Articles from the January 4, 2023 edition


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  • Police report

    Jan 4, 2023

    Sunday, Dec. 25 Agency assist: Fire Department. Motor vehicle accident. Monday, Dec. 26 Agency assist: Ambulance. Citizen assist. Assault. Agency assist: Department of Transportation. Tuesday, Dec. 27 Parking complaint. Citizen report: Driving under the influence. Assault. Noise complaint. Wednesday, Dec. 28 Paper service. Warrant arrest. Verbal warning. Agency assist: Petersburg Police Department. Welfare check. Thursday, Dec. 29 Traffic stop: Verbal warning for not coming to a complete stop and not carrying license. Traffic stop: Citation iss...

  • Classified ads

    Jan 4, 2023

    PEGBOARD FOR SALE Pegboard with metal frame around it and some hooks. 43 inches by 36 inches. Just $20. Call 907-874-2301. FREE PAPERS Stop by the Sentinel to pick some up. FREE ADS Do you have something to sell? Having a garage sale? Looking to buy something? Classified ads for individuals and community groups are free in the Sentinel. Contact Amber at 907-874-2301 or email wrgsent@gmail.com....

  • Thank you

    Jan 4, 2023

    Thank you to all those who responded to our boat, TOBICA, sinking Christmas morning. – Shirley Wimberley...

  • Legislature will pay $6.6 million to turn Juneau office building into housing

    James Brooks, Alaska Beacon|Jan 4, 2023

    A House-Senate committee of the Alaska Legislature has approved spending $6.6 million to renovate a downtown Juneau office building into 33 apartments for legislators and staff. During a Dec. 19 vote on the proposal, lawmakers said the state-owned building will help alleviate a chronic shortage of housing in the capital city during the legislative session. “One of the biggest challenges we have is housing,” said Sitka Sen. Bert Stedman. “I think this is the right move,” he said. The cost of construction is also being subsidized by a Juneau-base... Full story

  • Climate change leads to less food supply, seabird die-offs

    Christina Larson, Associated Press|Jan 4, 2023

    WASHINGTON — Dead and dying seabirds collected on the coasts of the northern Bering and southern Chukchi seas over the past six years reveal how the Arctic’s fast-changing climate is threatening the ecosystems and people who live there, according to a report released Dec. 13 by U.S. scientists. Local communities have reported numerous emaciated bodies of seabirds — including shearwaters, auklets and murres — that usually eat plankton, krill or fish, but appear to have had difficulty finding sufficient food. The hundreds of distressed and dea...

  • State agency will spend millions more to pursue ANWR leases

    James Brooks, Alaska Beacon|Jan 4, 2023

    Alaska’s state-owned development bank is continuing its efforts to open the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. Directors of the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority voted unanimously last month to spend $6.2 million on a second year of legal fees, lease payments and pre-development work related to drilling in the coastal plain. A director speaking in favor of the proposal said he believes the land was promised to the state at statehood, and “we should have access to this land and be abl... Full story

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