Canadian fisheries staff move fish across blockage in Stikine tributary

Canadian officials are airlifting Chinook and sockeye salmon over a landslide that caused a barrier to salmon passage in the Tahltan River, a tributary of the Stikine. Steve Gotch, Fisheries and...

Assembly advances electric rate increase ordinance

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved an updated electric ordinance that increases rates by four percent during the next two years. The current declining block rate structure was established more than two decades ago to encourage electric... Full story

EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed restrictions Friday that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska. The...

ADOT to present draft transportation plan in Petersburg

Alaska Department of Transportation (ADOT) staff is headed to Petersburg to discuss with the community its new Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan, which includes changes to the Alaska Marine Highway System, a Kake access road and anticipated...

Borough manager's report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following during Monday’s assembly meeting: The borough has seen increased littering and other activity in the Frederick Point area. We have assigned officers to extra patrol efforts in the area....

Fish Factor: Sockeye price drops thanks to catch being millions over projections

It came as no surprise when the first price postings last week tanked for Bristol Bay sockeye salmon to $1.20 a pound, with an extra 15 cents for chilled fish. That compares to a base price of $1.50 a pound last year. The Bristol Bay catch topped...