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 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Troopers: Driver may have lost control of vehicle

Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four seine...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Recycling program to up rates over five years

Public Works Director Chris Cotta presented the assembly with a summary of the findings of a recent...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Interstate travel restrictions for non-residents

Starting Aug. 11, non-residents entering the state of Alaska will have to show proof of a negative C...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Assembly approves $778,000 to PSD

The Petersburg Borough assembly passed a resolution at their meeting on Monday that transfers $778,0...

 

AK Airlines: No mask, no travel, no exceptions

Alaska Airlines announced on Wednesday that starting Aug. 7 all passengers ages two years and older...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

PMC may see more onsite testing

Petersburg Medical Center may receive a second cepheid testing unit that would increase the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

PMC brings in $20 million this year

Petersburg Medical Center ended its 2020 fiscal year with a gross operating revenue of $20,325,510,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Borough assembly sets September date for town hall

The borough assembly agreed at their regular meeting on Monday to hold a remote town hall meeting...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon The entire Petersburg and Wrangell area is now open to marine king salmon fishing. King...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020

Wrangell comes together in memory of Deckers

WRANGELL - Last week, four people died in a car wreck in Petersburg. Among them were two...

 

Anti-Trump group ad supports Gross for Alaska US Senate seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An outside group focused on defeating President Donald Trump in November and “Trumpism” is running an ad in Alaska in...

 

Alaska's capital on track to break summer rainfall record

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The area encompassing Alaska’s capital city is on track to break summer rainfall records, a state weather expert said....

 

'Into the Wild' bus likely lands a home at Fairbanks museum

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An infamous bus appears headed to a new home at a museum in Fairbanks...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 6, 2020

Seafood netted historic firsts in nation's new dietary guidelines

It got little attention from the mainstream media but seafood netted some historic firsts in the nation’s new dietary guidelines. The Dietary Guidel...

 

Federal policy change sparks debate over Alaska's Tongass

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Critics and proponents are debating the merits of changes to federal environmental policy, including the effects on...

 

Siberia wildfire smoke could remain over Alaska for weeks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildfire smoke from Siberia has moved into Southcentral Alaska and left a haze lingering over the region that the National...

 

Alaska reports 159 new virus cases, with 111 in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials reported that there were 159 new COVID-19 cases in the state Sunday, including 111 within the...

 

Power maintenance

A line crew works to reroute the feed to and from the substation at the power plant to eliminate...

 

Modern solutions

Rick Fish was already in line shortly after 1 P.M. on Monday waiting for the Petersburg Post Office...

 

Thunderstorm

Lightning could be seen over Petersburg during the thunderstorm over the weekend...

 

Massive halibut

Doris Ann Baldwin stands with the 265 pound halibut she caught on Saturday. The halibut measured in...

 

Calm waters

The waters in the Wrangell Narrows were calm Sunday morning after Friday night's...

 

Early morning sun

Sun shines through the trees just south of Papke's Landing last Wednesday mornin...

 

Editorial: Accident was newsworthy

We’ve had phone calls from a handful of people about our use of the photo and page one coverage of last week’s fatal Mitkof Highway crash. It...

 

Police Report

July 29 — Extra patrols were requested near the one mile mark of Mitkof Highway and in the downtown area. Suspicious activity was observed at a...

 

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