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Articles from the July 3, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Police seize large amount of heroin and suspected dealer

Local, regional and federal law enforcement officers seized around $75,000 worth of heroin last Thursday after arresting Christafur Morrell, 19, of Des Moines, Wash. on multiple felony charges.... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Hospital physical therapy department plans fundraiser for equipment

The Petersburg Medical Center's Physical Therapy Department is holding the Paddle Battle in the Narrows fundraiser on July 12 to raise money for new parallel bars. The Paddle Battle consists of two co... Full story

 
 About Town    July 3, 2014

Yesterday's News

July 4, 1914 – The eyes of the world are at last turned to Alaska's Fisheries, now generally conceded to be the world's most important. The constant advance in the price of foodstuffs has served to turn attention to Alaska's wonderful supply of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Fishing lodge guests perish Sunday evening

Two men died Sunday evening after their 18-foot skiff capsized near Level Island 22 miles south of Petersburg According to an Alaska State Troopers press release, a United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter found Jonathan Comfort, 45, and Kenneth... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Petersburg community leaders seek local homeless data

Last week Lutheran Church pastor Mike Schwarte called a meeting of community leaders to address a perceived increase in the local homeless population. "It seems like the frequency and intensity is...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Ravens Roost Trail opens To the Editor: On Monday evening my dogs and I were able to enjoy our first “official” walk up the completed first leg of Petersburg’s brand new Raven Trail, located between Sandy Beach Park and Ravens Roost Trail. As...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    News    July 3, 2014

Editorial:TBPA awash in allegations & miscommunications

The Thomas Bay Power Authority has become an outright embarrassment for the founding communities of Wrangell and Petersburg. From name-calling on the streets of Wrangell in September of last year, to this week's closure of the office after Manager...

 
 Police Reports    July 3, 2014

Police reports

June 25 Police responded to a report of a hit and run. Police charged John Martin, 42, with Driving While License Suspended, failure to report an accident and driving without insurance. Police arrested John R. Staples, 48, on charges of a felony...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Local and state investigators looking into vehicle fires

Foul play is suspected as the cause of two vehicle fires that occurred last Monday evening. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) firefighters responded to a call Monday around 10:30 p.m. about two fires on Twin Creek Road. PVFD spokesperson...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Petersen enters guilty pleas for child pornography charges

Former Petersburg Community School District Maintenance Director Tye Petersen, 46, plead guilty last week to Distribution, Receipt and Possession of Child Pornography—three counts that carry up to a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 years...

 
 By Brian O Connor    News    July 3, 2014

SEAPA votes to terminate contract with TBPA

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) board of directors voted 5-0 June 26 to terminate the Operations and Maintenance contract for the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility. Tyee Lake is presently operated by a joint creation of the Petersburg and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

New Salvation Army Lieutenants arrive

Salvation Army Lieutenants Caleb Fankhauser and Christin Fankhauser are transferring to a post in Homer and their replacements are due to arrive July 2. John Birks, 30, and Mysti Birks, 32, just...

 
 News    July 3, 2014

United Way of Southeast Alaska 2014 Community Impact Grant

United Way of Southeast Alaska is now accepting Community Impact Grant applications. Up to $15,000 in Community Impact funds will be awarded to applicants that successfully demonstrate community needs that pertain to health, education, or income...

 
 About Town    July 3, 2014

School News

University of Colorado Rebecca Madsen was named to the Dean's List for the 2014 spring semester at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Tessa Hasbrouck graduated Cum Laude from the University of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 3, 2014

Petersburg artists show work in Ketchikan exhibit

Four past and present Petersburg artists will have their work on display in the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council’s Main Street Gallery from July 4-25. Artists Joe Viechnicki, Susan Christensen, Pia Reilly and John McCabe are all...

 
 News    July 3, 2014

Correction:

In the last edition of the Petersburg Pilot it was stated that ApolloMT offers medevac insurance for $125 a month. The insurance plan is offered at a rate of $125 per year. It was also stated in a story regarding hospital-borough relationships that...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 3, 2014

Summer is more than just salmon: Crab, halibut, ling cod, pollack and more underway

Salmon takes center stage in Alaska every summer, but many more fisheries also are going on all across the state. The world’s biggest sockeye salmon run is expected to surge into Bristol Bay any day, where a catch of about 17 million reds is...

 
 News    July 3, 2014

Senators take another crack at visa program

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A few processing plants are finding themselves shorthanded as salmon catches increase around the state, but an item in pending U.S. Senate legislation could make it easier to fill vacant positions next summer. Sens. Lisa...

 

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