Articles from the September 20, 2018 edition

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Influenza comes to Petersburg

On Thursday, a cruise ship docked in Petersburg that sent several passengers to the ER. The first patient was tested positive for influenza. Petersburg Medical Center was waiting until the end of...

 

Petersburg post office may reopen this Friday

United States Postal Service officials estimate the Petersburg Post Office will reopen this Friday, Sept. 20. Officials had previously expected the post office to resume normal retail and PO box...

 

Project HOPE fighting opioid epidemic with Narcan nasal spray kits

According to documents provided by Erin Michael, the public health nurse for Petersburg and Wrangell, opioids were involved in 42,000 deaths in the United States in 2016. In Alaska, in 2017, there were 108 opioid-related deaths. The National...

 

Yesterday's News

September 20, 1918 The greatest entertaining body ever in Petersburg was the Chautauqua which was here last week, composed of sixteen talented artists and speakers. Without an exception those taking part in this program were excellent performers....

 

Assembly reviews development code revision

Community and economic development director Liz Cabrera gave the borough assembly a presentation on the draft for a development code revision at an assembly meeting on Monday. “A lot of the boundaries that we currently have in our zoning, where...

 

Meucci won't join Southeast Conference board of directors

Last week at Southeast Conference, Petersburg’s nomination for the board of directors seat, assembly member Jeff Meucci, wasn’t elected to the seat. Petersburg’s nomination for the board of directors seat was a contentious issue in the borough...

 

To the Editor

Fair Share To the Editor: 574 seniors have been given tax free cards, 89 of them get some form of assistance. That leaves almost 500 seniors that don’t really need a hand out. I don’t understand why people that have huge homes, million dollar...

 

Alaska Supreme Court gives opinion on Wrangell dispute

WRANGELL — On Aug. 31, the Supreme Court of Alaska gave on opinion on a property dispute between two Wrangell residents, DeWayne Tomal and Jeannette Anderson. The opinion came down after a trial in superior court between the two Wrangellites,...

 

Police Report

September 12 — A disturbance was reported to authorities from to a noise complaint. An abandoned vehicle was reported on Reservoir Rd. On Sandy Beach Rd, a dog was lost, but later found by its owner. A prisoner was transported. Suspicious activity...

 

Cross country heads to regionals in Juneau

This Saturday, the Petersburg High School cross country team will be competing in Juneau at the Regional championships. “It’s just been a great group to work with all year and now we’ll see if the training has paid off,” said head coach...

 

Swim team competes in second meet

The Petersburg High School swim team had their second meet of the season in Sitka on Friday and Saturday. “Our fitness levels were good because the end of our races were good, but the speed wasn’t quite there. So we’re going to work on...

 

Officials apologize to Alaska Natives for bird regulations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State and federal wildlife officials have apologized to Alaska Natives for the enforcement of migratory bird regulations that failed to consider the effects on subsistence practices. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Knowledge, bonding & storytelling:

Knowledge, bonding and storytelling are the words used by the organizers to describe the First Annual Fall Adult Culture Festival that took place at Sandy Beach Park Sept. 7-9 in conjunction with the...

 

Fish Factor: Sea cucumbers have been used in traditional Chinese medicine to help aid in many different health problems

As Alaska’s salmon season draws to a close, lots of fall fisheries are just getting underway from Ketchikan to the Bering Sea. Southeast is one of Alaska’s busiest regions for fall fishing, especially for various kinds of shellfish. Nearly...

 

Fast ferry's return uncertain as it leaves SE Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The crew and passengers of a fast ferry celebrated the vessel's possible last voyage in southeast Alaska over the weekend. The ferry Fairweather traveled from Skagway and Haines...

 

Man charged in connection with Alaska girl's death

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man found with the cellphone of a missing 10-year-old girl was charged Monday in connection with her death after GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led authorities to the girl’s body. Peter Wilson,...

 

Alaska issues air quality violations to 8 cruise ships

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Alaska environmental managers have issued notices to eight cruise ships for violating air quality standards during the summer cruise season. The state Department of Environmental Conservation found nine violations this year,...

 

Public office hours

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will hold public office hours on Thursday, September 20 from 8 - 9 a.m. at Glacier Express and from 1 - 2 p.m. at Salty Pantry. No appointment necessary. With questions or if you can’t make it to office...

 

Middle school girls cross country team comes in first

In their first meet of the season, the Mitkof Middle School cross country team saw their girls team come in first place and boys team in second behind Schoenbar Middle School on Saturday. "Both teams...

 

International 10-year salmon preservation plan advances

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Alaska and Canada would reduce their catch of endangered Chinook salmon in years with poor fishery returns under an agreement that spells out the next decade of cooperation between the U.S. and Canada to keep various salmon...

 

Post office reopens

The Petersburg Post Office reopened today at 11 A.M. after closing its facility last week because of a mercury spill, according to a press release from the United States Postal Service. Environmental... Full story

 

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