Articles from the December 27, 2012 edition

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2012 Year in Review

January An elderly man was hit by a vehicle while crossing the street at Gjoa and Nordic Drive. The gentleman was crossing inside the crosswalk and was grazed by the vehicle’s mirror as it passed.... Full story


Contest winners light up the night

The incredible display at Kevin Granberg’s home, #42 Magill’s Trailer Court, took top honors in the home decorating category of the Chamber of Commerce’s Christmas Decorating contest. Other...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 27, 2012

Planning for Kake – Petersburg Intertie has begun

Planning and preliminary design work has begun for a new electrical transmission line intertie that would extend west across the Tongass National Forest, from the Petersburg area to Kake on Kupreanof Island. According to Project Manager for the... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 27, 2012

Petersburg Library Project continues on schedule

The Petersburg Library project is continuing through the winter with satisfactory progress. According to Petersburg City’s Onsite Construction Administrator Dan LaForce there have been some... Full story


Yesterday's News

December 8, 1982: Petersburg Cablevision announced recently that they will provide four more channels to their Petersburg system sometime in early 1983. Betty Philbin of the Petersburg Cablevision office said the new channels will be made available...


To the Editor

Can’t kill our way out of mess To the Editor: If we’ve reached a new biological cliff and are turning to preditor control as our last tool in the toolbox, it means we’ve failed. We’ve failed to manage ourselves and the need for a scapegoat. T...



We were surprised to hear that 337 mail-in ballots remain to be counted by the Division of Elections. We guessed that 100 to 150 more ballots would be the likely number of late returns for the borough election whose deadline was Dec. 18. We doubt...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 27, 2012

Department of Justice has pre-cleared the Petersburg Borough

The Alaska Department of Justice has granted its final pre-clearance approval to the Petersburg Borough. According to DOJ Voting Section Chief, Christian Herren, assuming the ballot measure carries through the Dec. 28 and Jan. 2 counts and the...

 By Ron Loesch    News    December 27, 2012

337 Additional ballots to be counted; results to be posted on Friday, Dec. 28

As of Wednesday afternoon the Alaska Division of Elections has received 337 additional Petersburg Borough election ballots, which will be tallied on Friday, Dec. 28 beginning at 11 a.m. according to Gail Fenumiai, Director. Fenumiai said 1,391...


Police reports

December 19 Officers responded to an individual reported as highly intoxicated on Sing Lee Alley. A car was driving recklessly and spinning in a parking lot on Mitkof Highway. December 20 A vehicle was blocking driveway, officer ticketed the vehicle...



December 21 Cristian R. Gallardo, 34, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charges of disorderly conduct and fourth degree assault. Gallardo entered a plea of not guilty and a representation hearing has been set for...


Fish Factor

Alaska’s Symphony of Seafood will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year and the call is out for new entries to be introduced in the annual competition. The Symphony, hosted by the Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation, showcases new Alaska...


Billie Elizabeth Taylor, 97

Billie Elizabeth Taylor died in Salem, Ore. on December 12, 2012. Born November 1, 1915, Billie was the last living member of a family of 13 children. She was born in Alger, Wash. to German immigrant... Full story


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