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Articles from the October 31, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 31, 2013

Recent Petersburg school employee faces child pornography charges

Federal authorities arrested 45 year-old Tye Leif Petersen, Petersburg District School's recent Maintenance Director, on charges of Distribution of and Receipt of Child Pornography and Possession of... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 31, 2013

School District addresses cyber bullying

Survey data recently released to the Petersburg School District shows “cyber bullying” as a risk factor in the community and school officials are taking steps to curb the act. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey, filled out by high school students las... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 31, 2013

Whatever works: PMHS celebrates 20 years

What started as a two-woman operation consisting of a secretary and a fresh college grad has turned into a multi-program, community wide mental health center that serves several hundred clients a year... Full story

 Opinion    October 31, 2013

To the Editor

Thank you PMHS To the Editor: We once again want to thank Petersburg Mental Health for putting on the Fall Ball for us senior citizens. We at Long Term Care really look forward to the parties you put on for us. Great music, food and entertainment....

 By Kyle Clayton    Dockside    October 31, 2013

State seeks local histories as it studies salmon decline

The Subsistence Division of Alaska Department of Fish and Game is looking to interview local residents about their experiences on the Stikine River as it attempts to better understand Chinook salmon declines. The Chinook Salmon Research Initiative,...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 31, 2013

Wildlife trooper requests information on unsalvaged buck

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Cody Litster is looking for information from the public on an unsalvaged deer found around 20 yards off the road near Woodpecker Road. A concerned hunter reported the animal to Litster. The Trooper said the deer appears to...

 Police Reports    October 31, 2013

Police reports

October 23 A caller reported rocks strewn along a roadway by dump truck along Haugen Drive. An abandoned vehicle was reported parked in a private lot. A caller reported fraudulent charges on their credit card and wants citizens to be reminded to...

 Courts    October 31, 2013


October 24 Clifton Gudgel appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of Take Over Limit of Moose, Unlawful Possession of Game, Forgery in the 3rd Degree and Unlawful Transfer of Permit. The court entered a non-guilty plea on the defendant’...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    October 31, 2013

Borough to hold public auction for land sale

The Petersburg Borough will hold a public auction December 16 during an assembly meeting for the purchase of borough land. Lots 2, 3,4 and 5 on Block 263 on undeveloped portions of Valkyrie Street will be up for auction. John and Miriam Swanson...

 About Town    October 31, 2013

VFW Service Officer to visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Officer Gerry Glover will be in Petersburg at Tides Inn Thurs., Nov. 7, 12-4pm. He's available to answer questions about VA Entitlements and provide free assistance filling out the application forms for VA...

 About Town    October 31, 2013

Girl Scout reaches gold

For the first time in over 44 years a Petersburg Girl Scout has earned the prestigious Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. Of the 5,500 Girl Scouts in Alaska, six girls last year...

 By Brian O Connor    News    October 31, 2013

Power outage strikes Wrangell, Ketchikan, spares Petersburg

WRANGELL — A power outage left Ketchikan and Wrangell without power for about an hour Friday afternoon. Lights and signs all along Front Street and throughout town abruptly shut off at about 4 pm. Power had been restored to most of the town by...

 News    October 31, 2013

USFS developing plans for a sustainable cabin program

KETCHIKAN — The changing face of visitation on the Tongass National Forest, along with the reality of shrinking budgets, has prompted Tongass managers to begin strategically planning for the future of the forest’s 152 recreation cabins. Increasin...

 News    October 31, 2013

Alaska Airlines retrofitting 737s for fuel efficiency

Seattle — Alaska Airlines jetliners will soon fly more efficiently thanks to a new performance-enhancing winglet the carrier is installing on its Boeing Next Generation 737s, which will reduce fuel consumption be 58,000 gallons a year per aircraft....

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    October 31, 2013

Two Viking wrestlers dominate finals match in Wrangell

The Viking Wrestling team took fourth place in a tournament in Wrangell last weekend. Head Coach Dan Van Swearingen said the team as a whole was much more aggressive last weekend than in their first...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    October 31, 2013

Vikings play final home games

The Vikings volleyball team played its final home games against Thunder Mountain last weekend. Although the Vikings lost its matches they put up a tough fight against the Juneau squad. Head coach...


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