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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...

 

Ferry worker strike enters second week

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The first strike by Alaska ferry workers in over 40 years has snarled travel...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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 measur...

 

Editorial

Frustration is mounting at both the police and fire department over funding for a police sergeant...

 

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn proposed Obama-era restrictions on mining activity in Alaska’s...

 

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...

 

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... Full story

 

Museum features collected artifacts

Frank Morris Harrow paintings in collection On May 5, 1981 the Clausen Memorial Museum received a...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2019

Jim and Sonja Whitethorn's newly built 4,000 square foot, two-story house has a main floor where...

 

AMHS Will Resume Service

The State and the Inland Boatmens Union have reached a tentative agreement. AMHS is resuming... Full story

 

Home and Garden Edition, 2019

From June through early July, visitors to Jean and Clyde Curry's house at 209 Sandy Beach Rd. are...

 

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