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Ferry workers' strike brings travel disruptions

With approximately 400 members of the Inlandboatmen's Union going on strike last Wednesday, July 24, operations of the Alaska Marine Highway System have come to a halt. Without ferry services, many...

 

Ferry worker strike enters second week

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The first strike by Alaska ferry workers in over 40 years has snarled travel plans for thousands of people during the busy tourist and fishing season, leaving some stranded and...

 

Yesterday's News

August 1, 1919 Petersburg is receiving a coating of red paint. That is, that part of the town owned by the Petersburg Packing Corporation is being painted. A new mechanical process, which does away with the old hand and brush method is being used. A...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 1, 2019

Safari Quest issues apology for waste discharge in harbor

On July 12, the cruise ship Safari Quest discharged their wastewater into Petersburg Harbor due to a malfunctioning fan. The fan impeded the normal processing of wastewater and a small amount of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 1, 2019

PMC up in total cash at end of fiscal year

Last week, Petersburg Medical Center Controller Rocio Tereja presented the board of directors with a review of the hospitals financial standing at the end of the 2019 fiscal year that ended on June...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 1, 2019

Grassroots group seeks $80,000 for deck at Mountain View Manor

A group of about 10 individuals have banded together to secure funding for an outdoor covered deck at Mountain View Manor so its residents have a place to sit outside in the sun. While there is a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 1, 2019

PMC board approves capital budget

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors approved the hospital's 2020 fiscal year capital budget for a total of $769,785 last week. The most expensive capital item in the budget is a $387,000...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 1, 2019

Professor speaks on whale activity at breeding ground

Adam Pack, a professor and marine mammal scientist with the University of Hawaii Hilo, gave a presentation at the Petersburg Library on Tuesday on the data he has collected on humpback whales this...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 1, 2019

Bear safety workshop covers the importance of respect for bears

WRANGELL - A bear safety workshop was held at the gun range on Spur Road last Wednesday, July 24, as one of the first events scheduled for Wrangell's annual Bearfest. Wrangell resident Robert Johnson...

 

Alaska Legislature passes bill addressing dividend, vetoes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature on Monday approved a roughly $1,600 oil-wealth fund dividend to residents this year as part of a measure that also seeks to reverse many of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s operating budget vetoes. The legislation...

 

Editorial

Frustration is mounting at both the police and fire department over funding for a police sergeant position and an EMS coordinator. The 2020 borough budget includes line items of $127,224 to fill a...

 

EPA withdraws proposed Bristol Bay area mining restrictions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn proposed Obama-era restrictions on mining activity in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region, angering opponents of the Pebble Mine project. EPA says the proposed restrictions...

 

Police report

July 25 — A resident at a location on S. Mitkof Highway reported an automated phone scam claiming to be from the Charles Schwab Company. July 26 — Authorities responded to a report of multiple items falling off a moving vehicle. The driver...

 

Obituary: Anthony Dale Owens, 53

Anthony Dale Owens, 53, died of a heart attack on July 3, 2019. He was born December 19, 1965 to Gene Fredrick Owens and Joyce Nadine Owens (Adams) in Clinton, Kentucky. He and his family moved the... Full story

 

Museum features collected artifacts

Frank Morris Harrow paintings in collection On May 5, 1981 the Clausen Memorial Museum received a donation of seven oil paintings created by Frank Morris Harrow, several of which were more than six...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 1, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

As Alaska lawmakers continue their struggle to keep the state afloat, commercial fisheries dodged a bullet that would have removed millions of dollars from its budget. An obscure procedural action...

 

University of Alaska regents explore campus reorganizations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska has taken its first steps toward consolidating its three accredited campuses into a single entity. Facing severe budget cuts as a result of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s veto pen, the UA Board of Regents...

 

Alaska pre-K programs to lose funding after budget vetoes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) —Alaska’s Head Start early childhood education program is preparing to close pre-K classrooms and cut jobs after budget vetoes, officials said. The program lost its $6.8 million in state funding, which is used to unlock...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2019

For the third summer in a row, John and Margaret Grogan continue to work on their brand new home on Gjoa St., but construction is anticipated to be complete next summer. "We're in the home stretch,"...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2019

Jim and Sonja Whitethorn's newly built 4,000 square foot, two-story house has a main floor where the couple lives overlooking the Wrangell Narrows off Mitkof Highway, but below is an equally...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2019

From June through early July, visitors to Jean and Clyde Curry's house at 209 Sandy Beach Rd. are greeted by a garden in full bloom and a treasure trove of items that have washed ashore. In the front...

 

AMHS Will Resume Service

The State and the Inland Boatmens Union have reached a tentative agreement. AMHS is resuming service, to see the new schedule click link below: https://www.dot.state.ak.us/oars/res... Full story

 

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