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 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Ocean Beauty Seafoods closes Petersburg facility

Ocean Beauty Seafoods has announced that they'll be closing their facility in Petersburg to focus on their Excursion Inlet facility. "They have been removing equipment out of the building for a few...

 

Sea Lions slaughtered at the WN buoy

The Stellar Sea Lion population at the WN buoy and the Red Can at Hungry Point has diminished after a pod of approximately 8-10 Orca whales hunted and killed as many as 7-10 sea lions on Friday mornin...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 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...

 

Yesterday's News

August 9, 1918 The yearly report of the committee of military relief for the past year has been issued and shows that the Petersburg Red Cross has been doing exceedingly good work. The following articles have been completed and shipped; 2 dozen...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Trash baler is operating again after repairs

Since the middle of June, the borough's trash baler has been up and running after weeks of repairs shut it down. The baler first stopped operating after the conveyor broke down in April, said public...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Recycle processing fees rise as market rates drops

Petersburg’s commingled recycling processing fees are going up 50 percent after China closed their market to most American recyclables, said Public Works Director Chris Cotta. The current rate to process commingled recyclable waste is $32.45 per...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Reusable bags sparks conversation at Assembly

To initiate a discussion about banning disposable plastic shopping bags in Petersburg, a sample ordinance was presented to the borough assembly on Monday. "They get into the garbage and the landfill...

 

To the Editor

Personal responsibility is the solution To the Editor: It’s not about the bag. I was dismayed to hear that Petersburg is following in the steps of too many other cities by considering a prohibition on the use of the common plastic grocery bag and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Local elections less than two months away

Petersburg will hold its annual municipal election on Oct. 2 from 8 A.M. - 8 P.M. in the activity room of the community center. Residents will be voting on 20 public office seats up for reelection and one proposition. “We are getting some...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

Assembly nominates Jeff Meucci for SE Conference seat

The borough assembly voted in favor of nominating assembly member Jeff Meucci for the Southeast Conference board of directors on Monday. "Jeff has entered into his role of the assembly with such a...

 

Police report

August 1 — Stanley Amarok, 30, was arrested on charges of operating a watercraft in South Harbor while under the influence. Extra patrols were requested at 14 S. 2nd Street. An officer responded to a civil issue over property in North Harbor....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Don Young discusses the issues in Wrangell

WRANGELL - U.S. Representative Don Young stopped in Wrangell the weekend of June 28 for some meet-and-greets with the locals. Stopping at the Stikine Inn, Young went from table to table to chat with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 9, 2018

PIA to bring board walk to Mountain View Manor residents

The Petersburg Indian Association's Tribal Transportation Program plans on building a board walk to allow residents of Mountain View Manor to connect to the trail system. "It's nice for people to get...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Anan Wildlife Observatory: a special place

WRANGELL - Early on Thursday morning, several members of the U.S. Forest Service left Wrangell with some guests for a trip to the Anan Wildlife Observatory. Present on the trip were Michael Saxton...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Wrangell to host coho salmon derby through August

WRANGELL - The coho salmon derby kicks off this weekend, and runs every weekend until September . Anyone with a fishing rod is welcome to take part in the coho derby. According to Alicia Holder, with...

 

Alaska collects $11M in pot tax revenue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska collected more than $11 million in marijuana tax revenue during the state’s 2018 fiscal year, exceeding projections by nearly $2 million. The Alaska Department of Revenue released numbers Wednesday for the fiscal...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 9, 2018

Second OCS position open in Petersburg

The Office of Child Services works across Alaska to support and protect children across the state. According to their website, the main goals of OCS are to give children a “healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 9, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaskans will celebrate Alaska Wild Salmon Day on August 10, but plans also are underway for a much bigger celebration: the International Year of the Salmon set to officially begin in 2019. The theme is “Salmon and people in a changing world...

 

Planned power outage

There is a planned power outage Fri. Aug. 10, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Customers from Scow Bay to 6 Mile Mitkof Highway will experience a momentary outage at 9:00 am and at 2:00 pm. Customers from 6 Mile Mitkof Highway to the hatchery will experience the...

 

School News

Diane Mariah Murph was named to the Deans List Spring of 2018 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She will be attending Missouri University of Science and Technology in the...

 

Island Air Express updates service

Updated Island Air Service now allows for Petersburg residents to enjoy day trips to Juneau, instead of requiring an overnight when coming to Juneau. The changes also allow for day trip visitors from Ketchikan and Klawock to Petersburg. “When we...

 

Alaska Permanent Fund grew by more than $6B in fiscal year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Permanent Fund grew by $6.3 billion during the state’s 2018 fiscal year, reaching a value of nearly $65 billion. Strong market returns have bolstered the fund in recent years, giving it gains of more than 12...

 

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