Articles from the September 24, 2015 edition

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 By Jess Field    News    September 24, 2015

Illegal moose kills well above average during first week

The first week of moose season resulted in similar harvest numbers as the record breaking 2009 season, with one exception. As of Sept. 21, hunters in the Petersburg, Wrangell and Kake areas killed 35 moose, matching the record year, but seven... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 24, 2015

Elevated levels of bacteria detected at Sandy Beach

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has actively been collecting water samples from Sandy Beach and testing them for quality since mid-July, after spillage of waste occurred months earlier. Late last week, a DEC press release was... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 24, 2015

This year's $2,072 PFD is highest ever

This year's Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $2,072. That's the highest on record not adjusting for inflation, though qualified residents received a $2,069 PFD in 2008 alongside a $1,200... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

September 25, 1915 – Fresh-fish shipping was the chief subject of consideration at the regular meeting of the Petersburg Commercial Club on Wednesday evening. Replies were received from several transportation companies to letters from the club...

 

Meet the candidates for Petersburg Borough Assembly

Name: Nancy Strand Age: legal Occupation: Retired Education: Graduated Petersburg High School Class of 1963, attended Oregon State University 1 1/4 years, diverse education continues daily Political...

 

Letters to the Editor

September is National Recovery Month Letter to the Editor: As a person in recovery I thought I would share some of my experience, strength and hope with you. I was born and raised in Petersburg. I attended church here, went to school here and played...

 

Editorial: No need for financial disclosure

A significant benefit to living in a small town is that everyone knows everyone’s business. Some consider this a detriment, but in the case of Proposition 1, which appears on October’s election ballot in Petersburg, and as Proposition 2 in...

 

Police reports

September 16 Caller reporter a vehicle drove through traffic cones on Haugen and Sandy Beach Drive. An officer responded and the driver was gone. A caller reported vehicles parked on a sidewalk. A dispute was reported. September 17 An officer...

 

Havrilek hired by Chamber of Commerce

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce announced this week that they have hired John Havrilek as the new Administrative Manager of the organization. He replaces Cindi Lagoudakis who resigned in August....

 

Courts

September 17 Clifford Young appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for an arraignment. Young pled not guilty to a charge of Assault in the 4th Degree Domestic Violence. A public defender agency was appointed and the following conditions of...

 

Viking cross country makes final push for State

Petersburg cross country teams traveled to Ketchikan last weekend for their final regular season meet before the much anticipated Regionals in Juneau this weekend. The Vikings continued to clock...

 

Petersburg swim teams still improving

Petersburg swim teams headed to the Ketchikan Invitational last weekend, and there were no signs of slowing down since their home meet in Petersburg. If anything, Viking swimmers took the time off to improve their conditioning and the hard work paid...

 

Canadian company considers Ketchikan ferry service

KETCHIKAN (AP) — A tour boat company based in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, is considering running a weekly ferry service to Ketchikan next summer. Owners of West Coast Launch and its subsidiary, Prince Rupert Adventure Tours, Debbie and Doug...

 

Charges filed against owners of Alaska marijuana businesses

ANCHORAGE (AP) — The owners of two marijuana delivery services and the owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club in Anchorage have been charged with drug crimes for the delivery and possession of marijuana. Undercover officers made multiple marijuana...

 
 By Jess Field    News    September 24, 2015

Rotary Club gets a visit from their district governor

The local Rotary Club had a special guest at their weekly lunch meeting last Wednesday when District Governor Brad Gamble stopped by. Among the chief responsibilities for Gamble as district governor is to oversee all of Alaska and Yukon territories,...

 

Fish Factor, Snow crab and red king crab numbers could be down this year

Catches for Alaska’s premier crab fisheries in the Bering Sea could take a dip this year based on results from the annual summer surveys. The annual report by NOAA Fisheries called “The Eastern Bering Sea Continental Shelf Bottom Trawl Survey:...

 

Obituary, Ivo Walter Duvall, 96

Ivo Walter Duvall, 96, passed away September 13, 2015. He was born in Orting, Wash. on February 3, 1919 to Charles Oscar and Drusie Ethel Duvall. A survivor of the flu pandemic, he grew up in... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    September 24, 2015

SEC to push for independent marine transportation board

Following their annual meeting last week in Prince Rupert, the Southeast Conference (SEC) will be going back to their transportation lobbying roots. The organization was formed in 1958 to lobby for a regional transportation system—now known as the...

 

Family-built and made for having fun

It all started on a bar napkin. After purchasing their corner lot on 14th Street, Kyle Roundtree and Jody Aulbach just started drawing it all out. The plan started with the kitchen. "We knew we...

 

Freeze it, dry it, can it:

Preserving the local bounty harvested from the sea or the land, from the wild or from one's garden, is a great way to ensure you eat well over the winter months when markedly less is growing and the...

 

Nostalgia meets efficiency in Knight's design

Upon entering Casey Knight's newly built home, visitors are greeted with a flood of natural light entering from a wall of west-facing windows and a sense of spaciousness created by high vaulted...

 

Beyond cats and dogs:

Many are familiar with the image of a homeowner being greeted by their dog's wagging tail or their feline's purr upon arriving home, but increasingly people are being greeted by feathered friends as...

 

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