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Articles from the February 27, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Tax on tobacco could appear on October's ballot

A borough committee may organize to further investigate the merits of instituting an excise tax on tobacco after it was brought up for discussion during several sales tax ordinance committee meetings. While an excise tax on tobacco doesn’t fall... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Tight state budget could delay municipal remodel

Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen and Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht spent time in Juneau with legislators last week lobbying for state funding for the municipal building remodel. “We got a pretty unified message,” Giesbrecht said. “There’s... Full story

 
 News    February 27, 2014

Record Pinks creating market glut

JUNEAU (AP) — State officials say Alaska's record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several years. The state Division of Economic Development sees a glut in supply after the 2013 harvest,...

 
 About Town    February 27, 2014

Yesterday's News

February 24, 1914 – The Bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Hon. McKellar, which provides that fish kept in cold storage for more than two months cannot be shipped in interstate commerce is so worded that it would cover frozen and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Petersburg schools sweep technology conference awards

The Petersburg School District brought home major accolades from Anchorage last weekend after it swept student, teacher and administrator awards at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

School district directs resources to encourage health and nutrition

Stedman Elementary school students are participating in a statewide program aimed at increasing physical activity. The Healthy Futures Challenge encourages students to engage in 30 minutes of physical activity three times a week for four consecutive...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Sales tax committee recommends increasing tax cap

The sales tax ordinance committee will recommend to the borough assembly an increase of the sales tax cap from $1200 to $1500 and to limit senior exemptions to full-time Petersburg residents. The mission of the committee is to simplify the sales tax...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Court sentences men who broke into multiple businesses

Superior Court Judge William Carey last Monday sentenced Joshua Franklin, 26, and Brandon Estes, 20, to four years in jail with two and a half years to serve after the pair plead guilty in December to five counts of felony burglaries and several...

 
 Police Reports    February 27, 2014

Police reports

February 19 A caller reported a vehicle blocking the street. February 20 A caller reported a dog without a leash. A caller reported vehicles blocking the roadway. February 21 An officer responded to a report of a vehicle damaged while parked....

 
 Courts    February 27, 2014

Courts

February 20 Patrick Mooney appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Refusal to Take a Breath Test and Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 6th degree. The defendant entered a not-guilty plea....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    February 27, 2014

Lady Vikings win three of four away games

The Lady Vikings brought home three wins after last week's grueling four games in four days against Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe. The Lady Vikings defeated Mt. Edgecumbe last Wednesday in overtime 50-49. "...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    February 27, 2014

Vikings fall to Sitka in last home games of season

The Petersburg Vikings lost two tough games against Sitka despite taking early leads in both Friday and Saturday's contests. The squad took control of Friday's game early in the first quarter with a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Superintendent sheds additional light on Petersen case

Petersburg School District Superintendent Robert Thomason released additional information regarding former school Maintenance Director Tye Petersen’s possession of non-pornographic images of local children. Petersen was arrested last fall and...

 
 News    February 27, 2014

Kito sworn in Wed. to state House

JUNEAU (AP) — House Democrats have confirmed Sam Kito III as the newest member of the state Legislature. He was sworn into office on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Gov. Sean Parnell last week chose Kito from among three candidates forwarded by the Tongass...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Council uses "homegrown" approach to stimulate economy

Petersburg Economic Development Director Liz Cabrera presented a brief overview of the Petersburg economy to the borough assembly. Cabrera used data from a bi-annual economic trench report to provide statistics on economic indicators such as median w...

 
 
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