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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022 

Assembly establishes housing task force

During Monday's meeting, the Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 4-1 to establish a new task force to...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022 

Blind Slough hydro refurbishment could start next May while Scow Bay standby diesel generation hits roadblock

Utility Director Karl Hagerman recently provided an update on the Blind Slough hydroelectric...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022 

Assembly sets capital project priorities for FY24

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 5-0 to approve a list ranking its top capital projects for FY24 during Monday’s meeting. Mayor Mark Jensen...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022 

Swimmer attempts open water crossing of Frederick Sound

At 8 a.m on Saturday, Andrew Simmonds, 60, entered the chilling waters of Sandy Beach, setting out t...

 News    August 4, 2022 

Brown bear eating trash killed in Sitka

SITKA (AP) — A bear going through trash has been killed by authorities in Sitka, a community that experienced a record number of bear incidents...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022 

Returning bears repeatedly rummage through refuse

Garbage is in season for bears on Mitkof Island who are finding it as an easy, accessible source of...

 News    August 4, 2022 

Tlingit & Haida behavioral health services reaches out across Southeast

WRANGELL — ­In November of last year, Tlingit & Haida Community and Behavioral Services opened a healing center in Juneau to provide care to...

 By Rashah McChesney    News    August 4, 2022 

'Once-in-a-lifetime' broadband expansion will take years to roll out in rural Alaska

WRANGELL — Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it’s putting $29 million toward connecting just over 1,200 people, a...

 News    August 4, 2022 

Wrangell hopes to start clearing land at former Institute next year

WRANGELL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is moving ahead with its review of the borough’s wetlands fill permit application to develop the...


'Test yourself and you'll eventually make it'

Words of advice have been running through Joseph Tagaban's mind ever since meeting his NBA idol... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 28, 2022

Candidacy filing window opens for municipal election

The window to file for candidacy in this year's municipal election opened on Tuesday. According to...

 By Max Graham    News    July 28, 2022

Did a wild wolf breed with a domestic dog?

HAINES-Not every day does a wild wolf mate with a domestic dog. But a handful of local puppies born...

 By James Brooks    News    July 28, 2022

Almost 1 in 5 state jobs are vacant as hiring struggle gets worse

The top employees of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp. are some of the highest-paid public workers in Alaska, but with wages rising across the country... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 28, 2022

South Harbor dredging schedule to be decided at August meeting

A pre-construction conference scheduled for August 2 is set to determine when work on the South Harb...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 21, 2022

Landslide clean up continues at Public Works

Public Works crews continue work to restore areas affected by a landslide which occurred during the...


Kinder Skog is moving to Petersburg Medical Center

A press release Wednesday announced that starting this fall, the Kinder Skog Nature Program will be...


Wrangell's BearFest returns for 13th year

WRANGELL - BearFest is coming out of hibernation and is planned for July 27 through July 31...


ALPS Federal Credit Union and Tongass Federal Credit Union announce intent to merge

ALPS Federal Credit Union, with headquarters in Sitka, and Tongass Federal Credit Union, with...


Last-minute permits for Anan available through Forest Service office

Independent travelers and residents looking to visit Anan Wildlife Observatory apart from tour groups still have a chance to do so. The Forest...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 21, 2022

Assembly seeks to address local housing needs

The lack of affordable housing was once again at the forefront of the Petersburg Borough Assembly's...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 21, 2022

Casey hired as MVM Director

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved the hiring of Derrick Casey as the new...


Alaska to begin paying dividend, energy checks September 20

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska plans to begin distributing this year’s oil-wealth fund check and a special energy relief payment to...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 21, 2022

New Petersburg district ranger outlines Forest Service projects

The new U.S. Forest Service Petersburg District Ranger Vernon "Ray" Born introduced himself to the...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 21, 2022

Assembly updates capital project requests list

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to add 14 projects to its capital project requests list during Monday’s meeting. The requests...


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