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 By Mary Koppes    News    August 14, 2014

Several board, assembly seat vacancies remain as filing deadline approaches

A week and a half remains for interested parties to file for candidacy to sit on the Petersburg Borough Assembly or serve as a member of multiple advisory boards. The following is the status of positions as of Fri., August 8 according to Borough... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 14, 2014

Salmon fishing update Pink forecast right on track, Chums harvest disappointing

There has been an ebb and flow of boats in the harbor as the summer salmon season presses on. The Southeast drift gillnet fishery opened on July 6 with the challenge of overcoming a landslide on the Tahltan River in late May that caused a barrier to... Full story

 

Fate of Wrangell Ave house still pending

Attorneys in the Superior Court in Juneau recently argued over the fate of a collapsed house in Petersburg. The borough wants the house demolished, citing it is a dangerous structure, but the... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

August 15, 1914 – Dr. Hans Friendenthal, a famous professor of the University of Berlin, Germany, described the new woman as he thinks she will be evolved by suffragism and the higher education thus: “Brain work will cause her to become bald,...

 

Sport fishing open in Blind Slough

Sport fishing in Blind Slough is now open according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish. Anglers are reminded that specific area exemptions for Blind Slough, upstream of a line between Blind Point and Anchor point,...

 

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: True Tongass ‘transition’ would increase local jobs per log cut. In its latest statement on the direction of the much-awaited Tongass transition, the Forest Service says the future is now for the Tongass National Forest. We...

 

Police reports

August 6 Police assisted an agency with a welfare check on an individual. An officer issued a warning to a driver for failure to yield while entering a roadway. A caller reported a vicious dog. Police issued a warning to the dog's owner. A caller...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 14, 2014

August days break rainfall records

Even to those well adjusted to Petersburg weather, the downpour of rain in the past weeks hasn't gone without notice. So far two days this month have set new precipitation records. National Weather...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Rain delay for cancer care tournaments

WRANGELL — It isn't often that the weather gets one over on events in Wrangell, but both the ladies' and men's Rally For Cancer Care golf tournaments this past weekend have had to be rescheduled. The course at Muskeg Meadows was soaked by more than...

 

Tongass transition to new growth begins with advisory group

For the next two years, the newly formed Tongass National Forest Advisory Committee (TAC), under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture, will advise the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) timber sale management program in the transition from old-gro...

 

Fish Factor

Breached mine tailings dams be damned! As millions of Fraser River sockeye salmon head for spawning beds polluted by a brew of metal toxins oozing from the Mount Polley gold/copper mine disaster in British Columbia, Republican candidates vying for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

SE Conference date approaches, Wrangell readying

WRANGELL — With only a month left to prepare, organizers for the 2014 Southeast Conference (SEC) are finalizing an agenda and adding names to the register of attendees. “We're happy to have anyone that wants to come,” said Shelly Wright, SEC...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 14, 2014

Wrangell participates in PIA's gillnet recycling program

WRANGELL — There's finally a place to put discardable gill nets in Wrangell, perhaps at last solving a problem that has been hassling the island. In a recent survey, Wrangell Cooperative Association's Indian General Assistance Program (WCA-IGAP)...

 

Murkowski demands Begich ad come down

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A rift developed Thursday between Alaska's two U.S. senators when lawyers for Republican Lisa Murkowski demanded the campaign for her Democratic counterpart pull ads that touts their cooperation in Washington for the...

 

Mountain goat hunting closures

The Sitka District Ranger, under authority delegated by the Federal Subsistence Board, is taking action to close the watersheds of Blue Lake, Medvejie Lake and the southern half of the Katlian River to the harvest of mountain goats. The closure took...

 

Foster homes needed in Southeast Alaska

There is currently a need in Southeast Alaska for licensed foster homes for children of all ages. If you have room in your heart and home to care for a child, please consider becoming a foster parent. You can be single, married, or in a partnership....

 

School News

University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau Danielle Lane Torrence graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alaska Southeast-Juneau on May 4,...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 14, 2014

State arts council officials discuss art, economy and technology

Representatives from the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) visited Petersburg last weekend, toured local art-related businesses and organizations and met with stakeholders about the role of the arts in the local community and economy. Laura...

 

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