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 By Jess Field    News    November 3, 2016

NOAA reports 3.07" of rain in October

The local airport is one of two locations collecting rainfall and other forecast information on Mitkof Island. The airport readings are unofficial, but figures for October look to be record setting with only 3.07 inches of precipitation, according...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    November 3, 2016

Residents voice concerns about land exchange

Over 20 people assembled at the SONS last Thursday evening for a presentation and Q&A with representatives of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Land Office (TLO). The representatives stressed their desire for a land exchange to pass via federal legislat...

 

Petersburg ranks 11th among Alaskan ports in 2015

Petersburg is among the top 30 fishing ports in the United States according to the annual Fisheries of the US report for 2015 released this week by NOAA Fisheries. Petersburg is ranked 26 on the list with 69.6 million pounds of seafood delivered...

 

Yesterday's News

November 4, 1916 – A special meeting of the council was held with all members present except Councilman Gauffin, to consider the sewer question and to raise funds to meet outstanding obligations and current expenses. The clerk was instructed to...

 
 By Jess Field    News    November 3, 2016

Petersburg well represented at music festival

Fifteen PHS students qualified to participate in the SE Honor Music Festival in Haines last month. There were eight band members and seven choir members and music teacher Matt Lenhard says that is probably the most musicians Petersburg has ever sent...

 

Fees set to increase for fishing, hunting licenses and tags

Fees for the state’s sport fishing, hunting and trapping licenses, and tags will increase at the start of the new year. The Department of Fish and Game made the announcement last week in a media release, citing approval of House Bill 137 by the...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 3, 2016

Tough tournament for PHS wrestlers this year

The Petersburg High School wrestling team headed south for the 2016 Bill Weiss Invitational last weekend and finished in the middle of 15 teams. The Vikings ran into some quality competition and a couple wrestlers managed to place but no one took a...

 

To the Editor

IFQ violations To the Editor: I am writing this letter in regards to the October 27 article “Two Petersburg vessels charged with IFQ violations.” I am the current owner/operator of the F/V Lone Fisherman. It is common for NOAA enforcement...

 
 By Mary Koppes    News    November 3, 2016

U.S. House Rep challenger visits Petersburg

U.S. House Representative candidate Steve Lindbeck made his first visit to Little Norway last Friday to meet with residents and try to convince local voters to cast their ballots in his favor....

 

Police reports

October 26 Suspicious activity was reported at B&G Storage. There was a report of trespassing on W. Lansing St. October 27 A burn violation occurred on Lumber St. Suspicious activity was reported on Scow Bay Loop Rd. October 28 There was a report of...

 

Courts

October 19 Kory Versteeg appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a change of plea hearing. Versteeg was charged with undersized crab. Versteeg entered a guilty plea and was fined $4,000 with $2,000 suspended, with a $10 surcharge. Versteeg was...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 3, 2016

Wrangell pot shop applications submitted

WRANGELL - Two license applications for a prospective marijuana retailer have been submitted to the state Marijuana Control Board for consideration. The applications – for retail and cultivation – were submitted October 24 on behalf of Happy...

 

UAF students call for better handling of sex assault cases

FAIRBANKS – Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks are questioning how school officials have responded to reports of sexual assault. They voiced their concerns Sunday at a forum hosted by interim Chancellor Dana Thomas, The Fairbanks Daily...

 

Fish Factor: Grim season for salmon fisherman all over state

Values of Alaska salmon permits have taken a nose dive after a dismal fishing season for all but a few regions. “No activity for drift gillnet or seine permits in Prince William Sound…No interest in Southeast seine or troll permits…Nothing new...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 3, 2016

Three PHS swimmers qualify for state

The high school swim team performed well at regions last weekend qualifying three swimmers for the state meet in Juneau this weekend. A couple swimmers barely missed out on making the trip to Juneau, but everyone gave it their best, according to...

 

Troopers and PSAR locate lost hiker on Raven's Roost Trail

On Sunday, Oct. 30 at approximately 8:55 p.m. Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Search & Rescue for a hiker who was lost on Raven’s Roost Trail in Petersburg. Investigation revealed Dwight Carlson, age 46 of Indiana, had lost the trail...

 

Obituary, Marlen W. Davis, Sr., 79

On October 18, 2016, Marlen W. Davis Sr, went home to be with the Lord. He was born October 30, 1936 in Aberdeen, Washington to Luther and Fern Davis, the eldest of seven children. Due to the... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 3, 2016

PHS volleyball hosts 10 teams last weekend

Petersburg played host to over 10 teams last weekend for the All Comers Tournament. Head coach Jaime Cabral and the coaching staff were busy taking turns coaching three PHS squads that saw a lot of action over the weekend. Psg 3, the youngest PHS...

 

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