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 Opinion    July 30, 2015 

To the Editor: Thank you for support

I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in raising funds to travel to Mae Wang Lampang, Thailand for my Rotary Youth Exchange. People came to each fundraiser showing complete support of my exchange and have offered an endless amount of...

 
 Opinion    June 18, 2015

To the Editor

Alaska trawl bycatch halibut To the Editor: Our North Pacific Fisheries Management Council just met in Sitka, Alaska. Trawl bycatch (non-targeted species) of juvenile halibut in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands was on the agenda. Around 130...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    June 18, 2015

Editorial: Write a family history

Father’s Day is on Sunday. Children across the country will honor their dads at family gatherings with gifts, cards and special meals. On this occasion, we encourage dads to consider the creation of a special gift for their children. It is a time...

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2015

To the Editor

Is zoning coming to the borough? To the Editor: Prior to the Borough election, I had several meetings with the Borough manager and asked about Borough intentions for the outlying areas to be incorporated. He assured me that there would not be any...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    May 21, 2015

Editorial: Plan for future traffic needs

Discussion about relocating the Petersburg Borough Power and Light building has been under discussion for decades. Often the discussion came to an abrupt end because of finances. Even when Power and Light had the funds to pay for construction of the...

 
 Opinion    May 7, 2015

Letter to the Editor

Tongass concerns To the Editor: Dear Mr. Jason Anderson (Deputy Forest Supervisor, Petersburg Ranger District), The board of directors of the Greater Southeast Alaska Conservation Community collectively represents over two hundred years of...

 
 Opinion    April 30, 2015

To the Editor

New state forest To the Editor: A couple of weeks ago now, Mr. James Schwarber from the State Division of Forestry (DOF) visited Petersburg to gather citizens' views on upcoming DOF actions on Mitkof Is. He got an earful. This event was not covered...

 
 Opinion    April 23, 2015

To the Editor

Jet foot damage To the Editor: I'm writing this letter because something has to be done about the jet foots that go up Petersburg Creek. They are damaging the spawning beds because of them eroding away the embankment causing it to smother the...

 
 Opinion    April 16, 2015

To the Editor

Influenza information To the Editor: Due to several recent influenza type A and type B cases in Petersburg this week I wanted to reiterate the importance of key flu prevention measures. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first step in...

 
 Opinion    April 9, 2015

To the Editor

State of the State To the Editor: I am greatly concerned that our local entities are not taking the fiscal crisis seriously. We, as Alaskans have permanently lost 60% of our income yet we keep spending as if this is a short term problem. Would this...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    April 9, 2015

Editorial: Recycling debate

With the filing of the second initiative petition comes additional time to continue discussion on the Borough’s recycling program. Yes, it delays the purchase of recycling equipment, but it does allow citizens, the assembly and the borough staff...

 
 Opinion    April 2, 2015

To the Editor

To the Editor: I have been lucky enough to not have had any pesky animals mess with my bags, but I did notice one household in town that puts their blue bag inside a round plastic garbage can brightly painted “Recycling”. They were able to work...

 
 Opinion    March 26, 2015

To the Editor

What am I missing? To the Editor: How are . . . 100's of big, blue plastic containers that will continuously need replacing and recycling, or will end up as another huge item in a landfill; a huge truck that will continuously require gas and will...

 
 Opinion    March 19, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Don't give up on recycling To the Editor: I have been a proponent of recycling for decades. The recycling effort, which has been managed and maintained by the municipality for as long as I can remember, is just that: an effort to renew, reuse, and...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Editorial

While the sanitation department gets the go-a-head to purchase recycling carts and a new collection truck, the Borough’s recycling program took a giant hit Monday night. The goodwill that is necessary to build the recycling program was sacrificed...

 
 Opinion    March 12, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Share your opinions on recycling To the Editor: If you are a participant of the blue bag recycling program, then please be aware of the changes being presented. The borough assembly is very close to deciding whether or not to take over the program...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    March 12, 2015

Editorial: Keep Daylight Savings Time

With only 90-days to conduct the public’s business, we never cease to be amazed at the bills that attract consideration by our state legislators. In the, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,” category comes SB 6 and a companion bill HB 64...

 
 Opinion    March 5, 2015

Letter to the Editor

Community opinions needed To the Editor: The Petersburg Borough Assembly needs community opinion regarding the co-mingled recycling program. Monday, March 16th at 7:00pm the Assembly will decide if the current blue bag program should continue as is...

 
 Opinion    February 12, 2015

To the Editor

Local economy overlooked To the Editor: An open letter to our Alaskan neighbors, The recent trade war over who makes the steel for the renovation of the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal in Prince Rupert is a tale of two economies: the national ec...

 
 Opinion    February 5, 2015

To the Editor

Offer the jobs To the Editor: I took offense to the last article with me being the mama of deceased Elem. Ed Teacher/Salvation Army Minister, Capt. Vicki Lynn (Susie) Jackson. I feel that Lisa Stroh made the right decision. It was stated that there...

 
 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....

 

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