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 By Larry Persily    News    January 26, 2023 

Ferry system says it has enough crew to run summer schedule

Other than still needing crew if it is to put the Hubbard into service for the first time since it was built a few years ago, the Alaska Marine...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 19, 2023

Matanuska out of service; Columbia coming back; no ferry until Feb. 17

The state ferry Matanuska will not return to service from its winter overhaul as scheduled next month and will require millions of dollars more of...

 

New federal funding could aid Alaska Marine Highway System

It’s past time for the Southeast and coastal Alaska communities to be heard regarding the collapse of our ferry system. It’s time to more...

 

Fish-farm operator appeals Washington state shutdown order

SEATTLE (AP) — Cooke Aquaculture has filed an appeal against Washington state’s decision to end its leases for fish-farming using net pens in...

 

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

November 10, 1922 – In a talk before the Juneau Commercial Association luncheon, Roy Jones, an aviator from Ketchikan currently in Juneau with his...

 

Yesterday's News

October 27, 1922 – The steam boiler in the Knutsen Brothers Sawmill at the mouth of Petersburg Creek, across Wrangell Narrows from town, exploded...

 

Obituary: Richard Keith Burrell, 73

Richard Keith Burrell was born on February 11, 1949 in Lebanon, Oregon to Loren (Dick) & Doris... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 6, 2022

Entomologists searching to learn more about bumblebees in Alaska

Haines—A couple armed with bug nets wading through roadside fireweed were searching for bumblebees in the Chilkat Valley north of Haines last month...

 

Alaska, Canada tribal members talk of shared interests in protecting rivers

WRANGELL—Tribal members from both sides of the U.S.-Canada border — the headwaters and downstream region of the Stikine River — talked about...

 

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

September 22, 1922 – The first flying machine to ever land in Petersburg did so Monday when the hydro-plane Northbird arrived here from Wrangell....

 

Ferry system will suspend "dynamic pricing" plan

Three years after adopting a pricing plan that adds a surcharge for passenger, vehicle and...

 

Obituary

Norman Bailey passed away on September 1, 2022 under hospice care at Liberty Shores-Harbor House in... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 18, 2022

State will not receive as much federal money for ferry system as expected

The state will receive about $36 million less in federal funding than expected for this year’s Alaska Marine Highway System operating budget,...

 

To the Editor

Ferries and politicians don’t blend To the Editor: Buying the two fast ferries was a horrible mistake and has made no common sense; the politicians...

 
 By Brian Lynch    Opinion    July 14, 2022

Guest Commentary

I want to thank Larry Edfelt for his thoughtful, albeit troubling comments on the status and potential fate of Taku River king salmon (Juneau...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 7, 2022

Bars reopen with limited hours on two state ferries

Beer and wine have been available at the bars on board the state ferries Matanuska and Kennicott since late May after the amenities were closed seven...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 30, 2022

State ferry system still short of hiring needs

The Alaska Marine Highway System has enough crew to operate its summer schedule, though it still lacks a sufficient cushion to handle worker...

 

Alaska ferry service returns to Prince Rupert

Alaska state ferry service between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, resumed on Monday...

 

Yesterday's News

June 23, 1922 Block 8 of the Petersburg townsite will be purchased by the Town of Petersburg from the Petersburg Packing Corporation for school...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    May 19, 2022

Assembly makes child care task force appointments

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to appoint 11 people to the Early Childhood Education Task Force during Monday’s meeting. The...

 

Search ends for woman who fell from cruise ship in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 40-year-old woman who fell overboard off a cruise ship in Alaska’s...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 19, 2022

Columbia's return nowhere on the horizon

The largest of the state ferries, the 499-passenger Columbia, was still listed as inactive on the Transportation Department website as of Monday,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 28, 2022

Kennicott delayed out of shipyard; parts part of the problem

Global supply chain shortages and delays have extended past grocery stores, car dealers and electron...

 

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

April 21, 1922 A reef of gold bearing ore several hundred feet in width and over five miles in length, which runs from four to twelve dollars in...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 21, 2022

Extra ferry sailing will pick up waitlist travelers in Bellingham

With more than 260 would-be ferry passengers stuck on a waitlist for travel out of Bellingham, Washington, and sailings full until late July, the...

 

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