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Articles from the March 21, 2013 edition

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 By Shelly Pope    News    March 21, 2013

Assembly puts police building on hold

The Petersburg Borough Assembly have put the new Petersburg Police Facility Project on hold in order to investigate lower prices for the project. “I would suggest that we delegate the Borough Manager to look for a lower cost alternative price for... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    March 21, 2013

Local fishermen urge support for sea otter bounty bill

Several Petersburg fishermen came out to support Senate Bill 60, implementing a $100 bounty on all sea otters taken legally under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, Monday evening during the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly. The... Full story

 By Greg Knight    News    March 21, 2013

EAS to continue for Petersburg, Wrangell through 2015

There will no change in Alaska Airlines’ status as the provider of Essential Air Service for Southeast Alaska communities after the U.S. Department of Transportation issued an order in February... Full story


Yesterday's News

March 23, 1983 – Saturday was a perfect morning for collecting aluminium cans at the dump. The Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts collected the cans into two large vans. Jim Franzel, the Boy Scout Committee chairman, said this collection probably held 3,000...


Stedman and Judy, Petersburg pilots and legends

Bill Stedman and Rod Judy were named Alaska Aviation Living Legends last summer, but they have been so much more to those who have known them. Stedman is a lifelong resident of Petersburg and still...


To the Editor

Made me feel welcome To the Editor: I want to thank everyone who helped make my first formal visit to Petersburg as your representative successful. I was lucky to be able to spend a long weekend in Petersburg March 7-10 while the Legislature took a...


To the Editor

Staff does super job To the Editor: The Pilot can't get enough accolades as far as I'm concerned. Your staff does a super job at reporting with accuracy, fairness and integrity. Mary Lou Miller Detroit, Mich....


To the Editor

First, do no harm To the Editor: Does your heart break when you consider the motherless children? When you see a child without the loving embrace of her arms? We have been commanded to honor our mothers, yet we have allowed an innocent woman to be...


Police reports

March 14 An abandoned vehicle was reported in front of a residence on Haugen Drive. An individual was yelling and swearing in the street on the 600 block of Ira II. A caller reported an individual driving with a revoked driver’s license. March 15...


Over 20 interested applicants for police officer position

During the regular meeting of the Petersburg Borough Assembly Monday evening, Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that there are over 20 interested applicants for the police officer position and two potential Chief candidates from...



March 14 Mark R, Dyne II, 18, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment on the charges of driving while license is cancelled, suspended or revoked and a violation of conditions of release. Dyne entered a plea of not guilty and a...


Fankhauser wins first Losing Big Petersburg competition

After six weeks of competition, a winner for the first ever Losing Big Petersburg competition has been declared. Christin Fankhauser is the first “Biggest Loser” of Petersburg. According to...

 By Greg Knight    News    March 21, 2013

SEAPA reports highlight Tyee projects

During the March 5-6 meeting of the SEAPA Board of Directors, the reports of operations manager Steve Henson and special projects director Eric Wolfe highlighted a number of projects and new information related to the Tyee Lake Hydroelectric...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 21, 2013

Halibut scientists to increase stock assessments

Halibut scientists plan to expand the yearly Pacific stock assessments by 30% next summer, adding 390 survey stations to the existing 1,300 already in use from Oregon to the Bering Sea. Since 1998 the halibut surveys, which occur from June through...


U.S. Sen. Murkowski introduces bipartisan hydro bill to U.S

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski introduced the Hydropower Improvement Act of 2013 last week in Washington D.C. The bipartisan legislation is co-sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), James Risch (R-Idaho), Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), Mike Crapo...


Obituary: Sharon Ann Gribble McAdams, 58

Sharon Ann Gribble McAdams, 58, passed away peacefully in Petersburg, Alaska on March 15, 2013. Sharon spent her final days, per her wishes, in her hometown surrounded by her loving family, friends... Full story


Murph works for Girl Scouts' highest honor

Petersburg High School Junior Diane Murph is well on her way to earning the highest award for Girls Scouts, the Gold Award. The Girl Scout Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl...


Stork report

Koven Daniel Musewski-Teas was born on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:20 a.m. in Anchorage, Alaska to Chellsey Musewski and Kory Teas. He weighed 7lbs and was 18 inches long....


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