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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Dry weather lowers water levels in hydro reservoir

The Blind Slough hydroelectric reservoir is three feet below normal heading into the winter months after two dry spells. “A year ago in October we had the driest October on record which is the normal month we refill,” said Joe Nelson, Power and... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Petersburg mental health buys Totem Arms apartments

Petersburg Mental Health Services bought the Totem Arms apartments earlier this month as part of a long-term plan to transition and expand its office and service areas from its current location above the Wells Fargo building. Totem Arms apartments... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Sales tax review committee reviews tax cap exemption

The sales tax ordinance review committee made no recommendations to change the boroughs $1200 sales tax cap during its Tuesday meeting. The committee has been meeting during the past several months to, according to its mission statement, “to... Full story

 About Town    November 28, 2013

Yesterday's News

December 6, 1913 – Excitement ran high a day or two ago down the Company's landing float. Men were seen running back and forth for a few minutes. An inquiry made of the cause revealed the fact that one of the fishermen had, without hook or line, ca...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Community backs local man to spruce up town Christmas tree

Matt Bryner took this year's Christmas tree decorations into his and the community's hands after collecting donations from businesses across town to purchase new lights for the community Christmas...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Assembly member questions public record exception of PMC document

Petersburg borough assembly member John Hoag took issue during Monday's assembly meeting with the borough attorney's advice concerning a Petersburg Medical Center document that isn't available for...

 Opinion    November 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: What is my Borough Assembly doing...? Around town some residents have called it coercion, others think it’s worse, seeing it as textbook intimidation. I think the correct label is more basic than that. Our Borough has called their ne...

 Police Reports    November 28, 2013

Police reports

November 20 A caller reported an intoxicated individual pushing a family member around. A caller reported a tenant disturbing neighbors. An officer responded to an accident on private property. A caller reported the road to be very slippery....

 Courts    November 28, 2013


November 21 Darian Bliss appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of No Proof of Insurance. The defendant entered a plea of no contest. The court sentenced the defendant to pay a $500 fine with $250 suspended, $10 in surcharges, 20 hours...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Resident worries salvage permit changes could discourage use

The Petersburg borough assembly held a public hearing on an updated sanitation ordinance that includes the co-mingled recycling ordinance Monday night but other changes to the ordinance sparked discussion. The new recycling program would allow reside...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 28, 2013

Borough seeks public input as it considers mail-in elections

The Petersburg Borough might switch to mail-in elections after borough officials look into cost estimates and receive feedback from the public. During the borough incorporation process mail-in ballots were used and some residents expressed...

 News    November 28, 2013

Insurance division issues guidance on policies

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Insurance companies that sent cancellation notices for policies that won't meet requirements of the federal health care law have until Dec. 31 to file and extend those policies in Alaska. State insurance director Bret Kolb...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    November 28, 2013

Fish Factor: Recent years show increase of Alaska fishing jobs

More Alaskans are taking to the fishing life, as indicated by upward ticks in harvesting jobs for three years running. That’s according to the November Alaska Economic Trends by the state Labor Department, which provides a look at the numbers of...

 News    November 28, 2013

Southeast Alaska commercial dungeness crab season closure announcement

Juneau — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces that the season for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Registration Area A (Southeast) will close in most areas by regulation at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, consistent...