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Articles from the October 2, 2014 edition

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 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Grand Camp returns to Petersburg between centennial celebrations

Petersburg’s Alaska Native Sisterhood and Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 16 will play host to the 102nd annual Grand Camp Oct. 8-11, returning after 43 years of convening elsewhere around Alaska. “Each year the camp itself in each community... Full story

 

Halfway around the world, Petersburg still looks like home

Clara Henriksen has relocated from her home in Denmark to Petersburg where she will live as a Rotary Exchange Student until July of next year. "It's almost the same, but we don't have as much rain as... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

September 26, 1914 – The boys are home: Paul Lund, Jack Hanseth, Jack Wanberg, Tony Michaelburst, Chris Lange and the cook—Paul doesn’t know his name— all jolly and popular bachelors, who have spent the summer at their logging camp, returned...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Leo Luczak retires after 28 years with Petersburg Borough

When he first took a job with the City of Petersburg, now Petersburg Borough, Leo Luczak didn’t expect to be with it long enough to retire from it. “It was supposed to be full time, temporary for three to four months, and it’s been 28... Full story

 

To the Editor

Seniors not wanted To the Editor: The upcoming election contains a number of tax propositions directed at our elderly population. The harshest most egregious of these is proposition 4. This tax law is not a law recommended by the tax committee. I...

 

Editorial: Remember to vote

In addition to selecting members for the Borough Assembly, school board, hospital board and other boards and commissions, voters will determine the fate of six ballot propositions. We encourage the passage of proposition 1 which exempts municipal...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

PMC funds new projects, accounts holds steady through August

Petersburg Medical Center is continuing to balance the books and expand its services, but the budget still will be tight around the edges as it moves forward on some big ticket purchases after recent, costly, repairs. The hospital’s resource...

 

Connecting to history: Library to continue digital archive additions

Petersburg Public Library just finished the grant phase of a project to digitally preserve local Tlingit and borough history, according to Taralee Alcock, Library Director. The grant, obtained from...

 

Fish Factor: Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder meet to discuss the outlook for Alaska's biggest crab fisheries

Alaska’s conservative management combined with the grace of Mother Nature are swelling the abundance of two of the state’s largest and most important fisheries. Bering Sea crab scientists and stakeholder met last week to discuss the outlook for A...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Wrangell line truck loaned to Petersburg for tree trimming

Recently, the Petersburg and Wrangell boroughs helped one another with a 'handshake agreement' that sent Wrangell's bucket truck over to its neighboring municipality for about a week, Petersburg...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

PMC scores top marks in quality test

Petersburg's hospital won top marks and recently was honored with the Quality Achievement Award, the highest possible, from the Mountain Pacific Quality Health foundation (MPQH), Liz Woodyard,...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 2, 2014

Lady Vikings head to second shot at Sitka, Mt. Edgecumbe

The Lady Vikings wear their hearts on their sleeves as they play, flagging each conquest with a flash of their smiles. That energy buoyed them to the next spike or sliding defense, but it might also...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 2, 2014

Cross country Vikings to send both teams to state meet

For the first time in many years, both of Petersburg's running teams will be going to the state championship match after both teams finished second at the regional meet in Ketchikan on Sept. 27. "It's...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 2, 2014

Hospital limits vacation time accruals

Petersburg Medical Center board members revised the hospital’s Paid Time Off policies during their Sept. 25 meeting, placing a closer cap on how much time off employees can bank away, moving from a previous two-year limit to 18 months. Under the...

 

State of Alaska defends gay-marriage ban

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Citizens, not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday. The state is defending in federal court an amendment to Alaska’s...

 

Police reports

Sept. 24 Officer assisted Transportation Security Administration officers with a noon ammo seizure at the airport. Sept. 25 Caller reported finding a child’s jacket in the Garnet Mine area. Caller reported an abandoned vehicle on their property alo...

 

New Pilot reporter

Erik LeDuc joins the Petersburg Pilot as staff reporter. He joins Mary Koppes who also produces news reports and photos for the paper. LeDuc and his wife Caitlyn arrived last week from Las Cruces,...

 

Municipal Election preview: Borough Assembly candidates

Cindi Lagoudakis Position sought: Assembly member, 3-year term Age: 60 Education: Undergraduate coursework, University of California, Berkeley; B.S. in Forest Management, Oregon State University;...

 

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