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Articles from the May 19, 2016 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

Borough assembly takes no formal action on marijuana opt-out proposal

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard more than an hour of public comment regarding Assembly member Kurt Wohlhueter’s plan to propose a retail marijuana opt out measure on October’s ballot. The Borough Assembly is in the process of adopting a... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

Yesterday’s News May 20, 1916 – A request was received from the Petersburg Packing Company that water be turned on at the cannery June 1 and that the council fix the price for water service for the season. After considerable discussion and...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Norwegian ambassador excited for Mayfest

Kåre R. Aas, the Norwegian ambassador to the United States, is in town for Mayfest, and he cannot wait to meet and speak with locals. "I'm looking to really getting to know the Norwegian-Americans... Full story

 

Local ferry out of commission again

An interisland ferry service startup has stopped again, after reporting trouble with its landing craft. After discovering water in the stern of the Rainforest Islander, operator Rainforest Islands Ferry contacted its customers last week to cancel... Full story

 

To the Editor

Fundraiser success To the Editor: The Petersburg Children’s Center Board of Directors would like to thank those that helped our recent fundraiser for the building expansion project; including individuals that donated chairs for the project, artists...

 

Guest Editorial: It's time to solve our fiscal problem. The price of inaction is too high

As the Legislature nears the end of the constitutional 120-day session, I am gravely concerned about the possible outcome. Our state is in a difficult fiscal position. Due mainly to world oil prices and our over-dependence on oil, we have only about...

 

Courts

May 12 Dustin DeLong appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a charge of violating a protective order. The court issued a $250 appearance bond and a $250 performance bond among other conditions of release including no contact with alleged...

 

Police reports

May 11 Dustin L.W. Delong, 29, was arrested on charges of protective order violation. A caller reported a disabled vehicle. A caller reported a phone scam offering millions of dollars and a Mercedes-Benz. A caller reported he was standing on the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Local National Guard armories to be repurposed

The Alaska National Guard (ANG) armories in Petersburg and Wrangell are set to be repurposed. Steps are already being taken to achieve the repurposing effort in Wrangell and the process is slated to...

 

The Petersburg Borough Manager updates Assembly during the May 16 meeting

Abatement has begun on the building project. New curb in front of the building has been poured, and Power & Light got the underground conduit put in place prior to the concrete pour. An attempted suicide in the jail was prevented by staff on April 30...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Mexican musician slated to play at Mayfest

Bob Dolan loves to travel and will go on vacation just about anywhere, but wherever he goes, it's all about the music. He loves going to Mexico, especially Xalapa the capital city of the Mexican...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

New National Honor Society students inducted

Ten new Petersburg High School National Honor Society students were inducted this year and the school held a ceremony in the Wright Auditorium Tuesday morning. Van Abbott, Katie Brock, Abbey Hardie,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 19, 2016

Borough offers parks and rec director job to Washington applicant

The Petersburg Borough held a community meet and greet for two Parks and Recreation director applicants at the community gym Tuesday evening. Chandra Thornburg from Seattle, Wash. and Melanie McElroy...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    May 19, 2016

Track and field finds sunshine at meet in Ketchikan

The weather finally cooperated with sunny conditions for the track and field teams last weekend in Ketchikan. PHS took over 30 athletes and 20 middle schoolers also made the trip to compete. Team...

 
 By Jess Field    News    May 19, 2016

Students have strong reaction to mock car crash

A mock car crash staged in the parking lot behind the community gym kept local emergency crews and students busy for a good part of the morning last Thursday. Students from the eighth grade up to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 19, 2016

Fish Factor, Alaska's salmon season begins with a lot of optimism

Alaska’s salmon season has gotten underway with lots of optimism, a far cry from the bleak feelings of a year ago. Last year’s fishery was blown asunder by a perfect storm of depressed currencies, salmon backlogs and global markets awash with...

 

Lingcod sport limits and spring troll fishery announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week limits for the year’s lingcod sport fishing season, which for Southeast Alaska began on Monday. Running through to Nov. 30, licensed residents will be limited to bagging one lingcod a day,...

 

Obituary, Dan Wesley Crane, 75

Dan Wesley Crane, 75, died on March 15, 2016. He was born on December 2, 1941 and raised in Denver, Colo., to a third generation railroading family. He began his love affair with Alaska as a nine year... Full story

 

Obituary, Drew (Tom) Stearns, 78

Drew (Tom) Stearns, 78, passed into glory on May 7, 2016 after a short illness. Tom was born in Boston, Mass. on Nov. 8, 1937 and adopted at birth by Drew and Illa Stearns. He grew up in a very... Full story

 

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