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Articles from the May 23, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 23, 2013

Assembly approves FY 2013-14 budget, tax increase

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed Ordinance 2013-8 adopting the budget setting the millage rate for the fiscal year 2013-14 in its second reading during its regular meeting Monday evening with a few changes. In the first reading of this ordinanc... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    May 23, 2013

Weller breaks school record again in state competition

The Petersburg High School Viking runners traveled to Fairbanks to compete in the State meet over the weekend and each of the participants placed in their events with Grace Weller breaking the school... Full story

 About Town    May 23, 2013

Yesterday's News

May 31, 1913 – About one year ago, the residents of Scow Bay petitioned the department for the establishment of a school for their children with the result that a building was erected and in time, the school was started with Miss George of Juneau...

 About Town    May 23, 2013

2013 Students of the Month

Elks Students of the Month were named Monday evening. (back from left) Kris Thorsteinson, Fran Abbott, Nels Evens, Tyler Lantiegne, Skipper Erickson, Dan Loucks, P.K. Bunyi, Kyle Hagerman and Adanna...

 About Town    May 23, 2013

Petersburg Community Foundation announces 2013 grantees

Six local organizations received a total of $9,000 in grants from the Petersburg Community Foundation, bringing the total community grant amount to $33,000 over the past five years. “The Petersburg Community Foundation is proud to partner with...

 Opinion    May 23, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Mange Tusen Takk To the Editor: Having worked on the organizational end of the Festival for many years, I understand the huge amount of year-around effort it requires to pull off a successful event like this past Little Norway Festival. Thank you so...

 About Town    May 23, 2013

Eastwood, Harrington to wed

James and Gayle Eastwood of Petersburg Alaska are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Roberta Eastwood, to Martin Harrington, son of Andrew Harrington and Robyne of Fairbanks Alaska....

 Opinion    May 23, 2013

Thank You

This letter is late in coming. I’ve been putting it off because there just aren’t words I can think of to express how thankful and humbled my family and I have been by everyone’s generosity and love during my sister, Sharon McAdams’s illness...

 Police Reports    May 23, 2013

Police reports

May 15 Petersburg Public Works was notified of a big pothole with jagged edges at Haugen and N. Nordic Drive. A warning was issued to an individual for partially blocking the Hammer and Wikan parking lot on the 200 block of N. Nordic Drive. May 16 A...

 Police Reports    May 23, 2013


May 9 Gina R. Stafford, 44, appeared before Judge Trevor Stephens for a bail hearing. Bail remained the same and trial was set for July 23, 2013. May 15 Rhonda Jacobsen-Wilson, 23, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for a change of name...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 23, 2013

Local residents question property assessment values

Petersburg Borough resident Lynn Escola and her husband Paul Johnson questioned the assessment of their property over the past five years during the Petersburg Borough Assembly regular meeting Monday evening. “I am here to question the accuracy of...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 23, 2013

New technology improves transport of fresh fish

National Maritime Day on May 22 is a holiday created by Congress in 1933 to honor America’s sea-going industry. It marks the day when the steamship Savannah set sail from Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power. As...

 About Town    May 23, 2013

New interpretive sign at slough

Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Board Members Don Holmes, left, and Scott Roberge, right, stand by the newly-installed interpretive sign. It is placed in the mini-park at the south end of the Rasmus...

 News    May 23, 2013

Safety Training for commercial fishermen

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course on Saturday, June 8. Participants practice hands-on in the water and on a vessel, with emergency equipment that should be onboard any...

 By Shelly Pope    News    May 23, 2013

Retailers ask for reconsideration of sales tax free days

Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Retail Committee Chairperson, Savann Guthrie, requested that the Petersburg Borough Assembly reconsider their decision on tax free days Monday evening during the regular meeting. Guthrie gave the Assembly an alternate...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 23, 2013

Davis returns from National Science Symposium in Ohio

Petersburg High School senior, Krissa Davis, competed in the State Science Symposium in Fairbanks for her project entitled “Testing Organic Labeling Laws by the Presence of GMO's in Corn,” and too...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 23, 2013

Local student wins Justice For All art contest

In celebration of Law Day, May 1, the Alaska Supreme Court sponsored the Justice For All Contest. Petersburg Elementary student, Maia Cowan won first place in the kindergarten to fourth grade...

 About Town    May 23, 2013

32nd Annual Salmon derby starts Friday

The 32nd Annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce King Salmon Derby gets underway this Friday morning at 7 a.m. The derby continues through the Memorial Day Weekend and ends Monday at 5 p.m. Two tagged...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 23, 2013

SEAPA CEO talks projects and business

Southeast Alaska Power Agency CEO, Trey Acteson, provided a presentation during the Assembly meeting on Monday night outlining the services and mission of the SEAPA organization. Acteson stated that...

 Obituaries    May 23, 2013

Obituary, Curtis Arthur Fisher, 81

Curtis Arthur Fisher, 81, died on May 3, 2013 at his home in Yankton, S.D., surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Bismarck, N.D. on December 17, 1931, son of Art and Lila (Stirling) Fisher. He was...

 Obituaries    May 23, 2013

Obituary, Patricia Ann Martin, 70

Patricia Ann Martin, 70, went on to be an angel in heaven on May 16, 2013. She died at home looking over the Wrangell Narrows with her devoted husband, Larry Martin, at her side. She was born on May...


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