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 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Petersburg fishermen bring big halibut onboard

Brian Mattson and Doug Corl are no strangers to catching fish, the pair have fished together for... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Pink salmon season below average

The pink salmon season is starting to hit its peak, but the numbers are looking below recent averages, according to Troy Thynes, area management... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

School board meets after short break

The school board met in the high school library Tuesday night, after taking July off. The board also took a tour of summer improvements with director... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

August 12, 1916 – The submersible wrecking scows to be used in raising the Northland arrived in port Thursday evening, and, after taking on a pilot,...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Thornburg settling into island life

Petersburg Parks and Rec. director Chandra Thornburg quickly fell in love with the community after...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Longtime resident and author turns 90

If you ask Wayne Short what his profession was he'll most likely respond with acute, warm laughter....

 

To the Editor

Marijuana, AMA approved Letter to the Editor: 1) I find comfort, and so should you, that the largest American Medical Association comprised of...

 

Death Notice

Al Dwyer passed away August 5, 2016. A rosary service will be held at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. A funeral... Full story

 

Police reports

August 3 A call concerning theft was received. Suspicious activity was reported. August 4 A call regarding harassment was received. A traffic offense...

 

Police: Witness helps catch Juneau robbery suspect

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Juneau police say they were able to arrest a robbery suspect with the help of a witness who chased the man down and detained...

 

Courts

July 28 Jacob Sturgeon appeared before Superior Court Judge Williams for petition to revoke probation. Sturgeon failed to report as directed by his...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 11, 2016

Septic break releases 20,000 gallons of sewage

WRANGELL – A sewer main broke early Monday morning, necessitating a temporary shutdown of nearby pump stations and causing an overflow of untreated...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    August 11, 2016

Cross country practices under way

As he prepares to add another year to his coaching career, PHS cross country coach Tom Thompson is...

 

Fish Factor: Pink salmon, the "bread and butter" fish for the fleet

Two big fish stories have been spawned so far by the 2016 Alaska salmon season: 1) sockeyes save the day; and 2) colossal pinks. A larger than...

 

Paddling the Inside Passage in an 'origami' kayak

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Below the gangway leading down to Harris Harbor, 25-year-old medical student Austin Jones split open his foldable kayak,...

 

Search begins for Bethel's next city manager

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) _ Bethel officials are mulling over applications for a new city manager. The search comes after City Manager Ann Capela filed a...

 

State politicians critical of federal land plan

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – State officials and leaders are criticizing the federal government’s plan to open one-quarter of the land it manages in...

 

Municipal building renovation moving along

Marty Susort is the onsite construction administrator on the municipal building renovation. He's...

 

Report shoots down single UA accreditation proposal

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A new report examining the impacts of a proposal calling for the University of Alaska's three campuses to drop their...

 

Murkowski remains undecided on whether she'll vote for Trump

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she does not know if she will vote for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump this...

 

School News

Clara Medalen graduated with honors from Montana State University May 7....

 

Feds ban predator control on 73 million acres in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Federal wildlife officials are implementing a rule prohibiting predator control on national wildlife refuges in Alaska, mor...

 

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