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Articles from the November 5, 2015 edition

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 By Jess Field    News    November 5, 2015

Artifacts found in Sons of Norway Hall open door to the past

The Sons of Norway Hall has given Jill Williams plenty of good times and fond memories during her lifetime. And now, artifacts recently found in the local landmark have her sifting through old newspap... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Local marijuana committee to meet after state releases retail regs

Petersburg’s Local Marijuana Regulations Advisory Committee will meet in the coming months after the state released its regulations regarding the marijuana industry. The local committee met twice since Alaska voters chose to legalize the... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    November 5, 2015

Longtime PMC Long Term Care activities coordinator retires

Patty Biggers moved to Petersburg in 1989, and went right to work at the Children's Center. For 12 years, she worked as a cook, a teacher and office helper, basically filling whatever need the Childre... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

November 6, 1915 – A regular meeting of the town council was held Monday evening. Present: Mayor Pryer; Councilmen Brennan, Bruce, Duryea, and Johnson. The committee on public works and public property reported having placed orders for concrete,...

 

Borough Manager's report

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following at the Borough Assembly’s November 2 meeting: Municipalities across the state are seeing evidence of pressure on courts and prosecutors to reduce pre-trial incarceration. Other...

 

To the Editor

Lost and Found To the Editor: Found: Trash on North Nordic, downtown: Cigarette butts, rubber gloves. To Claim: Look along curbside. Better Idea: Use the receptacles designed for this purpose instead of just emptying your trash on the street to let...

 

Police reports

October 28 A caller reported a child alone at the Whale Observatory. Contraband was seized in the airport sterile area. Police arrested Kanin Grant, 29, on a charge of Assault in the 4th degree. October 29 A caller reported dogs fighting. A caller...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Vandalism continues at ball field

Ongoing vandalism in the ball field is forcing Petersburg Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes to consider erecting a locked gate to block vehicle access to the area after hours. Hayes said it appears... Full story

 

Courts

October 29 Brian Folloso appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of Driving While License Cancelled, Suspended or Revoked. The court entered a not guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf and set conditions of release. Kanin Grant...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 5, 2015

Two Viking swimmers qualify for State in Anchorage

Petersburg swimmers traveled to Sitka last weekend for Regionals, and two of the team’s strongest qualified for State this weekend in Anchorage. Izabelle Ith and Ben Higgins each managed to qualify for two events and making the finals on Saturday...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    November 5, 2015

Viking wrestlers under the weather, half of team misses trip to Ketchikan

Petersburg High School wrestlers traveled to Ketchikan last weekend for the Bill Weiss Invitational, but only a handful of the squad made the trip. Six wrestlers participated in the event, the rest stayed home because they were feeling under the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Property owners given time to abate nuisance violation

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to give Aaron and Katrina Miller nine months to remove their stored fishing gear and other items from their residential lot at 107 Arness Heights Drive. The decision came after the Borough Assembly...

 
 By Jess Field    News    November 5, 2015

Bed tax revenues up during summer despite ferry setbacks

The summer results are in for taxable income received by the Borough from charter boat services, retail stores, hotels and bed and breakfasts. The bed tax figures continued to increase for the third straight year growing over $8,000 from 2013 to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Borough Assembly approves budget changes, mariculture resolution

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved at its Nov. 2 meeting a resolution that urges the state of Alaska to amend the Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund to allow non-profit shellfish hatcheries to apply for loans with the state. The state’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

State awards certificates of excellence to library & Pilot

The Alaska State Historical Society awarded the Petersburg Public Library and the Petersburg Pilot certificates of excellence last month for its archival and digitization of Petersburg’s historical newspapers. Petersburg Public Library Director...

 

Fish Factor: Alaska claims the top three fishing ports in the U.S.

Alaska claimed the top three fishing ports for landings again last year, and led all U.S. states in terms of seafood landings and values. “The Alaska port of Dutch Harbor continued to lead the nation with the highest amount of seafood landings ...

 

NSRAA meeting notice

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, Inc., (NSRAA) will hold its Fall Board of Directors meeting at 9 am on Nov. 12 – 13 in the NSRAA conference room at 1308 Sawmill Creek Rd., Sitka. Meetings are open to the public. Copies of the...

 

Obituary: Merry Lee Armin, 80

Merry Lee Armin born 3/29/1935 passed to Christ in Heaven on 10/30/2015. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and good friend. She will be missed....

 

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