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Articles from the October 24, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

New baler to begin operating this week

Installation of the borough's new baler has been completed, and it should be baling garbage sometime this week, according to Public Works Director Chris Cotta. Demolition of the old baler began at...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Early environmental study shows concerns on Petro property

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht explained the results of a phase one environmental assessment at an assembly meeting Monday of the Petro 49, Inc. building and property that the borough would receive...


Yesterday's News

October 24, 1919 John Otness, superintendent of the local light plant, and Hans Runstad, owner of the fish boat Reliance, were both granted their full naturalization papers in the Ketchikan court last week. The two men passed excellent examinations....

 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Moose season finishes with Unit Three record

This year's moose season finished with a final count of 127 animals, which is a new Unit Three record, according to Petersburg Fish & Game. Last week when the season ended on Oct. 15, final prelim...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Poker tournament raises $1,230 for Beat the Odds

Twenty poker players were all in on Sunday for the sixth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament, which raised $1,230 for the Beat the Odds organization. The tournament was first established by Jeigh...


To the Editor

Rainforests under siege To the Editor: The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists notes it’s 2 minutes to midnight. They list the unfolding climate catastrophe to be just as much an existential threat as that of nuclear war. A nuclear...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Shrimps strike a pose for the Shrimp Whisperer

Al Laudert of Valdez, the Shrimp Whisperer, was in town last week displaying his photographs during a reception at FireLight Gallery & Framing. Residents could buy his photos on greeting cards,...


Police report

October 15 — A disturbance was reported at the 400 block of N. Nordic Dr. A theft was reported at a location on N. 4th St. Extra patrols were requested on Hungerford Hill Rd. and Bayview Estates. A small deer was struck and killed on Mitkof...


Viking seniors, relay teams take top three

Petersburg High School seniors and relay teams took spots in the top three in their events at a home invitational swim meet that included seven schools and 108 students. "It was a pretty good meet for...


Nine Vikings take top three spots in wrestling tourney

The Petersburg High School wrestling team tied Wrangell High School for the second place spot at their first tournament of the season at the Tom Sims Invitational in Wrangell. The Vikings had a...

 By Brian Varela    News    October 24, 2019

Assembly open to maintaining Greens Camp with PIA

The borough assembly held a discussion at their meeting on Monday on the idea of the borough partnering with the Petersburg Indian Association to take over the maintenance of Greens Camp from the...


Alaska delegation pays tribute to Senator Ted Stevens

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan, Lisa Murkowski, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today joined in celebrating the life and legacy of the late Senator Ted Stevens and his...


Alaska Fish Factor

As more Alaskans eye the lucrative opportunities in growing kelp, many others are heading to beaches at Lower Cook Inlet to commercially harvest the detached bunches that wash ashore. That practice is now getting a closer look by state managers and s...


Artifact Archive

Ole Evinrude moved from Norway to Wisconsin as a child, where he developed a love for boating. After marrying wife Bess in 1906, he began experimenting with rowboat motor design. His first commercial...


Anchorage high school finding success with no-phone policy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage high school has adopted a no-cellphone policy to reduce distractions caused by the devices, officials said. The 67 students at Lumen Christi High School must leave phones in designated shelves or plastic pocket... Full story


Alaska Native convention passes climate change declaration

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Federation of Natives convention approved a declaration of a climate change emergency after a dispute over climate change and resource development, news organizations reported. Delegates to the group’s... Full story


Warm and wet winter for Alaska predicted by federal agency

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A warmer and wetter winter than normal has been predicted for Alaska by federal weather forecasters. News agencies reported the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration released the winter outlook following an unusually... Full story


Torture video found in Alaska contains vital clue to killing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The suspect in a brutal torture killing in Alaska’s biggest city ended up leading police right to him, first by losing a digital memory card labeled “Homicide at midtown Marriott” that contained video of the dying wom... Full story


Alaska school computer monitoring raises privacy concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska school district has introduced a new computer monitoring program prompting concerns over student privacy and data collection. The Juneau School District installed and launched the Bark program Sept. 13, Juneau Empire... Full story


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