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Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Tires ignite in Public Works fire

A call was placed to the Petersburg Fire Department at 7:40 P.M. Monday night after residents reported seeing dark, black smoke coming from the Public Works Department lot on 2nd St. Flames were...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

No new age restrictions coming to parks and rec yet

Parks and Recreation will be taking into consideration community feedback on changes to the department, including an increased age requirement for unattended children, as it moves forward following pu...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Sports games in gym maybe broadcast online in the future

A fully automated camera would allow Petersburg School District to broadcast sporting events and other activities in the gymnasium through the National Federation of State High School Associations....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Four residents become U.S. citizens

In the past year, at least four citizens from Petersburg and Wrangell have sought and gained their U.S. citizenship to be with their families and for peace of mind. Elisa Teodori originates from...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Assembly blocked from reading submitted letters

A new ordinance would prevent assembly members and the borough clerk from reading letters submitted to the borough assembly out loud during assembly meetings. Ordinance #2019-07 was passed as amended...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Four ordinances to go before assembly tonight

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will hold their second meeting of August tonight at 6 P.M. to vote on four ordinances, two of which are in their final reading, and the Kiseno St. sewer replacement...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Municipal Election less than two months away

Petersburg will hold its annual municipal election on Oct. 1 from 8 A.M. through 8 P.M. in the activity room of the community center. Residents will vote on who will fill 17 public office seats up...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 22, 2019

Community, assembly distressed over sewage in harbor

Ongoing concern about cruise ships dumping their grey water and sewage into Petersburg's harbors and nearby waters caused assembly members to agree on Friday that the borough needs to take some form...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

Wrangell and Petersburg represented at Southeast Alaska State Fair

The city of Haines hosted the 51st annual Southeast Alaska State Fair earlier this summer. Communities from all across Southeast Alaska attend the event, and also enter into various contests and...

 

Fire officials review cause of wildfire along highway

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildfire officials are reviewing their initial assessment of the cause of a weekend fire that burned at least 50 structures along the main highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks. The fire began Saturday in high...

 

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has been America’s canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska’s warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Sea ice...

 

Alaska man discovers message in bottle from Russian Navy

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man discovered a 50-year-old letter in a bottle from the Russian Navy on the shores of western Alaska. Tyler Ivanoff found the handwritten Russian letter early this month while gathering firewood near Shishmaref about...

 

NTSB cites likely overloading, stability in boat capsizing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A teenage deckhand, roused awake by water flooding his sleeping area aboard a fishing tender last summer in southwest Alaska, recalled taking a gulp of air as he cast about the vessel for an escape route as it was capsizing....

 

AK group proposes initiative to raise oil industry tax

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska group has filed an application with the state for a ballot initiative asking voters to increase taxes on the oil industry, a report said. The proposed Fair Share Act would alter the state’s 2014 oil-production...

 

Seven clergymen named in sexual misconduct allegations

The Diocese of Juneau released the results of an Independent Commission’s review of sexual misconduct allegations made since the diocese was established in 1951. The commission’s report identifies seven clergymen alleged to have engaged with sexu...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hospital construction on track

WRANGELL - Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is on track, according to Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. Construction began back in April, as land next to the AICS Clinic was cleared of...

 

Yesterday's News

August 22, 1919 On last Saturday afternoon, the local committee which was investigating to find evidence of profiteering among the local merchants met and reported that they could find no evidence of anything in that line in Petersburg. In fact,...

 

Frenchy Ridge

The Coast Range was visible from Frenchy Ridge last Sunday. Frenchy Ridge is the perfect spot to pick cranberries and low bush blueberries in the late summer and fall. Amy Anderson can be seen in the...

 

Police report

August 14 — Thomas Kojima was issued a speeding citation. Francisco Alfaro, 28, was arrested on felony fraud charges. An individual at a location on Haugen Dr. was issued a warning for burning un-contained lawn clippings. Authorities responded to...

 

Beth Flor show

Beth Flor stands with two of her paintings at a retrospective solo art show at the Clausen Memorial Museum on Friday that featured works spanning the course of 45 years. The two paintings were done...

 

Wind v.s. Tree

An approximately 65-foot tall European Mountain Ash tree fell in a windstorm on Sunday, Aug. 18 in Steve and Desi Burrell's front yard at 802 N. Nordic Dr. Desi was in her living room on her computer...

 

Boot camp to jump start and nurture businesses in communities throughout Bristol Bay, Alaska

Investment  that comes from within, not from without, is the motivation behind a boot camp that will jump start and nurture businesses in communities throughout Bristol Bay. Through September 15 locals with good ideas, start-ups or existing...

 

Breakfast time

A fawn enjoys its breakfast along the beach on Friday morning....

 

Correction

I would like to correctly identify the item shown in the Museum Artifact column on page 13 of your Aug. 15 issue. It is not a pulley or a block, but a "dead eye."  Dead eyes and lanyards were used...

 

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