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Salmon harvest down 44% from 2019

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has released preliminary data on state salmon harvests for...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Election Day results show borough in favor of Trump

The Petersburg Borough, including the city of Kupreanof, saw a 23.88 percent voter turnout on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

EOC releases health alert aimed at fighting pandemic fatigue

With the hopes of encouraging residents to resist pandemic fatigue as Alaska approaches the eight...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Elementary school hires six new teachers

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School brought on board six new teachers this year as the school looks to...

 

New MS teachers see benefit of online tools

Sixth grade teachers Bridey Short and Casey Gates are the two newest additions to the teaching staff...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Assembly requests Kake road meeting

The Borough Assembly approved a resolution at their Nov. 2 meeting that requests a public hearing...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Pool likely to remain closed until summer

Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter had the unfortunate job of delivering bad news to the Petersburg...

 

Police report

((Last week’s police report ended halfway through the Nov. 4 report. This weeks police report picks off where it left off)) November 4...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Sanitation rate increase expected over five years

The Borough Assembly heard a detailed presentation on a recent rate study of the Sanitation...

 

Kake turns to biomass heating for cheaper energy

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska island village plans to use an advanced version of an ancient renewable energy system to lower its high energy costs....

 

Fisherman dies in Alaska after fall from boat, police say

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man has died after falling off his 75-foot (23-meter) fishing boat and into an Alaska harbor. Ronald Cameron, 65,...

 

Alaska Tlingits hold memorial ceremony online amid pandemic

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — When a Tlingit elder dies, leaders from the Alaska Native tribe’s two houses, the Raven and Eagle clans, typically come...

 

Alaska governor announces new emergency virus declaration

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s governor has announced a new COVID-19 disaster declaration for the state that will take effect Nov. 16 and last 30...

 

Alaska elections officials prepare for absentee ballot count

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska election officials plan to begin counting more than 155,000 absentee and other ballots Tuesday, a week after Election...

 

Dan Sullivan takes Senate race

Republican U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan has won reelection in Alaska, defeating independent Al Gross in a race that attracted outside attention with...

 

House race called for Don Young

ANCHORAGE — Don Young, often referred to as Alaska’s third U.S. senator because of his long tenure as the state’s sole representative in the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The number of boots on deck in Alaska has declined and most fisheries have lost jobs over the past five years. Overall, Alaska’s harvesting sector...

 

Obituary: Kathryn (Kay) Crozer, 85

Kathryn (Kay) Crozer, 85, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020. She was born on April 16, 1935 in Boston,... Full story

 

Wolf trapping extended on Alaska's Prince of Wales Island

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Federal and state wildlife managers have announced an extension of the wolf trapping season on Alaska’s Prince of Wales...

 

Yesterday's News

November 12, 1920 Active preparations to engage in the shrimp and crab fishing business out of Petersburg are now being made by the Ness Fish Company...

 

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