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Attorney Triem removed from case

Attorney Fred Triem this week filed a motion for reconsideration on the appointment of class officers in the case of Arlene Bell Hanson et al., vs. Kake Tribal Corporation and the motion was rejected by the Superior Court and returned to Triem...

 

Colorful rainbow

A break in the rain and clouds gave way to a rainbow last Thursday, over the Petersburg Creek....

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 14, 2017

Schools transition to toll-free one phone number system

The Petersburg School District wants to be clear to the public why it switched to a single phone system, and how a toll-free number will increase accessibility and better facilitate workflow for educators and administrators. Jon Kludt-Painter, the...

 

Alaska seniors look to revive sales tax issue

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A group of Juneau seniors has registered as a special interest group with the Alaska Public Offices Commission in an effort to make a difference in the Oct. 3 election. The aim of Juneau Seniors Supporting Seniors is to get...

 

Yesterday's News

September 14, 1917 – Jacob Johnson, I. J. Erickson , and Dr. J. L. Buckley received notice last week that, upon recommendation of Governor Strong, President Wilson has appointed them members of the exemption board for the town of Petersburg. The...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 14, 2017

Annual state test results for Petersburg students

Administrators gave a report to the School Board on Tuesday on the state assessment tests that Petersburg rolled out for the first time in Spring 2017. After results from the assessments of Petersburg students came flooding in through spreadsheets...

 

Honoring PHS seniors

Cross Country seniors Erin Pfundt, Julia Murph, and Maddy Parker were honored at a dinner this weekend, hosted by Meghyn Parker....

 

Petersburg man, 24, drowns near Rocky Point Resort late Monday

The body of 24-year-old Jase Payne was found late Monday near a dock at Rocky Point Resort in Petersburg, Ending what had been a four-hour search by family members, state troopers and local police. Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified at 6:52 p.m....

 

Letters to the Editor

All is not clear To the Editor: This is regarding your article in the August 31, 2017 edition “PMC & physicians face wrongful death claim".  I am sorry to see this kind of reporting and journalism in your paper. There are many issues in a case...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 14, 2017

Brown bear eats shot black bear on Mitkof Highway

Alaska state troopers are asking for the public’s help in seeking the person who fatally shot a black bear and left it in a ditch along Mitkof Highway on Monday or Tuesday. Trooper Cody Litster...

 

Police Report

Sept. 6 — An abandoned vehicle was reported on Fram St. A report of indecent exposure was reported along S. Nordic Drive. The person had left the area. A deer/vehicle collision was reported on Mitkof Hwy. Police made a traffic stop on Dolphin St....

 

Court report

Aug. 30 — Judge Stephens granted a one-month continuance in the case of State of Alaska vs. Christopher William Allen. Sept. 1 — Matthew Boseman was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Assault 4 Domestic Violence. He entered...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    September 14, 2017

PHS Cross country top five in Wrangell meet

Both Petersburg Cross Country teams finished in the top five at the Wrangell Invitational on Saturday, with runners clocking personal records despite an uphill-finishing course. The men's team...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Wrangell bar to celebrate decade of libation

WRANGELL - One of Wrangell's watering holes will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary this weekend. Rayme's Bar owner Reme Privett had purchased the establishment – then the Brig Bar – back in 2...

 

Delicious fun

Aria Swanson with the cookies she decorated, all with a rainforest theme during an Rainforest Festivial event with Sally Dwyer at the Public Library on Saturday....

 

2 Alaska nuisance bears relocated from panhandle community

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — Two nuisance black bears that were lurking around Petersburg have been captured and relocated. A 200-pound (91-kilogram) bear was caught Sept. 3 near downtown Petersburg after a slightly smaller bear was captured in...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Wrangell approves lease extension for new concrete at boatyard

WRANGELL - At a rescheduled meeting of the Port Commission last Friday, members approved a request for an extension by a lease holder at the boatyard. Contractor Don Sorric requested the addition of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Wrangell Byford soil removal postponed until April

WRANEGLL — The state environmental regulator last week announced it would be postponing a planned monofill project on Wrangell Island until next year. In a press release issued September 7, the...

 

Fish Factor: ​The catch of 213 million salmon has surpassed the forecast

Alaska’s salmon season is nearly a wrap but fall remains as one of the fishing industry’s busiest times of the year. For salmon, the catch of 213 million has surpassed the forecast by nine million fish. Highpoints for this season are a statewide...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 14, 2017

Wrangell Legion unit remembers 9/11 victims with service project

WRANGELL - The local American Legion unit held a day of service and remembrance over the weekend, dedicated to the September 11 attacks. The American Legion Auxiliary of Alaska Unit #6 was awarded a...

 

Ahtna rejects settlement offer in 2008 land-access dispute

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native regional corporation has rejected a proposed settlement from the state of a dispute over public access to Klutina Lake. Ahtna Inc. has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the state since 2008 over the...

 

Bioblitz fun

Kade Norheim looks at fungi during a Rainforest festival event called Bioblitz at Sandy Beach Park on Sunday. The kid-friendly event was hosted by Ron Hamill, Joni Johnson and Karen...

 

Alaska state representative accused of ethics violation

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state representative has been accused of ethics violations by the Legislative Ethics Committee. The Daily News-Miner reported Tuesday that the Committee claims Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson of North Pole violated...

 

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