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Articles from the April 12, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 12, 2012

Second Street closed for water main, sewer work

Second Street and cross roads are closed to through traffic due to a large-scale project. According to Public Works Director Karl Hagerman, the Water and Sewer Reconstruction Project will replace old...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 12, 2012

Hammer Slough mudslide sends silt into Middle Harbor

A mound of mud has been making its way down Hammer Slough since a mudslide near the Public Works office last fall. On Saturday, at an extreme low tide of -3.6, the silt lifted a privately-owned float...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    April 12, 2012

Sons 100 year celebration brings out of town dignitaries

Norwegian songs and toasts filled the air and meatballs and fish cakes filled bellies on Saturday night at the Sons of Norway Hall. Lodge members, visiting dignitaries and members of the community...

 
 News    April 12, 2012

C. Guard guns sink ship adrift since Japan tsunami

­­­­OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter poured cannon fire into a Japanese ghost ship that had been drifting since last year's tsunami, sinking the vessel in the Gulf of...

 
 Opinion    April 12, 2012

Letters to the Editor

We like Skookum To the Editor: Last week’s letter about our town’s vet really bothered me. I understand that letters are people’s opinions and everybody has one, so I thought I would write an opinion of my own. I don’t care that Dr. Hill...

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 12, 2012

Peggys Corner

Hello again from Juneau. We're down to crunch time now, with the major focus being on the budgets, education funding, and oil taxes. The House is now primarily hearing Senate bills. The Senate is...

 
 Police Reports    April 12, 2012

Police reports

April 4 A caller requested police help with an individual on Skylark. Officers spoke with a person who is being harassed. A noise disturbance was reported on Hungerford Hill. April 5 Unknown suspects stole a women's multi-speed, light blue Trek cruis...

 
 Courts    April 12, 2012

Court report

April 5 Kenneth Hammer, 61, entered a plea of no contest to the charge of DUI in front of Magistrate Desiree Burrell. The defendant waived his right to an attorney and the court went straight to sentencing. Hammer was sentenced to 120 days in jail...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 12, 2012

Possible drug deal gone bad results in chase on land, water

Police Chief Jim Agner described an incident that occurred on Saturday afternoon as something you would see in an action movie. Police were called to investigate a robbery and the theft of a truck on Harbor Way. The alleged robbery victim is someone...

 
 About Town    April 12, 2012

Recent graduates of Basic Hunter Education course

The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game Basic Hunter Education (HE) courses provide training in firearms safety, and wildlife conservation as well as respect for natural resources, landowners, and other...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    April 12, 2012

Track and field start season with fun in the sun

Track and field kicked off their season in Ketchikan with an unusual meet last weekend. Most track meets are invitationals and are attended by many nearby schools, but the season opener scheduled in...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    April 12, 2012

ANB/ANS celebrates 100 years with multi-camp tour

When the M/V Christian pulled into Middle Harbor last Thursday all those aboard were greeted with singing and drumming. The boat's passengers, all members of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 12, 2012

Alaska Fish Factor

A resurgence of farmed fish and shifting world currencies could shake up salmon markets this year. “There are two trends going into the current salmon season that we haven’t seen for several years,” said Gunnar Knapp, a fisheries economist at...

 
 About Town    April 12, 2012

Snowhere to go but up….

Shakes Slough was literally filled with snow this winter. Cabins with 14-ft. roof peaks were buried under the snow pack, which likely exceeded 26 to 28-ft. with the compression of the snow layers...

 
 Sports    April 12, 2012

Young b-ball team meets Governor Parnell

Petersburg Middle School girl's basketball team had an opportunity to participate in the Mike Jackson HoopTime Tournament March 23 to 26 in Juneau.Thirty-two teams played 98 games during the...

 
 About Town    April 12, 2012

Library News

Tlingit Drum Design - Friday,  April 13, 6 - 9 and Saturday, April 14, 10 – 1 pm.  Council Chambers, call the library at 772-3349 to register. Open to adult & teens 6th grade and up - Free Get ready for Celebration 2012. Design a Tlingit motif fo...

 
 About Town    April 12, 2012

Debris from the 80s under vans

Metal storage vans located between the flower shop and Trident Seafoods egg room were removed recently. Gloria Ohmer owns both buildings and space in the former Trident rental may eventually be...