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Moose season concludes with 129 harvested

The moose harvest closed Friday with a final count of 129 moose according to Hilary Wood of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The total count, including illegal moose, was a four-year high,...

 

Recycling could shrink to every other week

The Borough Assembly held their second reading of Ordinance #2021-17 Tuesday night which would make changes to recycling collection and would introduce measures to combat problems with bears coming to...

 

Active COVID-19 cases down to 5

There are now 5 active cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg as of Wednesday according to the Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard. The count is down 14 cases since the Petersburg Medical Center last put out a...

 

Yesterday's News

October 21, 1921 The Editor’s assistants apologize for their inability to publish this week’s “Report” on time. The delay was caused by “engine trouble” with the new linotype machine. We trust that our readers will excuse the short delay...

 

Borough Assembly considers redistricting maps

The Borough Assembly walked through each of the six maps being considered by the Alaska Redistricting Board during Tuesday's meeting and discussed each map's affects on Petersburg. The districts are...

 

To the Editor

Ted will be missed To the Editor: We recently laid to rest an extraordinary lifelong Petersburg resident, Ted Smith. I worked for many years as a legislative aide in Juneau, and that is where I first had the pleasure of meeting and working with Ted....

 

Guest Commentary

Former and current secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack, who was instrumental in reimposing the 2001 roadless rule on the Tongass National Forest in 2011 and is planning to reimpose it again before Nov. 1, has announced...

 

Borough Assembly amends proposed disease control ordinance

The Borough Assembly held their second reading for Ordinance #2021-15 along with a public forum during Tuesday's meeting which would update a chapter of old city code regarding disease control and...

 

Police report

October 13 — Trespassing individual reported near Ira II St. Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a warning to an individual for unsecured garbage near N. Nordic Dr. Alaska Wildlife Troopers issued a warning for unsecured garbage creating a bear nuisanc...

 

Court report

Oct. 6 – Burt L. Jackson failed to appear at a representation hearing. The court issued a $50 bench warrant. On Oct. 7 the bench warrant was quashed and the court appointed counsel for the defendant. Jimmie W. Hudson appeared at arraignment on a...

 

How Frederick Point East's removal affects the borough

Proposition #2 passed during the October 5, 2021 municipal election, allowing the Frederick Point East subdivision to be removed from Service Area One after it gathered the necessary majorities of...

 

Record high price per pound:

The 2021-2022 Dungeness crab harvest is predicted to total 4.23 million pounds, over two million less than the last harvest, according to Joe Stratman, the lead shellfish biologist for region one...

 

Blind Slough work pushed to spring 2022

A switch replacement at the Blind Slough hydroelectric plant will have to wait until April of next year after the work slated for this fall was delayed according to Utility Director Karl Hagerman....

 

Searchers find body near Kake

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Alaska State Troopers on Monday said a Kake man who reported missing on Saturday was found dead by a canine team searching for him. Troopers said the body of 55-year-old David Dalton was found Monday about 2.5 miles from where his...

 

New and returning artists to attend Oktoberfest

The 45th annual Oktoberfest Art Share, sponsored by the Muskeg Maleriers, will be held Saturday in the community gym. The event will be similar to its previous iterations and will feature the creation...

 

Familiar faces lead PHS wrestling team

Wrestling season at Petersburg High School is starting up, and some new, but familiar faces are now heading the team. Head Coach James Valentine and Assistant Coach Mike Corl are bringing their...

 

HS volleyball competes in first tournament of season

The Petersburg High School volleyball team traveled to Juneau for three days of competition at the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) meet. The team flew up Thursday and were on the court later that night with all the other teams who...

 

PHS swim competes in last meet before regions

The Petersburg High School swim team traveled to Juneau last weekend to compete in the Juneau High School Invitational. PHS students competed against teams from across Southeast Alaska including...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Optimism is the word that best sums up the attitude among most Alaska salmon fishermen after a good season, according to people in the business of buying and selling permits and boats. Most fishermen in major regions ended up with good catches and do...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    October 21, 2021

Tlingit culture, language lives on through heritage learners

WRANGELL – It gets so heavy, sometimes you just want to put it down is how Virginia Oliver describes preserving the Tlingit language. “You want to cry,” she said, “because it feels like your brain is going to explode. But then, your Elders...

 

Artifact Archive

This photo shows Greg Hildebrand holding an eagle collected for a bounty. Though Tlingit culture has always had a close connection to eagles, fishermen at the turn of the 1900s felt they were...

 

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