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Articles from the August 20, 2015 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    August 20, 2015

Weaver sentenced to 5 years probation, fine in explosives case

Longtime Petersburg resident Mark Weaver, 60, was sentenced to five years probation and given a $10,000 fine in US District Court in Juneau on Monday for detonating an unregistered destructive device... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 20, 2015

DMV service transfer extends weekly hours

After this week, the Police Department will no longer provide DMV services for the Borough, a move that will allow dispatchers to focus on their primary responsibility. DMV services will transition to... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    August 20, 2015

Fifteen public positions remain without candidates as filing deadline approaches

Just six residents have filed paperwork with the Borough clerk to run as candidates in the October municipal election. There are 21 vacancies on seven local boards and commissions up for election, including two 3-year terms on the Petersburg Borough... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

August 21, 1915 – The launch Trygve arrived in port Thursday evening, being a couple of days ahead of the time she was expected. Mr. Hogue reports a fine trip, and believes there is business enough on the route to justify weekly trips. He says the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 20, 2015

Researchers let lighthouse visitors listen underwater

Humpback whales swimming the northeast region of Fredrick Sound during summer months do their best to attract spectators, but a recent grant is helping researchers add streaming whale songs to the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 20, 2015

Columbarium extends life of cemetery

Petersburg Veteran's Community Columbarium, took shape last week as four columbariums were installed. The sleek looking structures were purchased through state grant money, and are constructed with...

 

Editorial: File for office and learn a lot

The Borough Assembly along with its boards and commissions has conducted the public’s business with little fanfare this past year. Even with vacancies on some bodies, the public’s work has been accomplished. When elected bodies function...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 20, 2015

Regular season wraps up for Muskeg Meadows

After a rainy summer punctuated by four cancelled tournaments, Muskeg Meadows Golf Club decided to end its season early. Following the Sea Level Seafoods tournament last weekend, the course is now closed to regular play for the year. Course Manager...

 

Police reports

August 12 An officer responded to a report of a possible intruder inside a vehicle at a N. Nordic residence. Police found and disposed of beer while on patrol at Eagle’s Roost Park. A caller reported a vehicle parked in their driveway. A driver...

 

Trooper report

August 12 F/V Spicy Lady captain Derek Gibb, 34, and permit holder Jaqueline Martens, 62, of Petersburg were served with a summons to appear for an arraignment in the Craig District Court after an Alaska Wildlife Trooper saw the seine vessel fishing...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 20, 2015

Columbia docked for repairs until Aug. 31

Alaska Marine Highway Systems (AMHS) announced on Wednesday that repairs to the Columbia will take longer than expected. The vessel was delayed in Ketchikan earlier in the week due to mechanical issues with its exhaust system and propellers. Further...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 20, 2015

Bad weather halts weekly fast ferry

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) canceled the service of the ferry Chenega from Juneau to Petersburg on Tuesday, due to severe weather including high winds. DOT spokesman Jeremy Woodrow said the conditions hitting Stephens Passage resembled...

 

Official: 3 men missing in Alaska landslide presumed dead

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Crews plan to search through a debris area Wednesday for three men believed killed when a landslide described as a sea of logs and mud swept through part of an Alaska coastal town. A Sitka fire official said late Tuesday that the...

 

Ketchikan Borough votes down tobacco tax

KETCHIKAN (AP) — The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly has voted to indefinitely postpone a proposed tobacco tax. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that the Assembly voted 4-3 Monday against the proposed ordinance, which would have levied a...

 

Officials: 2,500 gallons of diesel spilled into Sitka Sound

SITKA (AP) — Officials estimate that about 2,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into Sitka Sound following the discovery of a leak at the city's power plant. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reports 30,000 gallons of diesel spilled from a storage tank into...

 

Lawmakers vote to sue governor over Medicaid expansion plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ A committee of House and Senate lawmakers voted Tuesday to sue Gov. Bill Walker over his effort to expand Medicaid in Alaska, with Republican legislative leaders calling it a separation-of-powers issue. The Legislative Council...

 

Fish Factor: Salmon season unlikely to reach forecasted harvest

Alaska’s salmon season so far has been characterized by ups and downs, and it will be a stretch for the total catch to make the forecasted 221 million fish. “It just depends on how these late returning pink salmon at Prince William Sound...

 

Rae C. Stedman Elementary Class Lists

Registration for new students is today, August 20, 10:00 to 2:00. If you are new to the school district and have not registered your student, please contact the school office at 772-4786. Mrs. Willis, Kindergarten: Emilia Anderson, Ryder Kane...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 20, 2015

City of Kupreanof celebrates 40 years

Earlier this month, the small incorporated city of Kupreanof, across the Wrangell Narrows from Petersburg celebrated its 40th Anniversary. The official celebration will take place in May, giving the City Council time to prepare a proper celebration,...

 

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