Articles from the September 27, 2018 edition

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Girls cross country places 1st at regionals

The Petersburg High School girls cross country team came in first place at Regionals in Juneau on Saturday, with the boys team coming in third. Both teams will be heading to the state cross country...

 

Post office reopens following week long shut down

After mercury leaked out of a package at the Petersburg Post Office and closed the facility for just over a week, the post office reopened last Friday. "[Post office staff] handled it great and they...

 

Yesterday's News

September 27, 1918 On account of the break in the cable between Juneau and Wrangell, the Report failed to receive its press dispatches this week. The cable break cuts off all communication between Seattle and Petersburg, and between Juneau and...

 

PMC vaccinating community for the flu

The Petersburg Medical Center is currently vaccinating the public, six months and older, for influenza. "This is typically when we start vaccinating as soon as we get the vaccine, which can be in...

 

Petersburg hospital board votes to invest up to $1.5 million

The Petersburg Medical Center board of directors passed a motion on Sept. 19 to invest up to $1.5 million at the CFO and CEO’s discretion in bonds and treasuries. The decision came at the suggestion of hospital CFO Doran Hammett. He said that PMC...

 

Editorial: Preserve sales tax exemptions for those who need it

Passage of Proposition 1 will reimburse citizens who most desperately need the sales tax exemption — the elderly people living on various assistance programs. It’s pure folly to have millionaires and well-off retired and elderly residents benefit...

 

To the Editor

MVFS misconception To the Editor: I want to address a small point in Glo Wollen’s letter this last issue. Thanking Glo for her fine support of Proposition 1, which I agree, she referred to a popular misconception as she described our quality of...

 

Police report

September 19 — A speed warning was issued at 2.8 mile on Mitkof Highway. A welfare check was requested on Howkan St., but the responding officer was unable to locate the subject. An assault was reported at North Harbor. The parties involved were...

 

Court report

September 7 — Jacob J. Pauline appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell in a bail review hearing. The court set a $500 cash performance bond requirement for his release. September 18 — Judge Carey dismissed the Assault in the 4th Degree charges...

 

Forest service holds meeting on Roadless Rule

WRANGELL — In 2001, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a nationwide regulation on the management of roadless areas in national forests across the country. The “Roadless Rule,” as it’s known, generally prohibits timber harvesting and...

 

Fatal wreck in Wrangell

WRANGELL — On the night of Sept. 19, at approximately 8 p.m., a single vehicle on Zimovia Highway was in an accident near 6.5 mile. According to Chief Doug McCloskey, with the Wrangell Police Department, there were two occupants in the vehicle....

 

PMC moves to work with project management firm for facility project

The Petersburg Medical Center board of directors passed a motion for hospital CEO Phil Hofstetter to form a working document with DOWL, a professional project management firm, for the management of the facility project. The vote brought cheers from...

 

Moose numbers below last year's count so far

At 12 days into moose season, this year's moose count is falling short at 22 as of Monday afternoon when compare to this time last year. On Sept. 26, 2017, the moose count was 47. "Every year is diffe...

 

Borough assembly candidates answer questions at forum

A forum was held on Monday that allowed representatives from KFSK, the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Petersburg Pilot to ask borough assembly candidates a variety of questions on local issues. All the candidates were present for the two...

 

Assembly candidates

Bill Tremblay General Information Name: Bill Tremblay Age: 64 Experience: My past experience includes 9 years on the Petersburg City Council (1999-2007), and 2 1/2 years on the City Council for...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Pending bill in U.S. Senate would streamline permitting process for offshore aquaculture projects such as offshore fish farms

Offshore fish farms could soon dot the sea scape along with those oil and gas platforms being proposed for U.S. waters by the Trump Administration. The fish farms, which would be installed from three to 200 miles out, are being touted as a way to...

 

No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust judge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded gui...

 

Number of human-bear conflicts growing across Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Wildlife experts are calling this summer one of the busiest years of bear encounters they have seen. Biologists believe that poor berry crops and struggling salmon are...

 

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