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 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Icicle Seafoods sold in two parts

Owner Paine & Partners, LLC of San Francisco has entered into agreements with two different groups to sell Icicle Seafoods. According to the press release issued, Convergence Holdings, Inc. will acquire Icicle's land-based wild seafood processing... Full story

 

Downloadable PDF version of 4th of July Schedule

Subscribers, click the link below to view or download the full 4th of July Schedule, 2015................................................................................................................................................

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Rainforest Ferry Service delayed again

In the works for awhile, Rainforest Islands Ferry Service has been delayed yet again. The ferry was set to sail June 14, then postponed to June 28. “We were so close” to that start, spokeswoman Heather Hedges said, but work at the shipyard was... Full story

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Psg Library extends collection electronically

The Petersburg Public Library just got a whole lot bigger. Not physically, but it has extended its electronic catalogue through the Joint Library Catalogue (JLC). “It’s a consortium of libraries across the state, so we actually have over 1.7... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

July 3, 1915 – The Mariposa, which passed through the Narrows, south, Sunday, is said to have carried the most valuable cargo ever taken out of Alaska. It included 1,200 tons of copper ore, valued at $840,000; raw furs from the interior, $60,000;...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

PVFD restoring history with mechanic's help

Working to preserve its history, the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department has restored one fire engine and is wrapping up restoration of another. "We're trying to create some interest with the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015

Ferry schedule changes proposed, some boats docked

Five of Alaska Marine Highway System’s 11 ferries will be laid up at some point next year under a draft vessel deployment plan released on June 24. The Taku will be held in layup status the whole year, while the Kennicott will be from October...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Dungeness crab prices up; 838,156 pounds caught in first 7 days

Preliminary prices for Dungeness crab are in and a bit higher than last year’s. The average price for the first week was “a solid” $3 per pound throughout Southeast Alaska, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game Petersburg Assistant...

 

Police reports

June 24 An officer made contact with individuals in a park after hours. The people agreed to leave. Police received a report of illegal camping. The suspect agreed to leave the area. A caller reported vehicles speeding on Ira II. Vandalism was...

 

Courts

June 26 Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell issued an exparte stalking order against Tom Fisher for petitioner Donald Akins. June 29 John Martin appeared for an arraignment proceeding before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell. The defendant is charged...

 

Clarification

The June 25 edition of the Petersburg Pilot stated that Jacob Sturgeon had received a charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in its Court section. That charge was dismissed due to a lack of probable cause. The Pilot regrets the...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Salmon prices see drop this year

Lower prices in the market are souring what’s predicted to be another large salmon run. “In general, a lot of prices for species are down,” said Andy Wink, Senior Seafood Analyst with the Juneau-based McDowell Group, “especially sockeye and...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

Limits for king salmon sport revised

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced late last week its revised 2015 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast and Yakutat. Starting yesterday and in effect through May 2, 2016, Alaskan resident permit-holders’ bag and poss...

 

Investigators examine Ella Lake crash

JUNEAU (AP) — A team of aviation investigators worked over the weekend in a remote, mountainous site in southeast Alaska to determine what caused the crash of a sightseeing plane that killed eight cruise ship passengers and the aircraft’s pilot....

 

Alaska governor signs first tax increase in 10 years

JUNEAU (AP) — Alaska is facing the first tax increase in a decade after Governor Bill Walker signed the measure into law on Saturday morning. The law places new taxes on wholesale refined fuel, including gasoline and heating oil but not aviation...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 2, 2015

SE tribes boycott FedEx over NFL mascot

Ahead of next month’s start to the football season, Alaska’s largest tribal group has made clear it will not be rooting for one of the National Football League’s 32 franchises by boycotting its primary sponsor. Central Council of the Tlingit...

 

Reminder: Fireworks are prohibited in the Tongass

KETCHIKAN – As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, residents, visitors and campers are reminded that all fireworks, including sparklers, are prohibited in the Tongass National Forest. “People assume the restrictions apply just to developed...

 

PILT payments for 2015 announced

Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski’s office announced last week the state will be receiving $26.2 million from Department of the Interior through the Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program. Twenty-nine municipalities have been chosen for PILT...

 

United Way accepting impact grant applications

United Way of Southeast Alaska is currently accepting applications for its 2015/16 Community Impact Grant program. Up to $30,000 in funds will be awarded to applicants who successfully demonstrate community needs pertaining to health, education, or i...

 

Shell heads for Alaska while awaiting final drilling permits

ANCHORAGE (AP) — One Royal Dutch Shell offshore drill rig is headed to Alaska and a second is poised to leave, despite lacking final federal permits that would allow exploratory drilling and possible confirmation of rich oil reserves under the...

 
 By Dani Palmer    News    July 2, 2015

USCGC Anacapa welcomes new commander

A "time honored tradition," U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Peter Vermeer took command of the USCGC Anacapa on Tuesday afternoon. Vermeer relieved Lt. Kathryn Cyr of her duty during the Change of Command...

 

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