Articles from the October 20, 2016 edition

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 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Assembly authorizes payment for study

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to authorize borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Petersburg flirting with historically dry month

In 1971, there was a record setting stretch of 17 days without rain during September and October. In 2012, there was a 13-day stretch during the same... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

PVFD youth program full and underway

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department’s youth program is picking up momentum and students are... Full story

 

Juneau sees snow before Fairbanks for first time in decades

JUNEAU – Forecasters say Juneau has seen measurable snowfall before Fairbanks for the first time in over 70 years. The National Weather Service...

 

Yesterday's News

October 21, 1916 – Sixty-eight boxes of halibut were shipped south on the City of Seattle, Wednesday, for the Glacier Fish Company. The Seattle...

 

Southeast hunters cited for shooting swimming deer

ANCHORAGE - Two southeast Alaska hunters have been cited for shooting swimming deer. Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Saturday seized six deer from the...

 

Petersburg Borough manager's report

Petersburg Borough clerk Debbie Thompson gave the following Borough Manager’s Report during the assembly meeting on Oct. 18. Representatives of the...

 

Police reports

October 12 An abandoned vehicle was reported on Scow Bay Loop. Suspicious activity was reported on Frederick Dr. Jacob Sturgeon, 23, was arrested on...

 

Courts

October 13 Darian Bliss appeared telephonically before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a change of plea hearing. Bliss entered a guilty plea to...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Despite stikine slowdown, moose total highest on record

Area hunters brought in a bumper harvest this fall, with 112 moose reported at the end of the month-...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 20, 2016

Legislative hearing highlights transboundary mining concerns

WRANGELL – Wrangell Cooperative Association added its voice to the chorus of people concerned about Canadian mining concerns developing upstream of...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Finnish exchange student joins cheerleading

Topi Karikorpi is this year's inbound Rotary Long Term Exchange student and he's been enjoying islan...

 

Petersburg Band, Jazz band, and Choir perform

The PHS band, jazz band, and choir (not pictured) put on their fall concert Tuesday night in the...

 

Fish Factor: Despite numbers, fish moving swimmingly to market

It was a rough salmon season at most Alaska regions this summer, with Bristol Bay being the big exception. While sockeye catches exceeded...

 

House candidates to work with White House to advance Alaska

ANCHORAGE – The two main candidates for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat vowed Monday to work with whoever wins the presidential election to advance...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 20, 2016

Lady Vikings win silver bracket in Juneau

PHS volleyball headed to the Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza or JIVE Tournament last weekend and faced some tough competition. It’s a...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    October 20, 2016

Petersburg swimmers ready for regionals

The Petersburg High School swim teams took off to Juneau last weekend to compete in their final meet before regionals in two weeks. Head coach Andy...

 

Obituary, Harley C. Solberg, 92

Harley C. Solberg, 92, died in Seattle on October 5, 2016. He was born on February 4, 1924 in... Full story

 

Murkowski leads Miller, Stock in campaign funds

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller reported raising nearly $200,000 for his campaign during the latest fundraising...

 

Annual sport fishing harvest survey

This week, ADF&G Division of Sport Fish will begin mailing the first wave of 2016 Alaska Sport Fishing Surveys to Anglers who purchased an Alaska...

 

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