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 By Jess Field    News    September 15, 2016

Blue cart program finding its legs

The borough"s blue cart recycling program began at the beginning of the year and seems to be running smoothly, according to Public Works Director Karl Hagerman. "Overall the community has really... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Boaters injured in Farm Island accident

WRANGELL - Emergency assistance was dispatched from Wrangell early Sunday evening, after a private boat struck a log near Farm Island. Fire Department Chief Tim Buness said emergency dispatch received a 911 call from one of the boat”s passengers... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

September 16, 1916 – Two bids were submitted to the council for the south end bridge and street improvement work, the lowest being that of A. W. Willard. He offers to furnish the labor and piling for the job for $1,125. The bid will be accepted....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Tyee PERS liability larger than expected, Swan nears completion

WRANGELL – Costs for the transition of operations at the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility may be higher than first expected. Board members for Southeast Alaska Power Agency learned at their... Full story

 

To the Editor: Another View

To the Editor: As there have been a few letters against the cultivation and sales of marijuana in our town I would like to share my personal opinions from the other side. I am in favor for the cultivation and retail sale of Marijuana in the Borough...

 

Editorial: Welcome conference guests

Petersburg is hosting two conferences this week and next. On Thursday and Friday the Alaska Recreation and Park Association meets. On their schedule are topics entitled: “Love Your Job…Love Your Life; Managing for Millenials; Laughter Yoga in...

 

Police reports

September 7 There was a report involving theft on Lumber Street. A call concerning assault on 4th Street was received. Suspicious activity was reported on N. Nordic Drive. There was a call concerning a missing person. September 8 Two separate...

 

Courts

Aug. 24 Pamela Stewart appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for arraignment on a DUI. Stewart entered a not guilty plea, and a trial call is set for Nov. 8. Aug. 25 Magistrate Judge Burrell issued a bench warrant for Charles Sterling. Sterling...

 

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to hold office hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg Mon., Sept. 19 to hold public office hours from 3-4 pm at Glacier Express and 4-5 pm at Java Hus. No appointment necessary, just drop in. Email rep.jonathan.kreiss-tomkins@akleg.gov...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 15, 2016

PHS student has life-changing time in Thailand

The school year is well underway and Jasmine Ieremia is back in class at PHS after spending a year studying abroad with the Rotary Exchange Program. She"s been back in town for four months, and the...

 

Board to vote on takeover of Juneau health clinic

JUNEAU – The final step is expected this week for a nonprofit organization to take over a Juneau health center serving homeless and uninsured residents that it started managing last year. Wrangell-based Alaska Island Community Services began...

 

Juneau organization to launch Native language program

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A Juneau-based organization has received nearly $930,000 in federal funds to help revitalize Alaska Native languages. The Sealaska Heritage Institute will use the grant from the Administration for Native Americans to support...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 15, 2016

PCC renovation not possible without community

The Petersburg Children"s Center began the school year earlier this month with a new look after recently completing a renovation. Teachers and kiddos were welcomed with a spacious expansion, but it...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 15, 2016

School board passes sex ed curiculum this year

To comply with HB156, the school board unanimously approved the sex education curriculum and the teachers of the curriculum for the school year at their board meeting Tuesday night. The board held an open work session Monday night to hear from staff...

 

Fish Factor: Fall is one of busiest times for Alaska's fishing industry

It surprises many people across the state that fall is one of the busiest times for Alaska”s fishing industry from the Panhandle to the Bering Sea. As salmon season gets tucked away, hundreds of boats of all gear types are still out on the water, o...

 

Viking runners quicken the pace at Metlakatla

PHS cross country had an exceptional met in Metlakatla last weekend, with nine runners earning personal records (PR). The girls team placed first, edging Ketchikan by one point for the victory, and the boys took second as a team. Senior Kayleigh...

 

Governor supports growing more food inside Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska imports 96 percent of its food, and the governor says that should change. Gov. Bill Walker spoke during a conference for the National Association of Farmer”s Market Nutrition Programs, the Juneau Empire reported....

 

Searchers find overdue hiker looking for "Into the Wild" bus

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) – A 45-year-old man from Mexico was located unharmed Monday after failing to return on time from a hiking trip to an abandoned city bus in the Alaska wilderness made famous by the popular book and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 15, 2016

Wrangell canoer joins protest in North Dakota

WRANGELL ­– A former Wrangell resident joined an Alaska canoe group in supporting a North Dakota tribe protesting construction of an oil pipeline across sacred lands. Earlier this month Ken Hoyt...

 

Obituary, Ruth W. Sandvik, 100

Ruth W. Sandvik, 100, Petersburg resident for 75 years, died on July 29, 2016 at Seattle"s Kline Galland home in the comfort of her family. Ruth fractured her hip in Petersburg, then was medevaced to... Full story

 

Obituary, Donald E. Schmit, 73

Donald E. Schmit,73, passed away in Roseburg, Oregon on August 26, 2016. Don was born on March 21, 1943. Don and Betty met in Napavine, Washington and lived many years in Petersburg, Alaska before retiring to Roseburg. He is survived by his wife,... Full story

 

Earthquake simulator demonstrates seismic risks

A state outreach program designed to shake some sense into Alaskans, with the help of a mobile earthquake simulator worth over $100,000, stopped by Petersburg last week. Each year the state...

 

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