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Articles from the May 7, 2015 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    May 7, 2015

Recycling petition withdrawn: Cart program slated to roll out this fall

A petition to retain the blue bags as part of the Borough’s curbside recycling program has been withdrawn by its sponsor Angela Davis and 13... Full story

 By Dani Palmer    News    May 7, 2015

State DEC analyzing waste spill samples

The Petersburg Borough Public Works Department has met a 48 hour nuisance abatement order issued by... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 7, 2015

Bed tax committee and grants dissolved with fund changes

A new special revenue fund, instead of the general fund, will now house Transient Room Tax (TRT) revenue, meaning the TRT committee and grant process... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 8, 1915 – The U.S. commissioner of internal revenue notes that there was a falling off of two and a half million dollars in the receipts of...

 By Mary Koppes    News    May 7, 2015

Design for PMPL building remodel underway

Borough Assembly members chose a remodel design option for the Petersburg Municipal Power and Light...


Letter to the Editor

Tongass concerns To the Editor: Dear Mr. Jason Anderson (Deputy Forest Supervisor, Petersburg Ranger District), The board of directors of the Greater...


Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at Monday’s regular Assembly meeting: • PFI manager Patrick Wilson has been chosen as t...


Police reports

April 29 Officers made contact with suspicious individuals. A caller requested extra patrols on S. Nordic. April 30 A caller reported striking a fawn...



April 30 Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell presided over an arraignment for Zachary Bray charged with Minor in Possession by Consumption. The...

 News    May 7, 2015

Icicle Seafoods names new CEO

One of Alaska’s largest seafood processing companies, Icicle Seafoods, Inc. has named a new Chief Executive Officer. CEO Chris Ruettgers began May 1...

 By Dani Palmer    News    May 7, 2015

Kupreanof criticizes SE State Forest Management Plan in letter

The City of Kupreanof has asked the state to reconsider its proposed Southeast State Forest Management Plan. City Councilor David Beebe wrote a letter...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 7, 2015

Vikings perform well in season opener against Sitka

The Petersburg High School baseball team opened its season at home versus the Sitka Wolves,...

 By Mary Koppes    Sports    May 7, 2015

Track and field warms up in Ketchikan

The Petersburg High School track and field team participated in the first official meet of the...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 7, 2015

Salmon producers scoff at claim that more pinks means fewer sockeye

Alaskan salmon producers are not buying the presumption that growing numbers of pinks are eating too much food in the ocean, causing sockeye salmon...

 By Dani Palmer    News    May 7, 2015

P2P contest offers 'another tool' for entrepreneurs

Looking to start up a business or expand one? Have ideas that are full of planet, people and profit possibilities? There’s a contest going on right...

 By Dani Palmer    News    May 7, 2015

Watch revenge and redemption play out 'on Cannery Island'

It's got humor, romance, revenge and redemption. The Mitkof Mummers Theater Company's "Shipwreck on... Full story

 News    May 7, 2015

Moose fatally stabbed in Alaska park; 3 men arrested

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Three men have been accused of stabbing a young moose to death at a park in Alaska's largest city, and police said witnesses...

 News    May 7, 2015

State health officials confirm case of shellfish poisoning

KETCHIKAN (AP) — Officials have confirmed a case of paralytic shellfish poisoning from a mixture of clams harvested from a beach north...

 By Dani Palmer    News    May 7, 2015

USDA grant serves as a 'huge help' to The Market

Petersburg’s Market received a big boost in the form of an U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program Grant. “It’s...


SE Alaska King Salmon sport fishing regs announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces the 2015 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in SE Alaska and Yakutat effective 12:01 a.m. Frid...


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