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Thomas Bay Power Authority transfer progresses

The Petersburg and Wrangell Boroughs are a few steps closer to completing the transfer of Operations and Maintenance of the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility from Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) to Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) after a... Full story


Put your Xtratufs on and dance, dance, dance

Two dozen daring dancers braved torrential rains to participate in National Dance Day on Saturday at the ball field. The pitching mound may have been soaked, but the dancers scored a home run with... Full story


Abbott resigns from Petersburg Medical Center board

After 14 years on the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors, Tom Abbott tendered his resignation, saying that the hospital was "in a good place" and that he was ready to leave. Abbott, who has... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 1, 1914 – An unaccountable late season has somewhat worried the cannery men up till now; and great apprehension was felt all along that possibly this year would also prove another failure. However, the last few days have shown better. Out...

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Earthquakes near Glacier Bay jolt Southeast

A pair of mid-sized earthquakes occurred offshore in Palma Bay early Friday morning, about 49 miles west of Gustavus near Glacier Bay National Park. The Alaska Earthquake Information Center recorded a 5.29 local magnitude (ML) quake at 2:54 a.m.,...


Physical Therapy orders new equipment, offers new services

The Physical Therapy department at the Petersburg Medical Center has recently ordered new equipment that will assist in helping clients. An anatomical model of a shoulder was purchased with funds...


Police reports

July 23 A caller reported being assaulted. A witness observed an individual driving with a revoked license. Two callers reported a parking violation on Hammer Slough bridge. The vehicle's owner was contacted and moved the vehicle. Police made...


Sport fishing closed in Blind Slough

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish is closing sport fishing in Blind Slough due to broodstock concerns at the Crystal Lake Hatchery. Fishing is prohibited in all waters of Blind Slough upstream of a line between Blind...

 By Dan Rudy    News    July 31, 2014

Bear essentials: Experts offer advice on bear encounters

WRANGELL — This year's Bearfest attracted a number of bear-knowledgable brainboxes, from biologists and behaviorists to wilderness managers, guides and artists. Over the course of the five-day event, experts shared their knowledge in a series of...


Troopers investigate assault on fishing vessel

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say they are investigating an assault aboard a fishing vessel in Petersburg. Troopers say they responded Wednesday to a report that the 28-year-old captain of the vessel Favorite grabbed a 31-year-old...


Governor asks feds to buy surplus canned salmon

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Sean Parnell has asked a federal agency to buy about 1 million cases of canned pink salmon to ease a glut that has weighed down prices for Alaska fishermen this year. Parnell made the request in a letter to U.S....


Loan approved for Prince of Wales hydro project

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A $20 million loan has been approved for a new hydropower project on Prince of Wales Island. KRBD reports that the Alaska Energy Authority approved the loan to Haida Energy Inc. for construction of the Reynolds Creek...


Alaska tourist train derails, slightly injuring 23 passengers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush was expected to resume operations last Friday, two days after a derailment left 23 people...


Alaskans have opportunities to help shape fisheries policy

Nowhere in the world do people have more say in shaping fisheries policy than in Alaska. While the outcomes might get mixed rants and reviews, no one is ever denied the chance to state ideas,...


School News

University of North Dakota Carly Tate, daughter of Daniel and Anne Tate, received an academic achievement scholarship from the University of North Dakota for the 2014-15 academic year. Carly Tate graduated rom Petersburg High School and plans to...


Summer Reading Challenge ends with a splash

Dozens of youngster challenged themselves to read books this summer. Dozens of local businesses donated prizes, and it all concluded at a big pool party at the community gym on Tuesday. More than 40 children participated in the public library’s...


Obituary, Patricia "Pat" Lee Walden (Ray), 58

Patricia "Pat" Lee Walden (Ray) of Sedro-Woolley, Wash., died suddenly on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Mount Vernon, Wash. Pat was the first of three children born to Lee Ray and Shirley Menne. She... Full story


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