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Articles from the April 17, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

Assembly requests SEAPA lower power rate

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a letter requesting the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) to consider reducing its wholesale power rate to member communities in lieu of issuing annual rebates. According to a letter written by Vice Mayor... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

Medical pros from across Southeast attend Petersburg conference

Petersburg hosted 117 participants in this year's Southeast Region EMS Symposium. EMS Director Sandy Dixon said this is the first year Petersburg has hosted the symposium and that the community suppor... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

School board seeks two new members

The Petersburg School Board is seeking to appoint two new school board members to serve until the October elections after board members Dawn Ware and John Bringhurst resigned. Both Bringhurst and Ware are moving away from Petersburg. Bringhurst said... Full story

 
 About Town    April 17, 2014

Yesterday's News

April 18, 1914 – According to the report of a committee of English physicians, who have just completed an investigation of the subject, the poor quality of the print used in many of the books and magazines children read is causing serious injury...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

School district presents draft budget

Petersburg School District Finance Director Karen Quitslund presented a bare bones draft budget in front of the school board Tuesday evening. Quitslund said next year’s school budget is the most challenging budget she’s worked on in her three...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

Local girl wins college research award

Petersburg High School graduate Tessa Hasbrouck received the highest undergraduate research award given by the University of Wisconsin's College of Natural Resources (CNR). Hasbrouck received the...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    April 17, 2014

Editorial: Stough needs to be censured

The Thomas Bay Power Authority needs to censure its president, James Stough, for his action two weeks ago that ordered, via letter, the end of negotiations to allow the Southeast Alaska Power Agency to take over operations at the Tyee Lake...

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Aluminum and Petersburg Scout Programs To the Editor: The Cub, Boy and Girl Scout programs of Petersburg would like to thank all those individuals who have supported these programs through the years by recycling their aluminum. With the start of the...

 
 Courts    April 17, 2014

Courts

April 9 The Harbor Master reported gunshots fired in the area of the Middle Harbor. A caller requested an extra patrol in an area. A caller reported an individual refusing to leave their residence. April 10 A caller reported an individual camping...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

Additional charges filed against man who took pot shots in Middle Harbor

The Petersburg Police Department filed additional charges against Terry Slafter, 56, who fired multiple rounds off his boat the Lady Lou in the Middle Harbor last week. Two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th degree have been filed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

The economics of 911 surcharges

Petersburg AT&T subscribers might be paying too much for their monthly Enhanced 911 surcharges and the money might be going to the wrong place. Ideally, each month when Petersburg cell phone subscribers receive their bill a surcharge of $1...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

High school music students excelled in SE music fest

Petersburg High School's concert band, jazz band and choir traveled to Ketchikan last weekend to perform in the Southeast Alaska Music Festival. Twelve schools from across Southeast performed in...

 
 Obituaries    April 17, 2014

Obituary, Lillian Hatlen Hagerman, 91

Lillian Hatlen Hagerman passed away on March 7, 2014 at the Petersburg Medical Center Long Term Care Unit. She was born on June 2, 1922 in Borgund, Norway to Karl and Magda Hatlen. Shortly after her... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

Foundation seeks grantee applicants

The Petersburg Community Foundation is doling out funds to Petersburg non-profits and is waiting for more organizations to apply. “We have $10,000 to give away to local non-profits, so we’re encouraging people to apply,” Petersburg Economic Dev...

 
 Obituaries    April 17, 2014

Obituary, Don Leonidas Hicks, 91

Don Leonidas Hicks, 91, of Yakima, Wash. died April 10, 2014. Hicks was born in Kennard, Texas. He and his family lived in Petersburg from 1970-1986. He worked as a commercial fisherman, fishing the Thunderbird. After retirement, the couple moved... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 17, 2014

Fish Factor: 2014 total salmon catch predicted to be half of last year's record

Alaska's total salmon catch for 2014 is projected to be down by almost half of last year's record haul. State fishery managers are calling for an all species harvest of just under 133 million salmon,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 17, 2014

Scow Bay ramp repairs to begin this summer

The Scow Bay ramp will likely remain open while undergoing repairs this summer. Petersburg Economic Development Director Liz Cabrera said the ramp is wide enough for construction to take place in two phases. “We could work on half of it and close h...