Articles from the November 29, 2018 edition

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Parks wrongful death suit trial set for Jan. 13, 2020

This week Superior Court Judge Carey scheduled the wrongful death lawsuit against the Petersburg Borough for Jan. 13, 2020. The borough, State of Alaska and Chris Allen are all named as defendants in the suit filed by the Estate of Molly Parks. Parks...

 

Tree lighting

Petersburg's Christmas tree was lighted on Friday during the tree lighting ceremony....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

Borough to begin budget talks on Monday

On Monday, a budget policy document will be presented to the borough assembly at their first meeting of the month for the 2020 fiscal year. The document is a general outline of the structure that the assembly wants borough department heads to create...

 

Yesterday's News

November 29, 1918 A Proclamation: Although during the past year Alaska has been stricken with flood, disease and marine disasters; although through war and other calamity there are many sorrowing for dear ones departed; although our Territory has bee...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

PMC approves to tear down abandoned house

Petersburg Medical Center approved $11,660 to Rock-N-Road Construction, Inc. at a board meeting last week to demolish an abandoned house on hospital property to free up more room for parking. "We're...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

PMC approves $20,000 to work with project management firm

At a board meeting last week, the Petersburg Medical Center board of directors approved $20,000 to work with DOWL, a project management firm, on the facility project. DOWL will be looking at space requirements and the possible location for a new or...

 

Gillnet task force shows 2018 salmon run below 10-year average

At a Southeast Alaska Drift Gillnet Task Force meeting on Tuesday, members from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave a detailed run down of the gillnet harvest from the 2018 season showing a below average year in the sections and districts...

 

Letters to the Editor

Don’t understand To the Editor: My family recently traveled from near and far to spend Thanksgiving in Petersburg. My kids surprised my husband and I with a beautiful Christmas gift of a photo shoot for the family. Fourteen of our family members...

 

Police report

November 20 — Elias Lucas, 69, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. An aggressive dog was reported in a truck on Dolphin St, but the vehicle was gone upon the officer’s arrival. November 21 — On 4th St. at Haugen Dr., a...

 

Women's Health Clinic

Women, 29 years old and under, with limited or no access to health care can get exams and reproductive health services on a sliding scale at the Petersburg Public Health Center’s Women’s Health Clinic Dec. 17-18. The clinic will offer exams and...

 

Court report

Nov. 8 — Sergiy Chepurko’s arraignment was set for Jan. 15, 2019. The defendant was charged with taking commercial sea cucumbers during a closed period. Nov. 14 — Sebastian M. Carroll was charged with driving in violation of his instructional p...

 

A festive tune

Gillian's Jolly Jingle Bell Band, an ensemble of the Petersburg High School band, playing Christmas music Friday evening during the tree lighting ceremony....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

Brew and Stew Festival: best in show soup and wine

On Friday, the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and the Petersburg Ragnarök Rollers hosted the annual Brew and Stew Festival at the Sons of Norway. The festival, which has been an annual event for over...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

Tom Lewis honored as tree lighter

Long time Petersburg resident Tom Lewis was this year's tree lighter for the community Christmas tree. Growing up in Foster, Oregon, Lewis took on a variety of jobs from working on a hay baler to...

 

Stork report

Frankie Jean Muirabelle Lambert was born to Frank Lambert and Amanda Brandon on Oct. 31, 2018 at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces....

 

Team frees entangled humpback near POW Island

Members of NOAA's North Pacific Large Whale Entanglement Response Team freed an entangled humpback whale in Sarkar Cove, north of Naukati on Prince of Wales Island on Wed., Nov. 21. NOAA received word...

 

Trident Seafoods places first at 26th Alaska Symphony of Seafood

Protein Noodles by Trident Seafoods took top honors at the 26th annual Alaska Symphony of Seafood, winning first place in the retail category and the Seattle People’s Choice award. The winners were announced last week at Pacific Marine Expo. The...

 

Marvon Duane Mattingly, 70

Marvon Duane Mattingly, 70, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 20, 2018 in Petersburg, Alaska following a lengthy illness. He was born July 23, 1948 in Nampa, Idaho to Dale and... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

Twister Ginger show features local, handmade jewelry

On Friday, Erin Watkins Kandoll handmade jewelry line Twisted Ginger was featured at a show at FireLight Gallery & Framing. Made from sterling silver, copper and stones, the jewelry on display...

 

District 8 shrimp quota reached

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) announces that the District 8 commercial beam trawl shrimp fishery bycatch limit of 6,000 whole pounds of spot shrimp has been reached effective 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2018. Pursuant to 5 AAC...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 29, 2018

PIA members caught in Anchorage earthquake

Although this morning's earthquake in Anchorage was too far away to be felt in Petersburg, members of the Petersburg Indian Association were getting ready to leave Anchorage after attending a Bureau... Full story

 

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