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Articles from the June 26, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

ADOT plans include Petersburg to Kake road

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT) released a draft Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan (SATP) for public review. The plan includes the construction of a road from Kake to Petersburg and a Wrangell Narrows ferry.... Full story

 
 About Town    June 26, 2014

Yesterday's News

June 27, 1914 – Mr. Wm. Hesse, the moving picture man who has just returned from the Whaling Station at Port Armstrong, reports great success in his pictures. Though taken under difficulties, with the camera lashed to the mast of the ship during...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Who's on the hook for PMC building?

Issues of funding assistance continue to crop up between the Petersburg Borough Assembly and Petersburg Medical Center, and an ambiguous relationship between the two bodies isn’t clarifying the matter. Last week, PMC CEO Liz Woodyard requested, on... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Library summer reading program in full swing

More than 100 Petersburg youngsters are spending part of their summer break reading books and competing for prizes in the Petersburg Public Library summer reading program. Kids can read a book and the... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Assembly approves community gym heating system repairs

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved $137,538 in repairs to the failing parks and recreation HVAC system. Parks and Recreation Director Donnie Hayes said the repairs would help his department save money in the long run through energy...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

TBPA Commission meeting Friday to discuss SEAPA transfer

The Thomas Bay Power Commission will hold a meeting in the Petersburg Borough Assembly Chambers Friday, June 27 at 10 a.m. The commission will elect new officers after previous TBPA President James Stough resigned his position last week. Commission...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Disappointed with Borough Assembly To the Editor: I am very disappointed in the Petersburg Borough Assembly's decision making. Our hospital is as important to us as the fire department and the library and not asking for near as much support. Being...

 
 Police Reports    June 26, 2014

Police reports

June 18 Officers responded to a report of a fight outside of a bunkhouse. Jonathan T. Chim, 24, was arrested on charges of Probation Violation. Caller reported a vehicle on privately-owned property. Caller reported an individual burning a fire too...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Editorial: PMC should pay their way and avoid local politics

The Petersburg Medical Center board and their hospital administrator continue their push to have their cake and eat it too. While they want to maintain their autonomy from borough oversight, they want the borough assembly to open the purse strings...

 
 Courts    June 26, 2014

Courts

June 19 Marlon Mountjoy appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Failure to Give Immediate Notice of Accident. The defendant entered a plea of no contest. The court sentenced the defendant to ten days in jail with ten days suspended, a...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Slide deployment delays flight in Wrangell

WRANGELL - An emergency slide on an Alaska Airlines jet plane deployed accidentally Saturday, delaying a north-bound flight for several hours at Wrangell Airport, according to a spokesperson for the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Land surveyor talks Cold War, glacial rebound

Local land surveyor Rick Braun recently began using newer GPS technology and has interesting insights into its application and the land it measures. Braun used to use the Trimble system—a system that required the use of at least five U.S....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 26, 2014

Fish Factor: Bristol Bay facing "riskiest season" in recent memory

Uncertainty best sums up the mood as fishermen and processors await the world’s biggest sockeye salmon run at Bristol Bay. In fact, it’s being called the riskiest season in recent memory in the 2014 Sockeye Market Analysis, a biannual report...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    June 26, 2014

Therapy cap extension impacts Southeast patients

wrangell — Patients in local hospitals could face new limitations on how physical therapy can be paid for in Southeast Alaska hospitals. Annual caps for the amount of physical therapy have, in past years, been restricted only to hospitals that did...

 
 News    June 26, 2014

Magnitude-7.9 Alaska quake spawns small tsunami

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A strong earthquake near Alaska's Aleutian Islands triggered a tsunami warning Monday, but only small waves measuring several inches hit coastal communities. The National Tsunami Warning Center canceled all tsunami warnings late...

 
 News    June 26, 2014

Man admires troopers, turns himself in on warrants

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Acting courteous, even when arresting someone, has paid dividends for the Alaska State Troopers. KTVA reports a 49-year-old Anchorage man wanted on several felony warrants decided to turn himself in to troopers Friday after...

 
 News    June 26, 2014

Police shoot and kill bear inside Alaska home

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska authorities say they have shot and killed a black bear that lumbered through the front door of a home in the state's capital while people were inside. Juneau police say in statement Saturday that the residents were on the...

 
 Obituaries    June 26, 2014

Paul Arvid Blatchford, 72

Paul Arvid Blatchford passed away peacefully at home in Elma, Wash. on June 6, 2014. He was born July 5, 1941 in Petersburg to Arthur and Pauline Blatchford. Following high school, Paul joined the Air Force, the highlight of his life, and was... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 26, 2014

Assembly requests speedy negotiations between ferry service and unions

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a letter to the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities and a union representing ferry service employees to settle a labor contract dispute in a timely manor so as to not disrupt...

 

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