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 By Kaitlyn McAvoy    News    April 19, 2012

City Council approves plans for the nearly $1.4 million Water Treatment Plant project

Petersburg City Council on Monday unanimously approved ASCR McGraw Constructors of Sitka, the bid of $1,395,800 for phase 3 of the Water Treatment Plant upgrade project. ASCR McGraw Constructors edged-out Dawson Construction, of Ketchikan, which...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 19, 2012

Capital budget project meets with controversy

A dozen proposed capital budget projects were promised funding at the close of the 27th Alaska Legislature, but only one is wrapped in controversy. Petersburg projects on the fiscal year 2013 Capital Budget include a commercial dock drive down for...

 
 About Town    April 19, 2012

Yesterday’s News

April 7, 1982 - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported that 4,260 tons of herring were harvested from the waters of Sitka Sound adjacent to Halibut Point Road during the March 30 fishery...

 
 News    April 19, 2012

Sitka herring closes at 47% of prediction

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced April 12 that the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery closed for the remainder of the 2012 season. The total harvest is approximately 13,534 tons or 47% of this season’s guideline harvest level of...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 19, 2012

Romiad teardown

Rock-N-Road started to remove the Romiad building on Monday to make way for construction of the new City library....

 
 By Representative Peggy Wilson    Opinion    April 19, 2012

Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello once more from Alaska’s capitol. Well, the 90 day session Legislature came to an end shortly after midnight on Sunday. It was a mad dash the last few days, with dozens of bills being passed...

 
 Opinion    April 19, 2012

To The Editor

Apparently we’re wealthy? To the Editor: It should give us all a comforting feeling to know that we live in a community so wealthy that we can pay someone $20,000 to totally destroy and haul away to be burned or dumped a building worth in excess...

 
 Police Reports    April 19, 2012

Police Reports

April 11 Casey A. Menish, 17 was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign at 3rd and Excel streets. Police investigated a burn permit violation on N. 6th Street. Caller reported a family member being pushed on Kiseno Street. April 12 A citation was...

 
 Courts    April 19, 2012

Court Reports

April 12 Lori Ennen entered a plea of guilty in district court to the charge of illegal camping. The court fined Ennen $25. Ricardo Vasquez entered a plea of not guilty in district court to the charges of DUI and driving without a valid driver's...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    April 19, 2012

Vikings top the field in hurdles and jumps

The Vikings track and field team returned to Ketchikan last weekend for the second meet of the season, with great performances in hurdles, jumps, springs and relays. “Overall, the kids’ times and...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    April 19, 2012

Vikings go two and one in season opener

Vikings baseball hosted a season opening series against Thunder Mountain, Craig and Wrangell over the weekend. Taylor Pullar started on the mound in Thursday’s opener against Juneau’s Thunder...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 19, 2012

City files response over redistricting

Petersburg's attorney on Monday filed a response in Superior Court regarding the city's inclusion into the newly formed House District 32. “Today, we filed our request that the court take another look at District 32 and reverse the decision it...

 
 About Town    April 19, 2012

Reducing whale bycatch

Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. in the council chambers, Kate Wynne will discuss methods of reducing encounters between whales and net fishing gear. Wynne is a Marine Mammal Specialist with Alaska Sea Grant. For information, contact Sunny Rice at...

 
 About Town    April 19, 2012

Wearable Art Photos

Just My Imagination The 7th Annual Wearable Art Extravaganza...

 
 By Submitted photo    About Town    April 19, 2012

Schwartz, Wong wed

The parents of Erin Schwartz of Petersburg and Robert Wong of Watsonville, Calif., are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding on May 6, 2012, in the Redwood forest above Los Gatos,...

 
 About Town    April 19, 2012

Harold Peppers, 78

Harold Peppers, 78, passed away April 16, 2012 at the Petersburg Medical Center. His best friend sweetheart, Pauline Young, son Bill and several family members were at his side. Harold was born to...

 
 About Town    April 19, 2012

Mary Alice Longworth, 93

Mary Alice Longworth, 93, passed away peacefully at Mt. View Manor on April 12, 2012, in the comfort of her four children, longtime friends, and the loving staff of Mt. View Manor Assisted Living....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 19, 2012

City Manager's report: Construction projects are making progress

City Manager Steve Giesbrecht focused on the many downtown and harbor construction projects that are underway this spring and summer in his report to the City Council on Monday. Giesbrecht led off his report with an update of the North Harbor...

 
 
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