Articles from the July 12, 2018 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    July 12, 2018

Counterfeit bills circulate through town

Six counterfeit $50 bills have been collected by the Petersburg police department in the last month, said authorities. Patrol officer Carl Tate said he has been investigating the counterfeit bills...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 12, 2018

Clausen Museum welcomes new director

Elizabeth Walsh became the new director of the Clausen Memorial Museum on June 1, after a seamless transition from the previous director Kathi Riemer. After hearing about the opening while finishing u...

 

Road Work Notice

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is chip sealing in Petersburg to seal cracks and provide a new road surface on Mitkof Highway from Papke’s Landing Road to the end of the road. Depending on weather, chip...

 

Yesterday's News

July 12, 1918 A mass meeting was held Friday night by a number of the residents of Petersburg and vicinity to consider ways and means of abating the reported evils of the city and particularly the alleged sale of liquor in the red light district. A...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 12, 2018

New hospital CEO settles into position

Philip Hofstetter became Petersburg Medical Center's new CEO earlier this month and already has plans to bring some improvements to the facility. As he begins his first few weeks as CEO, Hofstetter is...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Anglers are finding success harvesting king salmon with the highest catch rates still being found in the Wrangell Narrows-Blind Slough terminal area. Anglers should be aware that...

 

To the Editor

Keep senior sales tax exemption To the Editor: The wonderful thing about our community tradition of extending a senior tax exemption is that any senior who does not want to use it can choose not to....

 

Police Report

July 4 — A wallet was reported lost downtown. Police responded to five disturbance calls. July 5 — A deer was salvaged at Libby Straights. Police are investigating a case of criminal mischief. Trespassing was reported at a S. 2nd St. location....

 

Court report

June 26 — Judge Carey dismissed the case involving Assault in the 4th Degree against Michael E. Dalton following completion of 1-year probation. The court issued a $100 warrant against David Estes and Michael Boseman for failure to Appear. The...

 

Celebrating America

July 3rd Winners Giant Jenga - Skipper Erickson Jar of Beans - Christina Jackson Act Out 1st - Mason Thynes 2nd - Valon Whethers BBQ Wing Eating Challenge Ages 4-8 - Cedar Helms Ages 9-12 - Aiden Knud...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 12, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor

Sockeye salmon catches often add up to half of the value of Alaska’s total salmon fishery, and the so-called reds dominate the season’s early fisheries starting in mid-May. But sockeye catches so far range from record-setting highs at Bristol...

 

School News

Abigail Taylor graduated with highest honors from Montana State University in Boseman on May 5, 2018....

 

Alaska governor reconsiders judge appointment for attorney

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker rescinded a judicial appointment for a Juneau defense attorney after reading her comments from an old legal brief. Walker initially chose attorney Julie Willoughby to fill the Juneau Superior Court...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    July 12, 2018

Local businesses highlighted in regional competition

On Monday organizers of the regional business development competition Path to Prosperity announced their 12 finalists for 2018, three of which come from Petersburg and Wrangell. Focused on...

 

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