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 By Chris Basinger    News    May 11, 2022

Petersburg assembly opposes 'landless Natives' legislation

The Petersburg Borough Assembly has voted to write a letter opposing federal legislation that would transfer federal land to new Native corporations proposed for Petersburg, Wrangell, Haines, Ketchikan and Tenakee Springs. The assembly action was...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    April 20, 2022

Fisheries Board adopts new king salmon management plan for next year

The Alaska Board of Fisheries has adopted a revised king salmon Southeast management plan in a compromise that will see sport fishery limits set before the start of the season based on a tiered system of abundance instead of changing during the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    January 6, 2022

Petersburg assembly decides not to seek home mail delivery

The Petersburg Borough Assembly has decided not to request home mail delivery. Assembly members on Dec. 20 defeated a resolution that would have asked the U.S. Postal Service to send carriers around town delivering mail, giving residents and...

 

Petersburg continues mask mandate to Jan. 3

The Petersburg Borough Assembly has voted to extend an emergency ordinance requiring masking in indoor public buildings. The Petersburg hospital reported 230 COVID-19 cases in November — infecting more than 7% of the community’s population. An...

 

Petersburg may ask Postal Service for home delivery

While Petersburg continues to endure limited hours at the post office service window, long lines and a lack of masking enforcement in the building, the borough assembly is considering asking the U.S. Postal Service to offer home delivery. A draft...

 

Petersburg decides against enforcement provisions in face mask ordinance

The Petersburg borough assembly last week adopted a new emergency ordinance requiring face masks in indoor public places amid a surge of COVID-19 cases in the community the past couple of weeks. The assembly, however, deleted from the draft...

 

Southeast pink salmon harvest 6 times last year's catch

This year’s overall Southeast Alaska salmon harvest is headed toward 58 million fish, with pink salmon leading the tally at 48.2 million — more than 40% above the 10-year average for pinks. This summer’s pink catch was six times last year’s...

 

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