Lost bags put former Petersburg mayor in Ft. Lauderdale airport at time of shootings

A mechanical delay and lost luggage put former Petersburg mayor Dave Carlson and wife Celia at the Fort Lauderdale airport just minutes before shooting broke out in Terminal 2 baggage claim area on... Full story

Alaska expected to lose 7,500 jobs in 2017

KETCHIKAN (AP) – State analysts predict Alaska will lose thousands of jobs this year as it continues to deal with the effects of low oil prices. The Alaska Department of Labor estimates the state will lose about 7,500 jobs in 2017, a little more...

Bill to restore PFD cuts

JUNEAU (AP) – Bills that would restore the portion of Alaskans’ oil wealth checks that were cut by Gov. Bill Walker last year were filed Monday, ahead of the start of the new legislative session. The legislation to restore dividends was...

British Columbia to clean up mine near Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) – Canadian officials say they will take action to prevent polluted water from a decades-old mine from entering the Taku River, a key source of salmon caught in southeast Alaska. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines Minister...

Black and white image is a winner

Brian Lynch didn't have to hike up Petersburg Mountain or go aboard a vessel in search of his photo "BW" that was recently selected for an exhibition dedicated to flowers. All the local photographer...

Editorial: Murphy's Law hits during cold spell

We were warned that power to a 200 amp electrical service panel would eventually fail, so we planned to upgrade when we resurface the parking lot next to The Pilot next summer. On Monday, Murphy’s Law #3 seemed applicable. “If there is a...

Chum release in Thomas Bay given green light

An application for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) permit alteration to release 40 million chum salmon in Thomas Bay brought forth by the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) has been approved. The application...

Lost bags put former mayor in Ft. Lauderdale airport at time of shootings

A mechanical delay and lost luggage put former Petersburg mayor Dave Carlson and wife Celia at the Fort Lauderdale airport just minutes before shooting broke out in Terminal 2 baggage claim area on...

School district could lose rural funding

The Petersburg school board met Tuesday night to discuss the loss of federal secure rural school funding due to the program seemingly ending in 2017. Board president Sarah Holmgrain said the program has not been funded on a federal level beyond...

Correction:

Last week’s page one photo was provided by Jean Curry. The photo credit was not correctly...

Basketball games cancelled due to weather

Due to weather and road conditions on POW, the Craig teams will be unable to make it to Petersburg this weekend, according an email received from Activities Director Jaime Cabral. Here is a look at the upcoming schedule for winter PHS activities:... Full story

Vikings take two from Haines

The PHS boys' basketball team opened up conference play in Haines this week with two victories. The team spent multiple days in Juneau due to bad weather so the games were rescheduled for Monday...

Lady Vikings start conference play 2-0

The Lady Vikings basketball team traveled to Haines last weekend and ended up playing postponed games on Monday and Tuesday due to bad weather. Head coach Dino Brock said the girls are so used to...

To the Editor:

Ice safety reminder To the Editor: Petersburg Search and Rescue would like to issue the following warning. The recent cold temperatures have caused local lakes and some streams to freeze allowing for recreational activities out on the ice. However...

Stork Report: First Baby of 2017

The first baby of 2017 was born to Lyman and Rachel Hudson on January 6 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Brynnleigh Aurora Hudson...

Yesterday's News

January 18, 1917 – The sixth ‘phone was added to Petersburg’s telephone system this week when Electrician Purinton connected up K. L. Steberg’s office. The other ‘phones are at the two docks, the wireless station, Hogue & Tveten’s, and...

Whale Watching and LeConte Glacier Tours based out of Petersburg Alaska

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