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Articles from the October 27, 2016 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

Students and staff work on dress code

A group of students at Petersburg High School have proposed wording changes to the school’s dress code policy related to yoga pants and leggings. Principal Rick Dormer presented the proposal to the school board at its Oct. 11 meeting alongside... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

October 28, 1916 – A local business man suggests that, in anticipation of probable spells of cold, dry weather during the nearing winter season, with consequent increase of danger from fires, now would be a very proper time for some preparedness.... Full story

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

Battle over Borough land sale continues in meeting

The Planning and Zoning Commission spent a significant amount of time at their Oct. 25 meeting on the issue of the Borough’s proposed land sale of Lot 10 in the 900 block of Sandy Beach Road. Votes to vacate a portion of a public easement on the... Full story

 

AMHTA to hold meeting on land exchange and helicopter logging near Petersburg

The Alaska Mental Health and Trust Authority will hold a community meeting at the Sons of Norway Hall tonight, October 27 from 7-9 p.m. to talk about their hope to exchange land with the US Forest Service and the potential for selective helicopter...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

Proposed PIA trail goes back to drawing board

Susan Harai, engineer for Petersburg Indian Association (PIA), informed the Planning Commission at their Tuesday meeting that a previously proposed trail to connect the Severson subdivision to the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Vote your conscience To the Editor: The current political environment in America is very polarized and vitriolic. Many are, rightfully, disillusioned with the two party system and really want a fresh choice. Many people do not like either of the...

 

Shelter offers night drop kennels to keep strays warm

ANCHORAGE ­– Night-drop kennels give stray animals a warm place to spend the night in Anchorage. People who find animals after hours but cannot take them home can leave them in heated kennels behind Anchorage Animal Care and Control, reported KTVA...

 

PVFD extinguishes trailer fire last Friday

Three people were displaced from a trailer fire Friday night at about 11:58 p.m. on South 41/2 Street. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene with two engines and an...

 

Police reports

October 19 Police responded to a disorderly conduct report. A Scow Bay citizen was assisted. October 21 An assault was reported at the Middle Boat Harbor. Justin D. Falter, 28, was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct at the scene of a fire at...

 

Long, curved, akimbo: Hope uncovered for bird beak deformity

ANCHORAGE – Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998. The tiny birds showed up at birdfeeders in Alaska's largest city with freakishly...

 

Bethel sees $277,000 in 2016 revenue from alchohol sales

BETHEL – Bethel has collected over a quarter of a million dollars in alcohol sales taxes since a pizza shop sold the city’s first beer in more than four decades earlier this year. Fili’s Pizza and AC Quick Stop have paid Bethel more than...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 27, 2016

Oktoberfest celebrates 40 years of community

The community gym was bustling for the better part of Saturday as over 50 food, art and craft vendors set up booths and sold their wares at the 40th annual Oktoberfest Art Share. The event is coordina...

 

Fish Factor: Study details potential changes for Southeast Alaska

A changing climate is altering rain and snowfall patterns that affect the waters Alaska salmon call home, for better or worse. A first of its kind study now details the potential changes for Southeast Alaska, and how people can plan ahead to protect...

 

Homer Folk School shares skills with community

HOMER ­– Homer Folk School is here to stay and provide intergenerational learning of folk arts from homesteading to maritime skills to Homer and the surrounding areas, said folk school board member, as well as organic farmer and herbalist, Robin...

 

Researchers look for more evidence of dinosaurs in Denali Park

FAIRBANKS – This summer’s discovery of dinosaur bones in Denali National Park has opened the door for more remains to be found, researchers say. Paleontologists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the National Park Service uncovered the...

 
 By Mary Koppes    Sports    October 27, 2016

Lady Vikings go 4-1 in Klawock seeding tourney

Petersburg’s volleyball team traveled to Klawock last Wednesday, facing off against six 2A teams in three days as part of the first regional seeding tournament of the season. Head Coach Jaime Cabral said despite some players dealing with injuries...

 

Elks soccer shoot

On Saturday October 22 the Elks Soccer Shoot took place in the Petersburg High School gym. In the photo volunteer Louden Sandhofer records Ivy Worhatch's attempt to score a goal in a tiebreaker...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 27, 2016

Wrangell focusing on removing junk vehicles

WRANGELL – The city is currently working on ways to reduce the number of autos, boats and other items abandoned or else improperly stored around the island. Chief Doug McCloskey with the Wrangell Police Department explained there currently are...

 

Alaska looks to boost employment with grant money

ANCHORAGE – The state of Alaska has received a $1 million grant to help bolster employment within the state’s health care and aviation industries. The U.S. Department of Labor grant will support apprenticeship programs, which the state hopes...

 

Correction:

In the October 13, 2016 interview “Lifelong resident launches write-in campaign”, Mike Sheldon was quoted: “we knew the price of oil wouldn’t be over 100 dollars a gallon forever.” The quote should have said: “we knew the price of oil...

 

Two Petersburg vessels charged with IFQ violations

The owners, operator and individual Fishing Quota permit holder of the F/V Spicy Lady were charged in 2015 with three counts under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Northern Pacific Halibut Act for retaining IFQ...

 

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