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S.E. drought won't impact hydroelectric operations

Utility Director Karl Hagerman says there is no present data to support that Petersburg or Wrangell will need to run diesels this winter because of...

 

Election results unofficial:

October 2, 2018 Total ballots cast - 1090 Assembly - 3 year term: Bob Lynn - 521 Marc Martinsen - 310 Taylor Ladd Norheim - 353 Donald Spigelmyre -...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Beat the Odds race this weekend

The 19th annual Beat the Odds event offers residents the chance to walk or run in a 2.5 race...

 

Yesterday's News

October 4, 1918 The ladies of the local branch of the Red Cross have during the last week completed 45 girls dresses for refugee Belgian children,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Election results:

In unofficial poll numbers, Bob Lynn and Taylor Norheim were elected to the borough assembly, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Assembly passes resolution in support of hatchery program

The borough assembly passed resolution #2018-12, which supports the Alaska salmon hatchery program and urges the Alaska Board of Fisheries to further...

 

Guest Commentary: Why the Tongass National Forest should be totally exempt from the Roadless Rule

The 2001 Roadless Rule, covering 58 million acres of National Forest Land, including the Tongass and Chugach National Forests, was pushed through the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Assembly postpones discussion on larger ships coming to town

The borough assembly on Monday voted in favor of removing a discussion item from its agenda, which addressed the possibility of 900-passenger cruise s...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Forest service informs public about changes to Roadless Rule

On Sept. 25, a meeting was held by officials from the United States Forest Service to inform the public about the state’s plan to alter the Roadless...

 

Police report

September 26 — Chellsey Musewski, 26, was arrested on charges of probation violation. Suspicious activity was reported on Howkan St., but...

 

Trooper report

On September 29, the Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales Island began an investigation into a disturbance that had occurred in Thorne Bay in the...

 

Bear with cubs kill an Alaska mine worker

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A female bear and her two cubs mauled and killed a young man working at a remote mine site on a southeast Alaska island with o...

 

HS cross country wraps up season

The Petersburg High School cross country team had their final meet of the season in Anchorage on...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 4, 2018

MMS cross country teams take in second place

The Mitkof Middle School cross country team ran their second and last meet this past weekend in...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 4, 2018

Swim team comes in fourth place in Juneau

At a meet in Juneau over the weekend, the Petersburg High School girls swim team came in fourth place overall and the boys team came in fifth place in...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 4, 2018

Volleyball team has first game of the season against JDHS

At their first match of the season, the Petersburg High School volleyball team played against Juneau-Douglas High School, winning three out of eight...

 

Sitka shelves proposal taxing single-use bags

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Sitka officials have shelved a measure that would tax single-use carryout bags provided to customers by businesses on the Alask...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: October proclaimed Alaska Seafood Month

Salmon that begin their lives in Alaska hatcheries often save the day for thousands of fishermen when returns of wild stocks are a bust. This year...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 4, 2018

Inspections finds Tyee Lake power tunnel and SEAPA submarine cables in good shape

Southeast Alaska Power Agency presented results of inspections of the Tyee Lake power tunnel and SEAPA’s submarine cables to board members on...

 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Coho (silver) salmon catch rates have fallen in the marine fishery while opportunity for coho fishing is still present in freshwater....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 4, 2018

A piece of Kake: Southeast Alaska town named 2018 community of the year

Southeast Conference held its 60th annual meeting last month in Ketchikan. The conference is a...

 

Juneau airport awarded $10M federal grant for improvements

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Juneau International Airport will receive nearly $10 million in federal transportation grant money that it will use to...

 

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