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Articles from the August 27, 2015 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    August 27, 2015

Voters to consider financial disclosure for a second time

The Petersburg Borough Assembly met on Thursday, Aug. 20, instead of their regularly Monday meeting, and took on a light agenda. An ordinance to create a local exemption to the state’s financial disclosure requirement for some public officials pass... Full story


Southeast pink salmon price low, harvest low

Of an estimated 58 million pink salmon harvest for 2015, so far seiners have netted less than half that, some 26 million by the end of last week. "We are not even coming close (to projections),"... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 27, 2015

16 candidates declared to fill 21 board vacancies

Sixteen local residents have declared candidacy for local boards and commissions. Six seats remain open. The only contested seat is on the Harbor Board where three candidates have filed to fill two... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 27, 2015

New school year right around the corner

Student registration is well underway for the Petersburg School District, and so far the number of students signing up is encouraging for the Aug. 31 start of classes. "We've registered 18 new kids...

 By Jess Field    News    August 27, 2015

Activities director discusses budget cuts, 2A reclassification

For Jaime Cabral, pulling double duty as the Petersburg High School and Middle School activities director means being more involved with students and community. But dealing with budget cuts handed down from the State Legislature can make overseeing 2...

 By Jess Field    News    August 27, 2015

Dodson joins the Police Department

Officer John Dodson, 26, is the newest member of the Petersburg Police Department, having recently moved here from Kansas. He has experience working for the National Parks Service and began his law...


Rainforest Islands Ferry starts service this Friday

The Rainforest Islands Ferry is now taking reservations and service is scheduled to begin on Friday, Aug. 28, according to Kent Miller, manager of the North End Ferry Authority. The ferry passed Coast Guard inspection late last week, and operated...


Police reports

August 19 Public urination was reported. Police received multiple complaints of a noise disturbance coming from a group on the benches near North Harbor. An officer responded to a report of a fight in progress. All participants were intoxicated and...



August 19 Brittany Holten appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for a Felony First proceeding. Holten is charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree. A public defender agency was appointed and the conditions...


Trooper report

August 25 Christopher Haerling, 23, of Petersburg, was cited by the Alaska Wildlife Troopers for taking deer in a closed season. Haerling was contacted after he harvested two buck deer on the Lindenberg Peninsula of Kupreanof Island, where the...


Southeast longliners benefit from healthy halibut stocks

While the pink salmon harvest is coming in below expectations for price and quantity, the commercial halibut fishery is going strong for Area 2C, which includes Petersburg and other Southeast communities. A quota share update from the International...


Borough Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at Thursday’s Assembly meeting: - The next regular SEAPA meeting will be held in Petersburg, Sept. 23-24. It is a public meeting. - The annual FERC inspection of Blind Slough Hydro has...


Officials limit wolf harvest in southeast Alaska to 9

KETCHIKAN (AP) — Due to a lower estimate of the number of wolves in southeast Alaska, state and federal managers have reduced the combined limit for the federal subsistence and state general hunts to nine wolves in the area. In Game Management 2,...


Yukon River salmon swim to Canada in record high numbers

FAIRBANKS (AP) — Despite a below-average overall run, the Yukon River king salmon population had the highest number of Chinooks make it across the border toward their Canadian spawning grounds in 10 years. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports...

 By Jess Field    News    August 27, 2015

Cannery workers reflect on season in Petersburg

Steven Missouri, 28, has worked in Alaska for a couple seasons. This was his first year with PFI and he leaves Thursday to return to a job doing freezer plates on a Dutch Harbor vessel. He got in...


Fish Factor: King salmon decline research program slashed by budget cuts

One of the casualties of this year’s budget cuts was funds for a program aimed at discovering why Alaska’s Chinook salmon stocks have been declining since 2007. A five year, $30 million Chinook Salmon Research Initiative launched in 2013 included...

 By Jess Field    News    August 27, 2015

Early morning fire damages Frederick Drive property

Early Saturday morning, police dispatch received a call from a home owner reporting a garage on fire at a private residence south of Sandy Beach on Frederick Drive. The Fire Department responded immediately, sending two engines and a work truck....


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