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Articles from the May 10, 2012 edition

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 By Ron Loesch and Suzanne Ashe    News    May 10, 2012

Matanuska hits Ocean Beauty dock

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Matanuska crashed into the face of the Ocean Beauty Seafoods dock in Petersburg at 1:00 p.m. Monday. The M/V Matanuska was negotiating a turn in...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 10, 2012

Passengers barely felt impact of crash into Ocean Beauty dock

Passengers of the M/V Matanuska said they barely felt the impact when the ferry crashed into Ocean Beauty Seafoods on Monday. None of the 60 passengers aboard the M/V Matanuska were injured when the incident occurred around 1 p.m. According to...

 
 About Town    May 10, 2012

Yesterday’s News

May 12, 1982 - A 41-2 strike vote by International Longshoreman’s Warehouse Union cold storage workers at Petersburg Fisheries Friday night was brought about mainly because of workers’ concerns...

 
 Opinion    May 10, 2012

To the Editor

How Was Prom? To the Editor: “How was Prom?” This was the primary question asked of me in the days following the Prom (held Saturday night, May 5, 2012). The vast majority of Petersburg High School students and guests rose to the published...

 
 Police Reports    May 10, 2012

Police reports

May 2 Christopher Haerling, 20, was cited on charges of suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol at 1st and Ira streets. Unknown suspects took items from a vehicle on Gauffin Street. Caller reported hitting a deer on Mitkof Highway. Unknown suspec...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 10, 2012

City awards $3.9 million library construction contract

The City Council on Monday awarded ASRC McGraw Constructors the construction bid for the new library. The Library Building Committee recommended low bidder ASRC McGraw Constructors for the project. ASRC McGraw was one of five bids that came well...

 
 Courts    May 10, 2012

Court report

May 3 Frances D. Yatchmenoff, 40, entered a Not Guilty plea in District Court to the charges of DUI and Assault, a fourth degree misdemeanor. Judge William Carey will hear the case. Guy G. Birchell, 18, entered a Not Guilty plea in District Court to...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 10, 2012

City manager's report: Residents can pay utilities online

Petersburg residents can now pay their utility bills online. A new program allows utility customers to register their accounts and then pay monthly bills on the web site with a credit card. Customers can log on to verify their accounts with an...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 10, 2012

Locals speak out against Kake-Petersburg Road project at City Council meeting

Frustrated by the lack of public forum regarding proposed funding for the Kake-Petersburg Road, Petersburg and Kupreanof City residents spoke out against the project during Monday night's City Council meeting. Petersburg resident Mike Stainbrook...

 
 News    May 10, 2012

Main street project to be discussed at Chamber retail committee meeting

Diane Powell from the Alaska Dept. of Transportation and Public Facilities will be at the Retail Committee meeting of the Chamber of Commerce, along with one of the engineers for the Main Street project and Karl Hagerman from the city public works...

 
 By Kaitlyn McAvoy    About Town    May 10, 2012

Annual School Stikine River Trip

Fourth grade students from Wrangell and Petersburg were treated to a trip on the Stikine River last Thursday. Jet boats from Alaska Waters, Summit Charters, Alaska Charters and Adventures and Alaska...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    May 10, 2012

Vikings sweep four games at home

Vikings baseball swept a home series against Craig, Wrangell, and Juneau JV last weekend. The first game, against the Juneau JV on Thursday, was a six to five Vikings win. Colby Bell started on the mo...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 10, 2012

Fish Factor

Soccer balls…motorcycles… reminders of the massive tsunami in Japan a year ago are now appearing along Alaska’s coastlines.  “It’s safe to say that tsunami debris is here,” said Merrick Burden, director of the Juneau-based Marine Conserv...

 
 Dockside    May 10, 2012

Voluntary dockside exams

Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiners will be conducting voluntary dockside examinations for Commercial Fishing Vessels from May 17 through May 20. Anyone interested in a Voluntary Dockside Examination sign-up at the Petersburg...

 
 Dockside    May 10, 2012

Southeast Alaska 2012 lingcod sort fishing regulations set for the northern Southeast area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently announced that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have been established for the Northern Southeast Area. In this area the following regulations...

 
 Dockside    May 10, 2012

Southeast Alaska 2012 lingcod sort fishing regulations set for the southern Southeast area

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game recently announced that the lingcod sport fishing seasons, bag and possession limits, annual limits, and size limits have been established for the Southern Southeast Area. In this area the following regulations...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    May 10, 2012

PROM 2012

More than 100 students attended the Petersburg High School Prom Night on Saturday, May 5. The students kicked off their shoes and danced to a variety of music from Lady Ga Ga to Nickelback. The Sons...

 
 Dockside    May 10, 2012

Southeast fishermen approve permit buyback plan

KETCHIKAN (AP) — Southeast Alaska commercial fishermen have approved a $13 million plan to buy back 64 state permits for purse seine fishing to boost market conditions. The region's seine permit holders voted 215-54 in favor of the “capacity...

 
 News    May 10, 2012

Alaska canneries can hire foreign workers for now

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Canneries in Alaska can continue to hire foreign workers until at least November under the J-1 Summer Work and Travel Program. The visa program brings more than 100,000 foreign college students to the Unites States each year....

 
 News    May 10, 2012

NMFS monitors Petersburg gillnetters

PETERSBURG (AP) — Observers hired by the National Marine Fisheries Service will monitor commercial fishermen catching salmon with drift gillnets near Petersburg and Wrangell starting next month. KFSK-FM reports contract observers will use 23-foot...

 
 News    May 10, 2012

High court to hear redistricting petition

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Supreme Court plans to hear arguments Thursday on whether a redistricting plan that sparked a legal fight should be used for this year's elections. The Alaska Redistricting Board petitioned the court to have the...

 
 About Town    May 10, 2012

Fourth of July theme announced

The 4th of July committee recently announced that the theme for this 4th of July is: From Sea to Shining Sea. Call the Chamber of Commerce if you have questions....

 
 By Submitted by Alice Grant    About Town    May 10, 2012

Hospital Guild celebrates 75 years of service

This year the Hospital Silver Tea will be held on Thursday, May 17 from 2 - 4 pm in the Long Term Care dining room. The entire community is welcome to help the Hospital Guild celebrate 75 years of service to the Petersburg Medical Center. On May 12,...

 
 About Town    May 10, 2012

Library News

The library will be closed Saturday, May 19 for Little Norway Paint with Doris Olsen - Vikings & Viking ships, Thursday, May 10, 3:30 -5 pm. Get ready for Little Norway Festival by painting a Viking themed picture. The paintings will be displayed for...

 

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