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Students score above state average in PEAKS

Petersburg School District has received its scores for the Performance Evaluation For Alaska's Schools, which shows students have improved in English language arts and math in the two year period the test has been given. "It is one test, one time a...

 

Warmer temperatures could be cause of increased number of jellyfish

The large amount of jellyfish that have been seen in the waters this summer in Southeast Alaska could be caused by warmer temperatures, according to research scientist Mary Beth Decker. Decker, who...

 

Petersburg school district to receive assessment from ESSA in October

In October, the Petersburg School District will receive its first assessment from the Every Student Succeeds Act, according to Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter at a school board meeting on Tuesday. Signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2015,...

 

Yesterday's News

September 13, 1918 In the future, acting on a request from the navy department, the Report will refrain from printing any boat news. The request says in part: “that no mention be made in any newspaper or news columns of the sailings, departure,...

 

PMC begins talks on first steps towards new facility

Petersburg Medical Center laid forth its high priority goals at a strategic planning board retreat on Friday. One priority was the construction of a new facility. “It’s really important to set goals and priorities,” said PMC CEO Phil...

 

Letters to the Editor

SB 134 becomes law To the Editor: SB 134 becomes law this week. This law will allow a victim of rape crimes the right to petition the courts from allowing the perpetrator the ability to seek custody of a child conceived illegally. The legislature...

 

Forest Service holds meeting on Central Tongass Project

The Nolan Center was littered with maps of the Tongass National Forest Sept. 5. Members of the Wrangell and Petersburg Ranger districts came by to hold a public meeting on the Central Tongass Project, a series of proposed long-term renovations in the...

 

Honoring volunteers

On Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Sons of Norway Hall, the community honored the EMS, Fire and SAR volunteers who put in over 500 hours a year to help and support the needs of Petersburg. Over 50 people...

 

Police report

September 5 — Traffic control was provided at Skylark Way and Nordic Dr. to allow cleanup on the roadway. An officer responded to a report of a drunk driver at Sandy Beach. A barking dog brought an officer response. September 6 — An officer is...

 

Home meet: Cross country girls come in second and boys in fourth

On Friday, the Petersburg girls cross country team came in second place with a combined score of 65 points and the boys team came in 4th place with 107 points at a home meet. "I really appreciate the...

 

Zinke seeks more state wildlife management on federal lands

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Interior Department land managers have been ordered to review hunting and fishing regulations on department lands to determine how they conflict with state regulations. In a memo Monday, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke ordere...

 

Alaska natural gas line project, ExxonMobil agree on terms

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A second major oil company has agreed to key terms for the sale of Alaska North Slope natural gas to a state-sanctioned corporation that seeks to build a $34 billion liquefied natural gas project, including an 800-mile...

 

Sharpest jabs at gubernatorial debate aimed at Republican

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Some of the sharpest jabs during a relatively tame debate Thursday featuring the major candidates for governor in Alaska were aimed at Republican nominee Mike Dunleavy. The conservative former state senator said later that...

 

Lecture finds multiple reasons for smaller salmon

As part of the Rainforest Festival, Megan McPhee, with the University of Alaska Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, gave a lecture that explained causes of the shrinking size of salmon. In her presentation, McPhee gave historical...

 

Fish Factor: The connection of omega rich seafood to brain health a trending topic at State of the Science Symposium

More Gov goings on -While he was in Kodiak Governor Walker also signed a bill (HB 56) sponsored by Ketchikan Representative Dan Ortiz that expands the state Revolving Loan Fund to create new financing options for fishing and mariculture businesses....

 

Stream to Sea

An aluminum piece submitted to the Annabelle Baker memorial art show, Stream to Sea, by local artist Josef Quitslund. His piece titled Octopus Gate is currently unfinished. A reception was held...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho salmon continue to be intercepted in the marine sport fishery although anglers can expect marine catch rates to decline as coho salmon move toward their natal streams. Freshwater fishing for coho salmon is picking up as anglers encou...

 

Shoemaker renovations begin

Work has begun on the renovations to Shoemaker Bay Harbor. According to Wrangell Harbor Master Greg Meissner, the harbor will be back in business sometime next summer....

 

Obituary: Chris Jensen

James Christopher Jensen was born in Petersburg, Alaska on March 18, 1954. His parents, Gordon and Helmi Jensen, and his sister Sue welcomed him to his childhood home on Wrangell Avenue, a paradise... Full story

 

First annual Fall Adult Cultural Festival

Seetka Kwaan welcomes Keex' Kwaan to Petersburg to celebrate the first annual Fall Adult Cultural Festival on Thursday. The festival was held at Sandy Beach Park the entire weekend. The Petersburg...

 

Alaska monthly marijuana tax tops $1M for sixth time

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Monthly marijuana tax revenues have topped $1 million for the fifth straight month and for the sixth time this year. The state said Wednesday that it had collected nearly $1.4 million in marijuana taxes in July, a new monthly...

 

Alaska pipeline operator to cut workforce by 10 percent

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The operator of the trans-Alaska pipeline says it plans to cut about 10 percent of its workforce. KTUU-TV reports Wednesday that Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. announced the layoffs in a letter sent to the governor and state...

 

Petersburg Post Office still closed

United States Postal Service officials now estimate the Petersburg Post Office will reopen on Friday, after a package leaked mercury inside of the facility last week, according to a statement issued... Full story

 

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