Articles from the January 7, 2016 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 7, 2016

Municipal remodel project goes to bid

The Petersburg Borough Assembly advanced a funding plan for the $9.9 million police and municipal building remodel, and put the project out to bid. The remodel has been in the works for several years... Full story

 

2015 Year in review July - December

July Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco entered into agreements with two different groups to sell Icicle Seafoods. The Petersburg Public Library expanded its collection by 1.7 million titles... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 7, 2016

Community steps up to grow Children's Center

Work on the Petersburg Children's Center expansion is continuing smoothly as volunteers from around the community are donating sweat and supplies. Volunteers from Rocky's Marine helped install a new... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

January 8, 1916 – The army department has been trying for some years to switch the lines over to the postoffice officials, who heretofore have been reluctant to take charge, as they have always been operated at a loss. Postmaster General Burleson...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 7, 2016

Petersburg behind the curve on marijuana policy

Petersburg’s Local Marijuana Regulation Advisory Committee was disbanded earlier this week. Petersburg Borough Assembly Member and Committee Chair Jeigh Stanton Gregor recommended last Monday to...

 

Editorial: A dollar short and a day late

The public was not well served by the Borough’s marijuana advisory committee. At least not the 58-percent of Petersburg voters who favored legalized marijuana sales within Alaska. Many, like myself, feel the commercial sale of marijuana in Alaska...

 

Police reports

December 30 A citizen informed an officer of a syringe floating in the harbor. A caller reported an individual attempting to gain entry to vehicles on 3rd Street. A caller reported a vehicle parked in overnight parking. December 31 A caller reported...

 

Courts

January 5 Jase Payne appeared before Superior Court Judge Carey for a petition to revoke probation. The court entered a denial on the petition. January 6 Phillip Wallen appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 7, 2016

Singer songwriter to perform on Thursday

Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Lijie will perform in the Wright Auditorium Thursday, January 7 where she'll play original and cover songs on guitar and piano. Although Lijie describes her music as...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 7, 2016

Local and national poets to share work at library

Local poet Lee Ribich and visiting poet Anna DeWitt will be reading their work Monday, January 11 at the Petersburg Public Library. DeWitt, a writer and photographer from North Carolina, holds an MFA...

 

Boys claim sixth place at Christmas Classic

The Petersburg boys' basketball team went 1-2 and claimed sixth place at the annual Clarke Cochrane Christmas Classic in Ketchikan, however valuable experience was gained. This experience began early...

 

Forecast could mean early fishing for Stikine kings

PETERSBURG (AP) — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting a return of about 34,000 king salmon to the Stikine River next year in southeast Alaska. The estimated return is large enough to allow commercial fishing in the area and a...

 

Agency rejects endangered listing for southeast Alaska wolf

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A federal agency has concluded that a southeast Alaska wolf affected by logging and hunting does not merit placement on the endangered species list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday that Alexander Archipelago wo...

 

Minimum wage rising to $9.75 an hour in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's minimum wage will be among the highest in the country, increasing by a dollar an hour, to $9.75, starting Friday. The state labor department estimates 12,000 jobs in Alaska currently pay less than $9.75 an hour. For...

 

Comments show support of hydroelectric dam in Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) — Federal, state and local agencies haven't found any major obstacles to a plan to build a hydroelectric dam on Sweetheart Creek southeast of Juneau. The Juneau Empire reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a...

 

Fish Factor: A look back at the best and worst fish stories of the year

2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry. At the end of every year, I proffer my ‘no holds barred’ look back at the best and worst fish stories, and select the biggest story of the year....

 

State Rep. visits this week

State representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will be here January 14 – 15. On Thurs. Jan. 14, he will hold public office hours from 3 – 4 pm at Glacier Express and from 4 – 5 pm at Java Hus, no appointment necessary. If you have any questions...

 

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