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 News    December 26, 2013

$4 million budgeted for Petersburg

Gov. Sean Parnell’s capital projects list shells out more than $10 million for the house district 31-32—more than $4 million will fund projects in Petersburg. More than $1.7 million of those dollars will go towards wastewater system improvements... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 26, 2013

Borough sells four lots at public auction

John Swanson bought four lots at a public auction held during the borough assembly’s last meeting. The four undeveloped lots on Valkyrie Street came with a $78,000 price tag for Swanson after bidding higher than Andy Kittams. Kittams went as high... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 26, 2013

Petersburg-Kake intertie suspension suggested

Petersburg Power and Light Superintendent and Southeast Alaska Power Agency board member Joe Nelson made a motion to suspend the Petersburg-Kake Intertie Project last week. Nelson made the motion after SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson reported to the board... Full story

 
 About Town    December 26, 2013

Christmas decorating in Little Norway

First place for homes in the Chamber of Commerce Christmas decorating contest went to Teresa & Jim Stolpe, 200 Sandy Beach Rd, thanks to the impressive centerpiece featuring LeConte icebergs... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 26, 2013

Negotiations for SEAPA takeover of Thomas Bay Power to begin

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to go ahead with negotiations with Wrangell, Ketchikan and the Southeast Alaska Power Agency to provide a conversion plan for the transfer of operations and maintenance of the Tyee Hyrdo Facility... Full story

 
 By Orin Pierson    About Town    December 26, 2013

Community Christmas concert

In keeping with recent tradition the Petersburg Lutheran Church opened its doors for a concert by and for the community of Petersburg on the night of the winter solstice. Among the varied performers...

 
 By Compiled by Mary Koppes    About Town    December 26, 2013

Yesterday's News

December 20, 1913 – The town council of Fairbanks recently passed an ordinance prohibiting a one-year old moose from walking on the sidewalks. The moose which was captured when a mere calf by an Indian was purchased by P. Buchholz who was in the...

 
 By Brian OConnor    News    December 26, 2013

TBPA commission votes to renew insurance for one year

Despite uncertainty over the continued existence of the Thomas Bay Power Authority, commissioners voted 5-1 Dec. 19 to renew the commissions travel and liability insurance for another year. The uncertainty stems from the possibility the TBPA in its...

 
 Sports    December 26, 2013

Vikings place first in Little Norway Tourney

The Vikings took first place after a three-way tie for first place but took the tournament because its point spread had the widest margins overall. Head coach Rick Brock said the tough tournament...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    December 26, 2013

Lady Vikings take first in Little Norway Tournament

The Lady Vikings blew the competition away last weekend during their first games of the season. The girl's squad beat Thorne Bay Friday evening 51-12. Grace Weller scored 17 points and Kyla Willis...

 
 Police Reports    December 26, 2013

Police reports

December 18 A caller reported they escorted an individual off their property and told individual not to return. Officer spoke with caller regarding concern over individual’s conduct. A caller reported loud yelling for the past few minutes. December...

 
 Courts    December 26, 2013

Courts

December 20 Mark Sterling appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of Criminal Trespass in the 1st and 2nd degrees, Possession or Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages while under the age of 21. The court entered a not guilty plea on the...

 
 About Town    December 26, 2013

Men's night out artist reception

Wrangell's famous watercolor artist Brenda Schwartz-Yeager brought her watercolor paintings on local navigational charts to Miele Gallery & Framing for Men's Night Out on Frida...

 
 Dockside    December 26, 2013

Fish Factor

Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705....

 
 Obituaries    December 26, 2013

Obituary: Darrel Gene Kummert, 65

Darrel Gene Kummert, 65, passed away at his home in Peter's Creek, Alaska on December 9, 2013. He was laid to rest in Petersburg, Alaska. Darrel was born on August 5, 1948 in Olympia, Wash. He was in... Full story

 
 
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