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 By Ron Loesch    News    April 11, 2013

Tonka Seafoods buys Mitkof Cannery from Trident

Tonka Seafoods has purchased Mitkof Cannery on Libby Straight from Trident Seafoods according to partners Seth Scrimsher and Wendel Gilbert. The company’s processing space will increase from 3,000... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    April 11, 2013

Fundraising flamingos flock to Petersburg

Flocks of flamingos have landed in various yards around Petersburg and who knows which yard they will be in next. The Petersburg Humane Association, along with the Petersburg Junior Girl Scouts, have... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 11, 2013

PMC to end patient surveys and investigate 'mini health fair' options

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors during a regular meeting on March, 30 decided to end the Patient Satisfaction Surveys. The year-long survey program asks patients to rate their medical care. “I think over time we’ll have less and... Full story

 About Town    April 11, 2013

ADF&G announces Chinook quotas, king regulations

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the preseason Chinook salmon all-gear harvest quota for Southeast Alaska in 2013 is 176,000 fish.  The 2013 quota is 90,000 fish lower than the 2012 allowable preseason Chinook...

 About Town    April 11, 2013

Yesterday's News

April 12, 1913 – Are Bound For Siberia: Will E. Hudson, one of the Post Intelligencer's staff photographer, travelling on the boat Polar Bear, Captain Lane, master, together with a Zoological party representing the Smithsonian Institute and...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 11, 2013

Sea Otter Management Committee re-vamps resolution

The Ad Hoc Sea Otter Management Committee has met twice to discuss ways to enhance or amend Resolution 1958, which was originally adopted in January 2011, to encourage support managing the exploding sea otter population in southeast Alaska. “I beli...

 Opinion    April 11, 2013

To the Editor

Tonka Mess To the Editor: Thanks for this truth. Additionally, the Tonka mess goes far beyond these later-made changes. The Final EIS is devoid of important habitat & wildlife information that ADF&G put on record earlier in the Tonka planning...

 Opinion    April 11, 2013

What respect means to me

What respect means to me is kindness and always paying attention when the person is talking. Also respect is an act of giving particular attention: consideration. When I’m respectful I’m kind and listening to what the teacher or my friends are sa...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 11, 2013

Masons present bicycle to readers

Local Masonic leaders, with leaders of the Grand Lodge of Alaska were in attendance to present new bicycles to two elementary students who reached their accelerated reading goal for the trimester....

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 11, 2013

Road Construction continues on Nordic Drive

Matt McGuan, Project Engineer for DOWL HKM, reported that the concrete pavement has been poured on the east side of Nordic Drive in front of the Trading Union Hardware Store during a road construction...

 Police Reports    April 11, 2013

Police reports

April 3 Two men were reported urinating on a building on N. Nordic Drive. A verbal warning was given for failure to yield on Wrangell Avenue. A vehicle was reported parked for an extended period of time on Nordic Drive. An unattended and unmarked...

 Police Reports    April 11, 2013


March 21 Anthony Lee Hanson, 34, appeared before Magistrate Judge Leonard DeVaney for an arraignment on the charge of fourth degree assault with reckless injury. Hanson entered a plea of not guilty and was released with conditions. Trial has been...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    April 11, 2013

Lady Viking runners place third in Ketchikan meet

The Petersburg Viking runners traveled to Ketchikan for the first track meet of the season and the girls came home with third place and the boys placed fourth in Saturday's competition. For the boys,...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 11, 2013

Library to archive all Petersburg newspapers

The Petersburg Public Library has currently archived Petersburg newspapers from the years 1913 to 1931 in order to make information easier to access. In order to see these archived newspapers just visit the Petersburg Public Library web page; a link...

 By Andrew Sheeler KDN News staff writer    News    April 11, 2013

Ketchikan council OKs review of SEAPA

A motion to join the City and Borough of Wrangell in studying the possibility of separating from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency drew heated debate among Ketchikan City Council members Thursday before gaining narrow approval. The Council was consid...

 By Greg Knight    News    April 11, 2013

Nicholls tapped as GM of TBPA, union contract ratified

The Thomas Bay Power Authority commissioners undertook a lengthy discussion over who will be hired to take the reins of the utility for Wrangell and Petersburg during a special meeting held March 4 in Wrangell. A motion by commissioner Dave Galla to...

 By Sarah Bessel    About Town    April 11, 2013

Students win statewide art awards

Petersburg's own Sydney Guthrie took first place in Short Fiction Writing with her work “Weeping Willow” in F Magazine's third annual Alaska Statewide Youth Art & Writing Competition on March 16....

 By Greg Knight    News    April 11, 2013

Rinehart appointed to Sealaska board

The Sealaska board of directors announced last week that Richard Rinehart, Jr. has been selected to fill an open seat on the 13-member board. Rinehart fills a board term that will end at the Sealaska...

 Obituaries    April 11, 2013

Obituary, Carmen Nancy Lopez, 51

Carmen Nancy Lopez, 51, Carmen entered the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage November, 2012 and remained there until she was transferred to her niece Cerise Sander’s home for hospice care.... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 11, 2013

Buyers push back against high halibut prices

Absent from supermarket fliers this spring have been ads featuring the year’s first fresh halibut, reflecting the anticipated push back by buyers to the high priced fish. “No ads in the papers. No excitement this year,” said more than one...

 News    April 11, 2013

Coast Guard lifts man from Alaska sailboat

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter Tuesday plucked a man from a 31-foot sailboat floating without power in the treacherous Gulf of Alaska. Spokeswoman Sara Francis said Rory Williams used his Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon to...

 News    April 11, 2013

NTSB: Ferry fire likely caused by welding crew

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a fire on an Alaska ferry in Ketchikan for repairs likely was caused by hot materials left behind by a work crew that broke for lunch. The fire Feb. 7, 2012, caused damage estimated...


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