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 By Ron Loesch    News    February 9, 2012

D.A. Brower won’t attend town meeting, Svobodny will Public meeting set for Feb. 21 in council chambers

Juneau District Attorney David Brower told The Pilot this week he will not attend the town meeting set for February 21 in Petersburg, but that Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny would attend. In a phone interview, Brower said, “he would like... Full story


Vikings pillage Wrangell

The Vikings had an outstanding weekend of boys basketball in Wrangell. Friday’s varsity game started with a first half where neither team really controlled the tempo of the game. Petersburg was... Full story


Yesterday's News

February 10, 1982 - Petersburg’s spirit exists in its harbor, and that is where the local Task Group for the Alaska 1984 celebration will focus its energies - lobbying for construction of a new...

 By Orin Pierson    News    February 9, 2012

Library and PIA introduce Tlingit culture program on Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

In 1945, the Alaska state legislature signed the Anti-Discrimination Act into law, and began an era of improved racial relations in the state. Civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich was... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Picked, clicked thanked To The Editor: A couple of weeks ago the Pilot carried a nice article about Alaskans’ sharing their PFDs at unprecedented rates through the PickClickGive option on their applications. As possibly the smallest non-profit orga...

 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    February 9, 2012

Editorial: Winter in the ‘burg

Our community is quite blessed. The weekly police reports are short and smattered with inconsequential notations of our winter existence in a small town. While big city felons wreak havoc elsewhere, our police respond to reports of birds impeding...


Peggy's Corner of the House

Hello and welcome to week three of Peggy’s Corner of the House. This has been a busy week, with four of my bills being heard. Bills don’t always pass out of committee on the first hearing.... Full story


Police Reports

Feb. 1: Vehicles were ticketed for impeding snow removal. An iPod was reported taken from a vehicle. A red, folding cell phone was reported lost. A rear window of a vehicle was reported shot. A 911 call was received from Kake. Kake personnel were...


District Court Reports

Dec. 20, 2011: The court entered a default judgment against Nicole Webster. She received a $500 fine, a $10 surcharge and had 6 points assessed against her license. Dec. 21: Marvin D. Lee entered a no contest plea to charges of reckless driving,...


Lady Vikings wage war with Wrangell Wolves

Last weekend all the Vikings stormed into Wrangell for some fiercely competitive homecoming basketball. Friday night’s girls varsity game was a wild one. The Wrangell Lady Wolves are an aggressive,...


Fish Factor

Alaskans were surprised to learn (from the Anchorage Daily News’ Alaska Ear, of all places) that there is a new and very different mission statement posted by the Department of Natural Resources on the State of Alaska website.  The old...


Library News

Adult Reading Raffle - Enter weekly to win a KINDLE FIRE and other great prizes online at or at the Public Library. Open to adults 18+. Hunger Games Party/Little Kid's Rock Concert – 3 pm. Free book for kids 10 am - 4 pm. Celebrate...

 By Ron Loesch    News    February 9, 2012

Svobodny planning to talk about criminal justice issues

Despite the difficulty of leaving Juneau in the middle of the legislative session, Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny plans to attend Petersburg’s Town Hall Meeting on February 21. “Whether case dismissals are good or bad is very difficult...


Rockitdog art

Pacific Northwest sculptor, Karsten Boysen, of Port Orchard, Wash., is five for five as he was recently chosen for the 2012 Annual Collective Vision Gallery statewide exhibition in Bremerton, Wash....


School News

The following PHS art students currently have their work hanging in the SeaLife Center (Seward) in an art show; Bessie Johnson, Joe Zarlengo, Brittany Fonseca, Robyn Schwartz, Rhiannon Kivisto and Ellie Robinson. Carolyn Kvernvik placed 2nd place in...


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