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Articles from the July 4, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    July 4, 2013

Fish disposal in harbors now prohibited

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting the disposal of fish scraps in the harbors during its regular meeting Monday afternoon. This ordinance is only in its first reading and there will be two other... Full story

 
 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 4, 2013

USCGC Anacapa has a new commanding officer

The United States Coast Guard hosted a change of command ceremony Monday afternoon to honor the outgoing commanding officer, LCDR Ruben Boudreaux and the incoming commanding officer Lt. Kathryn Cyr.... Full story

 
 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 4, 2013

Thompson speaks out to PMC Board

Former Petersburg Medical Center Business Officer Manager Ramona Thompson read a letter into the record during the regular meeting of the PMC Hospital Board Thursday evening to state that she would need future contact by PMC to her to be made in... Full story

 
 About Town    July 4, 2013

Yesterday's News

July 12, 1913 – Last Tuesday, the Pacific Coast and Norway Packing Company started the cannery running with nine thousand salmons. The next day, another load of five thousand was brought in and all from the same trap. Before this, on account of...

 
 By Shelly Pope    News    July 4, 2013

Plane wreckage still not recovered from crash site

On Tuesday, June 4 a Pacific Wings deHavilland Beaver crashed into mountainous, tree-covered terrain about 14 miles east of Petersburg resulting in the death of one of the passengers. Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have...

 
 Opinion    July 4, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Local preference To the Editor: I attended the Borough Council Meeting on July 1, 2013. I was disappointed to see attendance was so low but maybe the listening audience was large. Other than Department Heads, Councilpersons, me, Joe Viechnicki and...

 
 Police Reports    July 4, 2013

Police reports

June 26 An individual was reported rifling through a car Officers were notified of a noise complaint. Petersburg Public Works responded to a report of trees covering street signs. An individual driving a red truck was reported going too fast in a...

 
 Police Reports    July 4, 2013

Courts

June 26 Jesse J. Jeske, 33, appeared before Judge William Carey for a change of plea hearing and sentencing on the charges of counts of taking of Southeast Alaska Sea Cucumber in closed season and two counts of commercial fishing - unlawful...

 
 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 4, 2013

Council nixes purchase limits for manager & dept. heads

Petersburg Borough staff drafted proposed changes to the language of Ordinance 2013-10 regarding purchasing during the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday afternoon. The proposed changes were to increase the unapproved...

 
 News    July 4, 2013

Temps among warmest in decades in June in AK

JUNEAU (AP) — The National Weather Service says temperatures across Alaska last month were among the warmest in decades. Barrow and King Salmon saw their warmest June since 1940, while it was the second warmest June since 1940 in Anchorage,...

 
 News    July 4, 2013

No new information regarding missing Johnson

Former Petersburg resident, Boaz Johnson, last spoke with his family Monday, May 27 and has not been heard from since. Johnson's girlfriend Brittany Royal was found strangled off the lower coastline of Puna by fishermen. Hilo Criminal Investigations...

 
 News    July 4, 2013

Woman gets jail for embezzling from Trident Seafoods plant

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A former bookkeeper who embezzled about $500,000 from a Kodiak seafood plant will serve 46 months in a federal prison and make restitution. The U.S. attorney's office says in a release that 33-year-old Isairis Wolfe of Kodiak...

 
 News    July 4, 2013

Redistricting Board to unveil new maps

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The Alaska Redistricting Board will consider seven possible political district configurations it created on its own, plus five others submitted by groups or individuals, as it begins hearings to draw up new boundary lines. The...

 
 About Town    July 4, 2013

School News

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Tessa Hasbrouck received highest honors designation at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a grade point average between 3.90 – 4.0....

 
 By Greg Knight    News    July 4, 2013

B.C. Minister proposes headwater, Stikine protection

A Canadian parliamentarian has submitted a bill in the legislature of British Columbia seeking to protect the Stikine, Nass and Skeena rivers Nathan Cullen, Minister of Parliament for the Skeena-Bulkl...