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 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Paving proposal unanimously approved

Paving proposal unanimously The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed a resolution Tuesday to approve a program known as a local improvement district or LID. The program is taking a private approach to funding paving improvements in a select number of...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Petersburg news highlights for 2016

January Public Works rolled out the borough's highly anticipated blue cart recycling program. The borough received $820,117.61 from the annual raw fish tax. Dave Zimmerman was hired as the new...

 

Yesterday's News

January 6, 1917 – C. A. Arness has installed a power gurdy and winch in Capt. Strand’s gasboat Agnes. The boat was also recently equipped with a new fourteen-horse-power engine. The Agnes has heretofore been fishing at the Stikine, but will now...

 

Police reports

December 28 Suspicious activity was reported on S. Nordic Dr. December 29 There was a call concerning drugs on N. Nordic Dr. Suspicious activity was reported on N. Nordic Dr. December 30 Suspicious activity was reported at Hungerford Hill. There was...

 

Courts

January 3 Orion Fenner appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for arraignment on a charge of commercial fishing illegal storage of crab pots. Fenner pled no contest and was sentenced to pay a $300 fine with a $10 surcharge. January 4 Kayle Thorsen...

 

Trooper report

On Dec. 22, 2016, the Alaska State Troopers received a report from an adult female that her daughter in law was trying to get into her Kake residence after being told to leave. A physical altercation occurred where both parties received minor...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Raw fish tax figure from state finalized

Borough finance director Jody Tow recently had a small scare concerning the annual fish tax the borough receives from the state. The original figure the state gave Tow was $336,847, which would have been the lowest in 15 years, but after reaching...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 5, 2017

Assembly deals with dangerous Lumber St. structure

The borough assembly held its first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, and had a somewhat full slate on the agenda including a noncompliance hearing of an order to vacate and repair or demolish a dangerous building at 510 Lumber St. Borough building...

 

School News

Petersburg High School 2008 graduate, Alix Oyler, has graduated summa cum laude from University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). She received a Bachelors degree in Medical Laboratory Science on December 18 with Departmental Honors. She will start work at...

 

Attorneys seek time for possible Pebble Mine suit resolution

JUNEAU (AP) – Attorneys want a federal judge to halt temporarily proceedings in a long-running legal dispute between the group behind the proposed Pebble Mine project and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The motion, made by attorneys for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 5, 2017

Fisherman celebrates 100th birthday

WRANGELL – A lifelong Wrangell resident, Lawrence Bahovec, celebrated his 100th birthday this week. Asked how he felt about reaching the milestone, he joked: "It makes me feel old." He was born...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    January 5, 2017

Lady Vikings win three, lose one

The Lady Vikings’ basketball team traveled to Anchorage for the Rally of The Regions Tourney and ended up going 3-1. Head coach Dino Brock said the team performed well all weekend and he had no complaints about dropping a game. “I was very happy...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    January 5, 2017

Viking boys 4-0 at Rally of The Regions

Head coach Rick Brock liked playing four games against unfamiliar teams with different styles last weekend in Anchorage, and the Vikings won all their games by double digits. The non-conference games gave the Vikings a warm up for Haines this weekend...

 

Alaska union files grievance over Walker's budget plan

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A union representing nearly 8,000 state employees has filed a complaint against Gov. Bill Walker and his administration for an alleged violation of contract. The Alaska State Employees Association filed the class-action grievance...

 

Fish Factor: A year in review: Fishing Picks and Pans for 2016

The start of 2017 marks the 26th year for this weekly column that targets news for and about Alaska’s seafood industry. The goal is to make all readers more aware of the economic and cultural importance of our state’s first and oldest industry....

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 5, 2017

Sourdough Lodge sold, to become assisted care center

WRANGELL  – Wrangell's second-largest travel lodging has been sold, and will be repurposed as a senior housing and assisted living center this spring. The owners of the Sourdough Lodge sold the...

 

Correction:

Last week’s story on the Salvation Army Christmas collections stated the collections were $17,000 under the amount budgeted for the event. $17,000 was the target goal for the Christmas Season collections....

 

Stork report

Katherine Crusoe Thomas was born Dec. 26, 2016 to Heather and Brandon Thomas at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Baby Katie weighed 6lbs 6oz, and measured 20 inches in length....

 

Forest Service plans restoration of creek near Petersburg

PETERSBURG (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with a project to restore a stream south of Petersburg. Ohmer Creek has been damaged by decades-old logging and road-building where it crosses under Mitkof Highway about 21 miles south of...

 

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