Articles from the January 25, 2018 edition

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 By Ben Muir    News    January 25, 2018

Magnitude 7.9 quake in gulf causes little scare

A magnitude 7.9 earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska Tuesday spurred an early morning tsunami warning in Petersburg, scrambling a borough response team and causing some residents to evacuate. A tsunami...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    January 25, 2018

School year could start earlier in 2018-2019

The Petersburg School District is in the midst of drafting its calendar for the 2018-2019 year, and the superintendent at a recent school board meeting discussed the difficulties of settling on a resolution that a majority would support. “Twenty...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    January 25, 2018

Public offers savings tips for Borough

The borough manager hosted a second public meeting last Thursday to hear ideas on how to decrease costs and increase revenue for Petersburg. The manager, Steve Giesbrecht, recommends the assembly...

 

Yesterday's News

January 25, 1918 Councilmen Israelsen, Jorgenson, Otness, Steberg, Stoft, and Swanson were in attendance at the regular council meeting Monday evening. On motion, the clerk was instructed to write to the clerk of the district court setting forth the...

 

Correction:

Due to a reporting error, Assembly member Jeigh Stanton Gregor was misquoted in last week’s story. The mistake gave Stanton Gregor reason to believe his position was distorted. Last week, a majority of the assembly supported hiring Karl Hagerman... Full story

 

Letter to The Editor: Fee cost prohibitive to elders

To the Editor: With tough economic times come difficult decisions. Some services may be reduced, we must stretch the dollars that we have, and in some cases, we might have to pay a little more to keep things going. That being said, the last group of...

 

School News

Nels P. Evens and Kristian Kjell Wittstock have earned placement on the Gonzaga University Dean’s List for fall semester 2017. Kayleigh Eddy and Abigail Taylor were named to Montana State University’s 2017 fall semester Dean’s Honor...

 

Editorial: Experience counts

Was last year’s election for naught? We thought voters made their feelings well known by voting Brandi Thynes Marohl and Mark Jensen into their respective positions on the Assembly. Last week’s decision to revisit the Power and Light management...

 

POW captain receives fine, loses boat for creek robbing

On January 10 the Department of Law reported a Prince of Wales fisherman had been sentenced for a number of misdemeanor counts related to fishing violations. Commercial salmon seine captain Curtis Demmert was sentenced to multiple misdemeanor...

 

Police Report

Jan. 17 — Police were notified of a vehicle parked on private property. A caller reported a phone scam. A complainant spoke to police about suspicious activity and related civil issues. Police issued a verbal warning for speed. PPD notified the fir...

 

Court report

Jan. 9 — Dustin Delong entered a guilty plea before Judge Carey to two charges of theft in the 3rd degree. The court entered a composite sentence of 360 days in jail with 201 suspended, 1 year probation, pay restitution; pay $200 in surcharges...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    January 25, 2018

PHS boys basketball lose two in Metlakatla

The PHS boys basketball team lost two this weekend in Metlakatla, where scoring lulls continue to hurt the Vikings, but a full court defense kept double-digit margins into one possession fourth quarters. The Vikings lost 39-33 to Metlakatla on...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    January 25, 2018

Metlakatla takes two from Lady Vikings

The Viking girls basketball team lost two games against Metlakatla last weekend, dropping its record to 2-6 on the season. On Friday, Metlakatla beat Petersburg 36-20, and then again on Saturday, 42-24. “To kind of summarize the game,” said Peter...

 

Free commercial fishermen workshops

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Refresher workshop in Petersburg Mon, Feb. 5 from 8 am - 6 pm at the Tides Inn, 307 1st Street. Instructor Neil Nickerson will cover emergency...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 25, 2018

Shoemaker rebuild coming along after clean bill of health

WRANGELL — Following a clean bill of health from contaminants testing of dredge material at Shoemaker Bay, the harbor restoration project looks to be continuing on schedule. Department of Transportation and Public Facilities match grant funding in...

 

Fish Factor: Sea Cucumbers added to list of foods claiming to kill cancer cellsSea otter predation and their impacts were among topics at the Board of Fisheries meeting in Sitka

Sea otters and their devastating impacts on Southeast Alaska shellfish were among the many emotionally-charged topics at the state Board of Fisheries marathon meeting running from January 11-23 in Sitka.  The Board was set to address 153 proposals...

 

Obituary: Jacob Crain, 33

Jacob Benjamin Crain, 33 of Walla Walla Washington, passed away on January 11, 2018. He was born on November 7, 1984 in Fairbanks Alaska to Pearl and Ed Crain. Jacob grew up in Fairbanks Alaska in...

 

USCG free commercial fishing vessel dockside safety exams Feb. 2-9

USCG commercial fishing vessel examiners will be conducting free dockside exams in Petersburg Feb. 2-9. They take about an hour. The examiners will make a scale available at the crane dock to weigh your crab pots. During similar crab pot weighing...

 

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