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Articles from the March 29, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 29, 2012

District Attorney’s office proposes small changes to Petersburg service

City official’s pleas for better communication and fewer reduced and dismissed cases from the District Attorneys may see some improvements in the near future. Although the City Manager and Police Chief fear it will not be enough. In a town hall...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 29, 2012

Blaquiere Point boat ramp plans will soon need public approval

Pending public approval of the plans, the Blaquiere Point boat launch rebuild will be a reality soon. According to U.S. Forest Ranger Jason Anderson, plans for the proposed extension of the Blaquiere...

 
 About Town    March 29, 2012

Yesterday’s News

March 31, 1982- Don Schultz has three months left before he retires as superintendent of the Petersburg School District, and the School Board has more than 100 applicants to sift through before the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 29, 2012

Petersburg gears up for Choose Respect rally

Schools students and public officials will take to the streets today at 4 p.m. as part of a statewide Choose Respect campaign - bringing awareness to issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual assault and bullying. “[This is]...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    March 29, 2012

Board approves acupuncture training for Dr. Jennifer Hyer

The Petersburg Medical Center set plans in motion to expand service to include acupuncture. The Medical Center Board of Directors approved a proposal for acupuncture training for Chief of Staff Dr. Je...

 
 Opinion    March 29, 2012

To the Editor

A spring time thank you To the Editor: With spring just around the corner I would like to thank the City of Petersburg, especially Jesse O’Connor and his crew for the way they have been taking care of the cemetery these past years. I have loved...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 29, 2012

Launch ramp upgrade is needed

Plans for making construction improvements to the Blaquiere Point boat launch ramp will be met with outright glee by those who have used the largely unimproved site. Getting onto the Stikine River via the Blaquiere Point launch site defied the oft...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    March 29, 2012

Peggy’s Corner of the House

Hello again from Juneau. By the time you read this report we’ll be entering the last 22 days of the session, during which we will be focusing on passage of the bills that we really feel are the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 29, 2012

Police investigate connection between under-age tattooing and high-profile thefts

A complaint of a minor who had been tattooed has led police to investigate not only the alleged tattoo artists, but also several other crimes including the theft of $7,000 in flooring. Police served a search warrant at 306 Hungerford Hill #7, where...

 
 Police Reports    March 29, 2012

Police Report

March 21 Police investigated suspicious activity at Narrows Inn. School maintenance workers were testing the school's fire alarms, which alerted police dispatch. A group of juveniles were playing with fire at the corner of Kiseno and S. 2nd streets....

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    March 29, 2012

VSC Swimmers break regional and state records

Petersburg’s swim program consistently produces some of the most competitive young swimmers in the state. The following is a recap of the three major swim events the Viking Swim Club (VSC) has...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    Sports    March 29, 2012

Music students shine in City by the Bay

The San Francisco Bay Area has long fostered singers and musicians and last week Petersburg High School music students had a chance to experience the good vibes – and bring home two awards. Music di...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    March 29, 2012

Health Fair offers opportunities for reduced fee tests, other services

Blood will flow this week at the Petersburg Medical Center, but it's for a good reason as health care professionals and community members prepare for the upcoming Health and Safety Fair. A blood draw and registration for the fair began this week....

 
 About Town    March 29, 2012

Two wolves take down black bear on Stikine River

Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Rich Lowell was able to photograph a black bear kill on the Stikine River on Wednesday, March 20 during a moose survey conducted by the department....

 
 By Ron Loesch    Dockside    March 29, 2012

High prices in 2011 left surplus halibut in freezers as consumer demand waned

“High fish volumes and high prices in 2011 made for a very, very good year in Petersburg,” according to comments by Dave Ohmer at Wednesday’s Rotary Club meeting. Despite lower quotas for halibut in Area 2C, higher prices helped to make up for...

 
 News    March 29, 2012

2012 PFD filing deadline fast approaches

Qualified Alaskans have less than a week to apply for the 2012 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) before the annual 11:59 p.m. March 31 filing deadline. Filers this week also have an opportunity to be part of something bigger – exceeding the $2 million...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 29, 2012

Fish Factor

Fishermen in the world’s largest salmon fishery at Bristol Bay are getting good grades for improving the quality of their salmon, and it’s boosting their bottom line. Starting in 2008, two projects have tracked fish quality based on specific...

 
 
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