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Articles from the December 26, 2013 edition

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Hospital board renews CEO Sanger's contract

Sentinel writer The hospital board voted 6-0 to renew the contract of CEO Marla Sanger. Sanger has been the Medical Center CEO since Nov. 5, 2012, after the departure of former CEO Noel Rea and a recall election led to a period fraught with... Full story

 

TBPA commission votes to renew insurance for one year

Despite uncertainty over the continued existence of the Thomas Bay Power Authority, commissioners voted 5-1 Dec. 19 to renew the commission’s travel and liability insurance for another year. The uncertainty stems from the possibility the TBPA in... Full story

 

Legion hosts third Christmas party

Tots flocked into the American Legion Hall to see the Big Man Saturday. For the third year in a row, the post hosted a holiday get-together and gift giveaway at the hall, though several changes this... Full story

 

Judge enters final redistricting judgment

JUNEAU (AP) — A state court judge has given final approval to Alaska’s new redistricting map, clearing the way for its use in upcoming elections. Still unsettled, though, is who is considered the prevailing party for purposes of winning legal...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 26, 2013

SEAPA board member suggests suspension of Petersburg-Kake intertie

Petersburg Power and Light Superintendent and Southeast Alaska Power Agency board member Joe Nelson made a motion to suspend the Petersburg-Kake Intertie Project last week. Nelson made the motion after SEAPA CEO Trey Acteson reported to the board...

 

Police reports

Monday, December 16 Officer reported unsecure premises. Officer gave a courtesy transport. Papers regarding license plate served on individual. Citation issued to Michael Simpson for Failure to Show Proof of Insurance and for Expired Registration....

 

Obituary: Bernard Conrad Iversen, 89

Bernard Conrad Iversen, 89, died on August 31, 2013 in Portland, Ore. with his family surrounding him. He had been through a difficult year, losing his son Peter in an airplane crash last October,... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 26, 2013

Negotiations for SEAPA takeover of Thomas Bay Power to begin

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously voted to go ahead with negotiations with Wrangell, Ketchikan and the Southeast Alaska Power Agency to provide a conversion plan for the transfer of operations and maintenance of the Tyee Hyrdo Facility...

 

Fish Factor

Want to know at a glance how many fishing boats call the Kenai Peninsula Borough home? It’s 1,089. Or what percentage of Wrangellites fish for a living? Just over 15 percent. Or how many skippers plus crew fish out of Juneau? That number is 705....

 

GCI introduces Alaska's first gigabit internet service

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska’s largest telecommunications company plans to provide Internet speeds in Anchorage that are so fast residential customers will be able to download a high-definition movie in 18 seconds, instead of the 30-minute U.S....

 

Wolves lose two close home games to Craig

After leading by as many as five points in two games against the visiting Panthers this weekend, the high school boys basketball team marked a pair of single-digit losses. Craig varsity took the...

 

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