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Articles from the August 7, 2014 edition

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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... 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... 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... 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...


Second annual Bluegrass Camp highlights local talent

Musicians and singers, ages 8 to 18, attending the second annual Bluegrass Camp have been...


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...



July 17 Jessica Cummings appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell in a hearing for 2nd offense DUI. The defendant entered a guilty plea. The court...


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...


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...

 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...


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 fina...

 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... 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...


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...


Obituary, Charles (Pat) Daniels, 78

On July 28, 2014 at 10:20am Charles (Pat) Patrick Daniels, born July 12, 1936, made his final set....


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