Articles from the September 3, 2015 edition

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 By Jess Field    News    September 3, 2015

It's time for the annual Rainforest Festival

The 8th Annual Rainforest Festival kicks off next week and those attending the festival are going to be offered diverse opportunities, including watching an impactful documentary about a basket... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 3, 2015

Former PFI worker sentenced for disorderly conduct

Former PFI worker Mark Diega, 50, of Chula Vista, Calif., pled guilty to an amended, misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct on Aug. 28 at a proceeding before Superior Court Judge William Carey. He... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 3, 2015

Late August rains break records

Heavy rains last Friday and Saturday, August 28 and 29, broke precipitation records for those respective days, according to National Weather Service data. Residents braved a rainy Friday which saw... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 3, 2015

Medical center shower room project progress with Paddle Battle funds

Construction on a new tub and shower room in the Long Term Care unit at Petersburg Medical Center will begin this month. “We’ve had our contractor and architect look at the project,” said Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner. “We’re...

 

Yesterday's News

September 4, 1915 – Captain Greeley, U.S. army, came up from Seattle last week to investigate the proposed survey and dredging of Dry Straits. In company with a committee of the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce, the officer made a trip over the propose...

 

To the Editor

Why? To the Editor: Over the last several weeks I have contacted the local head representative of the highway department, public works, borough manager, flaggers on the Nordic construction site and no will take responsibility for the extremely danger...

 

Police reports

August 26 An officer patrolled the area after receiving a report of an individual who was digging through items at the Salvation Army drop-off point. The individual was gone upon police arrival. Police assisted a citizen who reported an unwanted...

 

Courts

August 26 Brittaney Ruiz appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for an arraignment. The defendant pled guilty to a charge of Assault in the 4th Degree and was sentenced to 120 days in jail with 110 days suspended, $200 in surcharges with...

 

Trooper report

September 1 Derek Knudsen, 27, of Petersburg was cited for Unlawful Storage of Commercial Dungeness Crab Gear. Knudsen, the permit holder aboard the F/V Curlew had failed to recover all of his commercial crab gear from the waters near Duncan Canal....

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    September 3, 2015

Cross Country season off to a good start

The Cross Country team traveled to Sitka last week for the first meet of the year, and both squads finished about where head coach Tom Thompson expected. The girls finished fourth overall in...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    September 3, 2015

Swim and Dive season ready to go

After graduating over half the boys from a very successful 2014 campaign, Swim and Dive coach Andy Carlisle says his team is ready for the challenge of rebuilding. And last year’s accomplishments serve solely as motivation, not undue pressure or ex...

 

Fish Factor: West coast warm water blob impacting marine food chain

Fish deaths, drought in California, tropical creatures appearing in cold waters – those freakish happenings and more are being blamed on a giant splotch of warm water that for two years has been pushing against coastlines on the West Coast, Canada...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 3, 2015

Hammer and Wikan has new general manager

Hammer and Wikan is in the process of replacing Larry Martin as general manager after 17 years of service. The transition began in mid-July and will continue through May, allowing Martin to attend...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 3, 2015

Rainforest Islands Ferry service underway after months of delay

On Friday a new inter-island ferry began making runs, lowering its ramp at Banana Point. Rainforest Islands Ferry will be a three-stop service between Wrangell, Mitkof and Prince of Wales islands, run...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 3, 2015

PMC Board unanimous in decision to replace clinic phone system

Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) Board of Directors unanimously voted to approve spending just under $80,000 to replace the outdated telephone system currently used in the Joy Janssen Clinic after it recently crashed, sending the clinic into crisis...

 

Obituary, Keith Ray Williams, 76

Keith Ray Williams, 76, died on August 24, 2015 in Tuscon, Ariz. of Cancer. He was born on April 18, 1939 in Yakima, Wash. to William Buck Williams and Helen Irene Williams (Knapp), the middle child... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 3, 2015

"Tracing Roots" to be featured at Rainforest Festival

Delores Churchill will turn 86 years old in October, but the memory of her mother and the spirit of a special relative, keep her going. To say she is a very busy lady, is like saying people in...

 

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