Articles from the October 25, 2018 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

Summer brought below average rainfall

During the summer months of June through September, the Petersburg area experienced below normal accumulated rainfall for each month and temperatures above the normal temperature range, according to t...

 

Yesterday's News

October 25, 1918 The coal dealers of Petersburg are short of that product and not a pound is for sale in the city. Coal is expected to arrive on the Spokane late this week. A new addition 40 to 70 feet is now nearly completed to the Citizens Wharf....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

Poker tournament raises funds for Beat the Odds

Participants in the fifth annual Annabelle Baker Poker Tournament raised $1,500 on Sunday for the Beat the Odds organization, which raises money for support groups and services for local cancer patien...

 

To the Editor

Roadless rule non-supporter To the Editor: Wow. Now that you have heard all the negative talk about the Roadless Act here is some positive. I am a supporter of logging in a mangeable manner. I also support road building, wildlife support and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

PMC and borough assembly discuss possibility of a new facility

The borough assembly met with the Petersburg Medical Center board of directors to discuss the feasibility of a new facility or a remodel to the current facility last week. “I think it would be great if we could all agree that we need something...

 

Police report

October 17 — Suspicious activity was reported at the 400 block of N. Nordic Dr. Individuals weren’t located. On N. 14th St., a report was made of a garbage can knocked over by a bear. An intoxicated individual was removed from Kito’s Kave. An...

 

Court report

Oct. 10 — Brian Bruce Castle appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Unmarked Buoys on Longline Gear. The defendant entered a guilty plea and the court sentenced the defendant to pay a $250 fine plus $10 surcharge. Oct. 15 — David...

 

Ragnarök Rollers loses first match of season against Sitka

The Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers had their first match of the season against the much more experienced Sitka Sound Slayers on Saturday losing 99-177. "Everybody worked really hard and I can't be more...

 

Wrangell school district prepares to roll out new crisis strategy

WRANGELL - Beyond giving students as good an education as possible, one of the highest priorities for many schools is safety. This is especially true at the Wrangell Public School District, where a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

Patti Norheim celebrates her 90th birthday

Long time Petersburg resident Patti Norheim celebrated her 90th birthday with two birthday parties earlier this month alongside family and friends. On her birthday Oct. 4, she held a small party at...

 

Unsealed report alleges police mishandled drug investigation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police mishandled an investigation into drug dealing by recruiters with the Alaska National Guard, a recently unsealed report claims. A federal judge unsealed a redacted version of the confidential city-funded...

 

Woman dies in fall into water near Ketchikan harbor

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The body of a woman has been recovered from waters off Ketchikan. Alaska State Troopers say 66-year-old Doretta Dowhitt died Wednesday near Hole-In-The-Wall Harbor, a boat launch about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Hatchery reprieve - Two proposals to limit production of hatchery salmon were rejected by the Alaska Board of Fisheries at a special meeting on Oct. 16 in Anchorage. Both claimed that hatchery fish are straying and intermingling with wild stocks...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

Local photographer displays photos of Southeast Alaska

Carey Case, of Wild Iris Photography, held a reception to display her photos taken throughout 2018 on Friday at Firelight Gallery & Framing. At the end of each year, Case identifies themes in her...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 25, 2018

106 moose taken this year

This year’s moose season finished with a final count of 106 animals, down from last year’s unit record breaking 117, according to Petersburg Fish & Game. Moose season began on Sept. 15 and ended Oct. 15. The final number of moose brought in...

 

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