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 Opinion    January 29, 2015 

To the Editor

City Creek trail stairway To the Editor: The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is working on evaluating the stairway at the eastern entrance to the City Creek Trail that connects to the City Creek Foot Bridge. The stairway is currently close...

 
 Opinion    January 22, 2015

To the Editor

Superintendent groundhog day To the Editor: On Thursday, Jan. 8 I attended the Petersburg School Board meeting. The school board decided, along with their attorney, to pay the now ex-superintendent Lisa Stroh through the end of June full salary and...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    January 15, 2015

Editorial

Other school districts, or any other employer wishing to hire Dr. Lisa Stroh, should contact the Petersburg City School District for an employment reference and ask the question “was she fired or did she resign her position?” Parents of...

 
 Opinion    January 1, 2015

To the Editor

Keep Stroh To the Editor, Dear School Board, Upon arriving at school today we heard rumors that our new superintendent might be leaving (fired). Being members of the student body, we thought we had the right to put forth our opinion on the matter....

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    December 25, 2014

Editorial: Petersburg is old Norway

Petersburg's Fedrelandet #23 Sons of Norway membership should take a bow. According to Rikke Saetermo who hails from Alta, Norway, Petersburg is more Norwegian than many communities in Norway....

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    December 18, 2014

Editorial: Borough should bid on land

The borough assembly is listening. Let them know if they should participate in the purchase of land at Papke’s Landing. Some feel the Assembly should walk away from the property purchase. Too many adjacent landowners could make development of the...

 
 Opinion    December 11, 2014

To the Editor

In favor of land acquisition To the Editor: The Petersburg Borough Assembly should make every effort to acquire Lots 5, 6 and 7 of the Seaduck Subdivision. The Papke’s Landing harbor facilities will become increasingly important to the whole...

 
 Opinion    December 4, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I believe the Petersburg Borough should not involve itself in land acquisition at Papke’s Landing unless it is part of a plan to take over the ownership and management of the entire complex. At present, the dock, trestle, parking...

 
 By Trevor Stephens Presiding Judge    Opinion    November 13, 2014

Guest Editorial

The right to trial by jury developed over centuries in England beginning with Viking raiders. Trial by jury was a concession the English barons extracted from King John in 1215 in the Magna Carta. On July 4, 1776, members of the Continental Congress...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

Thank You

To the Editor: I was fortunate to be able to attend the 102nd Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp convened in Petersburg. I would like to thank the Petersburg Alaska Native Sisterhood President Brenda Louise for...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

Delegate Comments

To the Editor: Thank you so much to all for the hospitality from the community who the delegates came upon or were able to be part of at the ANB and ANS Grand Camp Convention. As the driver for them I was able to hear the words of what a wonderful...

 
 By Ketchikan Daily News    Opinion    October 9, 2014

EDITORIAL: Timber sale benefits S.E. mill

And the contract goes to . . . Viking Lumber. Hoooooray! It’s wonderful to witness in this day and age a Prince of Wales Island sawmill win the Big Thorne stewardship contract. The mill has survived the industry’s ups and downs, and with a...

 
 Opinion    October 2, 2014

To the Editor

Seniors not wanted To the Editor: The upcoming election contains a number of tax propositions directed at our elderly population. The harshest most egregious of these is proposition 4. This tax law is not a law recommended by the tax committee. I...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    October 2, 2014

Editorial: Remember to vote

In addition to selecting members for the Borough Assembly, school board, hospital board and other boards and commissions, voters will determine the fate of six ballot propositions. We encourage the passage of proposition 1 which exempts municipal...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2014

To the Editor

Study finds youth who have used e-cigarettes are likely to smoke conventional cigarettes To the Editor: More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2014

To the Editor

Trimming trees would improve outdoor experience To the Editor: I like trees but I think its time to start thinning out some of the jungle that is now covering Mitkof Island. We used to have a beautiful cemetery that was such a scenic spot to view fro...

 
 Opinion    September 11, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Let your voice be hard To the Editor: I’m writing to remind people who are concerned about the proposed Kake-to-Petersburg road that the comments deadline for this stage of the process is September 30th. There are a number of reasons City of...

 
 Opinion    August 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: True Tongass ‘transition’ would increase local jobs per log cut. In its latest statement on the direction of the much-awaited Tongass transition, the Forest Service says the future is now for the Tongass National Forest. We...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Leikarring dance performance To the Editor: Thursday, July 31, as a passenger aboard the American Spirit at the Petro Dock, I was privileged to enjoy a performance by your Leikarring Dancers. As a retired educator from Florida, I have seen "The...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Library Programming To the Editor: Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding as we continue to grow into our new facility and redesign our community programming. There seem to be a few misperceptions about the age ranges for some of t...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Ravens Roost Trail opens To the Editor: On Monday evening my dogs and I were able to enjoy our first “official” walk up the completed first leg of Petersburg’s brand new Raven Trail, located between Sandy Beach Park and Ravens Roost Trail. As...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Disappointed with Borough Assembly To the Editor: I am very disappointed in the Petersburg Borough Assembly's decision making. Our hospital is as important to us as the fire department and the library and not asking for near as much support. Being...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Editorial: PMC should pay their way and avoid local politics

The Petersburg Medical Center board and their hospital administrator continue their push to have their cake and eat it too. While they want to maintain their autonomy from borough oversight, they want the borough assembly to open the purse strings...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

To the Editor

Keep moving, Petersburg To the Editor: Petersburg Mental Health staff is grateful for the generous people that made the second annual Pedometer Challenge happen. We couldn't have done it without Mark Kubo’s amazing tracking skills, Erin Michael...

 

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