Articles from the January 31, 2013 edition

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Halibut catch cut less than expected

Halibut catches weren’t slashed as badly as people feared, although they still continue on a downward trend – and the outlook is grim. A coast wide catch of 31 million pounds was approved on Friday by the International Pacific Halibut... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 31, 2013

PMC financial audit gets a green light

Petersburg Medical Center had the presentation of its financial audit during the regular meeting of the PMC Hospital Board Thursday evening. Eric Campbell of Mikunda, Cottrell & Co., Inc. Certified Public Accountants & Consultants of Anchorage... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 31, 2013

TBPA elects officers for coming year

The Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met Wednesday morning to get updates on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, SEAPA, Tyee and to elect officers for the new year. Sitting Member at Large, Brian...


Yesterday's News

January 26, 1983 - Leroy Fairbanks of Petersburg will be among twenty five recruit Alaska State Troopers and fish and wildlife protection officers that will begin 13 weeks of intensive training this month at the Department of Public Safety Academy...

 By Shelly Pope    News    January 31, 2013

Losing Big contestants have been chosen

Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department has begun its own version of the Biggest Loser which is called Losing Big Petersburg. The contestants for this competition will take part in various... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    January 31, 2013

Legislature to debate guns in schools

WRANGELL — With the 2012 school shootings in Connecticut and California still fresh in our collective memory, a proposal from an Anchorage lawmaker would allow for teachers or other permanent school employees to carry concealed weapons on campus...


Police reports

January 23 Gina R. Stafford, 43, was arrested on the charge of violation of conditions of release. January 24 A truck was driven without permission on Sandy Beach Road. January 25 A break-in was reported on S. Nordic Drive. City vehicles were...



January 29 Charles Melvin Gadd, 28, appeared before Deputy Magistrate Cris Morrison for an arraignment on the charges of commercial fish closed season dungeness crab and unlawful storage of dungeness crab pot gear. Gadd entered a plea of no contest...

 By Greg Knight    News    January 31, 2013

Stavee facing charges related to assault case

WRANGELL — A 21-year-old Wrangell man has been charged with purchasing alcohol for a party where an alleged assault occurred on Jan. 12. Taylor Stavee was charged on Friday, Jan. 25 with two counts – Furnishing Alcoholic Beverages to persons...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    January 31, 2013

Lady Viking win against Lady Wolves Friday night

The Lady Vikings hosted the Sitka Lady Wolves over the weekend and won Friday with a score of 60 to 51. “We did a very nice job of passing the basketball and taking care of it,” Head Coach Dino...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    January 31, 2013

Vikings fall to Wolves over the weekend

The Petersburg Vikings traveled to Sitka to face the Wolves for the second weekend in a row. “Going into this trip and from the scores of the weekend before there were some very specific things we n...


Changes proposed for cruise ship waste water regulations

JUNEAU – Gov. Sean Parnell is proposing changes to the way the state regulates wastewater from cruise ships – drawing criticism that his proposal would roll back provisions of a 2006 citizen initiative that required cruise ships to meet state...


Ranger Districts ask owners to register vehicles

According to the Tongass National Forest District Rangers, there is a growing problem with abandoned vehicles and long-term parking on remote road systems near Petersburg and Wrangell. Rangers claim t...


Senators express frustration on fisheries aid

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska's U.S. senators voted with the majority in supporting a $50.5 billion emergency relief package for victims of Superstorm Sandy. But Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich expressed frustration that $150 million for Alaska and...


American Seafoods is now accepting grant applications

The Community Advisory Board of American Seafoods Company is now accepting applications for the Alaska Community Grant Program. The deadline to submit applications is Feb. 6 and the board will award $30,000 to selected organizations Feb. 14. Since...


Rare-earth elements mine possible in POW Island

KETCHIKAN (AP) — An Alaska company has set its sights on developing a rare-earth element mine by 2016 on southeast Prince of Wales Island. Ucore Rare Metals' proposed Bokan Mountain Project could begin construction in 2014 with the proper permits,...


SEAPA board fields transparency concerns

A debate over the openness of records in the possession of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency – along with discussion over the noticing, intent and necessity of an executive session to seek requests for power and energy from across the region –... Full story


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