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 By Jess Field    News    September 17, 2015

Local moose season opens and hopes are high

Moose season is now open and hunters are afield trying to fill their freezers. Hunters will continue to operate under the same regulations, as hunting areas and antler restrictions remain unchanged from 2014. The season opens with high hopes for the... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

Locals express frustration with Kake Road project development

About 15 Petersburg and Kupreanof residents attended a meeting last Thursday night to hear about and voice their opinions on recent developments on the Kake Access road project. Meeting attendees... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

Assembly apprised of liability coverage, gaps for harbor use

Sue Erickson of Petersburg-Wrangell Insurance gave an overview of the Borough’s liability insurance coverage at Thursday’s regular Assembly meeting. The Borough’s insurance has been provided by Alaska Public Entities Insurance for over a... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

September 18, 1915 – The power barge Elliott, Captain W. H. Royden, arrived in port on Friday of last week from a six weeks' shark-fishing cruise. The cruise was successful, the scow bringing in forty-one barrels of oil and twenty-nine barrels of...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

Brazilian exchange student experiences life in small-town Alaska

Born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil-the largest city in the Americas with a population of almost 12 million-Carolina Macluf is settling into life in small town Alaska as this year's in-bound Rotary...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

Resolution to address 'Roadless' ruling fails to get needed Assembly support

Three concerned Petersburg and Kupreanof residents spoke out against a resolution being considered as part of last Thursday’s Borough Assembly agenda. Though three Assembly members—Mayor Mark Jensen, Bob Lynn, Nancy Strand—voted in fav or of...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 17, 2015

SEAPA holds regular board meeting in Petersburg

For its September regular board meeting, Southeast Alaska Power Authority (SEAPA) board members met in Petersburg earlier this week. The board heard updates concerning the company's ongoing efforts to catalog hydro sites in Southeast. This summer, a...

 

Police reports

September 9 An officer responded to a report of a loud verbal argument between a group of males at Eagle’s Roost Park. The officer found there was no argument and advised the group of quiet hours. Police spoke with individuals involved in a...

 

Courts

September 10 Randi Jo Haviland appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on a charge of Negligent Driving, a minor offense. Haviland pled not guilty and a trial was scheduled for Oct. 14. September 15 Permelia Lyons...

 

Viking cross country teams place high against tough competition

Petersburg High School cross country had tough competition at the Wrangell Invitational last weekend. The boys and girls faced a field with multiple 3A and 4A teams, including Juneau-Douglas, Thunder...

 

Viking volleyballers are ready to go

Petersburg High School volleyball started this week, and over 35 girls will be participating for the Vikings. Last year, the volleyball team played as a 3A team, and this year they will be playing in the smaller 2A classification, but still face...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 17, 2015

Banner year for local berry pickers

The abundance of outdoor opportunities in Southeast creates a haven for those willing to explore the almost unlimited potentials. Often times that exploration can lead to personal growth and finding...

 

Fish Factor: State commercial fisheries director resigns post

Alaska’s fishing industry was dismayed last week by the sudden news that Jeff Regnart, Director of the state’s Commercial Fisheries Division, will leave the job on October 2. “I’m resigning due to family reasons, aging parents…I just...

 

Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at last Thursday’s Regular Assembly meeting. As requested by the Fire Department, a new fire hydrant will be installed next to Piston and Rudder in conjunction with road work. Two old...

 

Obituary, Karilyn Eunice Simchuk Reid, 61

Karilyn Eunice Simchuk Reid, 61, passed away peacefully in Spokane, Wash. on September 6, 2015. She was born on April 8, 1954 to Nick and Eunice Simchuk in Spokane and was raised in the area. Karilyn... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 17, 2015

Cemetery fee increase advances; Assembly considers accessible fishing dock project

The Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve new columbarium fees and increases to other cemetery fees as part of an ordinance passed on its first reading last Thursday. The ordinance includes language changes to reflect Borough incorporation...

 

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