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 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    August 14, 2014 

Fate of Wrangell Ave house still pending

Attorneys in the Superior Court in Juneau recently argued over the fate of a collapsed house in Petersburg. The borough wants the house demolished, citing it is a dangerous structure, but the... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    August 14, 2014 

Tongass transition to new growth begins with advisory group

For the next 10 to 15 years, the newly formed Tongass National Forest Advisory Committee (TAC), under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture, will advise the U.S. Forest Service's (USFS) timber sale management program in the transition from...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    August 7, 2014

Second annual Bluegrass Camp highlights local talent

Musicians and singers, ages 8 to 18, attending the second annual Bluegrass Camp have been practicing at the middle school all week for performances today and Friday. Camp Organizer Dan Sullivan and...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    August 7, 2014

Clausen Museum showcases works of Polly Lee

New Strata, a solo show by Petersburg artist Polly Lee opened Friday, Aug. 1 at the Clausen Museum with an artist reception that included about 100 attendees. "These aren't your usual flowers and...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    August 7, 2014

Trauma survivors meet online in new support group

A partnership between Petersburg Mental Health and W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence for Everyone) is sponsoring a trauma support group for survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence, which uses an online video program that is specially...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    July 31, 2014

Thomas Bay Power Authority transfer progresses

The Petersburg and Wrangell Boroughs are a few steps closer to completing the transfer of Operations and Maintenance of the Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility from Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) to Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) after a... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    July 31, 2014

Put your Xtratufs on and dance, dance, dance

Two dozen daring dancers braved torrential rains to participate in National Dance Day on Saturday at the ball field. The pitching mound may have been soaked, but the dancers scored a home run with... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    July 31, 2014

Abbott resigns from Petersburg Medical Center board

After 14 years on the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors, Tom Abbott tendered his resignation, saying that the hospital was "in a good place" and that he was ready to leave. Abbott, who has... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    July 31, 2014

Physical Therapy orders new equipment, offers new services

The Physical Therapy department at the Petersburg Medical Center has recently ordered new equipment that will assist in helping clients. An anatomical model of a shoulder was purchased with funds...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    July 31, 2014

Summer Reading Challenge ends with a splash

Dozens of youngster challenged themselves to read books this summer. Dozens of local businesses donated prizes, and it all concluded at a big pool party at the community gym on Tuesday. More than 40 children participated in the public library’s...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    About Town    August 22, 2013

Home and Garden Edition, 2013

Designer-builder, sailor, skier and mountain climber, Dieter Klose, has best left his mark on Petersburg in the form of distinctive architecture. From the cantilevered Troll Bridge of Sandy Beach Park...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    About Town    August 22, 2013

Home and Garden Edition, 2013

Rexanne Stafford isn’t planning on retirement just yet, but she did plan, and build, her own home for when that time comes. The 62-year-old mother and grandmother recently moved into her new...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 25, 2013

Petersburg Medical Center to repay $1.2 million

The Petersburg Medical Center Board voted on Thursday to repay a $1.2 million credit line to Wells Fargo bank; a loan that was initiated in 2006 to pay for equipment and meet payroll needs. PMC has recently come under scrutiny after Petersburg... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 25, 2013

USCGC Elderberry undergoes change of command

Two weeks following the change of command ceremony for the USCGC Anacapa, another change of command on Friday, welcomed a new skipper to the Elderberry. The ceremony, held at the Sons of Norway Hall,... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 18, 2013

Borough votes to adopt new House District plan

The Alaska Redistricting Board on Sunday approved a new Concept Plan with new District Map lines. The Concept Plan is slated for judicial review this week.   The Alaska Supreme Court last year... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 18, 2013

Kake Access Committee moves forward recommendations

Kake Access Committee Chair Cindi Lagoudakis updated the Assembly during Monday night's meeting regarding the latest progress in the Kake Access Environmental Impact Study and Purpose and Need draft. The Kake Access project is to bring better access... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 18, 2013

Borough approves gym floor refinish, centennial sculpture and park expansion

The Borough Assembly voted to award the gymnasium floor refinishing contract to Alaskan Industries based on a recommendation from the Parks and Recreation Dept. Alaskan Industries is the company that...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 18, 2013

Ball field bathrooms damaged by firecrackers

The ball field bathrooms will be closed until further notice due to damage caused by fireworks that were set off in the bathroom, Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported to the Assembly during Monday’s meeting. “Somebody decided...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 11, 2013

Independence day celebration draws big crowds

A nearly week-long celebration for Independence Day brought a halt to Nordic Drive road construction and even a break in the clouds. The festivities kicked off on Tuesday evening with a retirement... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 11, 2013

Lutheran Church welcomes former pastors for 100-year celebration

Petersburg Lutheran Church marked 100 years with the reunion of several former pastors and several days of special events. The festivities began on Wednesday, July 3, with a “Meet and Greet”... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    July 11, 2013

Local art featured in First Friday Artwalk

Two First Friday retailers highlighted art with a local flare on Friday evening. The Fabric Basket featured fabric art, blankets, medicine bags and other items by local artist MaryAnn Rainey. The Tlin... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    July 11, 2013

Planning and Zoning to recommend private sale of Hungry Point property

The Planning and Zoning Commission met in regular session on Tuesday and voted to recommend the sale of three, undeveloped, borough-owned lots. The Hungry Point lots are adjacent to each other and butt-up against property currently owned by John...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 11, 2013

PMC to end patient surveys and investigate 'mini health fair' options

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors during a regular meeting on March, 30 decided to end the Patient Satisfaction Surveys. The year-long survey program asks patients to rate their medical care. “I think over time we’ll have less and... Full story

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    About Town    April 4, 2013

Alaskans choosing respect

Dozens of Petersburg residents participated in a Choose Respect parade and rally on Thursday, March 28 as part of a statewide effort to put the spotlight on domestic violence, dating violence and... Full story

 

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