Articles from the October 31, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

$550,000 loan not enough for pump station project

The borough assembly approved an ordinance in its first reading last week that would transfer...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Marine passenger fee brings in $38,000

The Petersburg Borough has collect roughly $38,000 in marine passenger fees, with a possible...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

PMC's September expenses exceed revenue

Petersburg Medical Center Controller Rocio Tereja reported to the board of directors last week that...

 

Yesterday's News

October 31, 1919 Dr. Dickinson, arrived from Ketchikan early this week on the U. S. Forestry boat Than. He was sent to Petersburg by Governor Riggs,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Fundraising for Sandy Beach playground underway

The Petersburg Rotary Club is leading fundraising efforts to replace the playground at Sandy Beach...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Crab run outshines salmon harvest in SE

This year's salmon harvest came in below expectations in Southeast Alaska with a particularly bad...

 

No Police report this week

There is no Police Report this week because the Petersburg Police Department has been overwhelmed and did not have time to put together a Media...

 

Trooper report

Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island received a report on Oct. 15 that Michael Howard, 33, of Klawock, had shot a deer inside the city...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Former NBA player teaches students to understand each other

Damon Bell-Holter, formerly of the Boston Celtics, was in Petersburg last week to empower the...

 

PHS volleyball sweeps three teams at tournament

The Petersburg High School volleyball team won three of their six matches at the first seeding...

 

SEARHC holds talk on traditional foods and diabetes

WRANGELL - SEARHC, the medical provider that recently took over management of the Wrangell Medical C...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

They are certainly cute but the voracious appetites of sea otters continue to cause horrendous damage to some of Southeast Alaska’s most lucrative...

 

Death Notice

Frederick “Rick” Magill died on September 27, 2019. On Fri., Nov. 1 at 2 pm, there will be a graveside service at the Petersburg Memorial... Full story

 

Report finds no definitive reasons for military suicides

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A study by a military behavioral health team has failed to pinpoint definitive reasons for soldier suicides at Fort...

 

Judge: Alaska election proposal should advance to next phase

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure calling for ranked-choice voting in statewide elections should be allowed to begin...

 

Corps extends deadline to review Pebble Mine comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended its deadline to review numerous comments submitted for a draft environmental...

 

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance...

 

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