Articles from the February 16, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 16, 2017

Tanner crab season kicks off Friday

Tanner crab estimates are down from the previous season although there is enough to go around for a...

 

PMC works to reduce employee turnover; upgrade hiring process

Petersburg's hospital board received an update of the Medical Center's strategic plan for the years...

 

Ocean Beauty facility won't can salmon this year

PETERSBURG (AP) – A seafood processing company will stop canning salmon at its facility in the southeast Alaska city of Petersburg this year in...

 

Yesterday's News

February 16, 1917 – A meeting of the Hospital Association was held Tuesday evening for the purpose of considering the feasibility of building a...

 

Warm ocean water triggered seabird die-off

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A year after tens of thousands of common murres, an abundant North Pacific seabird, starved and washed ashore on beaches from...

 

To the Editor

Incorrect facts thrown around To the Editor: Thank you for the mention in the paper this week. The borough assembly was throwing around some incorrect...

 

AP&T updates website

Alaska Power & Telephone is announcing its redesigned website www.aptalaska.com that is now live. Central to the new format are clean straightforward...

 

Coast Guard calls off search for missing crab boat

ANCHORAGE (AP) – The search has been called off for the six veteran fishermen aboard a crabbing boat missing in the icy, turbulent Bering Sea. The...

 

Police reports

Feb. 8 — Mavis R. Worthington, 66 was cited for expired registration. Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the 400 block of S. Nordic...

 

Trooper report

Four Kake women reported overdue KAKE – On Feb. 11, at 8:44 a.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report of four adult female Kake residents overdu...

 

Lawmaker proposes hiking $5 studded-tire tax to $75

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A lawmaker wants to spike Alaska’s studded-tire tax from $5 to $75. Sen. Cathy Giessel’s bill is aimed at raising money to...

 

Fur season to end in Sitka

Trappers are reminded the season for marten, mink, weasel, and river otter in Unit 4 (Admiralty, Baranof, and Chichagof Islands) ends Wed., Feb. 15,...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 16, 2017

Boys win two against Craig Panthers

Petersburg’s high school boys basketball team won both games playing against the Panthers last week. At Craig, on February 9 the Vikings started...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 16, 2017

Political winds could be plus for SEAPA

WRANGELL – In its first meeting of the new year, the governing board for Southeast Alaska Power Agency looked ahead to political reshufflings at...

 

Fish Factor: Sea crops envisioned by Alaskans crafting mariculture expansion

Shellfish, sea cucumbers, geoduck clams, seaweeds and biofuels are crops envisioned by a group of Alaskans who are crafting a framework for a statewid...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 16, 2017

Girls beaten by buzzer in Craig match

The Lady Vikings had a pair of close games last week playing against Craig High School, but the home team came away with the victories. “We lost...

 

Obituary, Joanne E. Kangas

Former Petersburg, Alaska resident JoAnne E. Kangas passed away from cancer in Hibbing, Minnesota.... Full story

 

Obituary, Margaret Feist Stearns, 75

Margaret (Peggy) Feist Stearns, 75, passed away January 19, 2017 in Petersburg, Alaska with Sarah... Full story

 

Women's health clinic

Petersburg Public Health Center will hold a clinic March 1-3. Women, 29 and younger with limited or no access to health care can get exams and...

 

Correction:

The front page article (February 9, 2017) incorrectly cited the wholesale power rate from the Southeast Alaska Power Agency at 8 cents. SEAPA’s...

 

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