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Disappointing salmon harvest winds season down early

With the seasonal peak behind it, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is expecting one of the worst shortfalls for salmon in recent memory. As of... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    September 1, 2016

Cross country off to fast start this season

The Petersburg High School cross country teams traveled to Ketchikan last weekend to open the 2016... Full story

 

Floatplane pilot rescues dog struggling in waterway

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – A dog is back home safe with its owners after a pilot who had just landed a floatplane spotted it struggling in an Alaska w...

 

Yesterday's News

September 2, 1916 – Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Willard made a trip to Farragut Bay the latter part of last week and staked out a homestead claim. They came...

 

To the Editor

Thinking outside the box To the Editor: The Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community believes there are better solutions than a land exchange...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 1, 2016

New Artist in Town

Jon Pust comes from a family filled with musicians and artists, including a couple of cousins who... Full story

 

AMHTA to sell timber on slide-prone land near Petersburg

The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (AMHTA) board approved the sale of timber on two parcels they own in Ketchikan and Petersburg on August 24....

 

Police reports

August 24 An abandoned vehicle was reported at the Sons of Norway parking lot. Suspicious activity was reported on Gjoa Street. There was a call...

 

Correction:

In last week’s article about halibut released it was stated the assumed mortality for released fish was 60 percent, but it should have stated 16...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 1, 2016

Bowen: PHS glacier survey work started in 1983

LeConte Glacier is a treasure many locals might overlook, but PHS students have been gaining a new...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 1, 2016

Water plant test shows promise

WRANGELL – A pilot study currently underway seems to be bearing good news for Wrangells water...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 1, 2016

City proposes new home for M/V Chugach

tWRANGELL – The City of Wrangell is applying to the United States Forest Service to give a historic boat a new home. The M/V Chugach was one of 11...

 

Fish Factor: Process begins to declare the pink salmon season a disaster

Wheels are already in motion to provide two measures of relief for Alaska’s pink salmon industry, which is reeling from the lowest harvest since...

 

Gov. Walker puts off fisheries commission decision

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker is holding off on implementing an administrative order that was recently at the center of a lawsuit between...

 

Cruise line CEO details Alaska bear mauling of 2 workers

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A bear that mauled two cruise ship wilderness guides during a hiking excursion in Alaska attacked so quickly that there was...

 

Report recommends ways for UA to cut costs in athletics

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A new report highlights the uncertainty of the University of Alaska athletics programs, with some facing elimination as...

 

Young updating filings to reflect farm stake, lease income

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Rep. Don Young is updating his financial disclosures to show ownership in a family farm dating to the 1990s and income...

 

4 carved Tlingit shields stolen from elementary school

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Juneau police are investigating a theft of four carved Tlingit shields that hung in the entryway of an elementary school. The...

 

Death Notice

Anne Oak, 93, passed away June 1, 2016 on Maui, Hawaii. An obituary will follow in the future....

 

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