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 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Assembly denies homeless data request

The assembly unanimously denied a request by the Petersburg Housing Coalition that asked borough departments for data and solutions to the homeless population in town. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci asked for the coalition’s request to be on the agend...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Campers find local woman's message in a bottle

Soon after Rachel Kvernvik's dad died at sea in 2002, she wrote him a letter, sealed it in a bottle and threw it in the ocean, never thinking it would be opened. She was 16 and looking for closure. Ab...

 

Yesterday's News

November 9, 1917 – Telegraphic instructions were received from Juneau to arrest the skipper and crew of the halibut schooner Manhattan, should the vessel put in at this port. The men are charged with looting the wrecked steamer Al-Ki which ran...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Winter is fast approaching but that doesn’t mean you should hang up the fishing rod yet. This will be the last Petersburg/Wrangell fishing report for the 2017 season, fishing reports will resume in the spring of 2018. King Salmon Opportunity for...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Local quilting group continues veteran giveaways at Oktoberfest

Rain Country Quilters showcased about 40 quilts at its annual quilt show at the recent Oktoberfest event. Also included were antique quilts dating back to the Civil War. Rita Byrer, who's with Rain...

 

Letter to The Editor

Earned not won To the Editor: Your reporter stated that the Girl Scout gold award is a prize to be “won.” It is not. It is earned through hard work. It takes many hours to complete the task. I have 2 daughters who are both recipients of the...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Man visiting Petersburg helps extinguish escalating house fire

Firefighters on Tuesday responded to a distress call from a woman whose front lawn had caught fire, which burned her arm and nearly ignited the front porch, until a man who noticed the escalating...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Governor to visit on November 16

Mayor Mark Jensen reported on Monday that Gov. Bill Walker is scheduled to visit Petersburg next week to sign a borough land bill. Senate Bill 28, Petersburg Municipal Land Selection Bill, will entitle the borough to 14,666 acres of state land after...

 

Police Report

Nov. 1 — A hit and run was reported on 12th St. Police assisted with a lock-out at a Mitkof Hwy. location. Police responded to a disturbance on N. Nordic Dr. Nov. 2 — Elizabeth B. McGrath, 41, was cited for speed limit violation on Mitkof Hwy....

 

Court report

Hearings before Magistrate Judge Burrell: Oct. 26 — Matthew Ashenfelter, charged with taking moose out of season. The defendant entered a No Contest Plea and was fined $300 with a $10 surcharge and the meat was forfeited to a Kake charity. Raliegh...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    November 9, 2017

PHS Volleyball undefeated in Metlakatla

The Petersburg Volleyball team continued its regular season winning streak in Metlakatla last weekend where they went 5-0 in conference play. The varsity volleyball team played its second and final...

 
 By Ben Muir    Sports    November 9, 2017

PHS swim competes in state championship

Four Petersburg High School swimmers went up against about 30 teams at the state championship in Anchorage last weekend, where two finished in the top 10 and nearly all swam personal record times. “We did really well,” said Andy Carlisle, the coa...

 

Horizon Air to phase out turboprop aircraft in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Horizon Air and its Bombardier turboprop Q400 aircraft will be phased out of Alaska in March and replaced with Boeing 737s, an Alaska Air Group official said. Horizon Air is a component of the group, which includes Alaska...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 9, 2017

Extinguisher company issues widespread recall

A wide-ranging recall of fire extinguishers produced by Kidde has been issued, after a device failure led to a death and multiple injuries. Announced last week by the United States Consumer Product Sa...

 

China change on recyclables could impact Alaska communities

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A policy change in China has officials in the Alaska panhandle city of Sitka anticipating a major change in the city’s recycling program. China is the top purchaser of Sitka’s recyclables and advised the World Trade...

 

Fish Factor: Shrimp holds number one spot for America's seafood favorites, followed by salmon

Alaskans pull home packs of fish from their freezers all year round and know it will cook up nutritious and delicious. Yet there is still a perception that fresh seafood is always better than frozen. A Sitka fishermen’s group has set a course to...

 

Kennicott taken out of service temporarily, sailings halved

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities reported that the M/V Kennicott has been temporarily taken out of service. After completing its southern run to Ketchikan on November 4 it...

 

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