Articles from the February 27, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Tax on tobacco could appear on October's ballot

A borough committee may organize to further investigate the merits of instituting an excise tax on tobacco after it was brought up for discussion... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Tight state budget could delay municipal remodel

Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen and Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht spent time in Juneau with legislators last week lobbying for state funding for the... Full story


Record Pinks creating market glut

JUNEAU (AP) — State officials say Alaska's record pink salmon harvest in 2013 could create a market glut that will drive prices down for several y...


Yesterday's News

February 24, 1914 – The Bill introduced in the House of Representatives by Hon. McKellar, which provides that fish kept in cold storage for more t...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Petersburg schools sweep technology conference awards

The Petersburg School District brought home major accolades from Anchorage last weekend after it... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

School district directs resources to encourage health and nutrition

Stedman Elementary school students are participating in a statewide program aimed at increasing physical activity. The Healthy Futures Challenge...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Sales tax committee recommends increasing tax cap

The sales tax ordinance committee will recommend to the borough assembly an increase of the sales tax cap from $1200 to $1500 and to limit senior...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Court sentences men who broke into multiple businesses

Superior Court Judge William Carey last Monday sentenced Joshua Franklin, 26, and Brandon Estes, 20, to four years in jail with two and a half years...


Police reports

February 19 A caller reported a vehicle blocking the street. February 20 A caller reported a dog without a leash. A caller reported vehicles blocking...



February 20 Patrick Mooney appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of Driving Under the Influence, Refusal to Take a Breath Test and...


Lady Vikings win three of four away games

The Lady Vikings brought home three wins after last week's grueling four games in four days against...


Vikings fall to Sitka in last home games of season

The Petersburg Vikings lost two tough games against Sitka despite taking early leads in both Friday...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Superintendent sheds additional light on Petersen case

Petersburg School District Superintendent Robert Thomason released additional information regarding former school Maintenance Director Tye...


Kito sworn in Wed. to state House

JUNEAU (AP) — House Democrats have confirmed Sam Kito III as the newest member of the state Legislature. He was sworn into office on Wednesday, F...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2014

Council uses "homegrown" approach to stimulate economy

Petersburg Economic Development Director Liz Cabrera presented a brief overview of the Petersburg economy to the borough assembly. Cabrera used data f...


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