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 By Ben Muir    Sports    November 2, 2017

Four PHS swimmers qualify for State swim on Nov. 3

The Petersburg Swim & Dive team was in Juneau last weekend for the Southeast Regional Championships, where four athletes qualified for the state meet on Friday. "It went really well," said Coach...

 

F/V Moonshadow boat fire extinguished quickly last Sunday

Arnold Enge’s F/V Moonshadow caught fire Sunday evening while moored in the North Boat Harbor. A malfunctioning oil stove was believed to be the cause of the fire. Enge said damage to the boat was minimal and added that he’s performing clean up...

 

Walker presents plan to address crime increase in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker unveiled a plan Monday to address a rise in the state's crime rate and said a stable economic process would help. People training to put their lives on the line in state jobs connected to fighting...

 

Yesterday's News

November 2, 1917 – Machinery and a supply of cans reached here on the Al-Ki for the Alaska Clam Canning Company, a new enterprise which is to be established across the Narrows from Tonka in the saltery buildings formerly owned by Hungerford Bros....

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

Sexual assault response team forms in Petersburg

Medical staff, an advocacy group and the police station in Petersburg have created a three-pronged approach to sexual assault cases. "Understanding what sexual assault is, it's kind of eye-opening,"...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

Bible Church pastor settles in after long wait

Tom Gregoire, a northern California pastor with five kids, had wanted to work in Petersburg the last three years, and in Alaska for decades. "I've been trying to figure out how to get back to Alaska s...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

First Baptist Church begins search for new pastor

The First Baptist Church in Petersburg started its search for a new pastor last week, coming after Don Higgins resigned due to health reasons. The first step for the search committee is to find an int...

 

To the Editor

Fish and Game board process is a public process To the Editor: Dear Alaskans, As your chairs to the Alaska Boards of Fisheries and Game we want to take this time to update you on our upcoming meeting season for 2017-2018. For those new to Alaska or o...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

Cody Litster: from alternate recruit to trooper of the year

Trooper Cody Litster was about to pack everything he needed for the day into his truck one Thursday morning when he got a phone call about a shooting in his jurisdiction, 50 miles away. "It seems...

 

Trooper report

On Oct. 25, AST was notified by the Phoenix Logging camp on Prince of Wales Island that Brian Stanton (64 of Ketchikan) was deceased do to a gunshot. It was reported that they were at Keete Inlet approximately 15 air miles from Hydaburg on Prince...

 

Police Report

Oct. 25 — Three bear sightings were reported on North 3rd St. and again along Kings Row. A burglar alarm was reported on S. 2nd St. Oct. 26 — Parking complaints were reported on Chief John Lott St. Suspicious activity was reported at Howkan St....

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

PHS senior wins highest Girl Scout award

A Petersburg High School senior on Monday was given the highest honor in the Girl Scout youth organization. Julia Murph, a senior scout, was presented the Gold Award. She had to complete two projects...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    November 2, 2017

Petersburg wrestling team outnumbered in Ketchikan last weekend

The Petersburg Wrestling team took only five kids to the meet in Ketchikan last weekend, and its coach “didn’t even look” at the final score. “It was a tough weekend,” Coach Dan Swearingen said. “We left all of our upperclassmen and our...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 2, 2017

Tribal sovereignty affirmed at AFN, ANSEP resolution tabled

WRANGELL – Wrangell delegates returned from last month's annual conference for the Alaska Federation of Natives at Anchorage's Dena'ina Center. AFN is the largest statewide Native organization in...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

Elementary students create police station's Christmas card

About 35 elementary students in Petersburg submitted drawings to local police in a contest to select its Christmas card. Three volunteer judges were in the Petersburg Police Department's training...

 

Fish Factor: Great salmon season results in buying, building new or upgrading boats

It’s steady as she goes for the values of Alaska salmon fishing permits, with upticks in the wind at several fishing regions. “There’s a lot of cautious optimism,” said Jeff Osborn of Dock Street Brokers in Seattle. As well there should be af...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 2, 2017

Six choir members, one band member make honors festival

Six choir members and one band member from Peterburg were selected to participate in the annual Southeast Honor Music Festival in Klawock last weekend. "It's an all-star band and an all-star choir,"...

 

SEARHC help office adds Saturday hours for health enrollment period

This year open enrollment in the state’s health insurance marketplace has been shortened to six weeks, beginning yesterday and running through December 15. Enabled through the Affordable Care Act, Americans meeting certain criteria can apply for...

 

Death notice

Harry S. Sundberg, 95, a longtime Wrangell resident died September 16, 2017 in Bellingham, Washington, as a result of a fall at his assisted living facility. A memorial service will be held November 4, 2017 at 2 pm at the Wrangell Elks Club. A later... Full story

 

Contested Bristol Bay salmon ends up in Alaska landfill

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Nearly 160,000 pounds of salmon from a failed Alaska fishing operation have reached an Anchorage landfill after testing declared it unfit for consumption. The Bristol Bay salmon came off of the fishing vessel Akutan last...

 

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