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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022

Assembly establishes housing task force

During Monday's meeting, the Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 4-1 to establish a new task force to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022

Blind Slough hydro refurbishment could start next May while Scow Bay standby diesel generation hits roadblock

Utility Director Karl Hagerman recently provided an update on the Blind Slough hydroelectric...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022

Assembly sets capital project priorities for FY24

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 5-0 to approve a list ranking its top capital projects for FY24 during Monday’s meeting. Mayor Mark Jensen...

 

Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

August 4, 1922 Cascade Creek is Second Yosemite — It is getting to be quite the fashion among Petersburg people to make the trip to Thomas Bay and...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022

Swimmer attempts open water crossing of Frederick Sound

At 8 a.m on Saturday, Andrew Simmonds, 60, entered the chilling waters of Sandy Beach, setting out t...

 

Lighthouse Keepers Corner

Today is a cool and blustery grey day at The Light. But I am reminded that big blubbery whales don’t mind the cold at all. One such whale is...

 

To the Editor

See Something, Say Something To the Editor: To all boaters on the water, whether for commercial or recreation: if you see cruise ship discharge of...

 

Guest Commentary

After saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a pariah for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Joe Biden traveled to Saudi...

 

Brown bear eating trash killed in Sitka

SITKA (AP) — A bear going through trash has been killed by authorities in Sitka, a community that experienced a record number of bear incidents...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022

Returning bears repeatedly rummage through refuse

Garbage is in season for bears on Mitkof Island who are finding it as an easy, accessible source of...

 

Police report

July 27 – A citizen reported a black bear walking along South 3rd Street. Fish and Game (F&G) and the Alaska Wildlife Trooper (AWT) were notified...

 

Paralytic shellfish toxin testing available for suspected contaminated shellfish

With hot temperatures during the summer, knowing the symptoms of paralytic shellfish poisoning is...

 

Tlingit & Haida behavioral health services reaches out across Southeast

WRANGELL — ­In November of last year, Tlingit & Haida Community and Behavioral Services opened a healing center in Juneau to provide care to...

 

'Once-in-a-lifetime' broadband expansion will take years to roll out in rural Alaska

WRANGELL — Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it’s putting $29 million toward connecting just over 1,200 people, a...

 

Wrangell hopes to start clearing land at former Institute next year

WRANGELL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with its review of the borough’s wetlands fill permit application to develop the...

 

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