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 By Mary Koppes    News    August 7, 2014

Electric rate increase ordinance advances

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved, on second reading, an ordinance that increases electric rates during the next two years. Before assembly members voted on the ordinance, Patrick Wilson, Petersburg Fisheries (PFI) plant manager,... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 7, 2014

Voters to decide on tobacco tax, senior sales tax exemption

The Petersburg Borough Assembly passed six measures related to proposed sales tax changes which will appear on the Oct. 7 ballot. Four of the measures relate to the senior sales tax exemption, which exempts local residents more than 65 years old from... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 7, 2014

Banana Point considered as interim ferry terminal

Members of the Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to write a letter of support for the North End Ferry Authority to use the Banana Point launch ramp as an interim ferry terminal. The North... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

August 8, 1914 – A few days ago Mrs. J Allen going out at the back of the house saw a young black bear. Surprised, she loudly called for Mr. Allen to bring a gun, but having got a warning, the cub and its hide are still intact as it took to the...

 

Second annual Bluegrass Camp highlights local talent

Musicians and singers, ages 8 to 18, attending the second annual Bluegrass Camp have been practicing at the middle school all week for performances today and Friday. Camp Organizer Dan Sullivan and...

 

Letter to the Editor

Leikarring dance performance To the Editor: Thursday, July 31, as a passenger aboard the American Spirit at the Petro Dock, I was privileged to enjoy a performance by your Leikarring Dancers. As a retired educator from Florida, I have seen "The...

 

Courts

July 17 Jessica Cummings appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell in a hearing for 2nd offense DUI. The defendant entered a guilty plea. The court sentenced Cummings to 180 in jail with 160 days suspended, a $3000 fine, license revocation for one...

 

Police reports

July 30 An officer made contact with juveniles on a playground after curfew and directed them to go home. An officer issued a warning for headlight requirements. A caller reported a bear had gotten into their trash. A caller reported being unable to...

 

Clausen Museum showcases works of Polly Lee

New Strata, a solo show by Petersburg artist Polly Lee opened Friday, Aug. 1 at the Clausen Museum with an artist reception that included about 100 attendees. "These aren't your usual flowers and...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 7, 2014

Vessel Incidental Discharge Act could protect fishermen from burdensome permit

Fishermen won’t need special permits to hose off their decks thanks to a bill moving through the US Senate. That’s garnered a big sigh of relief from harvesters across the nation and kudos to a rare show of bipartisanship by coastal lawmakers,...

 

Manager's Report

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht presented his report to the assembly at Monday's meeting. Replacement lighting at the South Harbor is finally nearing completion. We plan to remove the last of the old fixtures during the high tide on Augus...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 7, 2014

Water worries over KSM mine persist

The Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) Mine being proposed in Canada's British Columbia province is nearing its final stages, with the fourth and final comment period on the project's environmental assessment coming to a close Aug. 20. The first of five... Full story

 

Southeast Alaska airport edges closer to reality

ANCHORAGE (AP) — In the secluded island village of Angoon in Southeast Alaska, a long-talked-about airport is still in the works. Planning for the Angoon airport -- which in rural Alaska means a single runway and access road — began a decade...

 

Trauma survivors meet online in new support group

A partnership between Petersburg Mental Health and W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence for Everyone) is sponsoring a trauma support group for survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, which uses an online video program that is specially...

 

Obituary, Charles (Pat) Daniels, 78

On July 28, 2014 at 10:20am Charles (Pat) Patrick Daniels, born July 12, 1936, made his final set. Those of us that loved him know the net was full. Thanks to their father and to the chagrin of their...

 

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