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Haines Assembly ends assessor's contract after 600 residents petition for removal

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to end its contract with assessor Michael Dahle at the end of the year after nearly 600 residents...


University of Alaska Southeast fisheries program attracts more students, and not just from Alaska

Now in its 15th year, the applied fisheries program at the University of Alaska Southeast draws students from across the state and across the...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 23, 2023

Alaska minimum wage set to increase in new year; additional hikes proposed in ballot initiative

Alaska’s minimum wage will increase on Jan. 1, 2024 from $10.85 to $11.73 an hour, in accordance with a law put in place by a 2014 citizen... Full story


The rules for Christmas tree cutting in Tongass

For some, the holiday spirit doesn’t kick in until the evening of Dec. 24, when the stockings are already on the mantle. For others, Christmastime...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 16, 2023

Coast Guard helicopter crashes during rescue Petersburg emergency services respond, all 4 crew survive

Late Monday night, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Air Station Sitka crashed on Read Isl...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 16, 2023

Harbormasters seek increase to state matching grant

“The Municipal Harbor Facility Grant is the single most significant funding tool available to Alaskan Harbormasters to plan, maintain, and...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 16, 2023

Updates on progress toward APEI recommendations

The borough’s human resources department provided a progress report about the municipality’s newly implemented safety measures during the Borough...

 By Orin Pierson    News    November 16, 2023

Police investigating four recent burglaries in downtown Petersburg

In the past three weeks, four downtown Petersburg businesses have reported burglaries. The Petersburg Police Department confirmed all four incidents...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 16, 2023

Phil Hofstetter recognized as Alaska's "Community Star"

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) named Petersburg Medical Center...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 16, 2023

IBEW and Borough ratify new contract

The Petersburg Borough and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) agreed to increase wages for union workers in the most recent...


Lecture shares bombardment history, calls for formal reconciliation

WRANGELL — In a livestreamed lecture sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute, ethnohistorian Zachary Jones presented on the U.S. military’s 19th...


Advisory committee supports proposal to protect commercial king harvest share

WRANGELL — Members of the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee are concerned about the future of commercial salmon fishing as Alaska’s...

 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 16, 2023

Debate over Pebble mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region moves to dueling Supreme Court briefs

The company trying to build a huge copper and gold mine in the salmon-rich Bristol Bay will keep fighting for the project, despite a decision by the... Full story

 By Yereth Rosen    News    November 16, 2023

Salmon returns to Alaska's Bristol Bay expected to drop to more normal levels next year

After recent years of record or near-record runs and harvests, Bristol Bay sockeye salmon numbers are expected to return to more average levels next... Full story

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 9, 2023

Six arrested on drug distribution charges in Petersburg

An investigation by the Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs task force (SEACAD) led to the...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 9, 2023

Direct sale of borough property to Skylark approved in first reading

During a regular meeting on Nov. 6, the Petersburg Borough Assembly passed a resolution in its...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 9, 2023

Keeping the light on at Five Finger Island

From atop the helicopter pad at Five Finger Lighthouse station, visitors experience a nearly...


Forest Service announces eight potential cabin sites; Woodpecker Cove Road top priority for Petersburg District

After a yearlong public process, the U.S. Forest Service has announced eight potential sites for...

 By Olivia Rose    News    November 2, 2023

Final housing needs assessment estimates 316 housing units needed

The final report of the Petersburg Borough Housing Needs Assessment was completed on Sept. 30. In January of this year, the Borough Assembly...

 By James Brooks    News    November 2, 2023

Alaska governor's staff deleted state agency's analysis of teacher pay

Staff for Gov. Mike Dunleavy quashed the publication of a new Department of Labor and Workforce Development report examining the competitiveness of... Full story


Envisioning a future of mariculture boom times More than $100M helping spur growth in oyster and kelp farming, research and development

The first thing to know about the mariculture industry in Alaska is how much money and effort are going into making it a major economic driver for...


Juvenile whale freed from heavy fishing apparatus

It took a village to save a juvenile whale earlier this month, one that involved collaboration...


AMHS offers brief update on ops, planned improvements; Staffing, reliability continue to struggle

During a virtual public open house last Tuesday evening, Alaska Marine Highway System Marine Director Craig Tornga gave a brief update on the status...

 By James Brooks    News    November 2, 2023

Alaska retirement board recommends closure of widely used plan after analysis finds flaws The 'managed accounts' program covers more than 10,000 of the 122,000-plus retirement accounts managed by the state

The board in charge of Alaska’s retirement system for public employees has recommended the closure of its commonly used managed accounts program... Full story


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