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Three new events added to Fourth of July schedule

The festivities scheduled during the 2013 Fourth of July celebration will feature three new events – with all of them being food-related. First up, on Sunday, June 30, a pie-eating contest will be one of the attractions of the Welcome Home Picnic, w... Full story


Is 'tax-free' going the way of the dinosaur in Southeast?

With Petersburg foregoing a tax-free day this spring, is Wrangell next on the list of Southeast cities that will abandon their customer-friendly days of no sales tax in the Borough? This past weekend’s tax-free day was the latest sales holiday w...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 13, 2013

Investigation into Pacific Wings crash continues

The crash of a Pacific Wings deHavilland Beaver last week, left one passenger, Thomas L. Rising, of Santa Fe, New Mexico dead and five other passengers, as well as the pilot, with injuries. “The c... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 13, 2013

Acupuncture treatment to be offered at PMC beginning June 6

PETERSBURG — The Petersburg Medical Clinic, under the direction of PMC physician, Jennifer Hyer, will be offering acupuncture treatments beginning June 6. “Our goal is to have more integrative med...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 30, 2013

SEAPA CEO provided an overview and update on the organization

PETERSBURG — Southeast Alaska Power Agency CEO, Trey Acteson, provided a presentation during the Petersburg Borough Assembly meeting on Monday night outlining the services and mission of the SEAPA organization. Acteson stated that SEAPA’s mis...


TBPA Commissioners discuss conflicts of interest within commission

Members of the Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met for their regular meeting on Wednesday, May 15 to discuss possible conflicts of interest within the organization. TBPA Commissioner and Petersburg Municipal Power and Light Superintendent Joe... Full story


Southland fired, Nicholls hired by TBPA

The Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met in a special meeting last Friday to discuss another counter offer by Mick Nicholls to the commission for the position of TBPA General Manager. Nicholls,... Full story


Nicholls offered Tyee GM position, retires as foreman

Michael J. Nicholls, who oversees the operation and maintenance of the Tyee Hydroelectric Project as the site’s foreman was offered the position of Thomas Bay Power Authority General Manager on M...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Juvenile taken into custody for Kake homicide

A 14 year old male was taken into custody Saturday evening in connection with the death of Mackenzie Howard. The body of 13 year old Howard was found in the entrance of the Kake Presbyterian Memorial Church Feb. 5 by a community member and has been... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 21, 2013

Utility and community leaders talk energy

Community and utility leaders from Petersburg, Wrangell, Juneau, Angoon and Ketchikan gathered last week to discuss energy resources in a round table forum. The common denominator for most of these leaders was a way to reduce the need for diesel powe...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 14, 2013

The death of a Kake teen is considered a homicide

The body of 13 year old Mackenzie H. Howard was discovered late Tuesday evening, Feb. 5 in the entrance of the Memorial Presbyterian Church by community members. “We are investigating this as a homicide,” Alaska Department of Public Safety Pub... Full story


SEAPA board to discuss group retreat

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors will meet in special session this week to discuss a possible junket for the five voting members to hash out organizational policy and the administrative oversight of staff members. The board will m...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 7, 2013

TBPA elects officers for coming year

The Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met last week to receive updates on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Tyee Hydroelectric Project, and to elect officers for the New Year. Sitting Member at Large Brian Ashton resubmitted his letter of...


SEAPA O&M on hold until 2013

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors voted on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to hold off on accepting an operations and management proposal from D. Hittle and Associates which recommends the streamlining of operations and management at the Tyee... Full story


SEAPA may streamline hydro project operations

The meeting of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors on Sept. 19-20 in Petersburg discussed an agenda item that may signal the end of the Thomas Bay Power Authority, as we know it. A decision by the board to consolidate TBPA and...


Rifle shots cause power outage

The hour-long, borough-wide power outage experienced Sunday, Aug. 19 in both Wrangell and Petersburg was due to rifle shots into an insulator on one of the main power delivery towers on Wrangell’s b... Full story


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