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Articles from the August 29, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 29, 2013

Rescuers unable to free entangled humpback

An entangled humpback whale continues to remain snared in a gill net despite a two day effort last weekend to free the animal. Don Holmes with the Marine Mammal Center in Petersburg received a call Fr... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 29, 2013

Police arrest two youths after string of burglaries

Petersburg police arrested Joshua Franklin and Brandon Estes on charges of 2nd Degree Burglary yesterday. Chief Kelly Swihart said his department began receiving multiple reports of break-ins around town the morning of August 28. “We came up with... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 29, 2013

Hospital requests funding assistance from borough

Borough Assembly and Petersburg Medical Center hospital board members discussed the financial state of the hospital and funding assistance for capital projects from the borough last Thursday morning.... Full story

 
 Opinion    August 29, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Supports Public Safety Advisory Board To the Editor: I attended the Public Safety Advisory Board meeting August 21. The agenda included the two questions that were sent out with our utility bills, concerning the speed limit on Sandy Beach and...

 
 Police Reports    August 29, 2013

Police reports

August 21 A caller reported that an individual was acting unusual in the borough parking lot. A caller called concerned about an individual’s behavior. An officer responded to a fight. A caller reported an individual acting peculiar. An individual...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 29, 2013

Sales tax rate and senior exemption under review

A sales tax ordinance review committee meeting turned into a larger discussion about the demographic status of the borough and its fiscal future. The borough tasked the committee to review its sales tax ordinance, specifically looking at the senior e...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 29, 2013

Warm weather affects returns, incubation at Crystal Lake Hatchery

After the warm weather that contributed to the death of more than 1000 King Salmon in Blind Slough earlier this summer, Crystal Lake Hatchery hasn’t incubated as many eggs as it would have liked....

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Timber Payments - Agency taking back federal funds

JUNEAU (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service plans to take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid out to 22 states, citing federal budget cuts. Collection letters from Forest Service Chief Thomas Tidwell went out to governors around the...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Armed man robs Juneau coffee stand

JUNEAU (AP) — A drive-up coffee stand near Juneau's airport was robbed by an armed man. Juneau police say the man at about 10 a.m. Monday walked into the Heritage Coffee stand, demanded money, flashed a weapon and left with cash. A 29-year-old...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Project wants to know why you love salmon

KODIAK (AP) — A Kodiak woman is leading a study to find out why Alaskans love salmon. The Salmon Project, still in an exploratory phase, aims to find out about the deep connections Alaskans have with wild salmon. “We wanted to understand how it...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Man charged with joyride on whale-watching boat

JUNEAU (AP) — Juneau police say a 35-foot whale-watching boat was taken out for an unauthorized spin over the weekend. Witnesses called police at 2:22 a.m. Saturday after seeing two intoxicated people stumble down a dock and get on board the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 29, 2013

Ill informed corporate snubbing of Alaska salmon continues

Alaska salmon continues to get snubbed by ill informed, far away big wigs who believe they are best suited to make the seafood choices for their customers. Last week Sodexo, one of the world’s largest food purveyors - said its policy is to only...

 
 About Town    August 29, 2013

Sarah Elizabeth Aiken weds Aaron Michael Butterer

The parents of the bride, Susan Harai and Alan Murph and Robert and Marsha Aiken announce the wedding of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Aiken to Aaron Michael Butterer. The groom is the son of A....

 
 About Town    August 29, 2013

Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run, an after school program will be held every Tuesday and Thursday after school for 24 sessions, beginning September 17. Attendance is expected, we will abide by school holidays, and the last lesson will be December 17. The program...

 
 About Town    August 29, 2013

School News

Pacific Lutheran University Kristin Neuneker was named to the Dean's List at Pacific Lutheran University. University of Denver Christopher W. Aiken was awarded a Masters of Science degree in Mechatronics Systems Engineering from the University of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    August 29, 2013

Petersburg preschoolers learn about cabin construction, history

A group of eight preschoolers from the Children’s Center became versed in the craft of log cabin building at Sandy Beach Park Tuesday morning. Dave Nauman, self-described Petersburg Parks and Rec ...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

ADF&G Bowhunter Certification Course

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) will be conducting a Bowhunter Education Course if enough individuals are interested in taking the course. An NBEF/IBEP bowhunter certificate is required in Alaska to hunt in “Bowhunting Only” areas...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Yesterday's News

August 31, 1983 – Construction of the new harbor office will be subsidized with $60,000 from the Phase III construction funds for the new boat harbor, according to Harbormaster Jim Stromdahl. Harbormaster Stromdahl said the New Harbor project will...