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Articles from the March 21, 2019 edition

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On March 13, Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem was ordered to provide full accounting of Hanson Class funds being held in his trust account, or face a sanction of $50 per calendar day until compliance is achieved, according to an order from Superior...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 21, 2019

Assembly requests recommendations on changes to new development code

The borough assembly requested that the planning commission look at the development code, which has already been passed by the assembly, listen to comments from the public and return to the assembly with any recommendations on changes to the code or...

 

Yesterday's News

March 21, 1919 Leaflets giving a list of fishing industries in Alaska, together with the Alaska and local addresses of each company, have been compiled by the Alaska bureau of the Chamber of Commerce. As in previous seasons, salmon heads the list...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 21, 2019

Ordinance to designate assembly seats struck down

The borough assembly failed to pass an ordinance that would have designated borough assembly seats in its third reading on Monday. Ordinance #2019-01 was amended at the previous assembly to, if passed, be put on the municipal election ballot in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 21, 2019

Disturbing the peace ordinance fails to move forward

The borough assembly shot down the idea of creating a disturbing the peace ordinance at their assembly meeting on Monday. Assembly member Taylor Norheim requested the assembly entertain the idea of creating a disturbing the peace ordinance after a Pe...

 

Guest Commentary

Many of the strongest and best memories from my childhood growing up in Juneau revolve around riding Alaska's ferries to swim meets to communities like Petersburg, Sitka, and Ketchikan. And later, as...

 

Editorial

Despite numerous meetings, public discussions and staff explanations the new development code and zoning map seem to have caught area residents and land owners by surprise. Dave Kensinger says it best, “People weren’t paying attention to this...

 

To the Editor

Get rid of the frills To the Editor: It’s nice that the people of town are willing to give more of their PFD to bail out the government's deficit. In the last 2 years, we’ve been deprived of over one-half of our PFD. Has that balanced the...

 

Police report

March 13 — Wayne Collins, 58, was arrested on charges of failure to appear for a bench warrant. Authorities responded to a report of a possible hit deer at Twin Creek. Two disturbance reports were made. March 14 — Jasmin Jones, 43, was arrested o...

 

Court report

Feb. 16 — Anthony Paul Hill was arraigned on charges of driving while license suspended or revoked. A not guilty plea was entered. Feb. 26 — Robert E. Swanson was arraigned on a charge of possession of undersize Tanner crab. The defendant...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 21, 2019

Track and field practicing for upcoming season

With their first meet about a month away, the Petersburg High School track and field team has been practicing five times a week since late February. The team will be competing in 16 events throughout...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 21, 2019

School board approves Heather Conn as next elementary school principal

The Petersburg School Board officially approved the hire of Heather Conn as Rae C. Stedman Elementary School principal on Tuesday beginning August, 2019. "I am sure as I walked through the halls...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

Wrangell woman sentenced to 2-years SIS for selling marijuana to a minor

WRANGELL — A sentencing hearing was held Monday afternoon, March 19, for Kelly Gunderson. Back in October, Gunderson was charged with selling marijuana to a minor. The incident happened on Oct. 1, 2018, according to Wrangell Police Chief Doug...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 21, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor: New lender offering loans to young Alaska fishermen

”A new lender is offering loans to young Alaska fishermen who want to buy into the halibut and sablefish fisheries, and repayment is based on their catches. The Local Fish Fund opened its doors this month to provide alternative loan structures...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 21, 2019

AMHS could face challenges operating again if shut down

Dave Kensinger, former chairman of the Marine Transportation Advisory Board, anticipates that the Alaska Marine Highway System could face difficulties restarting services if it were to shut down in October. Under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed 2020...

 

School News

Mariah Taylor was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the 2018 fall semester at the University of Wyoming located in Laramie, Wyoming....

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 21, 2019

Projects at Wrangell City Dock discussed in public meeting

WRANGELL - A meeting was held at City Hall last Wednesday to discuss the upcoming cruise ship season, as well as some proposed projects around City Dock. In a previous meeting to discuss the city's...

 

Sitka Sound herring update

An aerial survey was conducted Wednesday covering Sitka Sound from Windy Pass to Krestof Sound. schools were observed in Deep Inlet, the Channel, and in the Magoun Inslands. No herring spawn was observed. The highest concentration of herring predator...

 

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