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Free to a good home: 1 newspaper

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Free to a good home: One newspaper. Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper. Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right...

 

Nolan Center opens new shipwreck exhibit

WRANGELL - The Nolan Center opened its newest exhibit on shipwrecks with much fanfare on Friday, Nov. 8. With food, wine, music, and special presentations, many people turned out for the grand...

 

Trump defends Alaska governor amid recall push to oust him

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday voiced his opposition to a push in Alaska aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, with a decision expected soon on whether the effort will advance. Trump tweeted that Democrats are...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Marine passenger fee brings in $38,000

The Petersburg Borough has collect roughly $38,000 in marine passenger fees, with a possible $11,000 still to be collected, said Finance Director Jody Tow at an assembly meeting last week.  The...

 

Meet the Candidates:

Mayoral candidates Jeff Meucci General Information Age: 64 Experience: I served on the Petersburg Park & Recreation advisory board, the Petersburg City council and served two terms as the Petersbu...

 

Group predicts jump in Alaska cruise ship passengers in 2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An industry trade group predicts the number of Alaska cruise ship passengers will break records in 2020 for the fifth consecutive year. CoastAlaska reports the outlook comes from Cruise Lines International Association Alaska....

 

Four assembly candidates take the stage at forum

A second forum was held last Thursday after the mayoral forum for the four assembly candidates running for two seats on the borough assembly. The candidates gave support for local issues and answered...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Community, assembly distressed over sewage in harbor

Ongoing concern about cruise ships dumping their grey water and sewage into Petersburg's harbors and nearby waters caused assembly members to agree on Friday that the borough needs to take some form...

 

Attorneys seek plea agreement in cruise ship death case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska in 2017 have filed a notice of intent to change his plea. Kenneth Manzanares was charged with murder in the death of his wife, Kristy. He pleaded not... Full story

 

Governor takes aim at cruise ship monitoring program

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A program that monitors Alaska's cruise ships could be restructured by the governor's administration, officials said. The future remains uncertain for the Ocean Rangers program,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 1, 2019

Safari Quest issues apology for waste discharge in harbor

On July 12, the cruise ship Safari Quest discharged their wastewater into Petersburg Harbor due to a malfunctioning fan. The fan impeded the normal processing of wastewater and a small amount of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 25, 2019

Sewage discharge "not likely" from the Le Soléal, says DEC

An investigation by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation revealed that the Le Soléal did not dump sewage into Frederick Sound near Le Conte Bay earlier this month after a report of...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    July 25, 2019

Be part of the solution

While last week's unfounded account that the visiting cruise ship Le Soleal discharged sewage into Frederick Sound gave anti-cruise ship groups a reason to oust the ships from Borough area waterways,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 18, 2019

Le Soléal captain denies reports of dumping sewage

A fisherman reported raw sewage had been dumped into Frederick Sound near Le Conte Bay on the morning of July 10, but the cruise ship Le Soléal's captain, Erwan Le Rouzic, said any sewage found in...

 

AK Legislature fails to override vetoes that prompt cuts

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislature failed Wednesday to override budget vetoes by Gov. Mike Dunleavy that will prompt a massive 41% cut of state funding to the University of Alaska and lay waste to other programs the governor deemed...

 

To the Editor

Violation of Trust To the Editor: I am very shocked and disappointed at the callous manner in which the Administration and Legislature have let down Alaska's brightest and promising students....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 18, 2019

DEC: Sewage discharge "not likely" from the Le Soléal

An investigation by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation revealed that the Le Soléal did not dump sewage into Frederick Sound near Le Conte Bay earlier this month after a report of... Full story

 

Legislators brace for showdown over governor's vetoes

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The message on the front page of Alaska's second-largest newspaper was unmistakable. A nearly 2-inch (5-centimeter) headline, outlined in red, in Monday's edition of the Fairb...

 

Letters to the Editor

Senator is wrong To the Editor: Last fall the USFS held public meetings on the repeal of the Roadless Rule. The consensus was overwhelming public support in favor of the Roadless Rule as it now stands, from Alaskans who live, work and play here....

 

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely,...

 

Sightseeing planes collide, dive team searches for missing passengers

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dive teams plunged into the icy cold waters of a southeast Alaska inlet Tuesday, searching an area the size of 24 football fields for two cruise ship passengers missing after two sightseeing planes collided. The Coast...

 
 News    May 2, 2019

Pilot and Sentinel staff bring home ten Alaska Press Club awards

The editorial staff of the Petersburg Pilot and Wrangell Sentinel earned ten awards at this years Alaska Press Club contest. The awards were announced at the APC awards banquet in Anchorage on...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

Projects at Wrangell City Dock discussed in public meeting

WRANGELL - A meeting was held at City Hall last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, as well as some proposed projects around City Dock. In a previous meeting to discuss the city's...

 

Fish Factor: Government shutdown causing few problems in Alaska's fisheries

The government shutdown has caused few problems so far in Alaska’s fisheries, but concern is growing as it enters a third week.  The shutdown of nine out of 15 federal departments and agencies on Dec. 21 has furloughed about 800,000 workers...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

2018: Year in Review

January The borough assembly received a proposed update to its zoning code that would introduce a new form of affordable housing, an expansion of the historical and industrial districts and the end...

 

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