Articles from the April 3, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Herring sac roe prices down from last year

Sitka sac roe herring fishermen sold their catch at around $150 a ton this season-a dramatic decrease compared to last year's sac roe average price per ton of $780. Sitka's Alaska Department of Fish... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

School board selects new superintendent

The Petersburg School Board unanimously selected Dr. Lisa Stroh to be the new Petersburg School District (PSD) Superintendent. Stroh, who is the current superintendent of Valdez City Schools,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Iceberg damages boats in South Harbor

A stray iceberg damaged several vessels in the South Harbor early Tuesday morning. Assistant Harbor Master Ed Tagaban received the call around 1:30 a.m. Tagaban estimated the iceberg’s surface to be around 40 to 50 feet in diameter and said, when...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Southeast Chinook harvest quota up

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) announced yesterday a 2014 Southeast Alaska Chinook salmon all gear harvest quota of 439,400 fish. Those fish fall under the Pacific Salmon Treaty—non-Alaska-hatchery produced Chinook. “The quota is...

 About Town    April 3, 2014

Yesterday's News

April 4, 1914 – The supreme court has rendered two decisions this week of importance to women: the first is an attack on the ancient legal fiction that woman's identity is swallowed up in that of her husband. In England, for centuries, it was...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Petersburg man represents economic interests in D.C.

Petersburg resident Brian Lynch, along with other Alaskans representing commercial fishing, tourism and tribal organizations, traveled to Washington D.C. to urge Alaska’s congressional delegation to become more involved in mining development in...

 About Town    April 3, 2014  
 Opinion    April 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Petersburg Indian Association To the Editor: Without the foresight and initiative to begin a voluntary curbside recycling program many years ago, many things would not have happened in Petersburg. Many different tribal members would not...

 Police Reports    April 3, 2014

Police reports

March 26 Officer issued Vinton Woodyard, 51, a citation for speeding. A caller reported an individual jumping into traffic attempting to hitch a ride. A caller reported a possible scam letter. Police received report of suspicious activity. A caller...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Local child care worker wins regional award

Fillmore Evenson, Petersburg's Children's Center Eagle's Nest lead teacher, won Southeast Alaska's School Age Caregiver of the Year. Evenson has been working at the Children's Center for around six...

 Courts    April 3, 2014


March 27 Magistrate Judge Burrell denied a long-term stalking order against David Janzen petitioned by Terry Slafter, who wasn’t present at the hearing. April 1 Kory Versteeg appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for Unlawful Gear Storage. The...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Community service leaders lobby against proposed budget cuts

With some assembly members proposing cuts to school and mental health services funding, Petersburg School District (PSD) Superintendent Dr. Rob Thomason and Petersburg Mental Health Services (PMHS)...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Petersen to enter guilty pleas for child pornography charges

Former Petersburg Community School District Maintenance Director Tye Petersen plans to plead guilty to Distribution, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography—three counts that carry up to 20 years of imprisonment each and a $250,000 fine for...

 By Bob Carter    About Town    April 3, 2014

Outdoor Safety: Be prepared

Bob Carter, Captain Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Search and Rescue “Be prepared” is the famous motto of the Boy Scouts. All of us who enjoy hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking and other outdoor activities would be wise to heed the...

 News    April 3, 2014

2014 SE Alaska King salmon sport fishing regulations announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces the regulations for king salmon, effective April 2, 2014 - April 30, 2015.  The regulations are: Alaskan Resident: The resident bag and possession limit is three king salmon 28 inches or greater in...

 News    April 3, 2014

Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule

JUNEAU (AP) — A divided federal appeals court panel has sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision that reinstated the roadless rule in the Tongass National Forest. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision Wednesday,...

 About Town    April 3, 2014

Young women of distinction

The Alaska Girl Scouts Council flew Diane Murph to Anchorage to celebrate the young women who have achieved their Gold Award in Girl Scouting. The "Young Women of Distinction Luncheon" was held at...

 News    April 3, 2014

Prosecutors to open Coast Guard shooting trial

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Jurors will hear opening statements Tuesday in the trial of a Coast Guard civilian technician charged with killing two co-workers workers in Kodiak. Federal prosecutors say 63-year-old James Michael Wells nearly two years ago...

 About Town    April 3, 2014  
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 3, 2014

Big changes possible for State Board of Fisheries

Nine names are vying for three seats on the state Board of Fisheries, including six newcomers. That gives Governor Parnell the unique opportunity to replace a majority of the seven-member Fish Board, should he choose to do so, and should the Alaska...

 Dockside    April 3, 2014  
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 3, 2014

Assembly reaches impasse on budget direction

The Petersburg Borough Assembly couldn't come to a consensus last Tuesday for next year's budget spending after it was tasked with providing direction to borough staff to make any changes the...