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Articles from the April 5, 2012 edition

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 By Ron Loesch    News    April 5, 2012

Chief warns:

Police Chief Jim Agner warned the Petersburg Rotary Club members on Wednesday that a jump in heroin use in town is likely to cause property crimes to increase. “We have a heroin problem in town and it’s epidemic in Alaska,” Agner said. He...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 5, 2012

Romiad relocation stalls, building scheduled to be torn down

Negotiations have fallen flat regarding funding for the relocation of the 29-year-old Romiad building, and the two-story building will now most likely be torn down as soon as next week. Talks between the Petersburg Economic Development Council (PEDC)...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 5, 2012

Big turn out for Choose Respect march and rally

Schools students and public officials participated in a statewide Choose Respect event – with a march downtown and a rally at the Sons of Norway hall. Choose Respect is a campaign sponsored by...

 
 About Town    April 5, 2012

Yesterday’s News

April 7, 1982 - Before construction even begins on the new small boat harbor, it appears that the $5.25 million currently appropriated for the project may not be enough, according to Bob Beck, harbor...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 5, 2012

City Council report: City prepares to file again on redistricting

Petersburg will be ready once again to go to court against the Alaska Redistricting Board in order to stay in the district with Sitka, the City Council decided during a regular meeting Monday. The...

 
 Opinion    April 5, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Fundraising drive a success To the Editor: Rae C. Stedman Elementary recognizes the combined efforts of many toward the success of our fundraising drive entitled, “Reading with a Meaning.”  From local businesses to community members, from...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    April 5, 2012

Editorial

Last year the Sons of Norway Fedrelandet Lodge #23 celebrated their 100th birthday as an organization. This year, the SONs celebrate the 100th year of their hall’s construction. The amazing thing about the Sons of Norway Hall is that it was built i...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 5, 2012

Peggy's Corner

Hello again from the Legislature. Now that we’re down to the last two weeks of session, the pace is really picking up and the hours getting longer. I was very pleased that my resolution to recreate...

 
 Police Reports    April 5, 2012

Police Reports

March 28 Officers responded to a welfare check on Haugen Drive. Caller reported the theft of property and harassment. Russ A. Johnston, 50, was arrested on charges of suspicion of criminal trespass. Johnston is suspected of breaking into a residence...

 
 Courts    April 5, 2012

Court Reports

March 26 Martin Baker was arraigned in Trial Court on charges of assault, a fourth degree misdemeanor. Baker was released on his own recognizance. A hearing date is set for April 17. March 29 Russ A. Johnston was arraigned in Trial Court on charges...

 
 About Town    April 5, 2012

Dangerous Waters reality TV show screens in Petersburg

Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the TV, another reality show hits the little screen. But this time, the new show Dangerous Waters, which premiered at 7 p.m. Tuesday on GCI channel 1, has...

 
 Dockside    April 5, 2012

Third Sitka Sound herring opener set for Thursday

On Monday, April 2, the Sitka Sound herring sac roe fishery was opened in the northwest portion of Sitka Sound and brought in an estimated catch of 5,610 tons. The fishery opened at 11:30 a.m. and...

 
 Dockside    April 5, 2012

Coast Guard monitors tsunami ghost ship drifting northwest

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami was drifting toward Alaska Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The shrimping vessel was floating slowly northwest in the Gulf of Alaska about 125 miles west of the...

 
 By Kaitlyn McAvoy    News    April 5, 2012

Petitions ask to recall WMC Board members

WRANGELL Eight recall petition applications to remove all but one member of the Wrangell Medical Center (WMC) Board of Directors have been filed with the City and Borough of Wrangell. WMC Board members included in the petitions are WMC Board Chair...

 
 Dockside    April 5, 2012

Seafood reps talk jobs to congress

For the first time ever, seafood industry reps were invited to brief policy makers in Congress on jobs and economic opportunities. Last Thursday the group presented a panel discussion called ‘Seafood Jobs in America’ to the Senate Oceans Caucus...

 
 Dockside    April 5, 2012

Southeast Alaska king salmon sport fishing regulations for 2012

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game sport fishing regulations for king (Chinook) salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat from 12:01 A.M. Friday, March 30, 2012 through 11:59 P.M. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, are: Alaskan Resident: The resident bag and...

 
 News    April 5, 2012

Road improvement bids set for May

City Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported to the City Council on Monday that several city projects are right on schedule. • Municipal Power & Light has completed “Witness testing” a new stand-by diesel generator, the city is purchasing from ASCR...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    Dockside    April 5, 2012

USCG Cutter Hickory visits Petersburg

The USCG Cutter Hickory last week made a brief stop in Petersburg. The multi-mission cutter was docked in the South Harbor in March. During the brief visit, the crew of 43 enlisted men and seven...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 5, 2012

Foot races just got hi-tech in Petersburg

Participants in Petersburg triathlons and 5-K runs will soon have the quickest, most-accurate race results than any other area in Southeast Alaska. With a financial gift from the Chamber of Commerce, the Petersburg Parks and Recreation has purchased...

 
 About Town    April 5, 2012

Judd, Jenny wed

Petersburg residents Tammy Judd and Douglas Jenny were wed March 24, 2012, at Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 in Petersburg, Alaska. Tammy is the daughter of Dixie Myrberg, of...

 
 By Orin Pierson    About Town    April 5, 2012

Last concert of arts season

The French Canadian band Grand Derangement performed for the second time in Petersburg on Friday. Members of the band include (left to right, above) Jean-Pascal Comeau on bass guitar and step...

 
 About Town    April 5, 2012

Community Foundation grant cycle closing

The Petersburg Community Foundation’s third grant-making opportunity is now open. A total of $7000 will be awarded to a minimum of three nonprofit organizations. Applications are due April 12 at 9:00 p.m. Grant awards will be announced at the...

 
 About Town    April 5, 2012

Scholarships available for students statewide

The Alaska Community Foundation has scholarships available for current and incoming college students. For more information about these scholarships, including eligibility requirements and criteria, visit the foundation’s website at...

 
 About Town    April 5, 2012

Library News

Free Books for Kids/Stuffed Animal Sleep Over - Friday March 30, 10 am – 4 pm. Choose a free book and drop off your favorite stuffed animal for a wild night at the library. What trouble will your critter get in when the library locks its doors?...

 
 By Troy Larson    Dockside    April 5, 2012

Shipping herring

A large Korean ship, the M/V Jochoh has been docked at Petersburg Fisheries for two weeks. They have been here loading herring from the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery to ship overseas and are...