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Articles from the August 22, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

PPD bust pot grow house

The Petersburg Police Department and other law enforcement officials took down a commercial marijuana grow operation last month. An official from PPD said investigators had been receiving complaints regarding drug activity around the 100 and 200... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

Petersburg schools ranked among best in the state

Petersburg District Schools are ranked in the top 10 across the state and in the top 7 in Southeast Alaska after the Alaska Department of Education’s implementation of new performance standards last June. The new regulations come after the US... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

Petersburg consumers to shop another sales tax-free day

The Petersbug Borough Assembly approved a sales tax-free day scheduled for Saturday, October 5. Assembly member Susan Flint said sales tax revenues are ahead of budget this year and the time period would be good for residents. “October is a month... Full story

 News    August 22, 2013

Community hopes to save historic cannery in Kake

KAKE (AP) — The southeast Alaska community of Kake is trying to save its historic Keku Cannery. The cannery was named one of the nation's most endangered historic places earlier this year by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Gary...

 About Town    August 22, 2013

Yesterday's News

August 16, 1913 – From Bellingham comes the news that a few days ago when the run of sockeyes was on, cannery tenders had a great deal of trouble in passing through Rosario straits, as the hulls slid over the slippery mass of fish which would get...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

No outside help with dangerous sea lion

The Petersburg Borough continues to deal with an aggressive sea lion that’s been bothering people in the harbors all summer. Mayor Mark Jensen wrote a letter August 9 in response to the National...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

Planning and Zoning to resolve long standing zoning citation

The Petersburg Planning Commission is writing a letter urging Richard Burrell to remove commercial and storage items from his residential property. During its August 13 meeting, the commission discussed how to handle Burrell’s zoning...

 Opinion    August 22, 2013

To the Editor

Schools are scrambling To the Editor: Back to school is always an exciting time. In Alaska, every one of our 53 school districts and school staffs have diligently prepared so the new school year will be one of deep learning and strong emotional growt...

 Police Reports    August 22, 2013

Police reports

August 14 A caller reported a vehicle abandoned for a couple months with expired tags. A caller reported the theft of a laptop at the Thorstenson Building. A hole on the Sing Lee Alley Bridge was reported. An officer was notified of an unreported pla...

 News    August 22, 2013

Wrangell Hunter takes first place in national contest with 45 year-old antlers

It was during a typical cold Southeast Alaskan November day in 1968 when Felix Villarma tied his 20-foot wooden scow onto a Kadin Island beach. He was in a draw and nearing the top of a mountain,...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

Borough Assembly considers public board and committee dissolution

As Petersburg continues to iron out its borough formation, the assembly will decide which committees and boards to dissolve or keep active. Boards to be considered for removal are; Transient Room Tax, Public Safety, Utility Advisory, Motor Pool,...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 22, 2013

USFS dismisses daycare operator's citation, fine

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski intervened on behalf a Wrangell daycare operator after a US Forest Service officer issued her a citation in July for picnicking with her daycare children at Middle Ridge in the Tongass National Forest. US Forest Service...

 News    August 22, 2013

Romney goes fishing near Petersburg

KETCHIKAN (AP) — Mitt Romney spent some time in southeast Alaska fishing for trout and chatting up his fishing guide. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the 2012 Republican presidential nominee didn't catch any fish. But his fishing guide, Tom...

 News    August 22, 2013

Mechanical issue cancels Alaska cruise, 4 others

JUNEAU (AP) — Celebrity Cruises announced Tuesday it was cancelling the remainder of a seven-night cruise to Alaska, plus four additional cruises, after mechanical issues forced a ship carrying more than 3,100 passengers and crew members to return...

 About Town    August 22, 2013

Middle School and High School registration

Middle School Registration: 8th graders, Mon., August 26 from 8am-11:30 am and Noon-3:30 pm; 7th graders, Tues., August 27 from 8 am-11:30 am and Noon-3:30 pm; and 6th graders, Wed., August 28 from 8 am-11:30 am and Noon-3:30 pm. Middle School fees...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 22, 2013

Fish Factor

The more fishermen who volunteer their vessels to field test new electronic monitoring systems (EMS), the faster the program will replace that extra body onboard. Starting this year and for the first time, fishery observers are required aboard...

 By Ned Rozell UAF Geophysical Institute    About Town    August 22, 2013

Alaska Science Forum: An aurora detector in Petersburg

On cold winter nights long ago, Harvey Gilliland of Petersburg sometimes woke to the buzz of an alarm mounted on the wall of his kitchen. He kicked off the blanket, got dressed, pulled on his rubber boots, and strolled three city blocks to the...

 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    About Town    August 22, 2013

Home and Garden Edition, 2013

Designer-builder, sailor, skier and mountain climber, Dieter Klose, has best left his mark on Petersburg in the form of distinctive architecture. From the cantilevered Troll Bridge of Sandy Beach Park...

 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    About Town    August 22, 2013

Home and Garden Edition, 2013

Rexanne Stafford isn’t planning on retirement just yet, but she did plan, and build, her own home for when that time comes. The 62-year-old mother and grandmother recently moved into her new...


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