Articles from the March 7, 2013 edition

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PIA will apply to replace Sing Lee Alley Bridge

The Petersburg Indian Association Tribal Board received reports from various departments outlining the programs they are involved in and what is happening within the organization during its regular meeting Monday evening. The PIA Transportation... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

North Harbor bids closed March 5

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that the bids for the North Harbor project closed March 5 during the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday afternoon. "There seems to be quite a bit of interest in this... Full story

 By Ron Loesch    News    March 7, 2013

Blaquiere Point launch ramp rebuild is underway

Mild winter weather has allowed Rock-n-Road Construction to begin the rebuild of the Blaquiere Point boat launch ramp at Mile 30 Mitkof Highway on the southeast side of Mitkof Island. The project... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

Assembly takes no action on sea otter bounty

During its regular meeting Monday afternoon, the Petersburg Borough Assembly took no action at all on Resolution 2013-7, which is a resolution supporting Senate Bill 60 introduced in the twenty-eighth legislature of the State of Alaska for an act...


Yesterday's News

March 9, 1983 - Ground breaking for construction on a two-story addition to the Petersburg High School this summer will be recommended to the Petersburg School Board by an ad hoc committee. The ad hoc committee, set up by the school board, completed...

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

Assembly supports skaters at the community gym

Several members of the roller derby and hockey program attended the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday afternoon to show support for the skating program at the community gym. Donna Marsh of the Petersburg Parks and Recreation A...

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

School Board hears update for Emergency Response Plan

Marcus Hom, lead instructor for Dark Horse Defense has taken on the task of developing an emergency response plan for the Petersburg Schools. Hom attended the regular meeting of the Petersburg School Board Tuesday, Feb. 19 to update the board on the...


Official Borough Incorporation Election Results

Official Borough Incorporation Election Results Ballot Question Total Votes: 1382 Yes 782 No 600 Mayor Mark Jensen 918 Don Koenigs 167 Assembly Susan Flint 833 John Havrilek 786 John Hoag 754 Nancy Strand 755 School Board Jean Ellis 871 Cheryl File... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Not going to mend fences To the Editor: Well, dip me in honey and throw me to the bears. For once I agree with Dana Thynes. In last week's Pilot, she took the newly elected borough assembly to the woodshed for not appointing Bob Lynn to one of the... Full story



Several people have inquired why this newspaper never printed the final borough election results. We assured them that we had, but not until this week did we actually go through the January 2013 editions of the Petersburg Pilot to confirm that public... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

Assembly receives update on police chief search

The Petersburg Borough Assembly, along with Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht, has decided on a criteria that will be necessary to attract good, qualified candidates for the position of Petersburg Police Chief. "The police chief job description has...



March 5 Bodine Emmons Rogers, 41, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charge of failure to give immediate notice of an accident. Rogers entered a plea of no contest and was sentenced to 10 days in jail with 10 days...


Police reports

February 27 Fire Marshall issued a warning for burn requirements. An individual received harassing phone calls from a person with an East Indian accent at Papke's Landing. A vehicle was reported out of gas off the roadway at two mile Mitkof Highway....

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    March 7, 2013

Middle School wrestlers bring home fourth place in Region V Tournament

The Petersburg Middle School Viking wrestlers traveled to Ketchikan to participate in the Region V Tournament recently and came home fourth place winners. Petersburg scored 169.5 points as a team and...

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

Losing Big Petersburg loses two more contestants

The Losing Big Petersburg competition has attracted many supporters over the last month and the loss of two more contestants brings the total to seven left standing. The White Team had a big loss in Veronica Maldonado two weeks ago as she sacrificed...

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 7, 2013

TRT Grants are awarded by Assembly

The Petersburg Borough Assembly awarded several grants funded by the Transient Room Tax during its regular meeting Monday afternoon. The TRT Committee recommended awarding the following; $1,600 will go to the Chamber of Commerce for a Viking ship...


Begich pushes roadless repeal in Senate

Senator Mark Begich has once again introduced legislation to repeal the 2001 Roadless Area Conservation Rule. “It’s past time to eliminate this cookie cutter federal regulation that is stifling the Southeast Alaska economy,” Senator Begich...

 By Greg Knight    News    March 7, 2013

Wrangell Borough begins TBPA termination study

WRANGELL — The City and Borough of Wrangell is working with a Denver-based consultancy firm to determine the cost of eliminating PERS employees at Thomas Bay Power Authority via a “termination study” that will show the cost of eliminating...


Fish Factor

More wild salmon from Alaska will make its way to world markets this year if forecasts hold true for the 2013 season. State salmon managers are projecting a total catch of nearly 179 million fish this year, 30 percent higher than the 2012 harvest of...


Obituary: Robin Verline Lane, 52

Robin Verline Lane, 52, passed away February 14, 2013 after a short battle with cancer in Anchorage. Robin was born on September 12, 1960 to Roger and Judy Johnson at Fort Lewis/McChord Air Force Base...


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