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 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 26, 2015 

NASA scientist cites evidence for meteor plummeting over Petersburg

(Updated November 28, 2015 @ 2:35 p.m.) Amongst the rumors and speculation pulsing through Petersburg’s streets and social media news feeds last weekend, a Johnson Space Center NASA scientist... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 26, 2015 

Comp plan nears completion, boundary dispute decision nears

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht provided a rundown on the latest details concerning the borough’s boundary dispute along with the comprehensive and waterfront master plans at its November 23 meeting. The plans—documents that guide... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    November 26, 2015 

Student sport shooters bring home trophy

The Devil's Thumb Shooters brought home a first place trophy from the first annual Juneau Trap Tournament where 31 competitors across Southeast shot clay targets. Petersburg High School Freshmen...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 26, 2015 

Assembly adjusts FY 16 budget, supports local knowledge study

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a letter supporting grant funding towards the Alaska Department of Fish and Game local knowledge study of salmon fisheries in southeast Alaska. “The proposed project is important to our community as a means...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 19, 2015

Public tires of intentional litter across Petersburg

Amidst the more commonplace reports of neighbors playing loud music or callers reporting "suspicious activity" in the Petersburg Pilot's police report, another complaint is making a regular... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 19, 2015

Hammer and Wikan grocery store hoping to expand

Hammer and Wikan is attempting to purchase land from the Petersburg Borough in order to expand the square footage of their grocery store. The expansion process would double the size of the back room of the store, and move the receiving dock from the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 19, 2015

School staff and admin wonder what's next with tests

Petersburg School District administrators and teachers are wondering what's next after the state released results from the new Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) testing assessments. PSD students...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 19, 2015

New director begins work at Clausen Museum

The Clausen Museum Board hired Petersburg local Kathi Riemer as the new Museum Director this month. Riemer, retired administrator from the Juneau School District, said she plans to bring her skills...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 12, 2015

Concerned public prompts school board to delay memorial policy vote

The Petersburg School Board delayed a vote on its new memorial policy so board members can receive more feedback from the public. The policy would, in part, limit the display of student memorials to a two-week period. The memorial policy has sparked... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 12, 2015

School board discusses standardized tests, dress code

PSD Superintendent Erika Kludt Painter discussed the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) scores—a new state adopted standardized test that students completed for the first time last spring. Kludt Painter said the tests are totally different than...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 12, 2015

Alaska musician to perform in Petersburg

Alaska singer songwriter Kray Van Kirk will perform live in Petersburg Friday, November 13 at the Holy Cross House. Kirk plays songs that contain mythic components containing old stories from the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Local marijuana committee to meet after state releases retail regs

Petersburg’s Local Marijuana Regulations Advisory Committee will meet in the coming months after the state released its regulations regarding the marijuana industry. The local committee met twice since Alaska voters chose to legalize the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Vandalism continues at ball field

Ongoing vandalism in the ball field is forcing Petersburg Parks and Rec Director Donnie Hayes to consider erecting a locked gate to block vehicle access to the area after hours. Hayes said it appears... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Property owners given time to abate nuisance violation

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to give Aaron and Katrina Miller nine months to remove their stored fishing gear and other items from their residential lot at 107 Arness Heights Drive. The decision came after the Borough Assembly...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

Borough Assembly approves budget changes, mariculture resolution

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved at its Nov. 2 meeting a resolution that urges the state of Alaska to amend the Mariculture Revolving Loan Fund to allow non-profit shellfish hatcheries to apply for loans with the state. The state’s...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2015

State awards certificates of excellence to library & Pilot

The Alaska State Historical Society awarded the Petersburg Public Library and the Petersburg Pilot certificates of excellence last month for its archival and digitization of Petersburg’s historical newspapers. Petersburg Public Library Director...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2015

Assembly affirms nuisance order against property owners

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 5-1 during a public hearing to affirm an appealed nuisance abatement order issued by the borough’s building official against property owners who store commercial fishing gear on their residential lot. Oct. 26... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2015

Assembly requests state support for IJC involvement in mining issues

The Petersburg Borough Assembly sent a letter to Lt. Governor Byron Mallott requesting state support in asking the International Joint Commission (ICJ) to get involved in mining activity in the Alaska-British Columbia Transboundary Region. The... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 29, 2015

United Fishermen of Alaska meet in Petersburg

United Fisherman of Alaska members gather in the Sons of Norway hall this week as it conducts its 2015 Fall Board Meeting. Board members representing 35 Alaska commercial fishing organizations began...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2015

Borough tweaks recycling program

Petersburg recyclers must exclude glass from their comingled bags beginning November 1 after the Petersburg Borough’s recycling vendor found an excess of glass, along with blue recycling bags in... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2015

Scientists identify "offshore" killer whale north of Petersburg

A team of scientists is analyzing samples from a dead orca whale to determine the cause of death after a moose hunter reported the freshly dead animal beached near Portage Bay on Kupreanof Island... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2015

School Board creates memorial policy

The Petersburg School Board voted in its first reading a district memorial policy last week—the lack of which caused some confusion and conflict between district staff and members of the public two... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2015

Moose harvest third highest on record

Regional hunters brought home 103 bulls this season, but set a new record of highest number of illegally harvested moose as well. Thirteen of the 103 moose failed to comply with local antler...

 By Kyle Clayton    Police Reports    October 22, 2015

Petersburg police arrest man wanted in two states

Petersburg Police apprehended Malachi Garrett, 35, a fugitive from justice in two states, after arresting him on charges of DUI on October 17. "During a subsequent records check, police learned...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2015

PMC facility "limping along"; renovate or rebuild

Petersburg Medical Center staff and board members are trying to decide whether or not to extensively renovate the facility or build a new hospital after an architectural firm presented a draft assessment showing that much of PMC’s architecture and... Full story


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