Articles from the November 7, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    November 7, 2019

Assembly requests NMFS meeting

The borough assembly approved a letter to the National Marine Fisheries Service on Monday that requests the organization hold a public hearing in Petersburg to allow community members to express...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 7, 2019

Inspection results: Mold present in Petro building

Results from a mold sample test from the Petro 49, Inc. building that the borough would receive in a possible land swap were presented to the borough assembly Monday that showed three types of mold...

 

Yesterday's News

November 14, 1919 Rasmus Enge, proprietor of the Variety Theatre, and one of Petersburg’s prosperous business men, has just completed the work of remodeling the theatre. Among the notable improvements are the comfortable chairs which have been...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 7, 2019

Borough to hire an EMS coordinator

Fire and EMS Director Sandy Dixson was authorized to advertise and fill the EMS coordinator position by the borough assembly at the meeting on Monday. The EMS coordinator will train volunteers,...

 

Devil's Thumb Shooters results

The Devil's Thumb Shooters traveled to Juneau the weekend of Oct. 26 to participate in the 5th Annual SE Fall Trap Shoot Invitational. We took 11 athletes from 4th - 12th grade. Our two seniors...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 7, 2019

PPD given approval to hire sergeant

The Petersburg Police Department will begin the process of seeking and hiring a police sergeant after the borough assembly on Monday gave Police Chief Jim Kerr authorization to fill the position. In...

 

To the Editor

Concern for housing unit To the Editor: I attended the Borough Assembly meeting Monday to pass on some public safety committee support and concerns and my options for paying for the EMT/fire person an...

 

Police report

October 23 – A disturbance was reported at a location on S. Nordic Dr. An injured deer on the 400 block of S. Nordic Dr. was dispatched. A theft at a location on S. Nordic Dr. was reported to authorities. Suspicious activity was reported on S....

 

Three senior swimmers qualify for State

Petersburg High School seniors Maria Pfundt, Maddy Whitethorn and Peter Kowalski qualified for the swim and dive state championships in Anchorage this weekend in two of their events. The three...

 

Five wrestlers take top four spots in tournament

Three Petersburg High School wrestlers took second place in their weight class in the Bill Weiss Tournament in Ketchikan last weekend. Kyle Biggers, Deirdre Toyomura and Ruby Massin took second place...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 7, 2019

PMC CEO updates board on master planning, drug room

At board meeting last month, Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter updated the board of directors on the master plan proposal for the possible renovation of the current hospital or building...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The federal government’s plan to raze more roads through the Tongass National Forest is facing strong headwinds from fishermen, Native groups and coastal communities throughout Southeast Alaska. Over 220 Southeast Alaskan fishermen signed a letter...

 

OBITUARY: Willi Herff, 77

Willi Herff passed away very peacefully on October 24, 2019, at the Petersburg Medical Center. He had diabetes and vascular issues for many years and it all gradually caught up with him. He was born... Full story

 

Obituary: Frederick "Rick" Magill, 71

On September 27, 2019, Frederick Swanson Magill, 71, known to some by Fred, to most by Rick, or Papa by his two granddaughters, passed away in Seattle, Washington after a courageous and hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on... Full story

 

Trump defends Alaska governor amid recall push to oust him

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday voiced his opposition to a push in Alaska aimed at recalling Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy, with a decision expected soon on whether the effort will advance. Trump tweeted that Democrats are...

 

Lawsuit filed against Alaska over rate increase at homes

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys in Alaska have filed a class-action lawsuit that seeks to reverse a recent rate increase in a group of state-owned homes providing assisted living care. News organizations reported the lawsuit filed in Ketchikan...

 

Artifact Archive: Glass Floats

Glass Floats Glass floats are always an exciting Alaska beach find. Associated with Japanese fishing of the past, glass floats were actually first made in Norway around 1840 by merchant Christopher...

 

AK city declares air-service emergency after fatal crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An emergency has been declared by officials in an Alaska city involving a lack of air service following a fatal plane crash that led to the suspension of regular flights. The Unalaska City Council also passed a resolution...

 

Both LeConte & Aurora out of service

JUNEAU – Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) was recently informed that the M/V LeConte is in need of more extensive repairs than originally anticipated. AMHS budgeted $1.2 million for overhaul of the 45-year-old LeConte, but after an extensive...

 

Rate of Alaska fatal plane crashes tops national average

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The rate of fatal airplane crashes in Alaska is higher than the national average, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The NTSB has preliminary reports for 10 fatal plane wrecks in Alaska for the 2019...

 

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