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Articles from the March 20, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

Elementary renovation prompts early summer break

Summer break will start early for Stedman Elementary School students this year after the Alaska Department of Education Commissioner gave the Petersburg District School Board tentative approval to release students four days early so construction can... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

Crystal Lake Hatchery reconstruction to move forward

Southern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Production Manager Bill Glass said plans are moving forward to continue production at Crystal Lake Hatchery even if it can’t immediately reconstruct the incubation facility destroyed by fire earlier this... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

Sitka herring sac roe goes on notice

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the Sitka Sound herring roe fishery is on a two-hour notice as of 8 a.m. March 20. A test sample taken March 17 from shallow waters near Magic Island revealed a high percentage of immature roe with an... Full story

 
 About Town    March 20, 2014

Yesterday's News

March 21, 1914 – It will be of interest to packers to know that the custom authorities in France have issued a regulation which may be well to heed. The regulation, which goes into effect the last of June this year, is in substance as follows:...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

Assembly to discuss possible electric rate increase

The Petersburg Borough Assembly and Power and Light staff will meet this Friday to determine whether or not to raise electric rates by 2 percent. Power and Light Superintendent Joe Nelson requested direction from the assembly last Monday evening....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

Superintendent applicants to tour community

Three Petersburg School District Superintendent applicants land in Petersburg early next week for interviews and will speak with PSD staff and administrators, visit with the community and tour the island. Jay Thomas, Virginia Jewell and Lisa Stroh...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Scow Bay Turnaround limit rumor To the Editor: Over the last couple of weeks, the Petersburg Borough Assembly has received letters from out of town boat owner expressing concern that the borough is planning to place a load limit on the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

High school could expand vocational offerings

Petersburg High School may soon offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. PHS Principal Rick Dormer said the course would be added to the school’s vocational technology class offerings. “It would allow kids to walk out with a diploma and...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

EDITORIAL: The decision to publish

This newspaper’s decision to publish the name of a rape victim in its report in the March 6 edition was influenced by many factors. While many publications have a policy not to publish the name of a victim of rape, we are aware of many...

 
 Police Reports    March 20, 2014

Police reports

March 13 An officer responded to a report of suspicious activity at a business. A caller reported losing a firearm. A caller reported damage to a door knob appearing to look like attempted break-in near South 3rd Street. A caller reported having to...

 
 Courts    March 20, 2014

Courts

March 10 Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens ordered a decree of divorce between Jennifer Hansen and Anthony Hansen. March 14 Davinnia Tullos appeared before Magistrate Judge John Hutchins on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the second degree. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    March 20, 2014

Petersburg soccer team takes first at Juneau tournament

Petersburg soccer players took home championship trophies from the Shamrock Soccer Tournament held in Juneau last weekend. This is the second year Petersburg athletes have competed in the coed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    March 20, 2014

Local sport club brings home trophy

The local hockey club The Petersburg Whalers won the Rainforest Classic's B Division tournament in Juneau earlier this month. The "Old Timer's Tournament" consisted of hockey players more than 35 year...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 20, 2014

Assembly to hear from public before rezoning residential properties

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved 4-3 the first reading of an ordinance that would rezone residential property to commercial in the Olsen Subdivision. Richard Burrell and Aaron Miller and Katrina Miller applied for the rezoning through the...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 20, 2014

Legislature considers nixing cost of living for ferry vessel employees

A bill being considered in the State Senate could impact local ferry workers. Senate Bill 182 amends Alaska State law pertaining to bargaining rights to eliminate what is known as a cost-of-living differential. This provision of contracts allows for...

 
 About Town    March 20, 2014

Borough manager's report

During Petersburg’s latest Borough Assembly meeting, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following: Gary Peters from ProCom Alaska was here the first week of March to evaluate existing radio equipment and coverage deficiencies for police,...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 20, 2014

Fish Factor: Innovations ahead for fish oils and byproducts

Co-products is the big new buzz word in the seafood industry as more companies move towards ‘head to tails’ usages for fish. “For instance, the oils we are producing now from pollock livers has become so valuable in capsules and other human...

 
 News    March 20, 2014

Unit 4 Spring Brown Bear Season to Open

(Sitka) – The brown bear hunting season opens March 15 in Game Management Unit 4 (GMU4) with two registration hunts; RB088 and RB089. Both hunts open March 15th but have different closing dates. Inside drainages (RB089) close May 20th, and outside...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    March 20, 2014

Wrangell students shine in act of kindness

WRANGELL — It’s an ethical dilemma as old as the hills. You find a wallet stuffed with money lying unattended on the ground. What do you do? Members of the Wolves varsity basketball team and the pep band found themselves in just such a situation...

 
 Obituaries    March 20, 2014

Obituary, Daniel Wayne Sims, 67

Daniel Wayne Sims, 67, passed away in Lebanon, Ore. February 17, 2014. Dan was born in Toledo, Ore. to Carl and Atha Belle Sims on December 7, 1946. At 13 months old his family moved to Juneau, Alaska... Full story

 

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