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Articles from the August 28, 2014 edition

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Stedman Elementary gets a facelift

When students return to Rae C. Stedman Elementary School next week, they will experience a lot more than just a bump up in grade. The exterior walls of the 45-year-old building have all been replaced... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

7th annual Rainforest Festival brings stars to town

The 7th annual Rainforest Festival kicks off next week. There are many highlights this year including a portable planetarium for viewing a projection of the night sky indoors and the first ever Rain... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 22, 1914 – Of course, the council will hear dissatisfaction at the levy of one and one- half cent on the property. That much is to be expected. Yet if we consider that the expenditure of a large sum of money was necessary to supply a crying...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

Work continues on the Drive Down dock

The Drive Down dock project is on schedule and workers are driving piling and assembling steel components this month. The three-phase project is well into the second phase now, which includes... Full story


Eggs return to Crystal Lake Hatchery, as construction continues

There are new salmon eggs in the incubators of Crystal Lake hatchery, although the facility is undergoing reconstruction. The hatchery, which is located at the 17.5 mile marker of Mitkof Highway, suffered a devastating fire in March with the loss of...


Police reports

August 20 Officers responded to a report of an individual sleeping on property at a location. The individual agreed to leave. An officer made contact with an individual camping on the side of a road. The individual agreed to move on. A caller...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

Three suspects involved with local burglary case

Police apprehended one suspect and are investigating two others in conjunction with the burglary of a Petersburg home last Tuesday. Officers arrived on the scene after a neighbor reported two individuals breaking into an E. Lansing Street home,...


Kupreanof man found dead outside home

A Kupreanof man was found dead on the beach in front of his cabin on the south end of Kupreanof Island last Tuesday, Aug. 19. Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a deceased person in front of a remote cabin on the Wrangell Narrows. The...



August 21 Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell presided over an arraignment for Robert Brooks Sr. on a charge of Discharge of Other Weapons. The defendant plead not guilty and a trial was set for Sept. 30. Anthony Green had an arraignment hearing before...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

Assembly sends letter urging more stringent review of KSM mine

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a motion to send a letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) urging them to elevate the federal assessment for the KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) mine project to the panel...


Dogs, people gather to raise funds for Petersburg Humane Association

Dozens of dogs and their human handlers gathered on a rainy Saturday morning over the weekend for the Doggie Dash, a fundraiser for the Petersburg Humane Association. The event, organized by Lanette S...


Fish Factor: Researchers working to explain decline of Alaska's Chinook salmon

More than 100 researchers and three dozen projects are underway to find clues as to why Alaska’s Chinook salmon production has declined since 2007. The ambitious effort marks the start of a state-backed five year, $30 million Chinook Salmon...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

Cancer care tourney raises nearly $15,000

WRANGELL - After being rescheduled earlier in the month because of foul weather, supporters of cancer care were finally able to come together this past weekend to golf, mingle and raise funds for a go...


Relocation efforts help sockeye salmon reach escapement goal

Efforts by the Canadian agency Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to relocate salmon across a barrier created by a landslide in late May are helping sockeye salmon reach escapement goals. DFO began relocating sockeye and Chinook salmon via helicopter...


William Betts Phillips, 70

William Betts Phillips, age 70, passed from this world to the next on August 4, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. He was born to David and Francis Phillips, January 22, 1944, in Petersburg, where he lived most... Full story


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