Joe Viechnicki, KFSK - Petersburg
The Alaska Marine Highway System announced the new coronavirus-related protocols on Sunday. Three days later, it sent out a statement tweaking some of them.
After announcing there would be no spring bear hunting in the state, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has partially changed its mind. All non-resident brown and black bear hunts will remain closed through May 31. Spring bear hunting for Alaska residents remains open during that time.
The week-long festival celebrates the fishing village's Norwegian heritage.
A Petersburg man in a Seattle hospital after testing positive with COVID-19 Monday, March 16, his family said.
Service on the state ferry Matanuska may not resume in early March as repairs to the fleet’s sole operating mainliner have yet to begin.
Isaac David Friday, 27, is facing one charge of murder in the first degree for the 2017 death of 19-year-old Jade Williams.
For Southcentral, some of the measures under consideration include a one fish bag limit, additional closed days or size limits.
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Film crews followed police officers for 10-16 hours a day in Fairbanks, Kodiak, Kotzebue and Petersburg as they answered calls for criminal activity and wildlife problems.
Permitting work and environmental review will continue into 2020.
Representatives of an effort to seek land for Alaska Natives in five Southeast Alaska communities spoke briefly with Petersburg’s borough assembly this month in hopes of gaining the support of the municipality.
Alaska’s Congressional delegation announced a two-year extension for Secure Rural Schools payments, money paid to municipalities for school operations and maintenance, road work and special projects around forest land.
A real piece of local history is now on display at the Petersburg Public Library. It’s part of a wooden barge that wrecked in a notoriously bad part of the Wrangell Narrows south of Petersburg at the turn of the last century.
The cannery has not operated since 2016.
The training is geared toward those in commercial fishing, tribal organizations or other coastal residents.
The decision could affect coastal waters from southern California to the Aleutian Islands.
The U.S. Forest Service audit and questions about it spring from multiple internal reviews the agency completed on the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island and the Tonka sale on Kupreanof Island near Petersburg.
According to a criminal complaint filed in court, 39-year-old Eric Nash Jennings was arrested on a houseboat Saturday after allegedly retrieving a package mailed to him from California.
Meanwhile, the Petersburg Borough Assembly is considering an ordinance that could lower property tax bills for low-income housing units.