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Articles from the November 14, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Petersburg girls sing in Nashville for Honors Choir

Petersburg High School Choir students Frances Abbott and Stephanie Pfundt attended the National Association of Music Educator's All National Honors Choir in Nashville, Tenn. The girls auditioned for... Full story

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    November 14, 2013

Aulbach defends title in 100-free; boys team takes 5th at State

Five swimmers represented Petersburg at the State Championship swim meet last weekend in Anchorage, and after getting mostly personal best times in preliminaries on Friday, and then even better times... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Schools' kitchen remodel on deck for state funding

Petersburg School District kids will likely eat new and fresher foods at school if the district receives funding from the state to remodel the school’s kitchen. Carlee Wells, Director of Child...

 About Town    November 14, 2013

Yesterday's News

November 15, 1913 – Agent W.E. Nowell, of the Alaska Steamship company, states that he was successful in his application for a change in the steamer schedule that would afford a better service to Juneau and Ketchikan. He made the trip out for the...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Petersburg schools celebrates Veteran's Day

Petersburg School District students and staff hosted a Veteran's Day Assembly in the Wright Auditorium Monday morning. Elementary and middle school students sang songs and played instruments for more...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Biologist tracks moose populations in Southeast

Kevin Colson, Wildlife Biologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, gave a presentation in the public library conference room Tuesday night about moose populations and their long journey to Southeast Alaska. To help tell the story, Colson for...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Turkey Time 5K results

Blue skies greeted more than 30 runners who participated in this year's Turkey Time 5K race. Winners of last Saturday's event guessed closest to their finish time rather than finished the fastest. Run...

 Opinion    November 14, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Veteran's Day assembly To the Editor: I would like to thank all of the veterans who arrived at school this afternoon (11/11/13) for the Veteran's Day assembly. It means a lot to the school staff as well as all of the Petersburg students to have a...

 About Town    November 14, 2013

Petersburg Rotary Club collecting for typhoon relief

The Petersburg Rotary Club is welcoming donations to their Shelter Box program that will provide relief to Philippine residents hit by Typhoon Haiyan. 224 Shelter Boxes are currently en route to Cebu, Philippines and 504 Shelter Box Tents arrived in...

 Police Reports    November 14, 2013

Police reports

November 7 A caller spoke with officers concerning an individual’s welfare. Police issued Karsten W. Olsen a speeding citation. A caller reported an individual backing up into their parked vehicle. November 8 A caller reported a young male in a...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    November 14, 2013

Vikings displays potential despite hard season

The Vikings volleyball squad nearly beat the Sitka squad in what head coach Jaime Cabral described as a "heart wrenching" match last weekend during the regional double elimination tournament in Sitka....

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Planning commission initiates new comprehensive plan update process

The Petersburg Planning Commission unanimously approved to send a request to the borough assembly to update the current comprehensive plan. A comprehensive plan is a guide to how to develop the community and land within the municipality including...

 News    November 14, 2013

Juneau Native leader accused of embezzlement

JUNEAU (AP) — A former president and CEO of Sealaska Corp. was charged with felony theft, accused of embezzling funds from two nonprofit organizations run by an Alaska Native civil rights group in Juneau. Robert W. Loescher is accused of stealing...

 News    November 14, 2013

Groups seek decision on SE Alaska wolves

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Two environmental groups say the federal government is taking too long to decide whether a subspecies of gray wolf found in southeast Alaska old-growth forests should be considered for endangered species protection. In a letter...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    November 14, 2013

"Substantial discards" found by fishery observers

Keeping tabs on how many and what kinds of fish are coming over the rails is a key tool in Alaska’s highly successful fishery management programs. For nearly four decades, that has been the job of fishery observers who track everything that is...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 14, 2013

Petersburg author preserves history through story

Local writer Edward May is self-publishing his new book "Sourdough Starter: The Mother Sponge." The book is a collection of 27 profiles taken from audio interviews May transcribed and condensed for...