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 By MARK THIESSEN    News    April 20, 2023

Alaska sky spiral caused by SpaceX fuel dump

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Northern lights enthusiasts got a surprise mixed in with the green bands...


State approves 292-acre timber sale at Whale Pass

Prince of Wales Island Post — The Alaska Department of Natural Resource has approved the 292-acre Whale Pass Timber Sale. The sale, in the...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Easter storm knocks out power

While Easter typically conjures up images of egg hunts under the sun and tranquil Sunday services,...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Middle Harbor dredging nears completion

Rock-N-Road Construction has spent the last week scooping mud from Middle Harbor as part of the...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Principal's contract will not be renewed

Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School Principal Ambler Moss's contract will not be...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 13, 2023

Borough boards amendment to go before voters

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously in favor of an ordinance that would amend the...

 By Larry Persily    News    April 13, 2023

House puts together budget with one-time boost in school funding

The Petersburg School District would receive another injection of one-year additional state money under a budget headed toward approval in the Alaska...

 By Larry Persily    News    April 13, 2023

Legislation would require financial literacy class in Alaska high schools

Pointing to high credit card balances, growing student loan debts and inadequate savings for many U.S. households, Anchorage Sen. Bill Wielechowski...

 By Caroleine James    News    April 13, 2023

Wrangell faces costly fix at Heritage Harbor

WRANGELL — Late last month, the Wrangell Borough discovered an oversight in the construction of Heritage Harbor — its steel pilings and piers do n...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2023

SE State Fair board cancels public meeting on drag act

HAINES — The Southeast Alaska State Fair board canceled a meeting scheduled for Wednesday to take public input about the scheduling of Juneau Drag...

 By Iris Samuels    News    April 13, 2023

Gov. Dunleavy announces Alaska child care task force but declines to support immediate funding boost

Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he does not support a request to add millions of dollars to the state budget to help child care providers, instead announcing...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

School District appeals to assembly for funding as it reaches "breaking point"

The Petersburg School District has requested the borough increase its local contribution to the...

 By Jake Clemens    News    April 6, 2023

Visiting raptors draw rapt audience

It was standing room only at the Helmi Jenson community room of the public library last Wednesday,...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

Petersburg Ranger District plans for new hires and new projects

The U.S. Forest Service is seeing a nationwide push for new employees as they expand their...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

Car crash causes damage to memorial park

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on March 31, a truck collided with a parked vehicle on South Nordic...

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

Borough officials talk new hospital, marine projects during D.C. meetings

During Monday's Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting, Mayor Mark Jensen and Borough Manager Steve...

 By James Brooks    News    April 6, 2023

Alaska House votes for temporary boost to public school funding

The Alaska House of Representatives voted Monday to increase the amount of money the state pays K-12 schools per student in the 2023-2024 school... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    April 6, 2023

PMC Board member resigns

Former Petersburg Medical Center Board Member Kathi Riemer, who was last reelected in 2021,...

 By James Brooks    News    April 6, 2023

State sales tax, envisioned as part of long-term plan, gets first hearing in Alaska Capitol

A 2% statewide sales tax proposed by Rep. Ben Carpenter, R-Nikiski, received its first legislative hearing last Wednesday night, with its sponsor sayi... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    April 6, 2023

Legislation could help boost legal services for low-income Alaskans

A state senator wants to direct a larger share of filing fees paid to the court system toward a nonprofit legal aid organization that helps several...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Alaska Supreme Court affirms dismissal of Parks wrongful death suit

In a 2-1 decision, the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the Estate of Molly Parks'...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

Borough's supplemental budget addresses dredge projects, attorney fees

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve an ordinance that would adjust the FY23...

 By Larry Persily    News    March 30, 2023

Legislature moving toward school funding increase, but amount uncertain

Similar pieces of legislation to increase state funding for public schools are awaiting hearings in the House and Senate finance committees as...

 By Chris Basinger    News    March 30, 2023

American Legion holds first official meeting following reformation

The Petersburg post of the American Legion held its first formal meeting on Tuesday in the...


2 face charges in death of Alaska man after online post

JUNEAU (AP) — Two southeast Alaska men face charges in the beating death of a man who was attacked because of a social media post, according to an i...


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