Articles from the November 23, 2023 edition

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Three dead, three still missing in Wrangell after landslide covers homes

WRANGELL - One juvenile female and two adults are confirmed dead after a massive landslide 11 miles...  Website

 

Community responds with food, shelter and crisis counseling after landslide tragedy

WRANGELL - Multiple resources are responding Tuesday to help people affected by the massive...

 

Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

November 23, 1923 – the local Post American Legion has been busy getting its new club rooms in shape for opening. These rooms will also be used as...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    November 23, 2023

Free Youth Mental Health First Aid training happening soon

At the Fire Hall on Dec. 2, PMC's Community Wellness Specialist, Becky Turland, and Youth Program...

 

To the Editor

Clear Answers to our Petersburg Medical Center, Part 1 To the Editor: Like many in Petersburg, I didn’t understand specifically why we needed a new...

 

Police report

November 15 – Dana Miyaki was arrested for alleged Driving Under the Influence (DUI). An officer responded to a report of criminal mischief on...

 

Man kills bear in self-defense after goat hunt in Haines goes awry

A Haines man says a mix of ignorance and bad luck on a recent mountain goat hunt led to his killing of a brown bear in self-defense and potentially...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    November 23, 2023

Borough seeks increased loan for Pump Station 4 replacement

The Petersburg Borough Wastewater Utility department will pursue a loan increase from the state of Alaska for the Pump Station 4 replacement project....

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    November 23, 2023

PHS Volleyball hosts Region V 2A Championship

Petersburg High School's varsity volleyball team wrapped up their season in front of a home crowd th...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    November 23, 2023

Borough sights no longer set on Petro 49 property

"I would like to make a motion to stop the acquisition of this land," said Mayor Mark Jensen during...

 

Haines Assembly ends assessor's contract after 600 residents petition for removal

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to end its contract with assessor Michael Dahle at the end of the year after nearly 600 residents...

 

University of Alaska Southeast fisheries program attracts more students, and not just from Alaska

Now in its 15th year, the applied fisheries program at the University of Alaska Southeast draws students from across the state and across the...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 23, 2023

Alaska minimum wage set to increase in new year; additional hikes proposed in ballot initiative

Alaska’s minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1, 2024 from $10.85 to $11.73 an hour, in accordance with a law put in place by a 2014 citizen... Full story

 

The rules for Christmas tree cutting in Tongass

For some, the holiday spirit doesn’t kick in until the evening of Dec. 24, when the stockings are already on the mantle. For others, Christmastime...

 

Petersburg's roller derby team Ragnarok Rollers returns to the rink

Roller derby took a knee when COVID-19 hit, and it's been slow to get back up to speed, not only in...

 

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