Articles from the July 4, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

Fireworks show unaffected by state ban

The fireworks display tonight at 11P.M. at the ball field is moving forward as planned, said Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg, as parts of the state face fireworks bans due to wildfires and dry...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

Medical Center board passes $16.7 million budget

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors passed the hospital's 2020 fiscal year budget at their board meeting last week. The balanced budget anticipates $16,695,000 in both total revenue and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

Assembly to vote on millage rate increase

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will be holding an assembly meeting on Thursday at 10 A.M. to discuss and possibly pass a resolution setting a supplemental millage rate for the 2020 fiscal year that b...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

Medical center up in operating revenue, total operating expenses

Petersburg Medical Center Controller Rocio Tejera gave her monthly financial report to the PMC board of directors last Thursday explaining the hospital's financial standing during the month of May...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

PMC 2020 budget presented to board members

A list of Petersburg Medical Center's capital items and projects for the 2020 fiscal year was presented to the Board of Directors at their meeting on Friday. The list included over 20 items from nine...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

RAC to finish most ongoing projects this summer

The Resource Advisory Committee plans on completing most of their on-going projects in the Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake areas. RAC makes recommendations to the Forest Service on how to allocate...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 4, 2019

Local fishermen strive to reach goal of zero discarded waste

Chelsea and Pete Keutmann have taken on hours of extra work when processing the fish they catch in an effort to reach their goal of utilizing the entire fish and leaving behind zero waste. "A big...

 

Search underway for fisherman overboard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a commercial fisherman missing near Bristol Bay. A crewman from the vessel Pail Rider went overboard at approximately 3 a.m. Monday in Nushagak Bay. The man was not wearing a life jacket....

 

Dunleavy slashes university budget

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy slashed the University of Alaska system budget by $130 million on Friday, part of more than $400 million in vetoes he characterized as difficult but...

 

Man stabbed at Juneau home dies at Seattle hospital

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Juneau man who suffered a stab wound to his abdomen two weeks ago has died at a Seattle hospital. Juneau police say 61-year-old Gregory Bowen died Saturday at Harborview Medical Center. Police on June 17 took a call from a...

 

AK government says no delay for boat registration law

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska state government says it will not delay implementation of a new boat registration law. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reported Wednesday that the statement came in response to a request by United Fishermen of Alaska....

 

Judge ousted over plea deal outrage joins Walker's law firm

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A former Superior Court judge ousted by voters after accepting a plea deal in an assault case that some saw as too lenient has joined former Gov. Bill Walker’s law firm. The Anchorage firm of Brena, Bell and Walker said...

 

Yesterday's News

July 4, 1919 On the night of July 4 at the Sons of Norway a regular vaudeville entertainment and dance will be given by H. L. Toysen and several of the local boys. A show of two hours duration is promised to be followed by a dance lasting until the...

 

A fun day at the Bay

A group of jet skiers exits LeConte Bay this week. The group is a part of Jetski tours provided by Steven Mall with Dangerous Waters, which features excursions throughout S.E. Alas...

 

Wild Lupine

The lupine were in bloom on Saturday at Baird Glacier. The purple flower can grow up to three to four feet tall....

 

Letters to the Editor

Secondhand smoke To the Editor: Since 1964, nearly 3 million nonsmokers have died from secondhand smoke. Most exposure to secondhand smoke happens in the home. In apartment buildings, if one person...

 

Police report

June 26 — A police patrol was requested on N. Nordic Dr. A gate on Airport Access Rd. was tampered with. Donald Perry was issued a citation for a dog at large. Kylene Hedlund, 26, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and refusal...

 

Twin sunbathing

Two arctic tern eggs were spotted on Sunday near Baird Glacier. According to the United States Forest Service, arctic terns have the farthest migration distance of any bird, traveling from pole to...

 

Set over the mountain

The sun sets on Friday as viewed from Wood Point at the entrance to Thomas Bay....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 4, 2019

Eight million pinks landed at South Alaska Peninsula in June

 The biggest fish story for Alaska’s salmon season so far is the early plug of pinks at the South Alaska Peninsula. By June 28, over 8 million pink salmon were taken there out of a statewide catch of just over 8.5 million. Previously, a catch of...

 

School News

Jayne Aiken, a graduate of Petersburg High School Class of 2008, successfully completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the field of Cell Biology,...

 

Museum features collected artifacts

Experimental Fur Farm operated from 1938-1972 In 1936, Earl N. Ohmer circulated a petition proposing the establishment of an Experimental Fur Farm Station in the Territory. Territorial Senator Henry...

 

Jeremy Tucker Schouweiler, 45

Jeremy Tucker Schouweiler, 45, died on June 27, 2019 in Petersburg. He was born June 30, 1973 in Petersburg to Joni Clausen and Dennis Schouweiler. He attended primary school in Petersburg, remote... Full story

 

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