Articles from the March 23, 2017 edition

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 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Vikings take 2A State championship

Petersburg High School came out on top at the state level over the weekend, with the boys beating al...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017

Assembly removes discount on moorage, and approves first cannabis application

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously voted to eliminate a prepayment discount on annual moorage rates in an effort to align with a rate study t...

 

Mitch Seavey becomes oldest, fastest musher to win Iditarod

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Mitch Seavey won his third Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on Tuesday, becoming the fastest and oldest champion at age 57 and helping...

 

Yesterday's News

March 23, 1917 – Ole and Peter Knutsen arrived home on the Spokane, Monday, after a several months’ visit in Puget Sound cities. They are now...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017

Resolution opposing federal land transfer to be rewritten

The Petersburg Borough Assembly tabled a resolution opposing H.R. 232—an act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young that would transfer up to 2...

 

Borough Manager's report

City Manager Steve Giesbrecht presented the following information to the Borough Assembly at Monday’s meeting. We have been getting a false alarm...

 

To the Editor

How much flouride is safe? To the Editor: How much fluoride can you safely allow your baby to drink? Or bathe or shower or swim in? I’m not talking...

 

Police reports

Mar. 15 — Police made traffic stops on S. Nordic Drive and Lumber St. Mar. 16 — A traffic citation was issued to Heather L. Conn, 39 for...

 

Courts

March 1 — Superior Court Judge Carey ruled in favor of Dean and Elena Roundtree in a small claims case against Ken Olsen dba K/O Construction....

 

New rockfish sport fishing regulations take effect this week

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Monday the bag, possession and retention regulations for this year’s nonpelagic rockfish sport...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Jabusch to retire from Wrangell manager's post

WRANGELL - After four decades of public service, Wrangell will bid farewell this month to its longti...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    March 23, 2017

Senate PFD restructure to get hearing in House Finance

A bill that would rearrange how earnings from the Permanent Fund were used passed the Senate last week, with a version set next to be read by the...

 

Norway tops global happiness report overtaking Denmark

HELSINKI (AP) – A global happiness report has made Norway's foreign minister, well, happy. Norway jumped to top spot in the World Happiness Report...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 23, 2017

Fish Factor: Salmon fishermen could haul in nearly double 2016's catch

Alaska salmon fishermen could haul in a harvest that nearly doubles last year’s catch, due to a projected uptick in the number of pinks.  An...

 

Officials to test Tsunami warning system in Alaska

NOAA’s National Weather Service, the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Alaska Broadcasters Association plan to...

 

3,500 tons of herring harvested in Sitka opener

On March 19, the Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery opened in northwest Sitka Sound from 2:30 p.m....

 

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