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Articles from the December 19, 2013 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Timber mill likely coming to Petersburg

John Glenn, owner of Stikine River Forest Products, announced Monday evening his plans to build a mill in Petersburg. “I have contacted several property owners and we are in the process of sending offers or accepting offers of sale,” Glenn said... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Borough assembly releases attorney's PMC memo

The Petersburg Borough Assembly released Monday night an entire memorandum written by its borough attorney concerning the borough’s relationship with the Petersburg Medical Center that had previously been redacted. The assembly released a redacted... Full story

 About Town    December 19, 2013

Yesterday's News

December 20, 1913 – Mr. B.B. Haugan, the famous lecturer who arrived last Saturday, left Monday evening for Vancouver, B.C. where he will make his headquarters for the next few months. The three lectures given while here and before the largest and...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Tamico awarded drive down dock contract

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously voted Monday evening to give local construction company Tamico Inc. the contract to build the commercial drive-down dock. Of the six companies bidding for the project, Tamico quoted the lowest total price... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Assembly to hold public hearing on salvage permits

The borough assembly will hold a public hearing concerning the recent changes made to the landfill’s salvage program. The changes come after the sanitation ordinance was updated to include the new recycling program. Karl Hagerman, public works...

 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Cookie Walk results To the Editor: To the community of Petersburg, Petersburg Lutheran Church has been celebrating our centennial this year. Our theme has been "Celebrate and Serve.” Last Saturday we had the last event in the celebration of this...

 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    December 19, 2013

Editorial: New sawmill coming

The announcement at Monday’s borough meeting that construction of a new sawmill could begin as early as this spring, was good news. The employment of 35 to 50 employees will bring new people and new dollars to Petersburg. With the departure of...

 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    December 19, 2013

Release of attorney opinion beneficial

The Borough Assembly acted correctly in releasing the complete text of the city attorney’s opinion on the relationship issues between the borough and the hospital. Important topics were previously redacted that need to be the part of the upcoming...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Chamber elects 3 new board members

Three incumbent directors of the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce were elected to seats on the board in the annual elections. Hillary Whitethorn, Fran Jones and Donn Hayes were elected to two-year terms. When the new board members are seated, the...

 About Town    December 19, 2013


Two names were misspelled in last week’s paper. Nathaniel Leonard’s name, who was referenced in the ‘Vikings place second in regional tournament’ story, is correctly spelled Nathaniel Lenhard. Joyce Burke-Biggs’s name, who was referenced...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Burglary suspects plead guilty, face four years

Joshua Franklin plead guilty to five counts of Burglary in the 2nd degree yesterday after being accused of breaking into multiple businesses around Petersburg last August. The five Class C felonies are connected to break-ins at Petersburg Motors, AP&...

 Police Reports    December 19, 2013

Police reports

December 11 A caller reported an unruly individual. A caller reported their medications have gone missing at Narrows Inn. Police located the son of a caller who reported his teenager was not where he was supposed to be. December 12 A caller reported...

 Courts    December 19, 2013


December 11 Magistrate Judge Burrell denied an ex parte request in a case between Jessica Ray vs. Cristian Gallardo. The court set a long-term hearing. December 12 Hugo DeLaCruz appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell to plead guilty to a charge of...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    December 19, 2013

Vikings top team in the region at state wrestling tournament

The Petersburg Viking wrestling squad took 9th place in the state tournament in Anchorage last weekend-ahead of every other Southeast team. "We ended up in a good position," Assistant coach Ed May...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    December 19, 2013

Vikings basketball finishes 1-1 against Ketchikan

The boys Viking basketball squad came home with a win from last weekend’s series against Ketchikan. They beat Ketchikan 58-46 on Friday night and lost a close game Saturday 46-55. The games were the Vikings first this season and head coach Rick...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Culinary students to cook in statewide competition

Petersburg High School's advanced culinary arts students will be cooking at the ProStart culinary competition in Anchorage this spring. The nationally recognized program brings student chefs from...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    December 19, 2013

Local film producers compete in international 100-hour film race

Heather Thomas, owner of the local video store and director of Sea Monster Films, stands shivering underneath the porch as rain beats down. "I just need a few seconds to think," Thomas says to her...

 About Town    December 19, 2013

Borough manager's report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht presented the following report to the Assembly on Monday night. Joe Nelson and power and light staff are working on incorporating a thorough capital project plan into the electric rate study to better outline the...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    December 19, 2013

Fish Factor: Harbor Lights Festival illuminated Kodiak

It’s traditional during the Christmas season to decorate a downtown with lights – for Kodiak and other coastal communities “downtown” means the boat harbor. This month, alongside the local businesses on shore, Kodiak’s floating storefronts...

 Dockside    December 19, 2013

Commercial tanner crab and golden king crab fisheries to open Feb. 10

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that seasons for the 2013/2014 commercial Tanner and golden king crab fisheries in Southeast Alaska will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 10, 2014. The season start...

 About Town    December 19, 2013

Santa's Mailbox

Dear Santa, I want a butterfly net and any toy from the frozen movie is my Christmas wish. Miranda Carr Dear Santa, I would please want a big metal toy excavator. I love you. I deserve a toy because I really want one badly. Ariston Warmack Dear Santa...


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