Articles from the May 30, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

Lowell wins 2013 Salmon Derby with 46.5 pounder

Petersburg resident, Rich Lowell, has fished in the Petersburg salmon derby for over 15 years and finally checked off one of his goals of winning the derby when he caught a 46.5 pound King Salmon... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

No more fish waste disposal in Petersburg harbors

Petersburg Harbormaster, Glorianne Wollen, has issued an alert to the public stating there will be no more fish waste disposal allowed in Petersburg harbors effective immediately. “We have had a big problem with aggressive sea lions around the... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

Petersburg Little League season is in full swing

The Petersburg Little League season began May 4 and games can be seen Tuesday through Saturday at the ball field. “Our junior team traveled to Wrangell May 11 and then Wrangell came here during Mayfest,” Petersburg Little League President Cheryl... Full story


Yesterday's News

June 7, 1913 – For an old resident of Petersburg to take a glance over the harbor is enough to wake him up to the fact that the fishing season is on. In other words, this is harvest time. Many impatient fishermen have been waiting, waiting for the...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

Former PMC employee questions business office

A former business office manager of Petersburg Medical Center, Ramona Thompson, attended the regular meeting of the Hospital Board Thursday evening to question the processes of the PMC business office...


Letters to the Editor

Raptors coming To the Editor: The Rainforest Festival steering committee would like to publicly thank the Petersburg Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, for their recent grant to our organization. We will add those...


Police reports

May 22 U.S. Coast Guard reported a fuel vessel on the beach at Papke's Landing. A youth rode a bicycle through wet cement downtown. A nasty letter was left on an individual’s door at Magill’s Trailer Court. A vehicle was reported speeding and...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

PHS students track LeConte Glacier for 30 years Glacier remains stable for past seven years

For the last 30 years, students from Petersburg High School have tracked the movement of LeConte Glacier and continue this tradition to this day. PHS teacher, Victor Trautman, along with students...



April 19 John M. Murgas, 64, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell to petition the court for a long term stalking order against Karen Olsen. The order was put into place immediately and Olsen must not follow, approach, confront, watch or otherwi...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

Recommendations for the FY 14 budget presented to the PMC Hospital Board

The Petersburg Medical Center Resource Committee reviewed various requests for capital items over several sessions that were recommended to the PMC Hospital Board during its regular meeting Thursday evening. PMC Chief Financial Officer, Leon Walsh, e...


Art in Little Norway

After a winter respite, the First Fridays art walk resumes next week at art galleries in downtown Petersburg....

 By Greg Knight    Sports    May 30, 2013

Valkyries drop two bombs on Lady Wolves

WRANGELL — The Lady Wolves hosted the Petersburg Valkyries softball team for one last pair of games for the 2013 season – and saw their neighbors to the north walk away with two victories, each...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    May 30, 2013

Equipment failure causes power outage Tuesday morning

Petersburg experienced a power outage Tuesday morning that lasted approximately 45 minutes and the cause was equipment failure. “We had a problem with the new generator at Scow Bay,” Petersburg Mu...


School News

University of Massachusetts Casey Alton Knight received his Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts on May 10, 2013. Quinnipiac University Bradee Luhr of Petersburg received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 30, 2013

The economic chain of salmon fishing

It takes quite a crew to get an Alaska salmon from “boat to throat,” and everyone along the line gets a cut of the catch. How that “value chain” has paid out in the past few years shows some nice gains for Alaska fishermen and processors....


Obituary, Ann Fleming Wood, 90

1922-2013 Ann Fleming Wood passed away at Virginia Mason on May 14, 2013 after a brief illness. She was born Hazel Ann Fleming on July 9, 1922, to Hazel McCalip Fleming and Samuel Edgar Fleming. She... Full story


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...


Obituary, Michael "Ski" Joseph Musewski, 70

Michael “Ski” Joseph Musewski, 70, passed away in Sitka, Alaska surrounded by his family on Wednesday May 22, 2013. He was born to the late Michael and Anna (Sadowski) Muszewski on December 14,... Full story


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