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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...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 14, 2022

State ferry system silent on summer plans for Columbia

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been hoping since last August to bring back the Columbia to...

 
 By Larry Persilly    News    April 14, 2022

State moves shrimp fishery to spring; no harvest this year

The state Board of Fisheries' decision last month to move the Southeast commercial shrimp pot...

 

McCallum, Walther wed

Mark and Sue McCallum, along with Pamela Mae Post, happily announce the marriage of Tess Walther...

 

Yesterday's News

March 24, 1922 What about the tide flats in front of town? It is a certainty that work will start on the dredging of Wrangell Narrows this year and...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 24, 2022

Columbia's return to service in doubt for lack of crew

A state Department of Transportation official told legislators that the ferry system is "burning...

 

Obituary

Thomas Andrew (Tommie) Willis, age 31, of Juneau, Alaska passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 10, 2022

Ferry system still short of hiring target for summer schedule

State ferry system and Transportation Department officials plan to gather this week in Ketchikan to consider options for fulfilling the advertised sum...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 10, 2022

Alaska Fish Factor

March means more fishing boats are out on the water with the start of the Pacific halibut and sablefish (black cod) fisheries this past Sunday,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    March 3, 2022

IPHC increases halibut limit by over two million pounds

The commercial Pacific halibut fishing period is set to begin on March 6 as determined during the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 3, 2022

House speaker questions ferry system's hiring expectations

State Transportation Department officials recently told legislators the ferry system needed to quickly hire at least 166 new crew in order to meet...

 

Ferry system may reconsider charging more when ships are fuller

State ferry management said they are working to be more responsive to community and passenger...

 

First baby of 2022

Beckett Buchan Thain is Petersburg's First baby of 2022. He was born on February 2nd, 2022 at 9:30...

 

Lack of crew could keep Columbia tied to the dock

Unless the Alaska Marine Highway System can recruit enough workers by March 1 to restaff the unused...

 

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