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Petersburg cruise ship, senior fees get first approval

New fees for cruise ship passengers and senior citizens got the first of three approvals by the Petersburg borough assembly this week. Elected officials are seeking to recoup some money from visitors to the area along with seniors who use an exemption from the borough’s six percent sales tax.

Salmon seiner forfeits boat for creek robbing

A commercial salmon seine fisherman from Klawock has to forfeit his boat, his catch and pay a fine of over 32,000 dollars for fishing too close to a salmon stream and other charges.

Petersburg electric department reorganization back on track

A plan to reorganize Petersburg’s borough departments for the oversight of the local electric utility is moving forward again. The borough assembly Tuesday directed staff to proceed with a plan that will lead to the creation of a new utility director’s position in charge of Petersburg Municipal Power and Light. It’s not a done deal yet and the assembly was still split on the plan.

On the (tiny) home stretch

Cyleena Pellett (Sr.), Bailey Clifton (Jr.), and instructor Mike Vieira are framing a “pocket door” for the tiny home’s bathroom. Pellett has worked 4 semesters on the tiny home, which started as a trailer parked in the high...

Taku sale complete

The Alaska Marine Highway System sold the 55-year-old ferry Taku Friday. It will leave Ketchikan in about a month. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry) The Alaska Marine Highway System fleet was reduced by one ship as of Friday morning....

Governor follows up on State of the State speech

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker gave the State of the State address Thursday night. His main message was that Alaska can control its own destiny if it follows through on policies he’s proposed. Alaska Public Media and KTOO’s Andrew...

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