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 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    March 13, 2014

The Lady Vikings take home one win at regionals

After beating the Sitka Wolves in Juneau last Wednesday, the Lady Vikings fell to Sitka and Mt. Edgecumbe in the double elimination tournament. Head Coach Dino Brock said Thursday's contest against... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 13, 2014

Alaska and world seafood market expert encourages Petersburg to adapt

Director of the University of Alaska's Institute for Social and Economic Research Dr. Gunnar Knapp encouraged community members that doing more with less will be a central theme in the coming decade f... Full story


Yesterday's News

March 14, 1914 – Dr. Maud L. Dunn, a noted American lecturer now in London, in one of her lectures said that some women are always complaining, always frowning, and always telling their neighbors that they are full of aches. You may take it that...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 13, 2014

Hospital board cuts raises and raises fees in effort to balance budget

In an effort to balance next year’s budget, the Petersburg Medical Center Board voted Tuesday to increase patient fees and reduce employee raise mechanisms. Inpatient and long-term care patients will see a 3 percent cost increase and outpatients wi... Full story


What is PERS and why does it matter?

The topic of PERS and the strain it puts on State and local funding continues to crop up as news stories develop. The Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) and Teacher Retirement System (TRS) are the State’s public employee pension and...


EDITORIAL: Rebuild the hatchery

An early morning fire destroyed the incubation room and other infrastructure at the Crystal Lake Hatchery last week. The structural loss was valued at an estimated $3 million by the facility manager, Loren Thompson. The fish stock losses were pegged...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 13, 2014

Science bowl students among top competitors in State competition

The Seas Masons—Petersburg High School’s Alaska Tsunami Science Bowl team—placed 4th out of the 18 teams from across Alaska that competed in the science bowl in Seward two weeks ago. The competition consisted of three categories: a research...


Police reports

March 5 A caller reported a safety hazard from an individual feeding birds in the roadway. March 6 A caller spoke with an officer concerning assault. A caller reported a noise complaint. Officers responded to several reports of a possible domestic...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 13, 2014

Green Dot intervention classes to begin next week

Petersburg Mental Health Services (PMHS) is looking for volunteers to sign up for its bystander training class that will be held next week as part of it’s community wide ‘Green Dot Campaign.’ The campaign, launched in early February, is part of...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 13, 2014

Gov. Parnell talks State economy, local impacts

Gov. Sean Parnell visited Petersburg last week and spoke with Petersburg Pilot staff about regional issues as well as the future of Alaska’s economy. Parnell said, because of oil tax changes, oil companies are increasing investment in production....

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    March 13, 2014

Vikings lose to Mt. Edecumbe at Region V Tourney

The Petersburg Vikings lost twice to Mt. Edgecumbe at the regional tournament games last week. Vikings Head Coach Rick Brock said his team needed to regroup after it lost to Mt. Edgecumbe on...

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Totem, Elks, to join Rayme's as no-smoke zones

WRANGELL — Two prominent local taverns will join the ranks of the smoke-free in the coming weeks. Totem Bar & Liquor Store will go smoke-free tomorrow, according to signs posted inside the bar over the weekend. Elks Lodge members also voted this...

 By Brian O Connor    News    March 13, 2014

Parvovirus reported in Wrangell

WRANGELL — A highly contagious and potentially fatal canine virus has been reported in Wrangell. Two cases of Parvovirus, symptoms of which include lethargy, severe vomiting, loss of appetite and bloody diarrhea, have been reported in Wrangell,...


Tanner Crab fishery sees increased harvest, price

This year’s Tanner Crab season saw the highest harvest since the 2000/2001 season. Alaska Department of Fish and Game Lead Crab Biologist Joe Stratman said Tanner Crab prices and the overall harvest value were also up from last year. This...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 13, 2014

40-day Lenten season means surge for Alaska's seafood products

Last Wednesday marked the start of Lent, a time of fasting, soul searching and repentance for hundreds of millions of Christians around the world. And what the burst in the holiday sales season from Thanksgiving to Christmas means to retailers, Lent...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 13, 2014

Crane Dock project to begin mid-September

Western Marine Construction was the solitary bidder for the Crane Dock approach-widening project. The construction company bid the construction costs at $611,500—more than $50,000 under the engineer’s estimates. The bid includes an additive to...


Obituary, Bruce Hershel Jones, 78

Bruce Hershel Jones was born in Petersburg, Alaska in 1935, and went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2014, just ten days short of celebrating his 79th birthday. During his youth he held a paper route... Full story


Holmgrain, Birchell to wed

Randal and Sarah Holmgrain of Petersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Renee Pawuk Holmgrain, to Jesse Edward Birchell, son of Ed and Marsha Birchell of Juneau. Amanda is a 2011...


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