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Articles from the September 27, 2012 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    September 27, 2012

Red and Blue King Crab commercial fishery closed for this season

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week that the Alaska Red and Blue King Crab commercial fishery will be closed for the 2012/2013 season. According to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Biologist Joe Stratman, the biomass of... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    September 27, 2012

Cross-Country girls move on to state

The Viking Cross-Country team traveled to Juneau for Regional competition last weekend and the girls came in third place behind Mt. Edgecumbe and Sitka. Grace Weller finished second with a time of 21:... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    September 27, 2012

Alaskan mom crowned 2012’s Mrs. America

Alaskan wife and mother of three, Vicki Sarber, was recently named Mrs. America for 2012. “I was thrilled to represent the amazing and diverse married women of Alaska,” Sarber said. “My family...

 News    September 27, 2012

Yesterday's News

September 29, 1982- KRSA, Southeast Alaska’s newest radio station signed on the air at noon Friday, September 24 with a signal that reaches to Petersburg, Kake, Wrangell, Gustavus, Juneau and Telegr...

 Opinion    September 27, 2012

To the Editor

Sing Lee Alley bridge work needed To the Editor: If the city feels they can afford to spend 1.4 million dollars on property and take it off the tax rolls, then they should consider re-planking the Sing Lee Alley Bridge (or Indian Street bridge)...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    September 27, 2012


Remember to vote on Tuesday, October 2 at the municipal election. Your vote can influence the course of future events in Petersburg from taxes to industrial services for the local fishing fleet. The o...

 Police Reports    September 27, 2012

Police reports

Sept. 19 A vehicle was abandoned at the Ballfield. Sept. 20 An underage individual was driving on Sandy Beach Road. Sept. 21 An officer was notified of an intoxicated individual possibly wanting to fight. Sounds of gunfire were coming from the...

 Courts    September 27, 2012


Sept. 20 Justin Michael Neidiffer, 36, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on a dangerous dog minor offense. Neidiffer pled no contest and was sentenced with a fine of $50; restitution of $260; an apology letter; he was...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    September 27, 2012

Volleyball girls stop off in Juneau before competing in Sitka

The Viking girls make a quick stop in Juneau for games Wednesday before heading to Sitka and came up short. The junior varsity lost to Juneau-Douglas three games to one and varsity lost two games to...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 27, 2012

Road construction underway on Dolphin & N. Nordic

City of Petersburg Public Works officials, along with Petersburg Road Improvement Project Engineer, Matt McGuan, held the first of several progress meetings Thursday to keep the community abreast of the changes and what residents can expect. There is...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    September 27, 2012

Fish Factor

Dutch Harbor-Unalaska held onto the title of the nation’s top fishing port for the 15th year in a row, with over 700 million pounds of fish and crab crossing the docks there last year, a 36% increase from 2010.  New Bedford, Massachusetts...

 Dockside    September 27, 2012

Independent panelists to review Pebble Mine science

JUNEAU (AP) — The heated battle over the proposed Pebble Mine in southwest Alaska is shifting to science, with panels weighing in on different reports that have only added more fuel to the fight. The Pebble Limited Partnership, the company...

 Dockside    September 27, 2012

USCG plans Southeast spill exercise

JUNEAU (AP) — The Coast Guard will host a southeast Alaska petroleum spill exercise Wednesday at the Ted Ferry Civic Center in Ketchikan. The exercise will be a tabletop oil spill response based on a scenario of a vessel collision near Sitka. The...

 About Town    September 27, 2012

Library News

Baby Bookworms - Thursday, Sept 27 at 10 am – 11 am. Entertaining our youngest patrons with stories, songs and bounces. Manhattan Short Film Festival - Friday, September 28 at 7 pm for a fee. The most creative short films in the world, judged...

 About Town    September 27, 2012

The Salvation Army sails into Petersburg for Living Water Evangelistic boat tour

Reminiscent of the M/V William Booth boat ministry launched during its early years serving in Southeast Alaska. The Salvation Army is taking to the water for a four-day evangelistic campaign. The team departed from Auke Bay Boat Harbor on September...

 By Shelly Pope    News    September 27, 2012

Borough election date is set

Election for a Petersburg Borough has been officially set for Dec. 18. This election will be conducted by mail and is under the administration and supervision of the Director of Elections. According...

 About Town    September 27, 2012

On a clear day

The panoramic view from Petersburg Mountain’s summit is well worth the strenuous hike especially on a sunny day like last Friday....

 By Greg Knight and Shelly Pope    News    September 27, 2012

SEAPA may streamline hydro project operations

The meeting of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors on Sept. 19-20 in Petersburg discussed an agenda item that may signal the end of the Thomas Bay Power Authority, as we know it. A decision by the board to consolidate TBPA and... Full story