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Articles from the July 12, 2012 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    July 12, 2012

Condition and possible uses of the Reid Property

For some time the City of Petersburg has been contemplating the purchase of the Reid waterfront and warehouse property. During the June 11 City Council meeting requests were made for an appraisal and survey of the property to be performed along with... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 12, 2012

Hockey will continue at the community gym

Chip marks and excessive wear and tear to the gym floor of the Petersburg Community Center are main subjects of discussion by the Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department. The concerns regarding... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    About Town    July 12, 2012

Bird’s eye view

A bald eagle perched atop a harbor piling watches last week’s Fourth of July festivities....

 About Town    July 12, 2012

Yesterday's News

July 14, 1982 - If someone has explained to you that, honestly, he was bumping along Three Lakes Loop Road last Wednesday in an old pickup truck and along came a big, silver Greyhound bus with a sign...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 12, 2012

First Friday event big success

Petersburg's First Friday Meet the Artist event was a big success Friday evening. Even the rain could not keep Petersburg art lovers at home. Paintings by Beth Flor were displayed for the public at Mi... Full story

 Opinion    July 12, 2012

Letters to the editor

Thanks for the new sidewalks To the Editor: I want to thank the young men who built the sidewalk on the ANB Hall blocks. They did a beautiful job and in such a short period of time, and deserve recognition for the good job they did. Thanks guys....

 By Shelly Pope    News    July 12, 2012

Cause of ferry accident still undetermined

Investigation ensued after the Alaska Marine Highway ferry Matanuska crashed into the Ocean Beauty Seafoods dock Monday, May 7, but the cause of the accident has yet to be determined. “A report has been submitted for internal review,” Alaska...

 Police Reports    July 12, 2012

Police reports

July 5 Individuals returning to their home on S. Nordic Drive reported someone in their home and they assaulted them. Justin D. Falter, 24 was arrested on possible disorderly conduct charge. A report of fireworks being discharged into the trees on...

 Courts    July 12, 2012


July 6 Julia Violet Brusell, 30, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment hearing on the charge of disorderly conduct. Brusell entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days suspended; a fine of $500...

 News    July 12, 2012

Sitka's Baby Doe grows up and comes for a visit

SITKA (AP) — Remember when a newborn baby girl was found in the sink in the women's restroom at Thomsen Harbor? That was Jan. 23, 1994, and over the years Sitkans have wondered what happened to her. Now they know. The baby was adopted by a Juneau...

 By Greg Knight    News    July 12, 2012

Study attempts to explain low salmon numbers

The amount of mature sockeye salmon present in the waters of Southeast Alaska and other areas of the Pacific Northwest has been on a downward spiral recently according to a study published last week in the Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic...

 News    July 12, 2012

Rainfall records in Southeast broken Monday

JUNEAU (AP) — Fifteen daily rainfall records were broken Monday in southeast Alaska, and five records were set for the coldest highs. Not all those records were in different communities; for example, the National Weather Service says Haines and...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    July 12, 2012

Summer camp kids build a structure in the woods

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department Big Viking Summer Camp is in full swing and this week the theme for these campers is Ancient Ancestors. “We are trying to teach the kids the hardships...

 About Town    July 12, 2012

Winners of the Humane Association 4th of July “Strut your Mutt Show”

Most playful – Chewie, entered by Caleb Fankhauser Largest – Eros, entered by Marisa Martens Smallest – Yoshi, entered by Darla Mattingly Hairiest – Hank, entered by Helen Riemer Baldest – Rocky, entered by Alesha Taylor Loudest bark -...

 About Town    July 12, 2012

Stork Report

Nathan Daniel Rock was born on June 29, 2012 to Ken and Nora Rock at Mat-Su Mid-Wifery in Wasilla, Alaska. He weighed 9 lbs. ad was 20 3/4 inches long....

 Dockside    July 12, 2012

Blind Slough closes to sport fishing and king salmon bag limits decrease

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced July 11, a closure to sport fishing in Blind Slough to ensure adequate brood stock collection at the Crystal Lake Hatchery (CLH) necessary for future releases of king salmon in...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 12, 2012

Fish Factor

Marine debris trackers are taking to the air any day to get a better idea of where and what is washing ashore from last year’s devastating tsunami in Japan. Best ‘guesstimates’ claim at least 1.5 million tons of debris are afloat on and under...

 About Town    July 12, 2012

Dangerous Waters crew back in Alaska

The film crew from the "Dangerous Waters" TV reality show were released from Russian custody and returned across the Bering Strait on Sea-Doo jet skis. They are currently in Alaska. According to a video update posted July 11, the team were given a he...

 By Greg Knight    News    July 12, 2012

Ravens devouring fairways at Muskeg Meadows

WRANGELL — For patrons of Muskeg Meadows golf course, at least three fairways are interfering in their game – courtesy of the ubiquitous ravens seen throughout Wrangell Island. According to...