Articles from the April 25, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 25, 2013

Chief candidates to visit Petersburg this weekend

Petersburg will have the opportunity to meet the three final Petersburg Police Chief candidates this weekend at a reception that will be held at the Sons of Norway Hall at 4 p.m., Sunday. B.J.... Full story

 News    April 25, 2013

Pilot judged top weekly paper in Alaska

The Petersburg Pilot was judged the top weekly newspaper in the state at the Alaska Press Club competition last weekend. The Pilot placed ahead of the Homer News and the Capital City Weekly in Juneau. In judging the Pilot entries judges commented:... Full story

 About Town    April 25, 2013  
 About Town    April 25, 2013

Yesterday's News

April 26, 1913 – What we have been wishing for these many years, came along the other day and passed us by. Why? The reason is not far fetched. It lays in the fact that we have no water system. A few days ago, the representative of the...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 25, 2013

Assembly sees proposed 2013-14 budget with department heads

The Petersburg Borough Assembly met with department heads Monday afternoon in a work session to discuss the proposed 2013-14 fiscal budget. “For the 2013-14 budget, the general fund is presented to the Petersburg Borough Assembly as a balanced budg...

 Sports    April 25, 2013

VSC brings home a trophy

Viking Swim Club won the trophy for highest percentage best times at the 2013 Spring Southeast Championships Swim Meet in Ketchikan this month. Meghyn Parker (left) finished 2nd Place High Points for...

 Opinion    April 25, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Nice when we were trusted To the Editor: The sky didn’t fall when we became a borough. In fact, nothing much seems to have changed at all. The old city limits sign is still in place. The council, er.. the assembly, still meets in the same chambers...

 Police Reports    April 25, 2013

Police reports

April 17 Contractor requested a vehicle be moved for road work on Second and Dolphin Streets. A caller reported a truck with a green cab driving with no bed and the side panels flapping in the breeze on Mitkof Highway. A vehicle was reported crossing...

 Police Reports    April 25, 2013


April 17 Christine Stewart, 49, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing on the charges of failure to appear and violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Stewart entered a plea of guilty to the violation charge and...

 Police Reports    April 25, 2013

Trooper report

April 16 Jeb Phillips, age 25, of Petersburg, pled no contest to a violation of one count of Possession of Undersized Golden King Crab. Phillips, the commercial permit holder on the F/V Lone Fisherman, was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers on March...

 About Town    April 25, 2013  
 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 25, 2013

D.A.R.E. graduation

Six fifth grade students read an essay they had written explaining what they had learned in the 10-week D.A.R.E. Program with Petersburg Police Officer Jared Popp. (left to right) Fran Lister,...

 By Greg Knight and Shelly Pope    News    April 25, 2013

Nicholls offered Tyee GM position, retires as foreman

Michael J. Nicholls, who oversees the operation and maintenance of the Tyee Hydroelectric Project as the site’s foreman was offered the position of Thomas Bay Power Authority General Manager on...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 25, 2013

Road construction plans around Little Norway Fest

The Petersburg Road Improvement Project continues to progress through Phase 2 as DOWL HKM Project Engineer Matt McGuan, along with SECON Project Superintendent Bryce Iverson explained what has been...

 Obituaries    April 25, 2013

Obituary, Jon Arthur Stephen, 68

Jon Arthur Stephen, 68, died April 9, 2013 in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born on June 22, 1944 to John “Jack” and Agnes Stephen in Petersburg. Agnes passed away when Jon was about three, and Jack... Full story

 About Town    April 25, 2013  
 Obituaries    April 25, 2013

Obituary, Dorothy Joan Norosz, 86

Dorothy Joan Norosz, 86, passed away on April 16, 2013. She was born on April 23, 1926 to Irma and Norman Hafner in South Bend, Ind. She was the eldest daughter of six children. Though times were... Full story

 Dockside    April 25, 2013

Filleting and de-heading prohibited in Southeast Alaska sport fisheries

Marine boat anglers returning to ports in Petersburg from 12:01 A.M. Monday, April 29 through 11:59 P.M. Sunday, September 1, 2013, will be prohibited from filleting, mutilating, and de-heading sport caught lingcod, non-pelagic rockfish, and king...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 25, 2013

Legislature approves Chinook research money

Chinook salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session but most other fish bills flopped. “The department asked and the legislature funded” said Kevin Brooks, Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game....

 Obituaries    April 25, 2013

Obituary, Elmer Arnold Martens, 96

Elmer Arnold Martens, 96, last surviving child of Alaska pioneers Loui and Ragnhild Martens, passed away peacefully of natural causes with his family at his side on April 14, 2013. Elmer was born in... Full story

 About Town    April 25, 2013

School News

Montana State University Margaret Hunter was named to the President's List for the fall 2012 semester at Montana State University for achieving a 4.0 grade point average. After completing her Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, Margaret is pursuing a...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    April 25, 2013

Tattoo fans will soon be getting inked in Petersburg

Tattoo artist, Tammie Wales moved to Petersburg in December and has been working hard to open T.W. Tattoos. The opening of the new business has been slated for Wednesday, May 1 and will be located...

 About Town    April 25, 2013