Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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Mayoral candidates answer questions at forum

A forum was held on Thursday to give representatives from KFSK, the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Petersburg Pilot the chance to ask the two mayoral candidates questions on local issues....

 

Borough supports action against B.C. mines

The borough assembly signed on to a Salmon Beyond Borders letter on Monday to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to act against Canada's inadequate mining regulations in British Columbia. Watershed...

 

Emergency flares set off false alarm in Farragut Bay

Over six emergency flares were fired into the sky just before 8 P.M. on Sunday in the area of Farragut River, but the United States Coast Guard determined that individuals at one of the cabins were ju...

 

Yesterday's News

September 19, 1919 Olaf Arness, of the Arness Lumber Company, returned from the south on the last trip of the City of Seattle and reports that arrangements have been made for the mill to start within the next few weeks. “You can tell the people of...

 

Public Works responds to leak in water valve

A portion of Haugen Dr. near the Petersburg Public Library was blocked off on Monday while crews repaired a bad water valve. While trying to track a potable water leak at the Presbyterian Church prope...

 

To the Editor

Workers become part of us To the Editor: The silver fish came in unimaginable numbers to the steams, creeks and rivers of their birth; and the people followed. First, perhaps 15 thousand years ago,...

 

Local man helps bicyclist chased by bears

Aaron Hankins was driving south on the Haines Highway on Aug. 31, down a long grade, when he saw two juvenile brown bears running with traffic on the side of the road. He glanced at the bears as he...

 

Two Petersburg fishermen charged with commercial fishing violations

On September 11, Hunt Parr, Sr., 63, of Petersburg was issued a summons by Alaska State Troopers for commercial fishing the closed waters of District 6A. Parr is the permit holder aboard the F/V...

 

Police report

September 11 — A disturbance was reported at a location on Harbor Way. Extra patrols were requested on Neptune St. and Cornelius Rd. September 12 — Suspicious activity was reported at a location on Harbor Way. A dog was running into traffic on...

 

PHS cross country places second in Craig

Both the boys and the girls Petersburg High School cross country teams took second place at their third meet of the season in Craig on Saturday. Sophomore Uriah Lucas placed second in the meet,...

 

Dozens perfect their art in rosemaling class

Karen Nelson has taught rosemaling all over the country, and last week, she was in Petersburg teaching a hands on course on how flowers and scrolls make up the different styles of rosemaling. It is...

 

Hospital Board candidates

George S. Doyle General Information Age: 66 Experience: Three years Medical Center Board Member Why do you want to serve on the PMC Board of Directors? Supporting a fiscally and professionally strong...

 

Petersburg school district hires four new teachers

Three elementary school teachers and one high school teacher have begun teaching in the Petersburg School District. Hillary Mullen is teaching kindergarten. Heidi Cabral was originally going to be a...

 

Four assembly candidates take the stage at forum

A second forum was held last Thursday after the mayoral forum for the four assembly candidates running for two seats on the borough assembly. The candidates gave support for local issues and answered...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

"Unpredictable" is the way salmon managers describe Alaska's 2019 salmon season, with "very, very interesting" as an aside. The salmon fishery is near its end, and a statewide catch of nearly 200...

 

United States Coast Guard suspends part of Alaska tour company boat fleet

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Most boats from a southeast Alaska tour company that were inspected this week in Juneau and Sitka have been taken out of service for corrective action. The U.S. Coast Guard suspended seven of 10 boats operated by Allen...

 

Single-use plastic ban to be enforced in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska city officials have organized the rollout of a single-use plastic bag ban in an effort to reduce litter and waste, officials said. The ban is scheduled to take effect Sunday in Anchorage, The Anchorage Daily News... Full story

 

University of Alaska regents consider accreditation plans

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The University of Alaska Board of Regents has voted to consider both single- and multiple-university accreditation models, a report said. New language was added during a board meeting in Anchorage on Friday enabling two opt...

 

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