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Articles from the May 24, 2012 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 24, 2012

City Council discusses utility rate hike

The City Council on Monday voted to draft an ordinance adopting a new utility rate hike for water, wastewater and sewer services. An outside consultant presented a detailed analysis of the water, sewer, and sanitation systems financial forecast....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 24, 2012

Fire House dedicated during Little Norway Festival

Community members flocked on Saturday to the grand opening of the new fire hall. The recently completed volunteer fire department Station One was a $6.7 million Capital Fund project. The new facility...

 
 About Town    May 24, 2012

Yesterday’s News

May 26, 1982 - Salmon fishermen in southern Southeastern Alaska can expect to find bright red 7/8 inch diameter plastic disc tags on some adult pink and red salmon they harvest in 1982. The tags are being placed on adult pinks and reds as a part of...

 
 News    May 24, 2012

Salmon derby starts Friday; no tagged fish this year

The 31st 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. No tagged fish will be available for anglers this year...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 24, 2012

Petersburg Community Foundation names grant recipients

The Petersburg Community Foundation on Saturday awarded $7,000 in competitive grants to local organizations and a $5,000 discretionary grant to the new City Library. The announcements were made at a...

 
 Opinion    May 24, 2012

Letters to the editor

Sense of irony noted To the Editor: I noted with a sense of irony the listing of several of the City of Petersburg’s witnesses to be called at the upcoming Local Boundary Commission hearing to testify on behalf of forming a borough.  Their...

 
 Police Reports    May 24, 2012

Police reports

May 16 Officers issued a warning for an inoperable taillight at the South Harbor. Mark Coonrad, 33, was cited for driving 62 mph in a 50 mph zone. Officers issued a warning for no front license plate. Caller reported suspicious activity at a...

 
 Courts    May 24, 2012

Courts

May 22 Cocoa Fudge entered a plea of not guilty in Superior Court on charges of failure to appear. The court ordered that she pay an additional $1,000 on a bond, and that she make all court appearances. May 21 Eric Cole entered a guilty plea in...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    May 24, 2012

Vikings go to State, relay team shatters school record

The two-day Track and Field State Championship was held last weekend at Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, with Petersburg athletes scoring points in four events. Diane Murph ran in the 3200-meter...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Sports    May 24, 2012

Vikings host Region V baseball Championships

After a weekend of games in Juneau where they lost one and won the next two, the Vikings host the Region V Baseball Championship. Tournament games began on Wednesday and will continue through Saturday. Last week the Vikings faced Thunder...

 
 Sports    May 24, 2012

Mayfest softball tourney champs

Eli’s Building Repair were the 2012 Eric Corl memorial softball tournament champions. Back: Stew Vick, Callie Bell, Cole Wilburn, Cristi Nicholsen, Garrett Bell, Colby Davenport, Kory Hasbrouck,...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    May 24, 2012

Alaska Supreme Court orders interim redistricting plan

A divided Alaska Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered an interim redistricting plan due to the fast-approaching 2012 elections. This action prompted the Petersburg City Council to meet in an emergency session on Wednesday to decide the city’s next...

 
 News    May 24, 2012

LBC to hold public hearings on Borough issue

The Local Boundary Commission will hold a series of public meetings to discuss the proposed Petersburg City dissolution and Borough Incorporation. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 9 a.m. in Council Chambers and will be...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    May 24, 2012

Submarining students

These Middle School students, (l to r) Emma Chase, Sydnie Guthrie, Mariah Taylor, have been working on robotic submarines since the beginning of February. This project is part of the Alaska STEM...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 24, 2012

Fish Factor

The value of Alaska fishing permits has see-sawed over the past year with Cook Inlet prices heading upwards and Bristol Bay on the down side. “Cook Inlet had a really good year last year, and they’re expecting another strong fishery this summer....

 
 About Town    May 24, 2012

Chaney, Wilson to wed

Rachel Chaney and John Freese Wilson, both of Eagle Creek, Ore., are pleased to announce their engagement. Their wedding ceremony will take place on July, 28 2012 in Eagle Creek. The officiating...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    May 24, 2012

Little Norway Festival winners

Even organizers are calling the 2012 Little Norway Festival a success. The Scandinavian Style Show and Luncheon, the Annual Festival Parade, the Mitkof Mummers Musical Melodrama, “Wash Your Troubles...

 
 By Greg Knight    About Town    May 24, 2012

Petersburg golfers win at Muskeg tournament

A group of Petersburg golfers seized the day last weekend as three teams from the borough took the top spots at the Bobs’ IGA 9-hole scramble at Muskeg Meadows Golf Course in Wrangell. The team of Randy Littleton and George Woodbury won the event...

 
 By Doug Leen    About Town    May 24, 2012

Spooked moose endures long swim

Kupreanof resident Doug Leen first observed this moose swimming across the Narrows from Petersburg to Kupreanof last Thursday morning. “It reached the shoreline on my property (old Merriam place)...

 
 Dockside    May 24, 2012

Fish and Game cautions not to pick up deer fawns

With spring upon us, and the weather slowly improving, more and more people will be heading outdoors to recreate. Undoubtedly, some people will come across baby animals that may appear to have been abandoned. Fish and Game would like to remind people...

 
 About Town    May 24, 2012

School news

First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at Oregon State University’s 2012 commencement ceremony, on Sunday, June 17, in Reser Stadium on the OSU campus. This will be Oregon State’s 143rd commencement ceremony and it is expected to be the largest in...

 
 
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