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 By Chris Basinger    News    April 28, 2022

PIA works on City Creek Trail and Eagle's Roost staircase replacement

The Petersburg Indian Association is looking to complete two projects next year which would increase...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 28, 2022

School Board updates science curriculum, add classes

The Petersburg School Board voted this month to update the district's science curriculum and add...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 21, 2022

Assembly votes to increase water utility rates

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously in favor of two ordinances in their first readings...

 
 By James Brooks    News    April 21, 2022

House approves budget with $2,600 payment for Alaskans

The Alaska House of Representatives voted last week to turn an oil-price surge into money for...

 

PMC warns of increase in local COVID-19 cases

The Petersburg Medical Center is reporting a "significant increase" of COVID-19 cases in both the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 21, 2022

Conceptual design includes new dock and ramp at Papke's Landing

The Harbor and Ports Advisory Board reviewed a conceptual design document last week for...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 21, 2022

Small cruise ships to visit Petersburg in greater numbers

Petersburg is expecting a 35% increase in passenger berths from last year as the cruise ship...

 

PMC health fair 'getting back on track'

The Petersburg Medical Center is bringing back its Health and Safety Fair after a four-year hiatus...

 

House budget would send extra $263,000 to Petersburg School District

The state budget plan adopted by the House earlier this month includes an additional $263,000 in...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 21, 2022

Alaska Seaplanes will start Sitka- Petersburg-Wrangell service next month

Juneau-based Alaska Seaplanes will add Wrangell to its route map starting May 26. The company,...

 
 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 Chris Basinger    News    April 14, 2022

Herring fishery largest on record

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery closed Sunday with a final tally of approximately 26,350...

 
 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...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 14, 2022

PMC continues to battle COVID-19 as second booster becomes available

Second COVID-19 vaccine booster doses are available in Petersburg and are primarily being...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 14, 2022

Their names bear repeating

WRANGELL-If visitors read the bear-sighting sheet at Anan Wildlife Observatory, which the workers...

 
 By Jess Field    News    April 14, 2022

WAVE turns 40 this month

Forty years ago, Marlene Cushing was working as the community public health nurse when she attended...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 14, 2022

PHS band performs at Musicfest last week

The Petersburg High School jazz and concert bands attended Musicfest in Juneau last week which allow...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 14, 2022

Volunteers give Sandy Beach Park a spring cleaning

As the weather gets better and people begin to spend more time outdoors, those traveling to Sandy...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 14, 2022

Wrangell police jet boat could be put up for auction

WRANGELL—A lightly used 32-foot-long police jet boat moored at Heritage Harbor may be sold to save money. The borough assembly at a work session Mar...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Assembly opposes elimination of Ocean Ranger program

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to approve Resolution #2022-05 during Monday's...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 7, 2022

Legislators scale back governor's heavy reliance on federal money for ferries

The House Finance Committee has rejected the governor's proposal to rely almost entirely on federal...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Sitka Sound herring fishery continues with daily openings

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced Tuesday that the sac roe herring fishery in the...

 
 By Sarah Aslam    News    April 7, 2022

Anan observatory refurb on track for summer viewing season

WRANGELL­–When contractor Jesse West said, "we destroyed everything," it sounds pretty bad, out...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 7, 2022

Assembly establishes Early Childhood Education Task Force

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to create a task force focused on addressing...

 

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