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 News    April 18, 2024 

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 By Olivia Rose    News    April 18, 2024 

Assembly approves tidelands sale to Island Refrigeration for $360,000

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved the sale of a property on borough-owned tidelands to...

 

Alaska judge strikes down state's cash payments to families using correspondence school programs

An Anchorage Superior Court judge on Friday struck down an Alaska law that allows the state to... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 18, 2024 

School Board votes to join coalition likely to sue state

The Petersburg School District Board unanimously agreed to join the Coalition for Education Equity...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 18, 2024 

Catholic Church update

Last July, Petersburg was covered in smoke when the St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church caught fi...

 
 By Liam Demko    News    April 18, 2024 

PHS bring crowds to their feet at Music Fest

Petersburg High School's musical ensembles traveled to Stika last weekend for 2024's Southeast Alask...

 
 By Becca Clark    News    April 18, 2024 

Wrangell approves sale of hospital property to developer

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly approved the sale of the former medical center and six adjacent lots to property developer Wayne Johnson on A...

 

Conn selected as Alaska Elementary Principal of the Year

Children and staff lined the halls of Stedman Elementary School Friday morning to celebrate...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 11, 2024

Petersburg sends proposals to Board of Fish to change the Blind Slough King Salmon management plan

The Petersburg Fish and Game Advisory Committee(AC) met on April 8 to generate proposals to the...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 11, 2024

Mental Health Trust Land Office might move on from subdivision plan

The Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO) informed the Petersburg Borough that it will look into a feasibility study for constructing a road in the...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 11, 2024

New 3D mammography machine at PMC

Last month, a new 3D mammography machine —expected to be up to 60% more effective at detecting tumors— began serving patients in the radiology departm...

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 11, 2024

Financial estimates being compiled Tuesday indicate there may not be enough revenue to cover the Legislature's draft spending plan

As the Alaska House of Representatives opened debate on the state operating budget Tuesday, financial experts away from the House floor were... Full story

 
 By Lizzie Thompson    News    April 11, 2024

Museum celebrates Petersburg pets; Humane association marks 25 years

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) has filled the windo...

 
 By Becca Clark    News    April 11, 2024

History podcast tells not all was golden in 1874 gold rush

WRANGELL - One hundred and fifty years ago, the Stikine beckoned people to its rugged landscape with...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    April 11, 2024

Russian objection to U.S. territorial claims off Alaska complicates maritime relationship

New U.S. claims to seabed territory off Alaska have run into an obstacle: an objection from the Russ... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    April 4, 2024

Island Refrigeration's request to purchase tidelands moves forward

The Petersburg Borough Assembly decided to move forward with Island Refrigeration's application to...

 
 By Claire Stremple    News    April 4, 2024

Missteps from Alaska's education department could cost the state millions in grants, feds say

The state government risks losing millions of dollars in federal funding because it did not comply with requirements for pandemic relief funds,... Full story

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 4, 2024

Alaska House finance committee approves $7.5 million more for child care facilities

Members of the Alaska House Finance Committee revised their latest budget draft Tuesday to include more money for child care and eliminate funding...

 

PIA housing projects 'in the air' as development opportunities develop

The Petersburg Indian Association is currently exploring several opportunities to potentially grow...

 

Bennett hired as new PIA Tribal Administrator

Everett Bennett is set to serve as the new tribal administrator for the Petersburg Indian...

 
 By CLAIRE STREMPLE    News    April 4, 2024

Few Alaska high school seniors have applied for federal student aid this year

With three months until the deadline, only 16% of Alaska high school seniors have applied for federal student aid. The funding mechanism, called the... Full story

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    April 4, 2024

Alaska Legislature boosts allowable payments from fund that covers fishers' crew medical costs

Maximum payouts from a fund that covers medical costs of injured seafood harvesters would be boosted under a bill that won final passage in the... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    March 28, 2024

Project at Scow Bay to receive $4.1 million from Congress

Petersburg is closer than ever to developing the infrastructure at Scow Bay. Congress passed an...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    March 28, 2024

Community discusses fishing future in Blind Slough and salt waters

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) preseason forecast estimates 1,400 adult Chinook...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    March 28, 2024

Assembly amends and passes both land disposal ordinances

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed two ordinances in their final readings on March 18. The ordinances amended two different sections under...

 

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