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 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Assembly to hold meeting tomorrow

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will hold their first meeting of the month on Friday, Aug. 16 at 9...

 

Non-resident anglers may retain king salmon

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced, that the nonresident king salmon closure will be...

 

Correction

Last week’s story about revisions proposed for Parks and Rec operations incorrectly stated that Steve Giesbrecht and Director Chandra Thornburg...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Residents sign petition to recall Dunleavy

Organizers working towards recalling Gov. Mike Dunleavy have collected over 18,000 signatures...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Ferry capsizes skiff in Wrangell Narrows

MV Columbia was traveling through the Wrangell Narrows Sunday when its wake caused a nearby skiff...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

PIA to introduce new paratransit program this fall

The Petersburg Indian Association will begin offering a paratransit service to all seniors and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 15, 2019

Two climbers scale Devil's Thumb

Two adventurers were dropped off in Thomas Bay with their gear, two kayaks and a pack raft, which...

 

Dungeness crab fishery closes

PETERSBURG - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the summer season for the...

 

Scientists warn of too many pink salmon

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Biological oceanographer Sonia Batten experienced her lightbulb moment on...

 

Bad weather may have caused fatal Alaska airplane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A southeast Alaskan pilot had told family members the weather might be bad before his single-engine plane was found...

 

Alaska groups urge Gov. Dunleavy not to veto dividend payments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Leaders of two Alaska groups fighting for a full Permanent Fund Dividend are arguing Gov. Mike Dunleavy should not veto...

 

Governor seeks to tighten rules for food stamps

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s governor is seeking to tighten the rules for food stamp recipients. The Anchorage Daily News reported Sunday...

 

Governor will not veto early childhood funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he will not veto funding for Head Start and other early childhood learning programs from the budget...

 

Director of Alaska college resigns due to state budget cuts

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The newly appointed director of Kodiak College has resigned due to budget cuts to Alaska’s public universities, officials...

 

EPA, Alaska mine reach agreement over alleged violations

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it has reached a settlement with the operator of a gold mine near Juneau over...

 

Devil's Thumb View

A view as seen from the summit of Devil's Thumb. See story on page 9....

 

Rae C. Stedman Elementary Class Lists

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School class lists To register a new student, please stop by the office...

 

Yesterday's News

August 15, 1919 Mayor P. Jorgensen has received copies of the Petersburg Bonding Bill. The bill provides that the Town shall have the power to issue...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    August 15, 2019

Cross country begins training for their first meet

Running anywhere from four to eight miles a day, six days a week, the Petersburg High School cross c...

 

To the Editor

Thank You for support To the Editor: On behalf of the crews of Coast Guard Cutters ANACAPA and...

 

Police report

August 7— Disturbances were reported at locations on Sing Lee Alley, N. Nordic Dr. and at the South Boat Harbor. Brina Compton, 24, was arrested on...

 

Court report

June 18 — Jason Todd Erskin entered a not guilty plea to a charge of criminal mischief in the 3rd degree. Defendant was released on a $2,500...

 

Overly cautious?

In a dramatic case of overkill, a California company sent Marj Oines a lithium drill-driver battery...

 

Alaska Chamber of Commerce says seafood industry and coastal community members for the most part aren't speaking up 

The Alaska Chamber of Commerce touts itself as "the voice of Alaska business" but seafood...

 

Museum features collected artifacts

This wooden pulley block was found one mile north of the survivor's camp at China Cove on Coronation...

 

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