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 By Mary Koppes    News    October 30, 2014

Hatchery rebuild progressing, minimal impact anticipated

With a crew working six days a week, construction at the Crystal Lake Hatchery facility is moving along on schedule. "We're basically on schedule, which is a little bit surprising for a construction p... Full story

 

Masked auction for swim club

Mad hatter auctioneer Brad Taylor ups the bidding for a package at Saturday night's Viking Swim Club auction. All told, organizers said the event raised about $25,000 for the club. "The live auction...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 30, 2014

Wrangell Avenue home razed; case remains under advisement

Though the case is still under advisement with a judge, the building at 1011 Wrangell Avenue owned by Karen Ellingstad and Fred Triem has been taken down. “The building is down. We’re still in the process of cleaning up,” Ellingstad said in a... Full story

 

Out-of-towners on the lawn

A pair of Cattle Egrets, or "fathers of all ticks" as they are known in their native home, were cause for much stir in Petersburg, landing hundreds of miles north of their typical habitat and luring...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

PMC looks to fill board, discusses roles

Petersburg Medical Center's board of directors will be looking to fill some holes in its ranks left vacant after recent municipal elections. PMC CEO Liz Woodyard said the board can advertise for the...

 

Yesterday's News

October 31, 1914 – Secretary Lane has finally decided to remove the land office for Alaska from Seattle to Juneau, the removal to take effect the first of January next. Great satisfaction is expressed throughout the country over the removal of...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

PMC begins paying of EHR debts

The hospital’s debts took a dive after a large payment went out to pay off the cost for improvements to the electronic health records (EHR) systems ― down to $643,576 owed from a former $1.2...

 

Local halibut trends differ from coastwise average

The Petersburg Vessel Owners Association hosted a presentation by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) exploring long-term halibut trends. IPHC Executive Director Bruce Leaman and quantitative scientist Ian Stewart presented the findin...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 30, 2014

Weaver pleads not guilty

At his arraignment held Oct. 23, Petersburg resident Mark Weaver, 59, plead not guilty to two felony charges of Possession of Unregistered Destructive Devices. U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie C. Longenbaugh presided over the arraignment at the U.S. Dist...

 

Courts

October 21 Christian Buschmann appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for Further Proceedings for a Failure to Appear Warrant. A representation hearing was set for Oct. 28 while the defendant tries to secure an attorney. Magistrate Judge...

 

Police reports

October 22 Police received a report of a suspicious person. A caller reported an abandoned vehicle. A possible theft was reported. An officer received a request for assistance with individuals. A caller reported a person swearing and yelling and...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 30, 2014

Measuring up next week's ballot

After Nov. 4 the last of the political adverts will finally hibernate for the year, marking the end of a particularly clamorous electoral season. But before Alaska voters cross that final hurdle and... Full story

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 30, 2014

Younger Vikings volleyball team tastes victory

While the Vikings Varsity volleyball team is away, the JV girls went to play in Sitka — and they played hard, winning the majority of their matches with Assistant Coach Arlana Corl. “It was an exciting weekend,” she said. “We went to a...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    Sports    October 30, 2014

Vikings get the pin again as wrestlers continue improvements

The wrestling Vikings are continuing to bring in wins, mixing up their rosters and rankings over the weekend at Juneau. "It was a pretty big meet, but we only brought seven guys - our two captains, Jo...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    October 30, 2014

Assembly to draft herbicide ordinance

In last week’s regular Assembly meeting, members decided to draft an ordinance to address herbicide spraying in the Borough. This represents the next step in a more than year-long process addressing potential herbicide spraying by the state and...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

Elementary remodel wraps up, energy savings starting to roll in

It has been a warm start to winter inside Petersburg Elementary schools, and the comfort and cost-saving benefits of the building's remodel continue to be realized as the first round of bills roll in... Full story

 

Elks hoop shoot

Elks Member Matt Pawuk passed out awards to young competitors at the hoop shoot, starting with Charlotte Martin, holding Savina Pawuk, who took second in the girls 8-9 division....

 
 By Dan Rudy    Dockside    October 30, 2014

Changes recommended to Stikine River fishery

wrangell — Some changes to the federally-administered subsistence fisheries were recommended by the Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (RAC) at its three day meeting at Wrangell’s Nolan Center last week. Alaska Department of...

 

Breakfast for bruins: ADFG on trail of garbage can raider

Alaska Department of Fish and Game workers are on the trail of a persistent raider of trash cans in the Severson subdivision. For a few weeks now, residents in that area and surroundings have complained of a bear in the area upsetting garbage cans...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

Rotary still seeking student applications for exchange

Petersburg youths wishing to spend a year overseas should begin looking to filling out an application with the borough’s Rotary Club soon. “We are looking for high school students who are freshmen...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    October 30, 2014

Southeast timberlands exchange in the works

An agreement is currently being worked out between the Alaska Mental Health Trust (AMHT) and the United States Forest Service (USFS) that could see the transfer of between 18,000 and 20,900 acres of...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

Callers experience hiccups in Medicaid conference

Phone lines to listen in at the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group’s final public input session were overwhelmed on Wednesday, as about 88 callers from across the state attempted to dial in to the Anchorage meeting. The meeting is the final in a...

 
 By Erik LeDuc    News    October 30, 2014

PMC staying current on infectious disease policies

Petersburg Medical Center Board members were apprised of the hospital's ongoing measures to stay current and protected against Ebola and other infectious agents on Wednesday in a report by Elizabeth Bacom, infection control and lab director for the...

 

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