A new student group has helped collect 80 coats to be giving away Saturday at the Salvation Army Community Hall.
Residents of the Southeast Alaska community of Whale Pass should be getting their ballots in the mail right before Christmas to decide on forming a new city. The former logging camp and community of around 50 people is voting on whether to incorporate a new second class city, encompassing about 26 square miles of land and water on northern Prince of Wales Island.
The commercial fisheries for two sea floor-dwelling delicacies of Southeast Alaska started in October. The season for sea cucumbers is wrapping up while fishing for geoduck clams is expected to continue this winter.
Audiences in Petersburg’s Wright Auditorium might not notice the changes right away, but there’s some new equipment that’s been installed making it easier and safer to show movies and put on performances.
Community volunteers and Petersburg's Salvation Army Church are donating food boxes to local families to help them have a Thanksgiving meal at home.
Three major rivers that flow out of Canada into Southeast Alaska could provide a combined one billion dollars in value for tourism and fisheries on this side of the border over the next three decades. That’s one of the findings in a new study commissioned by a group seeking to highlight potential impacts to those rivers from the mining industry in British Columbia.
Next year’s harvest of pink salmon in Southeast could be more than double this year’s according to a forecast out this month from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The state agency is forecasting a commercial catch of 43 million pinks in 2017. That compares to this year’s harvest of over 18 million humpies.
Residents in the Southeast Alaska community of Petersburg have made the first recorded sightings in Alaska of a kind of woodpecker that’s more commonly found in the western United States and British Columbia. The Lewis’s Woodpecker was sighted in an apple tree near downtown Petersburg last week.
The assembly agreed that the borough does not want the Entrance Island dock in Hobart Bay. They would consider taking over Kupreanof and Papkes under certain conditions.
Petersburg voters got what they wanted in the general election for the most part. Local voters favored Republicans across the board except for the House 35 race.