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Articles from the March 15, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 15, 2012

Congressman Young talks funding & energy

Alaska Congressman Don Young spoke about a program to revitalize Southeast schools, local businesses and sea otter pelt market possibilities during a brief stop in Petersburg on Tuesday. Young met wit...

 
 News    March 15, 2012

Petersburg Police make arrests after home invasion and assault

Petersburg Police are investigating the alleged home invasion, assault, robbery and possible sexual assault in three separate, but related cases, said Police Chief Jim Agner. According to probable cause reports filed in district court on Wednesday,...

 
 About Town    March 15, 2012

Yesterday’s News

A summertime view of Petersburg’s front street from the cable office, taken in July 1936....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 15, 2012

Dr. Bergren goes on a South Pole adventure

A long-time Petersburg doctor is now living and working in Antarctica. Dr. John Bergren, 50, is currently serving as the Lead Physician at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Bergren is one of only 160...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 15, 2012

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello again from the Alaska Legislature. Well, it’s still snowing and we’re still debating Education Funding, Oil and Gas Taxes, and lots of other issues that are so important to Alaska’s...

 
 Police Reports    March 15, 2012

Police reports

March 7 An assault was reported on Odin Street. March 8 Caller reported a possible identity theft. Officers responded to a report of a possible fight, yelling, and breaking glass. March 9 A caller reported that someone was blocking a driveway on S....

 
 Courts    March 15, 2012

Court reports

March 14 Thomas P. Lyons appeared before the court regarding a petition to revoke probation. Lyons could face up to 3 years in prison, the court said. An adjudication hearing is set for April 23. March 8 Abraham E Niemi appeared before the court...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    March 15, 2012

New Forest Ranger comes to town

There's a new Ranger in town. Jason Anderson, 38, is now at the helm of the U.S. Forest Service office in Petersburg. An avid-outdoorsman, the father of five, said he is welcoming the responsibility...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Dockside    March 15, 2012

USCG discourages aggressive behavior during Sitka fishery

The U.S. Coast Guard has advised permit holders for the annual Sitka Herring Sac-Roe fishery that they will increase the number of boarding teams in Sitka and will, “conduct immediate on-scene board...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    March 15, 2012

Business of the Year

Barb and Mike Luhr accepted the Chamber of Commerce plaque naming Piston and Rudder as the Business of the Year. The couple and local shareholders purchased the local shipyard and merged its operations with their company in 2011. Piston and Rudder...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    Sports    March 15, 2012

PHS Students place fourth in Tsunami Bowl

Five students from Petersburg High Schools participated in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB), coming in fourth overall against 20 other teams in the region. The Petersbug team included Tyler...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Dockside    March 15, 2012

Harbor security cameras capture dumpster freeloaders

Newly installed security cameras at the city harbors have enabled the department to photograph freeloaders attempting to stuff personal trash into harbor dumpsters. While boat owners are entitled to...

 
 News    March 15, 2012

Forest Service says Southeast raptors to nest soon

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service in Juneau is warning residents to be respectful of raptors and ravens as they begin nesting in southeast Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports people should keep a healthy distance — 100 to 200 yards —...

 
 Dockside    March 15, 2012

Icicle to acquire Snopac

SEATTLE (AP) — A large, Seattle-based diversified seafood company says it has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire Snopac Products. Icicle Seafoods president and CEO Dennis Guhlke said Wednesday his company is excited about the agreement...

 
 Dockside    March 15, 2012

Clearing a way for upgrades

On Monday, workers demolished the icemaker at Trident’s Petersburg plant, to make way for a new and improved ice production facility....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 15, 2012

Fish Factor

Home grown salmon are Alaska’s largest crop – but don’t ever refer to it as farming. Whereas farmed fish are crammed into closed pens or cages until they’re ready for market, Alaska salmon begin their lives in one of 35 hatcheries and are...

 
 About Town    March 15, 2012

Helping hands in Haiti

Scot and Rachel Kandoll, along with Stacey and Jerry Dahl, Silas Flor, and Brian and Carol Kandoll, were in Haiti from January 27 to February 6. During that time they visited a small village in...

 
 About Town    March 15, 2012

School News

University of Phoenix Eva Medalen Rodriguez, a 2002 PHS graduate, recently graduated from the University of Phoenix earning a Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting. Gonzaga University Gina Meucci, has earned placement on the Gonzaga...

 
 About Town    March 15, 2012

Stork Report

Leif Oliver Christensen was born to Oliver and Tiffany Christensen on February 28, 2012 at 3:48 pm at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. He weighed 9 lbs 3 oz and was 21 inches...

 
 News    March 15, 2012

Ketchikan man helps bear get head out of jar

KETCHIKAN (AP) — A tiny bear cub received another chance at life when local hiker Michael Schuler released its head from a plastic jug on the top of Deer Mountain on Sunday. Schuler said Tuesday that he had gone up the mountain that day to conduct...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 15, 2012

Romiad to be moved by the end of April

After a lengthy debate, the Petersburg City Council worked out the details of a $210,000 loan to local business-owner Pete Litsheim to move the 29-year-old Romiad building from its current location on...

 
 About Town    March 15, 2012

St. Patty’s style supper

The Catholic church kicked off St. Patrick’s Day festivities early by serving Corned Beef and Cabbage on Sunday for a fundraiser dinner. Volunteers Joe Stratman (left) and Tom Abbott served up the...

 
 
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