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Articles from the September 12, 2013 edition

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TBPA's fate remains unclear after joint work session

In a joint work session Tuesday aimed at discussing the future of Thomas Bay Power Authority, the dialogue between Petersburg and Wrangell borough assembly members missed the mark. The joint meeting was sparked after the Petersburg assembly voted... Full story


PMC staff learns to create a more holistic hospital

Petersburg Medical Center staff, from a variety of departments, received training last Thursday that aims to change the way staff solves problems to improve service quality. Called Lean training, aspects of the method have been around since the... Full story


Rescuers exhaust efforts to free entangled whale

Responders out of Juneau were able to free a portion of gear off the humpback whale that was entangled in a gill net August 23 in Frederick Sound. Petersburg volunteers were the first to reach the... Full story


Yesterday's News

September 13, 1913 – While patroling the beach a short time ago, a life saver by the name of Blackbery of Mansfield, Or., came across a lump of peculiar substance weighing about 85 pounds, but paid no attention at the time and went on his way....


Letters to the Editor

Vulnerable Adult Awareness month To the Editor: There are good reasons for Governor Parnell to proclaim September 2013 “Vulnerable Adult Awareness” month. Alaska has the fastest growing senior population in the nation. Reports of harm to Adult...



Tuesday’s joint work session with the Wrangell and Petersburg assembly members leads us to believe the work of the Thomas Bay Power Authority is no longer needed. It’s time to disband the organization and turn their responsibilities over to the S...


Police reports

September 4 A caller reported the theft of a Galaxy 4 cell phone. A caller reported the odd behavior of an individual. A large box was reported in the middle of the road along Nordic Drive. An officer was notified of an individual taking items...



September 10 Harlan Freeman appeared before Magistrate Burrell on a charge of Unlawful Retention of Undersized King Salmon. The defendant entered a guilty plea. The court sentenced Freeman to pay a $500 fine, $150 restitution, $10 in surcharges and t...


Vikings host Crimson Bears in Volleyball season opener

The Petersburg High School Vikings volleyball team opened the regular season last weekend by hosting the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears for two days of games. Petersburg’s team is particularly young...


Fish Factor

Alaska’s 2013 salmon season has yielded the largest catch ever, and the value of the fishery is also headed for the record books. The statewide catch on Sept. 6 was nearing 265 million fish – the old record was 222 million in 2005. A bumper run o...


Dead killer whale calf to be studied in Alaska

ANCHORAGE (AP) — On Friday evening, after all the human patients were finished for the day at the Alaska Spine Institute’s imaging center, a dead killer whale calf underwent a CT scan and an MRI. The whale offered a rare opportunity for...


Obituary, Edward Richard Dobrasz

Edward Richard Dobrasz, 84, died in Seattle after a battle with cancer on September 2, 2013. He was born on June 4, 1929 to Alexander and Rosalia Dobrasz in Niagara Falls, NY. He joined the Army in... Full story


Totem craftsmen clean and preserve poles

Tlingit carver and wood conservator Tommy Joseph and his son Joe Joseph are cleaning debris off and weather-guarding the pair of totem poles in town. Tommy, who crafted the totems 14 years ago, and...


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