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 By Brian Varela    News    August 2, 2018

Coast Guard suspends search for missing man

On July 25 at 9:20 P.M., the United States Coast Guard suspended their search for John Phillips, 59, who went missing when the vessel he was on capsized in Nushagak Bay, according to a release from the USCG. A Jayhawk crew searched more than 25...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 2, 2018

Local post office requires verification on PO boxes

In early July, the United States Postal Service sent out a nationwide letter asking customers with a No-Fee (Group E) post office box to complete an annual verification of their PO box. In the...

 

First Bank raises over $18,000 for PMC Foundation

Through a variety of methods, including a fundraiser July 27, First Bank has raised a total of $18,030 recently for the Petersburg Medical Center Foundation (PMCF). Attendees at the Friday evening fundraising event contributed $7,000. Due to that...

 

Yesterday's News

August 2, 1918 The facts in last week’s story were that the officials in question did visit the red-light district and were seen there by several residents of the town. Since the publication of the article in question, the editor has been...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 2, 2018

Medical center begins new fiscal year strong

As the first month of the fiscal year ended, Petersburg Medical Center's board of trustees approved the hospital's capital budget for the 2019 fiscal year on Thursday. CFO Doran Hammett also gave the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 2, 2018

PMC CEO meets with board to discuss first month on the job

On Thursday, Petersburg Medical Center CEO Philip Hofstetter addressed the hospital’s board of trustees and gave an executive summary detailing what his priorities were for his first month at the hospital. Hofstetter spoke about the feasibility of...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon King salmon catch rates are slowing as the season winds down. Anglers may continue to intercept king salmon in marine waters although at reduced catch rates. As of August 1, the following king salmon regulations apply for all marine...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 2, 2018

PMC seeks chiropractor for holistic approach to care

A doctor of chiropractic position has been created at the Petersburg Medical Center to offer a wider range of holistic treatments. “You want to make sure you’re allowing other options for your patients,” said PMC CEO Philip Hofstetter....

 

Police report

July 25 - Coby Bell, 21, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence at around 3:30 A.M. Authorities arrested Bell near the two mile mark of Mitkof Highway. Police responded to a report of mischief and trespassing. Charges were filed. An...

 

Court report

August 1 — Flahavan Abbott entered a guilty plea to a DUI charge. Judge Magistrate Burrell entered a SEJ judgment, placed the defendant on 1 year probation, placed him in home confinement for 3 days, fined him $1,500 and three surcharges totaling...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell golf tournament rallying funds for cancer care

WRANGELL - The hospital's charitable foundation is planning a big weekend August 11 and 12 for its annual golf tournament, hoping to boost its cancer care travel fund. The Wrangell Medical Center...

 

Officials to study ticks in Alaska to determine danger level

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new project will examine ticks found in Alaska to see if they carry the pathogens that cause Lyme disease, tularemia or other illnesses. This is the first time researchers will go out looking for ticks in Alaska parks...

 

The court wall

About two weeks ago, the lower paneling on the back of the court house building peeled away from the wall and crashed to the ground. A barrier had been put up around the area to ensure public safety... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell Native stories shared last Saturday

WRANGELL - Chief Shakes Tribal House was filled with curious visitors looking to learn about the Tlingits, a Native Alaskan people indigenous to Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Wrangell is home to many people of Tlingit descent, some of w...

 

School News

Mariah D. Taylor was named to the University of Wyoming’s 2018 spring semester academic Dean’s Freshman Honor Rolls....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Wrangell symposium: Mining pollution impacts bears

WRANGELL — A symposium was held Wednesday night at the Nolan Center to discuss the effects of mining on Southeast Alaska’s bear population. Lance Craighead, a bear biologist, said that mining has the potential to have a very negative impact on...

 

Death Notice

Jimmie Wayne Thompson, 80, passed away peacefully on July 5, 2018 at the Wrangell Medical Center. At his request, no services will be held. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date, along with his obituary.... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 2, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska appears to be exception in gender parity in seafood industry

Alaska appears to be an exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of its seafood industry. Women comprise roughly half of the world’s seafood industry work force, yet a report released last week revealed that 61 percent of women around the...

 

Wildfire in eastern Alaska grows; hot, dry weather continues

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wildfire burning in remote eastern Alaska has grown to nearly 19 square miles (49 sq. kilometers). Hot, dry and windy weather helped expand the fire burning 38 miles (61 kilometers) southeast of Tok (tohk) and 14 miles...

 

Obituary: William "Bill" Kenneth Stedman, 94

William "Bill" Kenneth Stedman, 94, one of the last post war Alaskan pilots, took his last and final flight July 30, 2018 at the Petersburg Medical Center. Bill was born to William Reuben and Elvia...

 

Alaska mine project review proceeds over governor's doubts

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proceeding with an environmental review of a proposed copper and gold mine located near a major salmon fishery in Alaska, despite a request from the state’s governor that the review be...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 2, 2018

Telegraph Creek fire not contained yet

The ongoing wildfire near Telegraph Creek, a small town on the Stikine River, has not yet been contained. According to Jody Lucius with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, the fire is a very... Full story

 

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