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Articles from the May 8, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 8, 2014

Harbor opens monday Boats must meet new electrical requirements

The borough will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony next week to commemorate the grand opening of the North Harbor. Harbormaster Glo Wollen said, for her, it’s the culmination of years of hard work. “To some it’s only been a winter project, to... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 8, 2014

Local vets visit memorials in Washington D.C.

Three Petersburg WWII veterans are touring war memorials and monuments in Washington D.C. as part of an Honor Flights program. Alaska Airlines donated seats to Art Hammer, Gerald Lind and Tom Lewis... Full story

 
 About Town    May 8, 2014

Yesterday's News

May 9, 1914 – One week from tomorrow the local Norwegian people, not to be outdone by their mother country, will celebrate the one-hundredth-year since they separated from the inglorious union with Denmark and re-established the old kingdom of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 8, 2014

Tobacco Tax: The economics of taxing addiction

Sales Tax Ordinance Committee Member Sue Flint is scheduled to speak before the assembly May 19 where she will again recommend a tax on tobacco. At the tail end of last winter, the committee first recommended the tax to the borough assembly. The... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 8, 2014

Newest transplant makes good on promise to wife, moves to town

Petersburg's newest resident, David Booker, moved to town after fulfilling a promise made four years ago to his wife, Sherry. "This is my wife's dream location," David Booker said. "We came up on the...

 
 Police Reports    May 8, 2014

Police reports

April 30 Parks and Rec requested extra patrol for youths climbing buildings and moving cameras. Caller reported a swerving vehicle. May 1 Officer responded to caller's report of an individual yelling at people on the street. Caller reported a damaged...

 
 Courts    May 8, 2014

Courts

May 1 Andrew Greinier appeared before Superior Court Judge Stephens for a change of plea and sentencing hearing. Greinier entered a guilty plea to Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree and Criminal Trespass in the 1st degree. He also plead guilty to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 8, 2014

Vikings fall to Juneau at home

The Petersburg Vikings baseball team lost three bouts late in the game to Juneau last week. Head Coach Jim Engell said he was pleased with his players batting game but they need to dial in their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 8, 2014

Viking Swim Club performs well at in Junior Olympics

The Viking Swim Club competed last month in the Alaska Swimming Junior Olympics in Anchorage. Twenty-four teams composed of 496 athletes competed in the statewide contest. Petersburg's team was one...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 8, 2014

SEAPA board rejects borough assembly's rate decrease request

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency took no action regarding a request made by the Petersburg Borough Assembly to reduce wholesale power rates to member communities in lieu of issuing annual rebates. SEAPA typically gives member communities rebates, a...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Conditions prompt fire warning for Tongass National Forest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Continued warm, dry weather has prompted a fire warning for all of Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska. Fire Management Officer Seth Ross tells CoastAlaska that he isn't predicting large blazes. But he says hunters,...

 
 Dockside    May 8, 2014

King salmon allocations jump in SE Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — King salmon fishermen in much of Alaska are facing dismal catch predictions this summer but that's not the case in southeast Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports high returns last year and high escapement projects in rivers...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 8, 2014

Halibut and black cod prices up by more than a dollar

The basic laws of supply and demand are resulting in a nice pay day for Alaska halibut and sablefish harvesters.  Prices for both fish are up by more than a dollar a pound compared to the same time last year.  Fresh halibut has been moving...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Pilot wins four awards during this year's press club conference

Past and present Petersburg Pilot staff took home awards from the Alaska Press Club Conference held last weekend in Anchorage. Former Pilot employee Sarah Bessel won second place for the Best Scenic Photo all-media category for her image...

 
 Dockside    May 8, 2014

Coast Guard Dockside Exams May 14-18

Coast Guard commercial fishing vessel examiners will be conducting voluntary dockside examinations from 1:00 Wednesday May 14 through 1:00 Sunday, May 18. Anyone interested in receiving a dockside examination should sign-up at the Petersburg...

 
 Obituaries    May 8, 2014

Obituary, Herbert Lee Hanson Sr., 77

Herbert Lee Hanson Sr. died on April 30, 2014. He was born on August 20, 1936 in Petersburg, Alaska to John and Selina Hanson. Herb spent most of his life in Petersburg. He spent a short stay in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 8, 2014

Borough comprehensive plan consultants should be local, assembly members say

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted down 2-3 a request for proposals (RFP) that would have allowed consultants to bid on assisting the borough in developing a comprehensive plan. The comprehensive planning process is extensive and covers things...

 
 
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