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Articles from the October 29, 2015 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2015

Assembly affirms nuisance order against property owners

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 5-1 during a public hearing to affirm an appealed nuisance abatement order issued by the borough’s building official against property owners who store commercial fishing gear on their residential lot. Oct. 26... Full story

 By Jess Field    Sports    October 29, 2015

Viking volleyball continues undefeated ways in Juneau

Petersburg volleyball traveled to Juneau to participate in an All Comers Tournament last weekend, and the Varsity and C-team both brought home tournament championships. The Varsity squad went... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2015

Assembly requests state support for IJC involvement in mining issues

The Petersburg Borough Assembly sent a letter to Lt. Governor Byron Mallott requesting state support in asking the International Joint Commission (ICJ) to get involved in mining activity in the Alaska-British Columbia Transboundary Region. The... Full story


Yesterday's News

October 30, 1915 – H. S. Finch arrived from Seattle Wednesday and is spending the week meeting friends and looking after business in this vicinity. He is well satisfied with his fish brokerage venture, and reports a steady increase of trade. Mr. Fi...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2015

United Fishermen of Alaska meet in Petersburg

United Fisherman of Alaska members gather in the Sons of Norway hall this week as it conducts its 2015 Fall Board Meeting. Board members representing 35 Alaska commercial fishing organizations began...

 By Jess Field    News    October 29, 2015

Oktoberfest produces good time and goodies for everyone

The 39th Annual Oktoberfest Artshare was held last weekend, and the theme this year was "Christmas Magic." Around 54 vendors participated in the event, and event coordinators Naomi Welde and Cathy...


To the Editor: Harbor Dept. needs boat watcher's information

It was brought to my attention in last week's issue, under the Managers Report the article that the Harbor Department would like boat owners to let us know when they are out of town so we could keep an eye on their boats when they leave town. The...


Editorial: Memorial options

The school board proposed policy on memorial placement on school property does a good job of justifying the reasons behind the creation of this policy. In short, the school will work with families to select appropriate memorial activities and events...


Stork report

Serena Claire Birchell was born Oct. 7, at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center to Rachel Allen and Jordan Birchell. She weighed 7 lbs. 12oz....


Police reports

October 21 A caller reported a burn violation. Police issued a citation to Lawrence Christensen, 63, for parking a disabled vehicle longer than 24 hours on a roadway. Police issued a citation to Eric Johnson, 50, for speeding at 5.5 Mitkof Hwy....



October 22 Regina LaBonte appeared before Deputy Magistrate Boggs for a bail hearing. The court lifted travel restrictions and the defendant may now travel outside of Petersburg. October 28 Brandon Thynes appeared at trial before Magistrate Judge...

 By Jess Field    News    October 29, 2015

Alaskan author visits town to talk about salmon traps

Alaska author and historian James Mackovjak's latest book, "Alaska Salmon Traps" details the sordid history of salmon traps, and the lasting impression they left within the state. This week,...

 By Jess Field    News    October 29, 2015

New mothers encouraged to attend Mom's Support Group

A new support group for mothers of young children met for the first time this month. Mothers with children ranging from birth to five-years-old are encouraged to attend, and any expecting mothers are...

 By Dan Rudy    News    October 29, 2015

Wrangell fishermen charged with falsifying IFQ reports

WRANGELL — Two Wrangell fishermen have pleaded guilty to charges related to falsified commercial catch reports. In documentation submitted to the U.S. District Court in Juneau on Oct. 19, federal prosecutors alleged Charles Petticrew Sr. and...


Fish Factor: Salmon season was second largest harvest ever, yet lowest payout since 2006

Alaska’s 2015 salmon season produced the second largest harvest ever, but rock bottom prices yielded the lowest pay out to fishermen since 2006. That will cut into the tax base of coastal communities and state coffers, which collect fully half of a...


Obituary, Theodore (Ted) William Thomassen, 75

Theodore (Ted) William Thomassen, 75, passed away unexpectedly in Sitka, Alaska, on October 16, 2015. Ted was born August 9, 1940 in Petersburg Alaska to Haakon and Eleanor Thomassen. He was an avid... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    October 29, 2015

William Musson Memorial Pathway gets a new look

Over a dozen volunteers showed up two weekends ago to help Petersburg Parks and Recreation and Petersburg's Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints finish a trail improvement project in the...


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