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 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Motion to slash rebate from power agency fails, but topic still on table

A hydro power agency in Southeast Alaska proposed to cut a customer rebate last week after it increased by nearly $1 million in 2017, but the board shot it down while keeping the possibility of a future slash in play. Trey Acteson, CEO of the...

 By Ben Muir    News    December 21, 2017

Former Petersburg cop banned from being certified after sexual harassment allegations

PETERSBURG­-A former Petersburg police officer was banned from working in the state of Alaska after sexual harassment allegations against him were presented to a state ethics council in early...

 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Cody Litster: from alternate recruit to trooper of the year

PETERSBURG ­ – Trooper Cody Litster was about to pack everything he needed for the day into his truck one Thursday morning when he got a phone call about a shooting in his jurisdiction, 50 miles...

 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Sexual assault response team forms in Petersburg

PETERSBURG – Medical staff, an advocacy group and the police station in Petersburg have created a three-pronged approach to sexual assault cases. “Understanding what sexual assault is, it’s kind of eye-opening,” said Annette Wooton, the...

 By Ben Muir    News    October 12, 2017

Altercation in Kake leads to drive-by shooting

State troopers arrested a Kake man last week after he sat in a Chevrolet pickup truck and sprayed semi-automatic gunfire into a construction site trailer with eight people inside, leaving no one hospitalized or shot. Jacob Hallingstad, 46, was...

 By Ben Muir    News    September 14, 2017

Petersburg approves resolution to remove scrap metal waste

PETERSBURG — The Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Southeast Alaska Solid Waste Authority recommendation to participate in a regional scrap metal recycling system. The approval fast tracks a financial plan...

 By Ben Muir    News    August 17, 2017

Wrangell outing makes $3,200 for cancer care

Fifty women from Petersburg and Wrangell played in a golf outing on Saturday to raise money for cancer patients in southeast Alaska at the 2017 Rally for Cancer Care. The outing, sponsored by the...

 By Ben Muir    News    August 17, 2017

The 'Great American Eclipse' is approaching on August 21

The country is preparing for an astronomical moment that hasn’t happened in 99 years, and southeast Alaska will witness about 60 percent of it. For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will cut through the United States on Mon., August...

 By Ben Muir    News    July 27, 2017

Five initiatives on the October ballot so far in Petersburg

PETERSBURG – The ballot in October has five initiatives for Petersburg residents to vote on so far, including an amendment to the Charter, a tax break for business owners, off-road vehicles on public roads, a ban of fluoride and the development of...

 By Ben Muir    News    July 27, 2017

Petersburg Voters to weigh-in on Scow Bay development

PETERSBURG­ – Qualified voters in Petersburg will be asked to weigh-in on development of the Scow Bay fishing yard, and decide whether to authorize the Borough to put $500,000 down on the project, a fraction of the total cost but a concise stateme...

 By Ben Muir    News    July 20, 2017

State prosecutors allege Allen refused treatment for a seizure disorder

PETERSBURG - The Alaska Office of Special Prosecutions issued a press release on Tuesday addressing the murder and manslaughter charges against 24-year-old William Christopher Allen, the driver of a vehicle that landed upside down after running off a... Full story


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