Articles from the December 14, 2023 edition

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 By Orin Pierson    News    December 14, 2023

Trident Seafoods announces plan to sell processing plants in Petersburg, Ketchikan, False Pass, and Kodiak

Trident Seafoods issued a press release on Tuesday, Dec. 12 announcing a “comprehensive restructuring initiative” that will put the seafood giant...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    December 14, 2023

P&Z recommends sale of borough tidelands to Island Refrigeration

On Dec. 12, the Petersburg Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously agreed to recommend the sale...

 

Jingle & Mingle at Sandy Beach on Saturday

Sandy Beach will be fired up for the holidays this Saturday, Dec. 16, when the first ever Jingle & Mingle event —facilitated through the Parks & Rec...

 

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

December 14, 1923 – “Alaska is destined for ultimate statehood,” said Harding after seeing Alaska. “In a very few years we can set off the...

 

Guest Editorial: Hungry Alaskans deserve better

The director of the state agency that manages the food stamp program for tens of thousands of Alaskans says the staff is again overwhelmed with work,...

 

To the Editor

Please let all the children have a Christmas To the Editor: I’m writing this letter because The Salvation Army cut-off age is 13 years old for...

 
 By Orin Pierson    News    December 14, 2023

Petersburg Fishing Lodge faces more halibut violations 55 misdemeanor charges filed against Rocky Point Resort owners

Between April 2019 and December 2021, State and Federal Investigators conducted a lengthy investigation of Rocky Point Resort and its fishing guides...

 

Police report

December 6 – An alarm activated at a business on North Nordic Drive. An officer ensured the building was secure and notified the owner. An officer...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    December 14, 2023

Petersburg's annual bird count takes flight on Mitkof Island

On Dec. 16, local avian enthusiasts will set out on a quest — not to hunt birds, but to count them as participants in the National Audubon...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    December 14, 2023

Schools starts locking front doors, adds camera doorbell

The Petersburg School District recently enhanced security measures at Stedman Elementary, Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School. As of Nov....

 

Wrangell search and rescue suspends search for Derek Heller

The Wrangell borough on Dec. 6 announced the suspension of the search for Derek Heller, 12, missing since a Nov. 20 landslide took out his family’s...

 

Alaskans again wait months for food stamps

Nikita Chase doesn’t have a Christmas tree yet this year. She said she is more worried about staving off an electricity shutoff notice than getting... Full story

 

Changing of the guard

Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department decommissioned one of its fire engines on Thursday evening....

 

Next summer's draft ferry schedule same as this year

With the rusty Matanuska out of service pending repairs, the Kennicott scheduled for tie-up due to lack of crew and the Tazlina in the shipyard to...

 

Dennis Lowell Jones, Sr June 30, 1945 - December 7, 2023

Dennis Lowell Jones, Sr, died, peacefully, in his sleep on December 7th. He was born June 30, 1945,... Full story

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    December 14, 2023

Vikings grapple with the region's best in Juneau

Petersburg High School's wrestling team took on some of the toughest competitors in Southeast...

 

Ceremonial groundbreaking

"This groundbreaking is a symbol of unity, commitment to the well-being of our community," PMC CEO...

 

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