Articles from the March 28, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    March 28, 2019

Harbormaster: Petro 49, Inc. land most feasible location for new harbor maintenance shop

Harbormaster Glo Wollen presented a list of possible sites for a new maintenance shop to the Harbor and Port Advisory Board on Friday that showed Petro 49, Inc.'s warehouse, that the fuel company...

 

Wearable Art show

During the annual KFSK Wearable Art show on Saturday, Safire Weathers models Death of Our Planet, created by Abigail Anderson and Weathers....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 28, 2019

Approximately 500 parking tickets issued by harbor staff

About 500 parking tickets were issued by the Harbor Department between May and September 2018, which is consistent with 2017 and 2016, but only 375 tickets have been paid, according to Harbormaster Gl...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 28, 2019

PMC begins first steps of creating negative pressure room

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors approved a request for proposals to Jensen Yorba Lott, Inc. for the design and administrative oversight on the renovation of a portion of the...

 

Yesterday's News

March 28, 1919 At a Caucus held at the S. of N. Hall to nominate men to run for Council for the coming year the following names were mentioned; R. Enge, P. Sommers, Hans Wick, Paul Lund, L.C. Berg, Andy Anderson, T. Elsemore, E Ness, L. Kracke, J....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 28, 2019

Elementary school to replace obsolete fire alarm system

The Petersburg School Board approved $39,996.28 from the capital fund at their monthly meeting last week to replace Rae C. Stedman Elementary School's fire alarm system. The current panel was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 28, 2019

Custodial staff implements new disinfectant spray in school district

To provide a cleaner environment to students, teachers and staff free of germs and bacteria, the Petersburg School District has begun using a disinfectant spray that wraps 360 degrees around an...

 

To the Editor

So disgusted To the Editor: I am so disgusted with the arrogant attitude to "balance the budget in one year" going on. We have all worked for years together to make Alaska a better place for our...

 

Arrest report was duplicated

In last week’s police report Jasmine Jones was shown as being arrested on March 14 at 4:01 p.m. on a charge of DUI. The arrest report provided to us by the Petersburg Police Department showed a March arrest date, a new booking number and new...

 

KFSK's Wearable Art show

Saturday, March 23 • Sons of Norway...

 

Police report

March 20 — Petersburg Search and Rescue was activated to South Mitkof Island to locate a stranded individual. The individual was located by friends shortly after the activation and was in good condition. March 21 — An individual was reported...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 28, 2019

HS baseball team transitions to ball field

The Petersburg High School baseball team began practicing on the ball field on Monday as their first game of the season approaches on April 19, in Ketchikan. For the past few weeks, the team, which...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 28, 2019

Commercial fishermen pick up tab for hatchery salmon in Alaska

Commercial fishermen pick up the tab for just about anyone who catches a salmon in Alaska that started its life in a hatchery. That was a finding that wended its way to the surface during a hearing last week of the House Fisheries Committee on the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Noise ordinance approved at Wrangell assembly meeting

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Borough Assembly discussed a proposed noise ordinance once again during their meeting onTuesday. The ordinance has been the source of some controversy around town, some seeing it as the result of two feuding neighbors, or th...

 

Obituary: Ruth W. Bridges Callihan, 93

Ruth W. Bridges Callihan, 93, passed away March 23, 2019 in Cannelton, Indiana. She was born in Kimball, Nebraska on April 3, 1925 to John Gettel and Rosa (Winters) Gettel. She had worked most of her... Full story

 

Obituary: Thomas William Lewis, 97

Thomas William Lewis, 97, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2019, in Petersburg, Alaska. Tom was born October 26, 1921 in Foster, Oregon, the son of Thomas Leroy Lewis and Bessie Olive Clark, and the... Full story

 

Girl scouts deliver

Lucia Worhatch and Serenity Von Weller, of Girl Scout Troop 4063, delivering cookies to Police Chief Jim Kerr. The Girl Scouts chose the Petersburg Police Department and Fire Department as the...

 

New class of US destroyer visits Ketchikan

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — One of the U.S. Navy's newest class of warships has docked at an Alaska port for a rare visit. The USS Zumwalt docked in Ketchikan for a weekend stay beginning Saturday, the Juneau Empire reported . The 610-footlong...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 28, 2019

Amphibians of the Stikine area

WRANGELL - Alaska is not home to many reptiles, according to Joshua Ream, cultural anthropologist with the Alaska Herpetological Society. Alaska is home to some marine turtles, as well as garter...

 

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