Articles from the August 18, 2016 edition

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 By Jess Field    Sports    August 18, 2016

Viking swimmers prepare for first meet

The Petersburg High School swim team is busy getting ready for the upcoming season, and the numbers are better than normal, according to head coach... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Assembly talks state proposal to spray pesticides

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to request greater community input on the spraying of pesticides to control vegetation in the... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

August 19, 1916 – The City of Seattle, to arrive from the south this morning, is making her last tourist voyage of the season, and the Spokane,...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

LeConte glacier fieldwork is underway

Researchers involved in a four-year collaborative project to study the impact of subglacial... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Movie night fundraiser draws big crowd

The Petersburg Humane Association held a fun event last Friday centered around a family-friendly movie at the Northern Nights Theater. The movie was...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Marijuana ordinance passes final reading

The question of prohibiting marijuana licenses in the Petersburg Borough will appear on the regular...

 

Police reports

August 10 An abandoned vehicle was reported at the Sandy Beach Park parking lot. There was a call concerning theft on Mitkof Highway. Suspicious...

 

Courts

August 16 Christopher Dunlap appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a representation hearing. Sean Casey appeared before Superior Court Judge Ca...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Preserving fishing industry history

Anjuli Grantham visited Petersburg for the first time this week, and gave a presentation about the...

 

AMHS Releases Winter 2016-17 Schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced the release of its 2016-17 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016

Cabin on Zarembo now open to public

WRANGELL – Last week a new public cabin was added to Wrangell Ranger District’s list, with the U.S. Forest Service’s administrative camp at...

 

Rae C. Stedman Elementary Class Lists

Mrs. Willis Kindergarten: Brody Bell, Aisha Bliss, Braelyn Caulum, Connor Cummins, Wesley Durst, Aldric Jackson, Camden Johnson, Coleman Lyons, Emett...

 

Registration

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School Registration for new students only: (Returning students do not need to register), register at school office....

 

Petersburg facility resumes fish processing

Trident Seafoods will resume fish processing in Petersburg after a light pink salmon run brought an early end to the processing work in the Wrangell...

 

Alaska is more susceptible to Ocean AcidificationFish Factor:

Alaska is one of a handful of U.S. states to launch a go-to website aimed at keeping ocean acidification in the public eye. The Alaska Ocean...

 

Petersburg Borough Manager's Report

Shelyn and staff at Mountain View Manor are working on our Medicaid Provider recertification, and grant reporting for the van. Shelyn met with Alan...

 

Credit union closes accounts connected to pot businesses

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A federally chartered Alaska credit union has restricted the personal accounts of people starting marijuana businesses. A...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Port Protection loses community kingpin

Port Protection lost a larger than life resident last week when Jack Mason passed away, and the...

 

Obituary, Pilot founder Jamie Bryson, 81

Jamie Bryson, 81, died surrounded by his children and his wife Marjorie on August 8, 2016 at his... Full story

 

Obituary, Matt Thompson, 50

Matt Thompson, 50, died in Wrangell on June 24, 2016. He was born on December 24, 1965 in... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    August 18, 2016

Cancer care tourney pencils in $6,000 over weekend

WRANGELL – Area golfers raised close to $6,000 over the weekend during the annual Rally for...

 

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