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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 8, 2012

Critics of borough voice opinions following report

Neighbors to Petersburg's proposed borough boundary-lines are voicing concern following a report issued by the Local Boundary Commission (LBC) last week. The LBC last week released their report...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 8, 2012

Fate of Romiad building still uncertain

The Petersburg City Council will meet for a second time this week. In a special session, open to the public the council members and the mayor will discuss the terms of the loan agreement between the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    March 8, 2012

Cat in the Hat

Beth Moreland dressed as the Cat in the Hat read the classic Dr. Seuss story to a group of youngsters and their parents as part of Pre-School Story Time on Wednesday at the Petersburg Public...

 
 About Town    March 8, 2012

Yesterday’s News

March 10, 1982 - As construction on the Senior Citizens’ Housing Project nears completion, the list of persons expressing an interest in living there is growing and a manager is expected to be appro...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 8, 2012

City Council updates Transient Room Tax resolution, approves grants

Petersburg City Council revised the Transient Room Tax (TRT) for the first time in 22 years. Council members on Tuesday, also approved three TRT grants for a total of $9,208. The TRT is a tax that is...

 
 Opinion    March 8, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Issues with biomass use To the Editor: The Southeast Integrated Resource Plan comment period ends March 19. The SEIRP lays out various scenarios for conversion to alternative sources of heat energy for the region. We believe the plan wrongly favors c...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 8, 2012

Peggy's Corner

Hello again from the capital. This week we passed the mid-point for this year’s legislative session, so we’re on the downhill slide for the end of the session – with a lot of work yet to be...

 
 Police Reports    March 8, 2012

Police Reports

Feb. 29 - EMS responded to meet a medevac on the ground at the airport. Officers responded to a call of a dog being attacked by another dog on the 1300 block of Howkan. A resident on Excel Street called for assistance after being locked out of their...

 
 Courts    March 8, 2012

Court Reports

March 7 - Abraham McIntyre entered a plea of guilty to a charge of illegal storage of Dungeness crab pots. The court issued a sentence of a fine of $1,000, with $500, suspended, plus a $10 surcharge. The crab pots will be returned to McIntyre after...

 
 News    March 8, 2012

School lunches get garden fresh with new program

Carlee Wells thinks school lunch is not all fun and games, but instead is another opportunity for learning. For Wells, Petersburg School District Food Services Director, lunchtime is when students...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    March 8, 2012

Vikings taste dissappointment at regional tourney

The Region V 3A/4A Tournament started off tough for the Vikings on Wednesday with a game against Mt. Edgecumbe. Edgecumbe was seeded 3rd going into the tourney and had been one of the better teams in...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    March 8, 2012

Season ends for Lady Viking hoops at Region V tournament Ketchikan

The Lady Vikings ended their season in Ketchikan last week at the Region V 3A/4A Tournament. Petersburg’s girls started tournament play on Wednesday with a game against Craig. The girls started out...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 8, 2012

Couple offers private mental health services

The Stanton Gregor's take the term “couples counseling” to a whole new level. For spouses Lea and Jeigh Stanton Gregor mental health is a family affair, and practice. True North Counseling &...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    March 8, 2012

Exhibit shows Japanese WWII invasion of the Aleutians

A traveling exhibit, which includes 12 historic and recent photographs, that tells the story of the Japanese occupation of Kiska Island has come to The Clausen Memorial Museum. “[The exhibit] shows...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 8, 2012

Despite approving many resolutions, City Council holds off on planned 'tax-free' day

Petersburg Municipal Power & Light has purchased a new stand-by diesel generator that will assist in high-energy demand cycles, when the city is cut-off from its main power supply, Tyee. Petersburg City Council on Tuesday approved a bid from ASCR...

 
 Sports    March 8, 2012

Petersburg Wrestling Tournament 2012 Kindergarten through 8th Grade

Last weekend Petersburg hosted their annual spring wrestling tournament with six visiting teams and over 150 wrestlers. Visiting teams included Craig, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Sitka, Juneau, Douglas, and...

 
 About Town    March 8, 2012

Stork Report

Wyatt John Winther was born at 3:54 a.m. to Wayne and Megan Winther on February 12, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Tacoma Wash. He weighed 8 lbs 10 oz and was 21 inches long....

 
 About Town    March 8, 2012

Community Foundation grant cycle is open

The Petersburg Community Foundation’s third grant-making opportunity is now open. A total of $7000 will be awarded to a minimum of three nonprofit organizations. Applications are due April 12 at 9:00 p.m. Grant awards will be announced at the...

 
 About Town    March 8, 2012

Norosz named to 2012 Alaska Community Foundation board

The Alaska Community Foundation named Kris Norosz as secretary to its 2012 board of directors. Established in 1995, The Alaska Community Foundation grants more than $5 million a year to charitable projects and nonprofit organizations across the...

 
 Obituaries    March 8, 2012

Ernest “Bud” Parker, 74

Ernest “Bud” Parker passed away at home on February 29, 2012. Bud was born to Ernest and Freda (Good) Parker on December 15, 1937. Bud attended Sedro-Woolley High School and then graduated from...

 
 Obituaries    March 8, 2012

Gladys (Thynes) Solberg, 75

Gladys (Thynes) Solberg, 75, died February 19, 2012 in Seattle. She was born in Petersburg on October 27, 1936. She was one of 6 children born to Gudrun (Tandstad) and Carl Thynes originally from...

 
 By Kaitlyn McAvoy    News    March 8, 2012

Wrangell discusses power sharing with Petersburg

WRANGELL — During Wrangell’s cold snap in mid-January when temperatures dipped to zero degrees, residents were cranking up their heat. As a result of that jump in electrical power usage, the Tyee Hydroelectric Plant near Wrangell maxed out, forci...

 
 
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