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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

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Borough denies Tamico North Harbor bid appeal

The Borough Assembly on Monday voted unanimously to deny the appeal filed by Tamico regarding the award of the North Harbor Reconstruction contract to a Ketchikan company. During an hour-long hearing on Monday, Tamico’s Vice President Jim... Full story


Sitka herring winding down

The Sitka Sound Herring fishery total harvest to date is approximately 5,600 tons leaving just under 6,000 tons remaining to be harvested of the season’s 11,549-ton guideline harvest level, according to a news release from the Alaska Dept. of Fish... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Borough creates ad hoc committee to address Sea Otter population

Petersburg Borough Assembly announced during a regular session meeting on Monday the formation of an Ad hoc Sea Otter Management Committee to address the ongoing sea otter population. The committee will be chaired by Assembly Member Kurt Wohlhueter....


Yesterday's News

April 6, 1983 – In response to requests from Congressman Don Young and others concerned about the development of ocean resources, president Reagan signed a proclamation establishing an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) extending 200 miles from the...


From wood planks to gravel

In July 1936, Petersburg’s main street was under construction. The previous street was built on piling and was surfaced with wooden planks. At this time, planks were removed and the street...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Manager reports on borough business

During Monday’s meeting, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that the Petersburg Library has digitized local newspapers from 1913 to 1931, they are now online and searchable. An eagle strike, the second of the year, was responsible for...


Letters to the Editor

Consider local preference To the Editor: Thank you and kudos to the Borough Assembly for having a noon meeting. It allowed me to attend without fear of being caught in the dark on my way home although it looked like the fog was going to make it...


Letters to the Editor

No EIS done on Tonka To the Editor: The March 28, 2013 Petersburg Pilot article on the Tonka log sorting and storage facility did not inform the public with all of the facts. On March 28, 2012 the Tonka Timber Sale FEIS was released and the Record...


Library construction continues

The new Petersburg Public Library construction continues. The roof is ready to be shingled and the cement board siding has been installed under the roof overhang. The siding is starting to be placed...


Police reports

March 21 — The fire department was dispatched to Sing Lee Alley after a caller reported alarms going off and smelling smoke. A caller reported an individual driving without a license. Police arrested Anthony L. Hansen, 34 on charges of domestic...


60 apply for Police Chief position

The borough manager reports that 60 persons have applied for the Chief of Police position. Manager Steve Giesbrecht said Wednesday the borough’s consultant has advised him by email that six Alaskans have submitted applications. Richard Fursman...


Salvation Army Congress in Petersburg

The Salvation Army of Petersburg is hosting the 2013 Salvation Army's Alaska Congress. The Congress will be held from April 5-7 and will include worship, fellowship, meals, a couple of workshops and also “time for members throughout southeast to...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Stitch in time: Local quilt shop has a new owner

For Grazyna Froehlich, quilting was never about sewing, it was about art. The owner of Wildcat Quilts since 2005, Froehlich said she has finished so many quilts she doesn't remember all of them.... Full story


Two PHS seniors compete in Distinguished Young Women

PHS Seniors Eva Kowalski and Patricia Jackson last month participated in the Distinguished Young Women program in Ketchikan. Eight young women participated in a week-long event formerly known as...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 4, 2013

Fish Factor

A new plan is being crafted by federal managers for Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries that will reduce bycatch by trawlers, and it will very likely result in a catch share plan. Now is the time for fishing residents to make sure the new program pro...


Obituary, John Silva Jr., 63

John Silva, Jr. a resident of Petersburg and Angoon, Alaska, passed away on March 3, 2013 at the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle, Wash. from a short battle with cancer. John was born in... Full story


The Douglas-Dornan Foundation seeks grant applications

Juneau — The Douglas-Dornan Foundation of the Juneau Community Foundation, will accept applications for funding support from April 1 through June 1, 2013.  The Foundation offers financial grants to organizations that benefit and enhance the...


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