Articles from the August 17, 2023 edition

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 By Olivia Rose    News    August 17, 2023

Rainfall sets record and brings landslide

Mitkof Island experienced record breaking rainfall on Saturday, according to data from the National...


Oversupply and inflationary pressure on consumers drag down salmon prices

Oversupply from bumper harvests last year and inflationary pressures squeezing household food budgets have made it a terrible year for Alaska salmon...


Yesterday's News

August 17, 1923 – Word has been received from Juneau that a force of men will arrive here soon to finish the Petersburg Scow Bay road this fall. T...

 By Olivia Rose    News    August 17, 2023

Unsecured trash attracts bears to town

The town's most notorious seasonal visitors are back, and effort is needed to prevent their...


Guest Editorial: Supply and demand matters greatly to Alaska

Oil and water don’t mix. We learned that in high school. And we learned it again when water got into a heating fuel line. In Alaska, oil and salmon d...


Police report

August 9 - An officer responded to a noise complaint on South 3rd Street. A 911 caller from Kake was connected with the Alaska State Trooper...


Court report

July 25, 2023 Superior Court Judge Katherine Lybrand presided over the bail review hearing in State of Alaska v. David Estes. Bail was granted in part...


Brandon Burrell sentenced to 20 years and 60 days

In September 2022, Superior Court Judge Amy Mead presided over the State of Alaska v. Brandon “Andy” Burrell jury trial. Burrell was acquitted of Bur...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 17, 2023

Crew member on Petersburg-based seiner perishes near Point Warde

A crew member on the F/V Legacy, a Petersburg-based seiner, died earlier this month while fishing about 30 miles southeast of Wrangell, according to...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 17, 2023

House depositing human waste into Wrangell Narrows could get order to vacate

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted during its Aug. 7 meeting to schedule a non-compliance hearing...


Commentary: Bristol Bay Fishermen pay the price for recent record salmon runs

Early in the season, one of my deckhands started the joke, “Pay to Bay,” dreaming of people paying money to fish on a drift boat in Bristol Bay, lik... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 17, 2023

PIA close to purchasing North 12th Street lot

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to move the Petersburg Indian Association's application to...

 By Larry Persily    News    August 17, 2023

Tlingit & Haida Head Start plans to cut 80 classroom spots

The Head Start program operated in 10 Southeast communities by the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska wants to reduce its auth...

 By James Brooks    News    August 17, 2023

Pete Buttigieg ends Alaska visit with emphasis on ferries

When U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg's flight from Juneau to Haines was rained out... Full story


Obituary: Paul Anthony Kavon, 64

Paul Anthony Kavon was born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin on September 26, 1958, the son of Martin and Ruth... Full story


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