Articles from the September 20, 2012 edition

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 About Town    September 20, 2012

Byrne named senior business relationship manager for Petersburg and Wrangell

Wells Fargo has named David Byrne Senior Business Banking relationship manager for Petersburg and Wrangell. During his 14-year financial services career in Alaska, Byrne has served consumer and business customers as a personal banker in Petersburg,...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Petersburg police station takes capital project top spot

The Petersburg police station is now the number one capital project for 2014. The Petersburg City Council revised and prioritized the Capital Improvement Projects list Monday evening during its regular meeting. Several attendees at Monday’s... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend check: $878

The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend for eligible Alaskans will be $878 this year. State officials announced this year’s payout from Alaska’s oil savings account Tuesday morning. This year’s amount is significantly less than last year’s... Full story

 By Ron Loesch    Dockside    September 20, 2012

Ohmer discusses ‘12 season

Dave Ohmer presented his annual end of the season fishing report to the Petersburg Rotary Club last week and his comments mirrored statewide reports and comments made by Gunnar Knapp, longtime... Full story

 About Town    September 20, 2012

Yesterday's News

September 22, 1982 - In 61 years of grocery history at Hammer and Wikan’s, one of the biggest changes has been the initiation of a charge for deliveries. Before, delivery was as common as it is now for shoppers to maneuver carts through the aisles...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Rep. Peggy Wilson visits Petersburg

The 24th Alaska State Legislature Representative Peggy Wilson visited Petersburg last week to discuss any issues residents may have. “This visit to Petersburg has been wonderful and sad at the same...

 About Town    September 20, 2012

Wall of Hope

Petersburg High School Student Body President, Eva Kowalski, led the student population in remembering Suicide Prevention Week with the Wall of Hope. Students took the opportunity to share...

 Opinion    September 20, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Job well done To the Editor: Thanks to Jesse O Connor, our local gardener who does all the hanging baskets and who cares for the little parks we have downtown.  Also who has a more beautiful cemetery then Petersburg? I think we do.  I’ve been to...

 Police Reports    September 20, 2012

Police reports

September 12 Dangerous driving was reported at Lumber Street and Nordic Drive. September 13 An abandoned bicycle was found at Gjoa and 4th Street. Officers were notified of items taken from a boat at Papke’s Landing. September 14 A driver was...

 Courts    September 20, 2012


Ronald A. Limbrick, 43, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Limbrick entered a plea of not guilty. The case has been assigned to Judge William Carey and trial is...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Proposals for Radio Narrow Band Conversion due by Sept. 21

Mayor Al Dwyer read the Petersburg City Managers report into the record during the Petersburg City Council regular meeting Monday evening. The City has issued a request for proposals for Radio Narrow Band Conversion. According to City Manager...

 About Town    September 20, 2012

Floating hanger

Carl Forgey towed Fred Paulsen’s old airplane hangar from the state seaplane dock to the beach near the old fur farm along Wrangell Narrows on Tuesday afternoon. Forgey hopes to dismantle the...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    September 20, 2012

Cross-Country girls head to regional competition

The Petersburg Cross-Country team traveled to Ketchikan for the weekend and the girls brought home second place. On the girls side, Grace Weller finished third overall and second in 3A competition with a time of 20:33; Fran Abbott finished 11th with...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    September 20, 2012

Volleyball girls travel around Southeast

Viking girls continue to show improvement on the road in Ketchikan. “Overall the weekend went very well,” Head Coach and Petersburg Athletic Director Jaime Cabral said. “Our junior varsity team...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

City officials have questions about ferry schedule

Questions regarding the decrease in port departures were a topic of discussion by Petersburg City Council Monday evening. Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer addressed a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Deputy Commissioner... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Petersburg City Schools meet Healthier US Challenge

Petersburg City School District, along with Kenai Borough Peninsula Elementary Schools are the first two Alaskan School Districts to receive national recognition for supporting the health of children and communities through the Healthier US School...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Northern Nights Theater reps request a spot on capital improvement list

As the Petersburg City Council opened the floor for public comment on the Capital Improvement Projects list Monday evening, a new request for funding was addressed. Dave Berg Compass Theater board member, along with Sarah Tate, newly elected treasure...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 20, 2012

Handcrafted bike rack

Josef Quitslund crafted this bicycle rack for Rae C. Stedman Elementary School. There are two racks that stand at each end of the school made of aluminum and filled with sand to keep them in...

 By Shelly Pope    Dockside    September 20, 2012

SE Pink harvest beats ADF&G predictions

The Southeast Alaska 2012 season’s pink salmon catch was less than half of last year’s but a little higher than expected. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game predicted an all year harvest of 17 million and came in at around 20 million, 19...

 News    September 20, 2012

Road work in progress

Phase 1 of the downtown road construction project is well underway. The project involves removing all concrete streets, curbs and sidewalks and then installing new structures and pipe and repaving....

 About Town    September 20, 2012

Clarinet recital next week

UAA Professor of Clarinet, Mark Wolbers, presents a clarinet recital titled “The Long and Short of it,” featuring music for clarinet and the rarely heard BBb contra-bass clarinet. This fun and somewhat informal concert will take place at 7 pm in...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    September 20, 2012

Fish Factor

Alaska fishermen are feeling the squeeze of lower prices at the same time that their operating costs continue to spiral upwards. For halibut, in a reversal of trend and fortune, prices have dropped by 70 cents a pound in recent weeks. Dock prices...

 About Town    September 20, 2012

Kake Memorial Presbyterian Church turns 100

September 28-30 Kake Memorial Presbyterian Church will celebrate 100 years of service in the community of Keex’Kwaan (Kake). The Alaska Presbytery of SE Alaska will hold their Fall Stated Meeting with 15 churches being represented. The Alaska...

 News    September 20, 2012

Picturesque foggy nights

Recent thick fog condensed on plants like this backyard “common sweetgrass” bejeweling it with droplets.... Full story

 About Town    September 20, 2012

Silva and Wagemaker wed

Maria Flora Sarah Silva and Brandon Michael Wagemaker were married on August 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., at the Petersburg Lutheran Church with Pastor Mike Schwarte officiating. The bride is the daughter...


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