Articles from the February 7, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    February 7, 2013

Jones returns to PIA

The Petersburg Indian Association re-hired Bruce Jones after letting him go in mid-October – and only two months of service to the organization. Jones has agreed to a four-year commitment with PIA after a long career in local government. “I had... Full story


Assembly speaks out against genetically engineered salmon

The Petersburg Borough Assembly spoke out against genetically engineered salmon by way of a resolution during its regular meeting Monday afternoon. Resolution 2013-2 opposes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's preliminary finding of no... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 7, 2013

Transportation Advisory Board asks for more ferry service

The Petersburg Transportation Advisory Committee Chair, Dave Kensinger, attended the Marine Transportation Advisory Board meeting in Juneau and asked for more ferry service to the area. “We went to them with two proposals,” Kensinger said. “One... Full story


Yesterday's News

February 2, 1983 - The acute care building of the Petersburg General Hospital should be “razed, torn down” when the new building is completed, the administrator of the hospital said. Craig Slater said it is estimated that the building would cost...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 7, 2013

Still seeking letters of interest for vacant positions

The Petersburg Borough continues to seek letters of interest from qualified residents to fill vacancies in elected offices until the first regular borough election, set for October 2014. All letters of interest should be submitted to the Mayor or...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 7, 2013

TRT funds available for qualified non-profit organizations

The Petersburg Transient Room Tax Committee announced the availability of $8,136 from the TRT receipts to be awarded to qualified non-profit organizations. Applications for the grants can be picked up at the Petersburg finance office, or on the...

 By Shelly Pope    News    February 7, 2013

TRT ordinance revised for assembly

A new version of the transient room tax ordinance was introduced to the Petersburg Borough Assembly during its regular meeting Monday afternoon to address concerns voiced by fishing lodge owners, who...


SEAPA board to discuss group retreat

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors will meet in special session this week to discuss a possible junket for the five voting members to hash out organizational policy and the administrative oversight of staff members. The board will m...


To the Editor

Nominate a volunteer To the Editor: Dear Alaskans, Whenever I travel in Alaska, I meet volunteers with big hearts and helping hands. I know you see their positive impact in your community. Please take time to nominate an outstanding volunteer for...


Police reports

January 30 Officers responded to a report of an individual going through vehicles on S. Nordic Drive. Benjamin W. Byrer, 38, was arrested on the charge of probation violation on S. Second Street. January 31 Officers were notified of an intoxicated...



January 30 Benjamin W. Byrer, 38, appeared before Judge William Carey for a third petition to revoke probation. Byrer entered a denial to the charges and adjudication is set for March 26. January 31 Eric M. Deberry, 41, appeared before Deputy...


Volunteers needed for energy audits on fishing boats

Volunteers are needed to test drive some new money-saving methods for ‘do it yourself’ energy audits on fishing boats. “Just as with a home audit where you try and understand where your energy is going, you can learn how your vessel is consumin...


A local cele-bird-ty

This female Snowy Owl spent the afternoon attracting many curious visitors while perched near Petersburg’s Middle Harbor on Monday....


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