Accused of bootlegging and selling marijuana to adults and minors in the village, former Village Police Officer Jacques Cooper, 43, was banished August 10 from the Akiak community by the tribal council. The trouble is, he still hasn’t left.
Voters will have a choice of candidates for mayor and for Borough Assembly in Petersburg this fall. The only two mayors of the Petersburg borough both filed to seek the mayor’s seat, Mark Jensen and Cindi Lagoudakis. Jensen resigned his seat in May with more than two years left to go in his term.
Skagway court has been without a local judicial officer. And that position isn’t set to be filled any time soon. Court system officials say the long-term plan is for a magistrate judge in Haines to handle cases from both Upper Lynn Canal communities.