau Superior Court beginning on March 18, 2024, according to...

 
 By Liam Demko    News    July 27, 2023

Swimmer completes seven-mile open-water crossing of Frederick Sound

After just barely falling short of his goal last year, Andrew Simmonds managed to complete a...

 

Yesterday's News

July 27, 1923 – Although he may have never “mushed” dogs, necked a sled, studied entomology in a roadhouse bunk or eaten rabbit all winter when he cr...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 27, 2023

Assembly approves utility extensions to 3 residential lots

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a resolution at its July 17 meeting to extend utility connections to three residentially-zoned bo...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: Special Thanks to our police officers for giving our brother Myron Lyons Jr. an escort to his place of rest. And to the...

 

Police report

July 19 – An officer responded to a report of suspicious activity on Harbor Way. Petersburg Police Department (PPD) received a report of a fallen t...

 

Court report

June 23, 2023 Superior Court Judge Katherine Lybrand presided over a change of plea proceeding in State of Alaska v. Gordon Lyons. The defendant...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 27, 2023

Informational signs on Indigenous culture coming to Sandy Beach

Four interpretive signs detailing the cultural and natural history of Sandy Beach are set to be...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 27, 2023

Assembly raises department heads' salaries to stay competitive

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to implement a new pay schedule for the borough’s 14 department heads based on their longevity during last week...

 

Humpback calf disentangled near Juneau

NOAA Fisheries whale experts were on the water near Juneau most of Monday, July 17, disentangling a...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    July 27, 2023

Pizza run brings slice of reality to residents of Port Protection

WRANGELL – When people choose to live in a remote area, they give up certain things like grocery sto...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 27, 2023

WA State Ferries system suffers same problems as Alaska

The Washington State Ferries system still has not returned to its full pre-pandemic schedule, coming up short due to fewer riders, an inability to rec...

 
 By Ariana Figueroa    News    July 27, 2023

More than 800,000 student loan borrowers to have debt forgiven, White House announces

WASHINGTON — The Department of Education and the White House announced Friday that more than 800,000 federal student loan borrowers will have their r...

 

Obituary

John Edgington was born in southern California and after high school he went to Alaska for the... Full story

 
 By Caroleine James    News    July 27, 2023

Women's 'fun and frolic' golf to raise money for Cancer Care

WRANGELL — Want to golf for a good cause? The WMC Foundation and SEARHC are offering the women of the community an opportunity to do just that at t...

 

Obituary: Gloria Lucille Ohmer Nov. 24, 1925 - July 18, 2023

Gloria Ohmer truly never gave up on life; her body simply gave out. She crossed over Tuesday... Full story

 

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