Petersburg resident, Jack Slaght, has been spending the last few years making two fire trucks--from1928 and 1936--like new again.
Instructors hope the club will serve as a feeder program into the high school's National Ocean Science Bowl team.
The allowable catch for the U.S. is 1,100, according to preseason estimates. There will be an commercial opening in District 8 on May 2 for trolling and drift gill netting.
White nose syndrome has killed seven million bats on the East Coast. Experts fear it’s only a matter of time before it reaches Alaska. But what that could mean for Southeast bats is unclear because so little is known about the population.
Some 137 permit holders participated in the fishery and used 47 herring pound structures, with a number of permit holders sharing those structures.
As the regular Legislative session nears its scheduled end date, lawmakers are expecting to continue work on budget solutions past the 90-day mark approved by voters. Legislators still have to reconcile competing versions of the state budget and have yet to approve new taxes, changes to the Alaska Permanent Fund or other fiscal proposals. Petersburg’s representative in the state House, Sitka Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins says those decisions have to be made this year but he thinks that work is going to take awhile.
A plane crashed on Admiralty Island on Friday morning southeast of Angoon after departing from Wrangell. Three people died and one was injured.
One business on main street in Petersburg has started the process of applying for a retail marijuana license with the state. The owner doesn’t expect to be operating until 2017 at the earliest.
A Southeast lawmaker wants communities to be able to contribute directly to the Alaska Marine Highway System.
The state of Alaska has suspended a state-mandated test because of ongoing problems with the computer based assessment, however some districts are continuing on with testing this week. Students across Alaska started taking the online Alaska Measures of Progress assessment Tuesday. Testing that day was ended when a construction crew severed a fiber optic cable at the University of Kansas, where the vendor Achievement and Assessment Institute is based.