Articles from the October 17, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    October 17, 2019

Hunter recalls night the skiff capsized

Mike Payne, a local resident was part of a hunting trip last Friday when a skiff capsized in Duncan Canal around 1 A.M. that resulted in the death of Doug Larson. Payne said that Larson and Charles...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 17, 2019

School board holds off on sex offender policy

The Petersburg School Board passed updates to 17 policies to align with the Association of Alaska School Boards' changes in policy to reflect state laws in its first reading at their meeting on Oct....

 

Yesterday's News

October 17, 1919 A Community Sing was organized at the Union hall Wednesday evening. The following officers were elected. President Mr Maakestad, Secretary and Treasurer Miss Garey, Director Mr. Halgeson, Pianist, Mrs. Allen. October 13, 1944 Color...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 17, 2019

Preliminary moose harvest sets unit record

The 2019 moose season ended with a preliminary count of 125 animals, setting a new record in unit three. Moose season began on Sept. 15 and ended Tuesday, Oct. 15. As of Wednesday afternoon, the...

 

To the Editor

Another election finished To the Editor: So that's another election in the books, a good time was had by all. Well I had fun but I am strange that way. I would like to thank those who gave me their...

 

Parents concerned with compulsory MMS swim class

Mitkof Middle School will begin requiring seventh and eighth graders to get into the pool one week every three weeks as part of their physical education on Monday. Swimming has been a part of the...

 

Police report

October 9 — A disturbance was reported at a location on S. Nordic Dr. An individual reported the theft of a cell phone. Authorities are investigating a death in North Boat Harbor. The Petersburg Police Department was unable to comment on the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 17, 2019

Rotary District Governor visits Petersburg

Rotary District Governor André Layral was in town this week meeting with the Petersburg Rotary Club to discuss how he can support their ongoing projects and members. Layral has been district...

 

Vikings take fifth in JIVE tournament

The Petersburg High School volleyball varsity team came in fifth overall at the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza over the weekend, but Head Coach Jaime Cabral said the team gained plenty of...

 

Trial date set for civil suit against Wrangell city government

WRANGELL - Back in April of this year, Wrangell resident Kipha Valvoda filed a civil suit against several past and present members of the Wrangell city government. Valvoda, in several letters to the...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

As the snow line creeps lower on the mountainside there’s no doubt that winter is fast approaching. While some anglers may hang up their fishing rods until spring, don’t forget about the many angling opportunities that exist throughout the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Hundreds of fishery stakeholders and scientists will gather in Anchorage next week as the state Board of Fisheries (BOF) begins its annual meeting cycle with a two-day work session. The seven-member BOF sets the rules for the state’s subsistence,...

 

OBITUARY: William K. Neumann, 83 June 4,

William K. Neumann aka 'Swampy Creek Bill' passed away peacefully October 5, 2019 of recently discovered bladder cancer at home in Petersburg in his newly acquired and beloved electric reclining... Full story

 

Death Notice

Doug Larson passed away on October 11, 2019 in Petersburg, Alaska. Services and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Petersburg at the High School Gym at 4pm. An obituary will be published at a later d... Full story

 

State to seek bids for sending inmates out of state

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Department of Corrections plans to seek bids for housing inmates out of state, saying its institutions are near capacity and opening a moth-balled facility will take too long. Corrections Commissioner Nancy...

 

Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses to patients that resulted in addiction, overdoses and deaths, officials said. The Alaska U.S. attorney...

 

Alaska Native leader Peratrovich commemorated on $1 coin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A young Alaska Native woman left an impression on Alaska's territorial Senate in 1945, delivering a speech that led to the passage of the nation's first anti-discrimination...

 

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