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 By Chris Basinger    News    May 4, 2023

Assembly considers possible review of borough hiring practices

The Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed potentially hiring an independent specialist to review...

 By Chris Basinger    News    May 4, 2023

No changes to borough budget in first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously during Tuesday's meeting to approve the borough's...

 By Larry Persily    News    May 4, 2023

Legislative leaders talk about dividends and taxes

Legislative leaders focused on the Permanent Fund dividend and taxes as they described the budget choices facing lawmakers trying to find a...

 News    May 4, 2023

Legislature approves quality testing program for in-state lumber

(Alaska Beacon) The Legislature has passed and is sending to the governor a bill intended to reduce the cost of Alaska-made lumber for housing... Full story

 By Lizzie Thompson    News    May 4, 2023

PMC expands summer youth programming

A press release this week announced that Petersburg Medical Center Youth Programs will offer expande...

 By Caroleine James    News    May 4, 2023

International bird-tracking project alights in Wrangell

Wrangell may not be on the road system, but that doesn’t mean it’s not connected to the rest of the world. Last month, a U.S. Forest Service proje...

 By James Brooks    News    May 4, 2023

Al Gross should have stayed on U.S. House ballot, Alaska Supreme Court says­­

The Alaska Division of Elections improperly removed Al Gross, an independent candidate for U.S. House, from last year’s special election ballot,... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    May 4, 2023

Alaska Legislature passes bills boosting mothers' health care and renewable energy fund

Thousands of new mothers will receive extended Medicaid coverage under legislation proposed by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and passed by the Alaska... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 27, 2023

PMC makes headway toward new hospital

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved an extensive resolution during its last meeting that will...

 By Larry Persily    News    April 27, 2023

Governor tells legislators he will introduce state sales tax

Gov. Mike Dunleavy told legislators in a pair of closed-door meetings last week that he will introduce a state sales tax as a component of a...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 27, 2023

Assembly passes $1 million increase for South Harbor dredging

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously passed a supplemental budget during its April 17...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 27, 2023

Borough ups school contribution to $3 million in proposed budget

The Petersburg Borough Assembly held a work session on Monday to review the borough's FY24 draft...

 By James Brooks    News    April 27, 2023

House-passed bill would trim the time needed for Alaska loggers to cut state-owned forests

A bill advancing in the Alaska Legislature would dramatically shorten the time needed to approve the logging of some state-owned lands, shrinking... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    April 27, 2023

Bill would amend state corporate taxes to capture more from digital businesses

The state should change its tax code to increase corporate income tax collections from out-of-state businesses that sell goods or services to...


Pilot wins three Alaska Press Club awards

The Alaska Press Club held its annual conference in Anchorage last weekend where Petersburg-based...

 By Jake Clemens    News    April 27, 2023

Meet one of Petersburg's new secondary school principal candidates

Brad King, the current principal at the K-12 school in Gustavus, visited Petersburg over the weekend...

 By Sophia Carlisle    News    April 20, 2023

Iconic Alaskan Salmon Thirty Salmon takes its last flight

Early Monday morning, passengers in Seattle sat awaiting their flight to Ketchikan where their plane... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 20, 2023

Community members advocate for third-party investigation into fatal van crash

­The Petersburg Borough Assembly chambers were filled during Monday's meeting with members of the c...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 20, 2023

Roberts appointed to hospital board

Jim Roberts was appointed to the Petersburg Medical Center Board by Mayor Mark Jensen with the...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 20, 2023

Assembly sets FY24 budget work session, reschedules May meeting

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted on Monday to hold a work session to discuss the borough's...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 20, 2023

PHS takes the stage at Musicfest

The Petersburg High School band took the ferry down to Ketchikan last week to perform at Musicfest...

 By Jake Clemens    News    April 20, 2023

Lighthouse church celebrates 75th anniversary

The Lighthouse Assembly of God church is a well-loved landmark in Petersburg, both to those who...

 By James Brooks    News    April 20, 2023

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy weighs a statewide sales tax amid broader push for fiscal plan

In a pair of closed-door meetings with members of the Alaska Legislature on Tuesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he is prepared to introduce a statewide... Full story

 By James Brooks    News    April 20, 2023

House approves $6.4 billion proposal would cover state services for 12 months starting July 1 and includes a $2,700 PFD

The Alaska House of Representatives on Monday approved a $6.4 billion state operating budget for the 12 months that begin July 1, passing by a 23-17... Full story

 By Caroleine James    News    April 20, 2023

Stikine birding festival about to take off for 16-day flight

WRANGELL — Every spring when the eulachon spawn, the Stikine River flats are flooded with thousands of migratory shorebirds. And each year, the...


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