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 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Volleyball wins state

The Petersburg Vikings were crowned 2A Volleyball State Champions on Saturday, coming after an...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Borough assembly revises SEAPA appointments

The borough assembly on Monday appointed two members to the board of an agency that provides about 6...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Assembly continues support for passenger fee

The Petersburg assembly on Monday continued its discussion on the possibility of charging a marine passenger fee to all vessels that enter borough...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

AK House Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins to host town hall on opioid crisis

A town hall is scheduled in Petersburg on Thurs., Dec. 14 at 5:00 p.m. at the Sons of Norway Hall...

 

Fish & Game cautions as wolf sightings increase

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game advised caution for hikers and for dog walkers in Juneau as wolf sightings have...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Police department hear complaints of unlicensed dealers downtown

Police have received complaints in recent months of marijuana dealers selling product outside the licensed retail shop in downtown Petersburg. “I...

 

Tax hike for cruise industry dropped amid concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The cruise industry has dodged a tax increase after Alaska’s U.S. senators helped strike the provision from the tax bill...

 

To the Editor

End confusion To the Editor: So there is no confusion over the marijuana excise taxes that have been paid: Since July of this year, The 420 has paid i...

 

Police Report

Nov. 29 — Police made a traffic stop at 1st & Haugen Dr. Amanda C. Ohmer, 40, was cited for Expired Registration and Liability Insurance Required....

 

Troopers investigate Kake assault

On Nov. 23, Juneau based Alaska State Troopers received a report of an assault on Canadian Side Road in Kake. State Troopers subsequently responded...

 

Court report

Nov. 22 — Paul G. Tyrone of Kake was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Carey on four counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree and a fifth count of...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Blind spot at Haugen and Nordic could be removed this month

The Power and Light building at the Haugen and North Nordic Drive intersection is about to be taken...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    December 7, 2017

Hospital CEO announces retirement in 2018

The top executive at the Petersburg Medical Center has announced her retirement for next June. After...

 

Premera to reimburse Alaska state insurance program $25M

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s lone individual insurance carrier has reached an agreement with the state Division of Insurance to make a...

 

Critics sue over mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral...

 

Plans for hydroelectric dam in Southeast Alaska move forward

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Backers of a hydroelectric dam proposed for a lake southeast of Juneau say construction could start as soon as summer 2018...

 

Fish Factor: Tough year ahead for Alaska fishermen

It’s going to be a tough year for many Alaska fishermen. Following on the heels of announcements of a massive drop in cod stocks, the industry...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 7, 2017

Wrangell assembly to seek consultant for hospital future

WRANGELL — At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borough Assembly approved moving ahead with seeking a consultant on the hospital’s future, while...

 

Study on hatchery-raised red crab nears conclusion

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska program is in its final year of an experiment to determine whether hatchery-raised red king crab can increase wild...

 

Bidder backs out of deal to turn Taku into hotel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The bidder who planned to purchase Alaska’s ferry Taku and turn it into a waterfront hotel and restaurant in Oregon has...

 

Bird commonly found in Asia spotted by enthusiasts in Alaska

SITKA, Alaska (AP) _ Bird watchers have spotted a rare thrush in Alaska. The dusky thrush, which is commonly found in Asia, has only been spotted a...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    December 7, 2017

Wrangell timber sale to be scaled back, decision expected next week

WRANGELL — A final decision on the Wrangell Island timber sale is expected out next week, wrapping up years of deliberation and planning. Citing...

 

Obituary: Andrew Kenneth Slavin, 77

Andrew Kenneth (Ken) Slavin, 77, fought a long and valiant battle with health issues in the last...

 

Rep. JKT Petersburg office hours

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be in Petersburg Thurs., Dec. 14. holding public office hours from 8-9 a.m. at Java Hus and from...

 

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