A Wrangell doctor was arrested following allegations of distribution and possession of child pornography. Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation served a search warrant yesterday at the home of Greg Salard.
Petersburg Borough Assembly will be considering several issues at its meeting Monday night.
The Clausen Museum has recently hired Brittany Zenge as new Director to replace Sue McCallum who moved to Florida after 16 years on the job.
Petersburg High School’s volleyball team finished well in a large Juneau tournament called the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza, according to Coach Jaime Cabral.
The Wrangell Borough Assembly Tuesday passed a new animal control ordinance to tackle the problem of dogs running free downtown.
The oldest Native rights organization in the nation elected a new leader while holding Grand Camp in Petersburg.
Alaska Sen. Mark Begich has signed a pledge that would make third-party ad spending in the Senate race more transparent. Challenger Dan Sullivan refused to sign it, and accused Begich of not signing his pledge to curb outside spending.
A nearly-completed British Columbia mine in the Stikine River watershed is expected to begin full production at the end of this month. Meanwhile, protesters blocking access to the controversial Red Chris mine may be forced out Tuesday.
With the recent retirement of Petersburg’s long-time Community Development Director, Leo Luczak, comes a new director and some changes in the job description.
The Forest Service plans three more timber sales in a part of Prince of Wales Island conservationists say needs to be protected. They’re much smaller than a recent sale in the same area.
Deer hunting is open in some areas in the Unit 3 islands near Petersburg. On the mainland in Unit 1-B, hunters can take two bucks. On Prince of Wales, hunters … more
A Sealaska subsidiary has closed its office in Kake, laying off three people. That's because Colorado-based Managed Business Solutions lost a large contract.
The two candidates running to represent Ketchikan, Wrangell and surrounding communities in the Alaska State House of Representatives were in Wrangell Thursday for a candidate forum. Republican Chere Klein and non-affiliated candidate Dan Ortiz took questions from voters on balancing the state budget, Medicaid expansion and the minimum wage.
A Wrangell running group is trying to become a nonprofit organization so it can give more to local charities and help residents with their medical expenses. The group hopes official nonprofit status will provide more sources of funding and more services for the community.
The 102nd Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp annual convention began in Petersburg Wednesday.
Petersburg will be hosting a regional meeting of community and business leaders in two years.
Petersburg is supporting an independent ferry authority’s application to the state to start ferry service at the Banana Point boat ramp on South Mitkof Island next year. Borough assembly members this summer wanted the Rain Forest Islands ferry to look into alternate landing sites after hearing about concerns with the boat ramp use. However, the ferry authority’s manager says that’s the only site that will work.
A controversial British Columbia mine northeast of Ketchikan has gained some key permits needed for construction.
The Forest Service has awarded a contract to log two-thirds of a controversial Southeast Alaska timber sale. Officials say it’s the first of several contracts for an area called Big Thorne.
About 250 people crowded into Ketchikan’s Ted Ferry Civic Center to hear what Libertarian Care Clift, Republican incumbent Sean Parnell and independent Bill Walker had to say.
Three candidates for Alaska governor, independent Bill Walker, Libertarian Care Clift and Republican incumbent Gov. Sean Parnell, participated in a debate Wednesday in Ketchikan. Click here to listen to the entire event.
This summer's visitors asked about the waterfront's elevation, whether Alaska takes American money and where the Sarah Palin statue is.
It’s official: The Ketchikan Shipyard will build two new ferries for the State of Alaska over the next few years.
After five years of growth, Southeast Alaska’s labor force and population leveled off in 2013, according to data released Tuesday at the Southeast Conference annual membership meeting.
The Southeast Conference annual membership meeting will bring about 200 people to Wrangell next week. The organization advocates for economic development in Southeast Alaska.
The Thomas Bay Power Commission Tuesday resolved to ask the borough assemblies of Wrangell and Petersburg how it can contribute to the communities after a management transfer removed its original responsibilities.
Some Alaska tribal organizations say Aug. 4’s dam break at a British Columbia mine shows what could happen at proposed near-border mines. But some B.C. tribal governments strongly support development.
The British Columbia Environment Ministry says water that poured out of a massive mine-tailings pond Aug. 4 appears to be safe
Monday’s tailings-dam break at a British Columbia copper and gold mine could threaten Southeast Alaska salmon fisheries. Critics also say similar dams closer to the border could suffer the same fate.
Wrangell’s new, 300-ton boat lift is the second biggest in Alaska. It hauled a 300-ton tug boat Tuesday after a week of delays.