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 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Wet winter ahead for Petersburg

The heavy rainfall this month has been pushing precipitation levels closer to the normal 109.23 inches of rain that normally falls in Petersburg each year, according to Wes Adkins, a meteorologist...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Tracked package leads to controlled substance arrest

A Grand Jury indicted Eric Jennings, 39, on three of the five counts set before them on Nov. 14. Jennings was indicted on misconduct involving a controlled substance in the fourth degree, tampering...

 

New manager hired at Hammer and Wikan

Jim Floyd, 52, assumes the general manager position at Hammer and Wikan this week. Most recently Floyd managed the Fred Meyer store in Juneau. He was there from 2015 until October of this year and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Vote supporting Roadless Rule in Tongass postponed

A resolution supporting alternative one of the draft environmental impact statement for the exemption of the Roadless Rule in the Tongass National Forest will go before the borough assembly at their...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Additional pump station project funds approved

The borough assembly approved an ordinance to transfer $194,695 from the wastewater fund to the Scow Bay Pump Station One project in its third reading and awarded the bid for the project to Rock N...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

'Alaska PD' to air on January 1

Engel Entertainment, a production company that filmed a reality TV show in Petersburg this past spring that focuses on law enforcement, has announced "Alaska PD" will premiere on Jan. 1. on A&E....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

PSD approves restrictions on sex offenders

The Petersburg School Board approved a board policy in its first reading regarding restrictions on sex offenders on campus. Board Policy 3515.5 was on the agenda at the October school board meeting,...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    November 21, 2019

TU to eliminate hardware and expand food offerings

One of Alaska's oldest retailers is proposing bold changes in its quest to provide Petersburg customers with what they need. Barry Morrison, general manager of The Trading Union, Inc. said the...

 

Morrison manages Kake SOS Value-Mart pending future purchase

Since spring of this year, Barry Morrison, General Manager at The Trading Union, Inc., has been managing the SOS Value Mart in Kake and hopes to purchase the retail business and its real estate by...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Fourth Community Cafe focuses on elder care

The Petersburg Medical Center held its fourth Community Cafe last week, which focused on healthcare for the aging population and the concept of "Aging in Place." Ken Helander, associate state director...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

CTE students draw crowd at conference

Four career and technical education students gave an overview of their presentation at a conference in October before the Petersburg School Board last week. People were lined up out the door to hear...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Tyee Lake set to power borough through winter

The water level at Tyee Lake was at 1,380.6 feet as of Monday, which will allow the hydro plant to produce power for over seven months should all inflows to the lake stop. As part of the Southeast Ala...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 21, 2019

Petersburg to host NMFS hearing

The borough assembly requested Dec. 6 at 3 P.M. as the date for a public hearing with the National Marine Fisheries Service on the humpback whale critical habitat proposed rule. NMFS recently publishe...

 

Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit

WRANGELL - The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare on Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand...

 

Vikings go 1-1 against Wrangell Wolves

The Petersburg High School volleyball team went 1-1 in two exhibitions matches over the weekend against Wrangell, before competing in the regional tournament this week. Every year, the Petersburg and...

 

Report: Pilots faced shifting winds before fatal crash

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The flight crew of a plane that crashed in a remote Alaska community last month, fatally injuring a man, abandoned an initial landing attempt and faced stronger winds on their second try before the plane went off the runway,...

 

FBI report: Alaska sexual assault rate highest in nation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has the nation’s highest rate of sexual assault and violent crime has increased in the state, a new FBI report said. The 2018 statistical analysis from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program said Alaska did...

 

Alaska tax change group sues over ballot initiative wording

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group seeking changes to Alaska’s oil tax credit system has filed a lawsuit against state officials over language describing its initiative. KTVA-TV reported Sunday that Vote Yes for Alaska’s Fair Share filed a...

 

AK ferry system study looks at aging fleet, fewer riders

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Transportation is considering how to act on a study addressing issues within the Alaska Marine Highway System, including an aging fleet and decreased ridership, officials said. The study conducted...

 

Tazlina to provide service to some Alaska communities

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state plans to resume some level of service to several communities that had runs disrupted or canceled due to repair needs with other vessels. The ferry system says the day-boat Tazlina will be brought out of layup and...

 

Yesterday's News

November 28, 1919 The attention of residents of Petersburg and vicinity is called to the law passed by the Territorial Legislature in 1913 requiring that birth and death certificates shall be filed with the U. S. Commissioner immediately following...

 

Ayriss graduates

Officer Andrew Ayriss, left, graduated from the Alaska Law Enforcement Training academy in Sitka on Friday. Recruits put in over 1,000 hours of training in the extensive 16-week program. Ayriss was... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Heed vaping warning To the Editor: As of November 13, 2019, 2,172 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury have been reported to CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska), the...

 

Lift the Roadless Rule on Tongass

Southeast Alaskans have been given the opportunity to lift the onerous roadless designation from the Tongass National Forest, and yet many have testified to leave it in place. We're astonished....

 

Police report

November 13 — A resident reported a crab pot was removed from the front of his apartment. A resident questioned the procedure for removing an abandoned car on private property. A local grocery store reported an individual stealing products. A bear...

 

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