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Articles from the October 10, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Borough to incentivize recycling

The borough needs more residents to recycle to pay its bills and is developing a new comingled program in an attempt to boost recycle participation. “Comingled” means recyclers will no longer have to separate their materials into different... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Special effects treat this year's Humpy 500 race

This fall’s Humpy 500 saw five carts zip down PFI hill Saturday afternoon. Kids teamed up to build and design their go-karts as well as costumes that matched their theme. The Torpedo Shark, driven... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Dredging complete in North Harbor, moves to Ocean Beauty

The Pacific Pile dredge crew, based out of Seattle, finished dredging the North Harbor and have moved to the area in front of Ocean Beauty where they will spend the next couple weeks. A crew of three... Full story

 About Town    October 10, 2013

Yesterday's News

October 11, 1913 – Those of us who wish to keep up with the style of new dances, had better take notice of the latest. This dance which is called “The Mustard Flutter” is the simplest affair. The man holds his partner as he likes and flutters...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Borough Manager's report to the assembly

The Borough Manager reported to the assembly last Monday that Mountain View Manor received a 100 percent score on the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation inspection and there continues to be a waiting list at both Elderly Housing and Assisted Living....

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Comingled pilot program increases recycling rates

Petersburg Public Works Director Karl Hagerman’s co-mingled recycling recommendations to the borough assembly come after a successful trial run that saw recycling rates increase by more than 400 percent this past summer. The sanitation department...

 Opinion    October 10, 2013

Letters to the Editor

City spent a lot of money To the Editor: I appreciated Ted Smith's recent letter to the Pilot. As a former mayor here and pretty much lifelong resident here, he has a lot of knowledge of the history. I think if people hadn't fallen for all the hype...

 Police Reports    October 10, 2013

Police reports

October 2 A caller reported being harassed. Jeffery A Holten, 53, arrested on charges of Assault Domestic Violence October 3 A caller reported an individual in a store that wasn’t open yet. Renee Layman, 22, issued a UTC for speeding. A caller...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Erosion on City Creek Dam forces repairs

The public works department made an emergency repair to City Creek Dam after a safety inspection revealed erosion to a joint on the spillway. Karl Hagerman, Public Works Director, said the repair to the borough’s backup dam consisted of packing an...

 Courts    October 10, 2013


October 3 Michael Schwartz appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Taking a Sublegal Moose. The defendant entered a guilty plea. The court ordered the defendant to pay a $300 fine, a $10 surcharge and forfeit the carcass to the...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    October 10, 2013

Vikings give state champs a tough fight

In the first match of this weekend’s play, the two squads were going back and forth leading in points. Ultimately the Vikings fell to the two time defending state champs. Head coach Jaime Cabral...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 10, 2013

PHS Girls take third at State Championship meet

The Petersburg cross country team ended the season with an outstanding performance at the state championship meet at Anchorage's Bartlett High School last weekend. The girls squad, comprised of Grace...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    October 10, 2013

Individuals and relay teams place first in Juneau

Petersburg Swim and Dive team went north for the Juneau-Douglas Invitational last weekend and swam some great races with several best time performances. “Our boys team continues to look strong and we should be in the running for region champs,”...

 Dockside    October 10, 2013

Fish Factor, Preparations underway for Bering Sea crab fisheries

Kodiak’s waterfront is bedecked with hundreds of “7 by’s” as boats stack their pots and gear up for the big crab fisheries in the Bering Sea. The Bristol Bay red king crab season is set to open on October 15, with a harvest of 8.6 million pou...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 10, 2013

Beat the Odds race celebrates past and present

One hundred and ninety people ran and walked in the 14th annual Beat the Odds race in an effort to raise awareness and money for cancer research. The rain held off Saturday morning for runners and...

 About Town    October 10, 2013

Stork report

Emma Mae Litsheim was born to Jonathan and Ruth Litsheim in Norfolk, Va. on September 2, 2013. She weighed 8 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long....