Articles from the September 26, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    September 26, 2013

Sales Tax exemptions under review

The Sales Tax Ordinance Review Committee will be reviewing exemptions outlined in the tax code during the next several months. The group also outlined its mission statement during the meeting. It states, “…to simplify the code and collection... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    September 26, 2013

Stikine area leads in moose harvest

Twenty-six moose have been checked in to Alaska Department of Fish and game this season. Rich Lowell, Area Wildlife Biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said nineteen moose were... Full story

 About Town    September 26, 2013  
 About Town    September 26, 2013

Yesterday's News

September 27, 1913 – Better than 40,000 cases of salmon already put up and still the fish keeps coming. That is the situation in which the Pacific Coast & Norway Packing Company finds itself today. Although late in the season when the management go...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    September 26, 2013

'Axe Men' to feature Tonka logging operation

A crew filmed Axe Men promotional videos at the Tonka Logging site on Kupreanof Island last week. Sean Moody, Assistant Production Supervisor for The Arsenal Film & Creative, said they lucked out... Full story

 Opinion    September 26, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Thanks Assembly To the Editor: A couple of weeks ago I read and was appalled by a statement of one of our Assemblywomen as she was quoted as saying “what have senior citizens done to deserve a tax exemption other than get older?” I guess a short...

 Police Reports    September 26, 2013

Police reports

September 18 An officer assisted a person lost on the road. A caller requested an officer contact people to stop harassment. Citation issued to Robert Gerdes, 71, for passing in a no passing zone. September 19 A caller reported noise that occurred...

 Courts    September 26, 2013


September 24 Superior Court Judge Carey issued a $150 bench warrant for Lisa Johnston after not being present for a court date. Superior Court Judge Carey changed the court date in the case concerning SOA vs. Shorey after the defendant wasn’t prese...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    September 26, 2013

School board requests legislature review old statute

The Petersburg School board prepared a resolution Wednesday to send to the Alaska Association of School Boards, or AASB, urging the state legislature to clarify a statute that makes school districts responsible for paying for physical examinations...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    September 26, 2013

Viking squads fall to state champs

Petersburg’s high school girl’s volleyball squad fell to the two time defending state champions of Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka last weekend. Coach Jaime Cabral said despite the defeat the young team showed a lot of promise. “We were a little bit...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    September 26, 2013

Vikings girls cross country continues to dominate 3A with another win in Juneau

Vikings cross country runners were in Juneau for the season's last regular meet over the weekend. They ran against teams from throughout Southeast, with 76 girls and 92 boys competing in rainy, windy...

 Dockside    September 26, 2013

F/V Arctic Prowler to be christened Oct. 5 in Ketchikan

Alaska Longline, LLC, and Alaska Ship & Drydock (ASD) will christen the F/V Arctic Prowler on Oct. 5, 2013. The ceremony for the new 136 ft. freezer longliner will be held at the Ketchikan Shipyard...

 Dockside    September 26, 2013

Fish Factor

News that mining giant Anglo-American plans to withdraw from the Pebble Mine project was greeted with joy by opponents who hailed it as a victory for the people of Bristol Bay and for the region’s resources. Pebble would be the largest gold and...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 26, 2013

Warm summer forecasted to extend through fall and winter

This summer’s warmer than average temperatures could carry over into the winter if current climate trends continue. Two main factors affect winter weather in Southeast Alaska—the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, and the El Nino/La Nina...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    September 26, 2013

Fail your way to the top

Wrestling Hall of Fame member Wade Schalles taught a wrestling camp in Petersburg last week. Schalles won four NCAA Championships, is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the...