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Articles from the January 12, 2012 edition

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 By Ron Loesch    News    January 12, 2012

Police seize drugs valued at $62,000, make arrest

On Friday, Jan. 6, law enforcement officials seized $62,000 in drugs destined for sale and distribution in Petersburg. According to a news release, Petersburg Police Department and Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) drug task force...

 By Ron Loesch    News    January 12, 2012

No changes expected to current library site plans

Despite suggestions to the contrary, no changes were proposed to the library site plans following a council work session on Monday. Councilor Don Koenigs questioned access problems since the library...

 About Town    January 12, 2012

Yesterday News

January 13, 1982 - It was slow at the Post Office and the airport last week but the Street Department was kept hopping by the 18 inches of snow that fell in Petersburg between Wednesday and Sunday....

 Dockside    January 12, 2012

Petersburg to host Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting next week

Petersburg will host the Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting for Southeast and Yakutat Crab, Shrimp and miscellaneous Shellfish fisheries January 15-21 at the Sons of Norway Hall on Sing Lee Alley. The meeting begins Sunday, Jan. 15 at 8:30 a.m. with...

 News    January 12, 2012

Sen. Bert Stedman visits Petersburg, discusses project funding

State Senator Bert Stedman visited Petersburg on Friday and met with city leaders across the town and discussed project funding needs for the city during the next legislative session. Since...

 Opinion    January 12, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Putting it in writing To the Editor: To: Steve Giesbrecht, City Manager The City is not telling the whole story. I wanted to clear up a few things in regards to the false statements and allegations of me being unresponsive or unwilling to comply...

 Police Reports    January 12, 2012

Police Reports

Jan. 4: A caller reported youths jogging in dark clothing and no reflective gear. Fish and Game was notified of a deer with a broken leg on S. Nordic Drive. A caller reported a 5-gallon jerry jug on Haugen Drive that was leaking fuel. A caller said...

 By Ron Loesch    News    January 12, 2012

City encouraged to retain excess fire hall funds for time being

The city council was informed that the city can retain the excess fire station construction funds, “for a really, really long time,” according to City Manager Steve Giesbrecht. After the purchase of additional fiber optic communications cable...

 News    January 12, 2012

Petersburg rainfall hits 166-1/6 inches in 2011

Unofficial rainfall for Petersburg in 2011 was 166-1/6 inches of rain in 2011. Precipitation readings at the National Weather Service (NWS) office at the airport put the year’s total at 126.18 inches. Petersburg’s amateur weather data collector...

 By Orin PIerson    Sports    January 12, 2012

Vikings struggle against seasoned Glacier Bears

The Haines Glacier Bears travelled to town to wage war with the Vikings last weekend with games Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday the Vikings got off to a slow start and it cost them. The Glacier...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    January 12, 2012

Lady Vikings lose two hard fought games

The Lady Vikings took a long boat ride up to Haines to face the Glacier Bears on the basketball court. In the varsity’s first game on Friday night, Petersburg’s girls had a final score of 39-59....

 Sports    January 12, 2012

Tsunami Bowl team heads north

The PHS Tsunami Bowl team heads to Juneau this weekend to scrimmage against the powerhouse Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain teams. They’ll compete in head-to-head matches against the two teams,...

 News    January 12, 2012

Koenigs questions premise for budget preparation

Councilor Don Koenigs led the charge as he questioned how the city budget was being prepared and offered some proposals of his own. Koenigs suggested that the city manager should establish his budget at only 90% of expected revenues, rather than...

 By Laine Welch    News    January 12, 2012

Snow crab off to an early start with catch boosts and ice encroaching

The Bering Sea snow crab fishery is picking up steam earlier than usual as the fleet scrambles to get the catch before rapidly encroaching sea ice shuts them down. About 25 boats are out on the water so far, soon to be joined by 60 or so more as the...

 Obituaries    January 12, 2012

Dale Ross Johnston

Dale Ross Johnston passed away unexpectedly on January 1, 2012 in Anchorage. He was born July 15, 1957 in Eugene, Ore. to Norman and Laura Johnston. The little family moved to Petersburg in 1960, where it was soon joined by Dale’s brothers Glen...