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Articles from the March 22, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

Major road reconstruction planned for downtown, retailers nervous

Retailers are already voicing concern for the upcoming Nordic Drive road improvement project, a project that will replace not just the concrete road, but the sidewalks as well. The project, which is s...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

City Council unanimously passes sales tax free day in May

Despite the possibility of losing out on thousands in sales tax revenue May 5, 2012 has been declared Tax Free Day by the Petersburg City Council. The resolution had been discussed, and delayed during the Monday, March 5 council meeting, and it was...

 
 About Town    March 22, 2012

Yesterday’s News

March 23, 1962 (Wrangell Sentinel) - Construction was started Monday on the Mitkof highway extension to Dry Strait after the winter shut down. About 20 men were on the job, mostly men called back from...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

Award-winning Science Fair project pits cage free eggs against store bought

Petersburg High School Senior Julia Buschmann cracked a few eggs before nabbing several awards at the Southeast Alaska Regional Science Fair in Juneau, held March 9 and 10. A student in Joni...

 
 Opinion    March 22, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Sea Otter Crafts To the Editor: Under the Marine Mammal Protection of 1972 Alaska Natives are exempt and allowed to harvest marine mammals for subsistence and to make and sell crafts made from the animal parts. This exemption was included to protect...

 
 Police Reports    March 22, 2012

Police reports

March 14 Caller reported suspicious activity in the South Harbor. Officers responded to a call regarding an intoxicated, aggressive individual. March 15 EMS responded to a call at the air terminal. An abandoned 4-wheeler was found in the forest off...

 
 Courts    March 22, 2012

Court reports

March 19 Jake Cunningham pleaded guilty to criminal mischief, a fourth degree misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 90 days, with credit for 89 days served. The court ordered Cunningham to not consume alcohol to excess and to pay a $200 fine. George D....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

Troopers seize large harvest of crab caught in closed waters

Alaska Wildlife Troopers arrested Jay Thomassen, of Seward, on Saturday, March 17, for multiple alleged violations pertaining to the Commercial Golden King Crab fishery in Registration Area A. According to Trooper Cody Litster, Thomassen was charged...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

City manager's report: The city tracks down unlicensed business owners on Facebook

Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht said that letters are being sent out to local business operators who advertise on Facebook's “It's My Business” page, without a business license filed with the City and without filing sales tax returns....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    March 22, 2012

Improvements planned for century-old Sons of Norway Hall

Over the years the Sons of Norway Hall has served a multitude of functions in the Petersburg community. As the hall celebrates its 100th anniversary, several improvement projects are planned for the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

Council votes to support ferry service, SEAtrails

The Petersburg City Council on Monday voted in favor of supporting the Alaska Marine Highway (AMHS) Bellingham run, and the replacement of current ferries. According to the resolution, AMHS has been...

 
 News    March 22, 2012

Juneau restaurant pays penalty for buying subsistence halibut

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The owners of a Juneau restaurant have agreed to pay a penalty for buying subsistence-harvested halibut. The Juneau Empire says the owners of the Zen Restaurant will pay a civil penalty of $18,000 over the next 12 months for...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

Two-day extension given for borough boundary comments

The Local Boundary Commission (LBC) extended the deadline to receive comments on the proposed Petersburg Borough boundary lines by two days, from March 28 to March 30. “This actually benefits us,” said City Manager Steve Giesbrecht. “Juneau...

 
 Dockside    March 22, 2012

Halibut fishery underway, prices expected to rise

The Pacific halibut fishery gets underway on March 17 and if the dynamic of supply and demand holds true, there will be an upward push on prices. The coast wide halibut catch was reduced by more than 18% this year to 33.5 million pounds, following a...

 
 Dockside    March 22, 2012

2012 rockfish sport fishing limits released

Alaska Department of Fish and Game has announced the non-pelagic rockfish bag, possession and the mandatory retention for the sport fishery during 2012 in the Southeast Outside Waters and Southeast Inside Waters. Nonresident angler annual limits of...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 22, 2012

School fire alarm service outsourced

It's spring break for Petersburg students, but maintenance workers and other facilitators have been busy during this student-free week. Tye Petersen, facility maintenance director for the Petersburg School District reported to the School Board on...

 
 
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