Articles from the February 16, 2012 edition

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 By Ron Loesch    News    February 16, 2012

Unemployment hearing shows PIA finances, mistrust, responsible for board and employee resignations

A claim for unemployment insurance benefits made pages of Petersburg Indian Association emails and financial statements public last week, and reveals reasons why two employees and four board of... Full story

 By Ron Loesch    News    February 16, 2012

PIA Administrator rebuts hearing information

PIA Tribal Administrator Will Ware on Wednesday rebutted information made public when former employee Susan Harai appeared at a public hearing for unemployment benefits on Feb. 9. “I was perplexed... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    February 16, 2012

Winning poster is cause for celebration

Every student at Petersburg High School was served up ice cream sundays before lunch on Wednesday, much to the delight of state and school officials. The gathering was in honor of sophomore Diane Murp... Full story

 About Town    February 16, 2012

Yesterday's News

February 10, 1982: A new public safety building may be in the offering in the next few years if the hopes of local emergency services workers take seed. The City Council voted unanimously Feb. 1 to...

 Opinion    February 16, 2012

Letters to the Editor

A concerned tribal member To the Editor: It is with troubled emotions that I write this letter concerning the outcome of the unemployment hearing of Susan Harai and Petersburg Indian Association. Tribal members have not been able to get clear...

 By Richard A Svobodny    Opinion    February 16, 2012

Guest Editorial

Thank you for your letter dated February 6, 2012, regarding the District Attorney's office that provides criminal prosecutions for the residents of Petersburg. I am happy to attend your town meeting and discuss the issues that you identify in your...

 By Ron Loesch    News    February 16, 2012

PIA council members sought remedy for financial emergency

Two Petersburg Indian Association tribal council members presented testimony at the unemployment benefit hearing on Feb. 9 for employee Susan Harai showing their determination to resolve the...

 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    February 16, 2012

PIA board elections to be held on Friday

The Petersburg Indian Association (PIA) will be holding board elections on Friday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. According to Tribal Administrator Will Ware there are four seats open, including three board...

 Police Reports    February 16, 2012

Police reports

Feb. 8: Officer issued warning for inoperable headlight. Officer responded to a report of a family fight, no evidence of physical assault was found. Officer responded to a report of someone being locked out. Feb. 9: Officer issued a warning for...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 16, 2012

Petersburg Harbor installs security camera system

Call it added security, or call it Big Brother, the Petersburg Harbor has six new high-definition security cameras affixed to various locations. Two “fixed,” or hard-wired cameras, and four...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 16, 2012

Floating machine shop relocation planned

The North Harbor community will soon say goodbye to the 99-year-old, red and white, floating machine shop that has serviced thousands of boat engines over the decades. Piston & Rudder Service is...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 16, 2012

SEAPA could revive Cascade Creek hydropower project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) denied Cascade Creek LLC, a private company seeking to develop hydropower in Thomas Bay near Petersburg, a pre-development permit. Cascade Creek previously had a preliminary permit to develop the...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    February 16, 2012

Lady Vikings play last home game of season

The Lady Panthers of Craig came to town to face the Lady Vikings last weekend in the girls’ last home series of the season. On Friday the Craig ladies jumped out to an early lead and managed to...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    February 16, 2012

Vikings lose two to Craig Panthers on the road

The Vikings popped down to Craig last weekend to challenge the Panthers on their home court. “The weather was good, but the basketball wasn’t,” said Vikings Head Coach Rick Brock. Friday’s gam...

 About Town    February 16, 2012

PHS St. Valentine’s Day concert and fundraiser

Pictures from the Petersburg High School Music concert and fundraiser...

 News    February 16, 2012

Fuglvog gets 5 months jail in fish case

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A man who sat on the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council and violated fishing regulations while a member was sentenced Friday to five months in federal prison. Arne Fuglvog was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge H....

 News    February 16, 2012

Judge orders board to redraw 4 districts

JUNEAU (AP) — The Alaska Redistricting Board must redraw three Fairbanks-area House districts and another in the Aleutian chain, a state court judge ruled Friday. Judge Michael P. McConahy, in a lengthy ruling, determined that House Districts 1,...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    February 16, 2012

New flood monitoring tools for fishing boats

Over half of all fishing fatalities are due to vessels going down, and most of the boats sink because of flooding. The sinkings of the Alaska Ranger and Katmai in 2008, for example, in which 12 men died, both stemmed from flooding through open...

 Obituaries    February 16, 2012

Ronald Bruce Simpson, 74

Ronald Bruce Simpson, 74, lost his battle with cancer on December 24, 2011. Ron was born on August 4, 1937, in Cashmere, Wash. to Orwan and Barbara Simpson. Ron’s very early years were spent in the Cashmere area. In 1943 the family moved to...

 Obituaries    February 16, 2012

Patrick W. Lloyd, 94

Patrick W. Lloyd, 94, died February 3, 2012 in his sleep, in Anacortes, Wash. Mr. Lloyd was born on September 7, 1917, at Arthur Yates Memorial Hospital in Ketchikan, Alaska. He was the eldest son of...

 Obituaries    February 16, 2012

Richard Henry Greenway, 75

Richard Henry Greenway was born September 16, 1936 and died February 7, 2012 at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Washington. Richard’s zest for life involved anything outdoors. His free time was...

 Obituaries    February 16, 2012

John Charles Ellis, 64

John Charles Ellis, the youngest of four children was born to Chet and Margaret Ellis on May 20, 1947 in Juneau, Alaska. The Ellis family lived near the Mendenhall Glacier, homesteading behind Auke...

 About Town    February 16, 2012

Stork report

Silas Jacob Stanton Gregor was born on January 24, 2012 to Jeigh and Lea Stanton Gregor. Silas weighed 9 lbs 8oz and was 21.5 inches long....

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 16, 2012

Major projects planned for the North Harbor

Plans to dredge and rebuild Petersburg's historic North Harbor are closer than they ever have been before, said Harbormaster Glorianne Wollen. Funding is available for the Army Corps of Engineers to...