Tag Archives: Petersburg

A month after starting up, new ferry tries to smooth out service

ferryA new independent ferry connecting Wrangell, Petersburg and Prince of Wales Island’s Coffman Cove started up a month ago, and it’s still trying to work out some kinks. Wrangell officials are working with the Rainforest Islands Ferry to solve its biggest problem—the lack of a suitable place to load vehicles in Wrangell.

Rainforest Islands Ferry starts service in Southeast

ferryA new independent ferry connecting Wrangell, Petersburg and Coffman Cove on Prince of Wales Island started up Friday and transported its first passengers between the communities. But the launch of passenger service revealed some logistical problems.

Wrangell, Petersburg hospitals share a financial administrator

It can be difficult for rural Alaskan hospitals to recruit experienced financial professionals. That’s why the hospitals in Wrangell and Petersburg are taking a new approach to that challenge by sharing a chief financial officer.

SEAPA moves forward with plans for Swan Lake expansion

seapa boardA power agency that supplies electricity to three Southeast communities is moving forward with plans to expand its hydro storage capacity by selling bonds.

Hunters take near-record number of moose near Wrangell, Petersburg

IMG_1321The Wrangell-Petersburg area’s month-long moose hunt ended last week with an almost-record harvest. The harvest from the Stikine River is also the highest going back to 1990.

Southeast loses 10 school superintendents

Southeast Alaska has 17 school districts. Ten have or are getting new superintendents. (Courtesy Alaska Association of School Administrators)More than half of Southeast Alaska’s school districts have hired new superintendents this year. Why are so many leaving and what impact will that have?

School funding programs extended for a year

A federal funding program key to Southeast school districts will remain in place for another year.