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Articles from the March 19, 2015 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    March 19, 2015

Amidst opposition, assembly approves recycling changes

The borough will transition to a cart-based, in-house recycling program. The assembly passed an... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    March 19, 2015

Tanner Crab fishery sees its largest harvest in over a decade Prices, however, drop

This year’s Tanner crab season saw its largest harvest in 15 years while prices dropped. Preliminary estimates show the 2014-15 Tanner fishery in... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

March 20, 1915 – During the past week, 101 boxes of halibut were shipped from Petersburg, 55 boxes being taken on the Humboldt and 46 on the...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    March 19, 2015

Banquet speaker encourages career tech programs

Doug Ward is passionate about the maritime industry and preparing today's youth for work in it. The...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    March 19, 2015

H&W receives business of the year

Chamber MC Donnie Hayes, left, claps as Chamber of Commerce Board of Director Vice President Dave... Full story

 

Memorial service for former borough worker on Saturday

Former borough worker and Motor Pool Advisory Committee member Ray Pederson, age 71, has been... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Don't give up on recycling To the Editor: I have been a proponent of recycling for decades. The recycling effort, which has been managed and...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 19, 2015

Editorial

While the sanitation department gets the go-a-head to purchase recycling carts and a new collection truck, the Borough’s recycling program took a...

 

Police reports

March 11 Three abandoned vehicles near the ball field were reported to police. A person shouting obscenities and making inappropriate gestures was...

 

Courts

March 12 Superior Court Judge William Carey presided over an arraignment proceeding for Chelsea Jacobsen-Wilson charged with Assault in the 4th...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    March 19, 2015

School board approves 1 percent salary increase for teachers, discusses budgets

Contracts and budgets were a big part of discussion during Tuesday evening’s school board meeting. The school board reached an agreement with the... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    March 19, 2015

School board president resigns

After nearly 14 years on the school board (with a 20 year break in-between), President Jean Ellis ha...

 

CDC spokesman urges students not to smoke

Michael George Patterson's tribe calls him Ghost Walker because he was given five years to live...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    March 19, 2015

Assembly denies appeal of net house permit

The assembly unanimously voted to deny an appeal by Joe Aliberti of a conditional use permit issued by the Planning Commission on Feb. 12 for Aaron...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    March 19, 2015

PCC teachers honored as SE Alaska Preschool Teachers of the Year

Petersburg Children's Center (PCC) teachers Brandi Heppe and Shauna Pitta-Rosse were chosen as the S...

 

ADF&G looking for volunteers to monitor bat populations

There's a wide variety of animals on Mitkof Island, so you may not think much about the "unsung hero...

 

Raymond Arnold Pederson, 71

Raymond Arnold Pederson, 71, left us suddenly on March 11, 2015. He was born on January 11, 1944 in... Full story

 

Richard V. Nelson Sr., 100

Richard V. Nelson Sr. (Dick) passed away in Anchorage, Alaska two days after his 100th birthday. He... Full story

 

Ravenna Nilsen, 59

Ravenna Nilsen passed away in the early morning of August 2nd, 2014 in her home where she had... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 19, 2015

Fish Factor

Print your licenses at home and go fishing. The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game’s revamped Online Store is the go to place for all fishing (and...

 

Free vision screening helps detect eye problems early

Kids will be able to receive a free vision screening when the Mendenhall Flying Lions come through town March 24-25. The Juneau-based organization...

 
 By Dani Palmer    Dockside    March 19, 2015

Sitka sac roe herring season opens

The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opened at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday under a cooperative model. Dave Gordon, area management biologist at the Alaska...

 

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