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 By Savann Guthrie    News    August 8, 2019

Changes to P&R's operating rules sparks discussion

There was tension in the room Friday afternoon, August 2 as around 20 Petersburg Parks and Recreation (P&R) users and parents met with Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht, newly hired Facilities...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 8, 2019

Water levels in Tyee Lake below six-year average

As the dry weather persists though the summer, Tyee Lake water levels continue to be below the normal levels for early August. As part of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Tyee Lake dedicates its...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

NOAA releases annual report of US fisheries

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration held an online press conference last Friday, Aug. 2, to announce the release of their annual report to Congress on the state of the country's fisher...

 

Yesterday's News

August 8, 1919 Arrangements are being made for the Chautauqua program which will be given in Petersburg about the 30th of the present month. This year the lectures will be shorter and a greater variety of musical numbers will be given by the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 8, 2019

Summer science camp exposes kids to outdoor careers

This week, nine Mitkof Middle School students are participating in a summer science camp through the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center that introduces them to science related jobs in the community,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 8, 2019

Intern to improve overall library experience

As this summer's intern at the Petersburg Public Library, Amy Poe is focusing on a project that improves the user experience at the library. She first arrived in Petersburg on July 6 from northern...

 

To the Editor

Recall petition To the Editor: I support recall of Governor Dunleavy for some of the following reasons: Right out of his campaign promises, fake news. $3,000 PFD, no new taxes, no cuts but efficiencies. I laughed because I was sure no one would...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 8, 2019

Anderson returns from month long exchange in Italy

Evelyn Anderson has returned from Italy after a month long exchange program sponsored by the Petersburg Rotary Club, and with her is her Italian host sister Sofia Pollastrini. While the longer...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 8, 2019

Stikine River rally highlights mining concerns

WRANGELL - It was a perfect day to be outdoors last Sunday, Aug. 4. The sun was shining, the water was smooth, and the temperature was warm. Besides the nice weather, concerned locals also spent the...

 

Striking ferry workers union, state reach tentative deal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tentative agreement has been reached between ferry workers and the state of Alaska that could end a week-old strike that left some passengers and vehicles stranded. Robb Arnold, a spokesman for the Inlandboatmen’s... Full story

 

Drama-filled legislative session ends with unresolved questions

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The special Alaska legislative session that began cloaked in drama is ending quietly. Tuesday marks the 30-day session limit. No floor sessions were planned to mark the official end, which comes more than a week after... Full story

 

Attorneys seek plea agreement in cruise ship death case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska in 2017 have filed a notice of intent to change his plea. Kenneth Manzanares was charged with murder in the death of his wife, Kristy. He pleaded not... Full story

 

Police report

July 31 — A minor vehicle accident occurred at a location on N. Nordic Dr. Chellsey Musewski, 27, was arrested in Petersburg on a warrant for probation violation in Sitka. August 1 — Authorities conducted a complete walkthrough of a residence on...

 

Governor takes aim at cruise ship monitoring program

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A program that monitors Alaska's cruise ships could be restructured by the governor's administration, officials said. The future remains uncertain for the Ocean Rangers program,...

 

Alaska extends no-bid contract to grandson of governor donor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has extended a no-bid contract awarded to a relative of a major financial supporter of the governor. The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday that the one-year contract extension was given July 1 to Clark Penney...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 8, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

It’s been one year, so how’s that trade war with China working out for the nation’s seafood industry? As with farmers, there’s not much winning and ongoing tweeted skirmishes have global fish markets skittish. The quick take is the 25...

 

Alaska seeks review of options for psychiatric facility

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —State health department officials want to take another look at options for running Alaska’s state-owned psychiatric facility, including privatization. The request for proposals was released Monday, the same day Gov. Mike...

 

AK governor proposes assisted living rate increase

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The governor of Alaska is moving ahead with a plan to increase in prices at assisted living homes, a report said. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed increasing Alaska Pioneer Home rates between 40% and 140% by Sept. 1,...

 

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