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 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

School district welcomes new staff

Three teachers, a counselor and four paraprofessionals join the Petersburg School District this year. Mikalai Potrzuski will be teaching 7th grade geography, 8th grade US history and 6th, 7th and 8th... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

Petersburg may be featured in a cop reality TV show

On Monday, the borough assembly approved the filming of a reality TV show focusing on the Petersburg Police Department, pending the approval of the borough’s attorney. Engel Entertainment, a production company based in New York City, may begin...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon are regularly being intercepted in the marine sport fishery. Catch rates have continued to increase but have remained below the 5 year average. On average coho salmon marine catch rates begin to decline with the start of...

 

Yesterday's News

August 23, 1918 Notice has been received from the assayer in charge of the Seattle Assay office that in the future all platinum offered for sale in the form of jewelry, dental scraps and in other forms shall be received. The platinum will be...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

Like father, like son: Two sons help rebuild the same fish pass their fathers built

In the summer of 1992, the Student Conservation Association sent six interns to Kupreanof Island to build a fish pass. Two of the interns, Lane Bagley and Chuck Najimy, soon became fast friends....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

People gather to remember the late John Pickens

Family and friends of John Pickens, as well as members of the United States Forest Service and Student Conservation Association, gathered on Kupreanof Island to honor the late Pickens and the work...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

Local elections bring out candidates for public office

Eighteen of the 20 public seats up for election in borough elections have been filed for candidacy. Petersburg will hold its annual municipal election on Oct. 2 from 8 A.M. through 8 P.M. in the...

 

Police report

August 15 — Matthew Boseman, 28, was arrested on charges of violating the conditions of his release. Katie Edfelt, 29, was arrested on charges of assault in 4th degree domestic violence. An abandoned vehicle was reported on private property on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

Assembly responds to closure of Ocean Beauty

In response to Ocean Beauty announcing that they’ll be closing their plant in Petersburg, the borough assembly discussed a draft letter in response on Monday. In the draft letter from Vice Mayor Jeigh Stanton-Gregor to Ocean Beauty on behalf of...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Shoemaker Bay Harbor prepares for refurbishing

WRANGELL - Shoemaker Bay Harbor was built in 1977 with a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years, according to Wrangell Harbor Master Gregg Meissner. Now, at 41-years-old, the harbor is finally getting...

 

Ketchikan shipyard expects to lay off 50 to 80 workers

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A Ketchikan shipyard is expecting to lay off 50 to 80 workers between October and the end of the year. Vigor Alaska officials informed workers of the layoffs at a meeting last week, citing a lack of new construction...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Firefighting efforts in Telegraph Creek, British Columbia ongoing

WRANGELL - The wildfire near Telegraph Creek, British Columbia is still burning. According to Amy Riebe with the British Columbia Wildfire Service, firefighters have contained about 11 percent of the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 23, 2018

Structure fire reported on Zarembo Island

A fire was reported at about 6 a.m. Tuesday morning on Zarembo Island. The fire, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. Forest Service, is a tenth of an acre in size, and has consumed several structures at the Evergreen Timber logging camp. No...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska pollock is the top fish catch for four years running

As Bill Governor Walker prepares to sign a bill this week enacting the Alaska Mariculture Development Plan, 16 new applicants hope to soon begin growing shellfish and seaweed businesses in just over 417 acres of tideland areas in Alaska. The new...

 

AK seafood organization seeks comments on US tariffs

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska seafood organization is encouraging industry members to comment on the proposed U.S. tariffs on products imported from China that could negatively affect the state's seafood industry. The Alaska Seafood Marketin...

 

Women's Health Clinic

A Woman’s Health Clinic will be at Petersburg Public Health Center, Sept.4-6. Women, 29 and younger with limited or no access to health care can get exams and reproductive health services on a sliding scale at the Petersburg Public Health...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 23, 2018

Borough fails to fund assembly member's travel to SE conference

The borough assembly, on Monday, failed to approve the funding of assembly member Jeff Meucci’s travel to Southeast Conference to advocate for himself and Petersburg in September. Meucci was chosen by the assembly at the Aug. 6 assembly meeting to...

 

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