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Articles from the September 28, 2017 edition

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 By Ben Muir    Sports    September 28, 2017

Girls sweep regionals with perfect score

The Petersburg Girls Cross Country Team started its postseason with a perfect finish at regionals on Saturday, claiming the top five places and a complete bid to State this weekend. The high school Cr...

 

Write-In Candidates for

Planning Commission: Tor Benson (3 year term) Sally Dwyer (1 year term) School Board: Janine Gibbons (3 year term) Meredith Evens (3 year term) Hospital Board: Jerod Cook (3 year term) Tim Koeneman (2 year term) Harbor Board: Scott Newman (3year... Full story

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 28, 2017

Moose harvest on par with historical average

Undaunted by pouring rain, hunters in the Wrangell and Petersburg areas have been bringing in their fill of moose for the 2017 season. As of Tuesday afternoon, Alaska Department of Fish and Game reported a total of 47 bulls have so far been shot...

 

Yesterday's News

September 28, 1917 – Between sixty and seventy dollars has so far been subscribed for the soldiers’ tobacco fund, started last week by Petersburg camp of the Arctic Brotherhood. It should be noted contributors to this fund that the money is to...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

Hospital wants board meeting attendance policy to change

The CEO of the Petersburg Medical Center is asking the Borough to change how all city board members can attend meetings, making legal and official business easier to conduct. Liz Woodyard, the...

 

Trooper report

On September 18 at 6:10 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales received a REDDI report in Thorne Bay. Troopers responded to Thorne Bay, located the vehicle and identified the driver as Craig resident Ashlee Jones, 27.  Jones was...

 

Letters to The Editor

Listen to health care professionals To the Editor: The Petersburg election this next Tuesday, Oct. 3 is very important to the dental health of the young people in this community. The fluoride incorporated into the enamel as the permanent teeth are...

 

Editorial: Protect the most vulnerable

The debate over adding fluoride into Petersburg’s water has opponents and proponents debating the accuracy of online information, the use of junk science, addressing personal medical issues and plain old misinformation. Most interesting is the fact...

 

Police Report

Sept. 20 — Subpoenas were delivered to locations on N. Nordic Dr., S. Nordic Dr. and Cornelius Rd. Jordan L. Stafford, 26, was cited for stopping/parking on a highway. Police received a report of someone shooting pigeons with a BB gun. Suspicious...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

PHS swim meet cancelled after contaminant worry

The scheduled swim meet in Petersburg this weekend was cancelled after a germ from human fecal matter was suspected to be in the community center pool. "There are concerns regarding Cryptosporidium...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    September 28, 2017

Ferry reform package presented as budget snafu threatens summer service

At Southeast Conference last week in Haines, Alaska Marine Highway Reform Initiative presented its draft report assessing the state ferry system SEC had been tasked by the governor's office in May 201...

 

SE Alaska King Salmon sport fishing reopened

JUNEAU, AK - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the reopening of the Southeast Alaska and Yakutat sport fishery for king salmon. The following regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 through 11:59 p.m....

 

Mayor candidates: Mark Jensen

Name: Mark Jensen Age: 62 Experience: 10 years experience in public office. I was the last city mayor and first Borough mayor, combined about 4.5 years. As a third-year generation Petersburg...

 

Mayor candidates: Cindi Lagoudakis

Name: Cindi Lagoudakis Age: 63 Experience: Currently mayor and have served as vice-mayor. Originally appointed to Borough Assembly since 2013, subsequently elected when original term was up. Other...

 

Assembly candidates

Name: Richard Burke Age:38 Experience: Civil Engineer. US Navy Submarine Service Vet. 1998-2003. AAS in Civil Engineering Technology, Mount Hood Community College 2005, BS Forest Engineering, Oregon...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

39th Petersburg harbor conference starts Monday

The 39th annual harbor conference is scheduled to begin next week at the Sons of Norway Hall in Petersburg. The Alaska Association of Harbormasters and Port Administrators will start events on...

 

New owners lay off employees at ADN

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The new owners of Alaska’s largest newspaper have laid off reporters, editors and other employees just days after a bankruptcy judge approved the sale of the Alaska Dispatch News. Co-Publisher Ryan Binkley wouldn’t...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

KFSK donations and state funding increase in 2017

The radio station in Petersburg received more than $100,000 of individual donations in fiscal year 2017, which has reinforced the nearly 50 percent of state funding that has been slashed the last two...

 

Juneau officials to consider returning land to tribe

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A movement has begun to return part of Juneau’s land to those who originally inhabited it. The city and borough of Juneau’s Lands Committee will discuss a proposal to give Indian Point, also known as Auke Cape, back to...

 

Fish Factor: October is National Seafood Month recognizing one of America's oldest industries

October is National Seafood Month, a distinction bestowed by Congress 30 years ago to recognize one of America’s oldest industries. Alaska merits special recognition because its fishing fleets provide 65 percent of the nation’s wild caught...

 

Alaska Gov. Walker proposes head tax to boost state revenue

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker’s latest proposal for closing the gap between state revenue and spending is a limited tax on payroll wages and self-employment income. Walker, an independent, is calling the proposal a modified “head...

 

Obituary: Jase Mikel Payne

Jase Mikel Payne was born to Mike Payne and Shelly Sokol on October 17, 1992 in Vancouver, Washington. On September 11, 2017, Jase suffered a tragic accident in Petersburg, Alaska and was taken from...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

Scow Bay proposition worth $500,000

Voters in Petersburg will be asked if the Borough should spend up to $500,000 on developing a small vessel haul out and work yard at Scow Bay. The Borough assembly in July approved a resolution to be placed on the October 3 ballot that would ask...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

Proposition 1: Who should own Kupreanof dock

The first proposition listed on the election ballot will ask voters if the City of Kupreanof should own the dock connected to its shores. As it stands, the State of Alaska owns the Kupreanof dock, but it has not maintained it in decades, Mayor Tom...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    September 28, 2017

Ballot propositions that ask whether to increase taxes

There are three tax-based ballot questions in this year’s election, with two having an impact on shopping in the Petersburg Borough and a third affecting local businesses. Proposition #2 asks if the...

 

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