Articles from the January 24, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    January 24, 2019

Rubik's Cube mosaic honors Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifth-graders at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School created a Martin Luther King Jr. mosaic out of Rubik's Cubes to honor the civil rights activist's birthday and Black History Month. "I'm proud of the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 24, 2019

Assembly approves $600,000 for new baler in final reading

The borough assembly passed Ordinance 2018-21 in its third reading at an assembly meeting on Tuesday, which allocates $400,000 from the Sanitation Fund and $200,000 from the Motor Pool to replace the borough’s baler. Last month, the assembly had...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 24, 2019

Six budget related items stricken from assembly agenda

Six action items were removed from Tuesday’s assembly meeting agenda by the assembly that addressed cuts and additions to the borough’s 2020 fiscal year budget. In beginning of the meeting, assembly member Bob Lynn made the motion to amend the ag...

 

Rak receives Excellence in Service Award

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Service Award earlier this month. Up to five members of advisory committees across the state are given this award...

 

Yesterday's News

January 24, 1919 At a special meeting of the stockholders of the Petersburg Hospital Association held on Jan. 22, the by- laws were changed so that fifteen stockholders present at any regular meeting will constitute a quorum. Louis Vick, was unanimou...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 24, 2019

Borough clerk to draft ordinance on assembly seats

The borough assembly voted to direct borough clerk Debbie Thompson to draft an ordinance that would assign designated borough assembly seats in a 4-3 vote. Borough election ballots would no longer allow voters to choose which candidates they want to...

 

The Vikings win both games in Craig

The Petersburg High School boys varsity basketball team won both their games in Craig against the Panthers on Sunday and Monday. During the first half of Sunday’s game, both teams were trying to determine which defense would work best and to get...

 

Lady Vikings lose one, win one

The Lady Vikings were 1-1 after two home games against Craig on Friday and Saturday. In the first quarter of Friday's game, the Lady Vikings scored 12 points, but they still found themselves five...

 

MMS wrestling team goes 57-37 in Wrangell

The Mitkof Middle School wrestling team went 57-37 at a tournament in Wrangell on Friday and Saturday with 53 of those victories coming by pin. “We did exceptionally well,” said Coach Jeff Davidson. “I think the other teams were a little shell...

 

Police report

Jan. 16 — Dazzlin Frentz was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release. Extra patrols were requested on Birch St. Authorities responded to an animal complaint at a location on Howkan Way. Authorities responded to two disturbance report...

 

After 18 years stolen rifle recovered

Prince of Wales State Troopers conducted a traffic stop in Klawock on a vehicle for expired registration on Jan. 22. During the course of the investigation, Troopers secured a Winchester 30-30 caliber rifle. A routine check in NCIC (National Crime...

 

Court report

Dec. 21 — Keith Nelson entered a change of plea to a second offense DUI and driving while license suspended or revoked. The case was set for Jan. 28. Dec. 23 — Magistrate Judge Burrell issued an arrest warrant for Bryon Fletcher in the amount of...

 

Juneau has no plans to reintroduce fluoride

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Juneau does not have any plans to put fluoride in its drinking water again after Alaska’s capital stopped the practice more than a decade ago. Fluoridation has received renewed scrutiny after a recent study examined dental...

 

Alaska governor proposes dividend back pay over 3 years

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Wednesday proposed paying qualified residents $3,678 over three years to make up for years that oil-wealth fund checks were capped. The money would be paid on top of whatever the annual dividend...

 

Wrangell advisory committee discusses moose meat distribution

WRANGELL - Moose meat was an important topic of discussion at the Wrangell Fish and Game Advisory Committee meeting on Mon., Jan. 7. The process by which meat from a forfeited moose is distributed...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

When most people think of Alaska crab, they envision huge boats pulling up “7 bys” for millions of pounds of bounty in the Bering Sea. (7 bys refers to the 7’x7’x3’ size of the crab pots.) But it is the smaller, local crab fisheries that...

 

Obituary

It is with great sadness that the family of Beth Hagerman announce her unexpected passing on January 9, 2019. She was born Norma Elizabeth Tate to Norman and Vange Tate on July 1, 1943 in Petersburg,... Full story

 

VFW State Officer visits

VFW State Service Officer Lisa Robinson will be in Petersburg at the Tides Inn Jan. 30 from 1:00-4:00 pm. She will be available to answer questions about VA Entitlements and provide free assistance filling out the application forms for VA...

 

School News

Kayleigh Eddy was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana....

 

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