Articles from the June 24, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Three injured in boat collision

Three passengers onboard a Boston Whaler skiff that crashed into a Hewescraft in the Wrangell Narrows in front of Trident Seafoods and OBI Seafoods on June 16 were transported to Petersburg Medical...

 

Early morning breakfast

A cow moose pauses in the middle of Papke's Landing Rd. after grazing on Jenny Annett's lawn on the morning of June 18. The moose made its way towards Mitkof Highway after a truck drove down the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

USFS lease of fur farm land ends next summer

A lease the United States Forest Service holds on a plot of land near the 8 mile marker of Mitkof Highway that was once the site of an experimental fur farm will be ending in June 2022, ending a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Businesses skeptical of local economic future

Local business owners are pessimistic about Petersburg's economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey conducted by Southeast Conference. Every year, Southeast Conferen...

 

Sleeves Up Petersburg drawing winners of $500

June 4: Kacey Hammer, Thomas Rockne and Don Hughes. June 11: Sarah Cheney, Ethan Kludt-Painter and an anonymous winner who did not wish to be named. June 18: Alexandra Bless, Carl Forgey and Kathleen Fisher....

 

Yesterday's News

June 24, 1921 In the United States district court the jury in the case of Dr. George F. Dickinson against the Town of Petersburg brought in a verdict for the plaintiff. The plaintiff asked for $1,857 plus 8 percent interest for professional services...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Local COVID-19 responses to end in a week

Incident Commander Karl Hagerman gave the Borough Assembly possibly the last update of the Emergency Operations Center actions ahead of June 30, the date when all local COVID-19 related mandates and...

 

A visit from the Blue Shark

Lt. Michael Gagen stands before the United States Coast Cutter Blue Shark on Saturday, June 19. The vessel was in Petersburg for about three days where it stopped on its way north to Juneau to refuel...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Guest Commentary: Alaskans share blame for state's fiscal mess

Blame legislators for overspending and underachieving at the underlying need for a long-term fiscal plan for the state - if it makes you feel better. They certainly have made some poor decisions. But...

 

To the Editor

There’s another way To the Editor: I want to thank our Mayor Mark Jensen for inviting the SEARHC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elliot Bruhl to the Borough Council Meeting. To hear another option for financing and managing our local hospital was...

 

Police report

June 16— Prowlers were seen around a vehicle parked at an undisclosed location. A boating collision occurred at an undisclosed location. June 17— A sex offender registered with the Petersburg Police Department. Harassment was reported at a...

 

Court report

June 2 — Lloyd Bennett was granted changes to his bail. He was to post a $1,525 performance bond, abide by probation conditions of pending cases and provide substance abuse testing as required. Kelsey McCay was arraigned on a petition to revoke...

 

Trooper report

May 23 - William Murdock, 60, of Petersburg was cited by Alaska Wildlife Troopers for making a false statement on a sport license. Murdock claimed to be an Alaska resident, when he had not be domiciled in the state for the preceding 12 months. Bail...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Assembly OKs AP&T easement near Outlook Park

The Borough Assembly approved resolution #2021-08 on Monday that awards a 20 foot wide utility easement on a piece of property located on Sandy Beach Rd. to be used by Alaska Power & Telephone...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

PSD students see academic improvement

The results of the Petersburg School District's spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment showed growth in language arts and math, but students didn't score as high as anticipated....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 24, 2021

Crab continues to be hot commodity due to COVID

Crab has been one of the hottest commodities since the Covid pandemic forced people in 2020 to buy and cook seafood at home, and demand is even higher this year.    Crab is now perceived as being...

 

School News

Erin Pfundt and Joshua Thynes were named to the Provost’s Honor Roll at Whitworth University. Jeffrey Erickson graduated with a Master of Science degree with a major in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in Spring 202...

 

Senate GOP hails new Interior deputy as 'voice of reason'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate easily confirmed former Obama administration official Tommy Beaudreau as deputy secretary at the Interior Department on Thursday, a rare bipartisan moment in an increasingly bitter fight over President Joe Biden’s...

 

Calm evening at Greens

Calm waters and slightly cloudy skies bordered Greens Camp on June 18....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Vessel collides with boat fishing for herring

A local Boston Whaler vessel crashed into a Hewescraft belonging to Island Point Lodge in the Wrangell Narrows in front of Trident Seafoods and OBI Seafoods on Wednesday morning, resulting in at least... Full story

 

Obituary: Arnold Martin Enge

Arnold Martin Enge, a lifelong Petersburg gillnetter who plied the waters of Southeast Alaska for six decades and was a respected advocate for his fellow fishermen, died at home on Sing Lee Alley in... Full story

 

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