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 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 22, 2014

PHS girls: Region V champs

Fifteen Petersburg Vikings track athletes qualified for state at the regional meet in Sitka last weekend. The girl's track team also won first place at the regional meet by more than 80 points. "81... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 22, 2014

Assembly requests suspension of timber sale contracts

The Petersburg Borough Assembly joined the City of Kupreanof in sending a letter to the University of Alaska President requesting the suspension of contract finalization for timber sales on South Mitkof Island. The first timber sale is located adjace... Full story


Yesterday's News

May 23, 1914 – With Mayor Finch in the chair, the postponed council meeting was held last Tuesday evening at which the question of a water system was taken up in earnest. The necessary expenditure of some fifteen thousand dollars is an enterprise...


Salmon derby starts Friday

The 33rd Annual Petersburg Chamber of Commerce King Salmon Derby gets underway this Friday at 7 a.m. The derby continues through the Memorial Day Weekend and ends Monday at 5 p.m. Two tagged fish will hopefully be available for anglers this year.... Full story


To the Editor

Hats off to Stan Hjort To the Editor: I would like to recognize Stan Hjort who escorted three Petersburg WWII veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that were built in their honor. Stan called me and inquired about the trip, and after...


Police reports

May 14 Gordon Lyons, 42, was arrested for Violating Conditions of Release. Caller reported a vehicle blocking a drive. Officer issued a citation to Wacy C. Coil, 22, for speeding. May 15 Caller reported possible fraudulent phone call. Caller...



May 15 Gordon Lyons appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Violating Conditions of Release. The court entered a not guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf. The court set a $500 performance bond among other conditions. May 19 Yupin...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 22, 2014

Assembly moves ahead with municipal building renovation designs

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously approved moving forward with police and municipal building remodel design and construction plans. The $506,654 plans and design will help lock in construction costs and get the project shovel ready, which...

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 22, 2014

Vikings baseball lose two at home

The Petersburg Vikings baseball team lost two home games against Sitka during last Friday’s double-header. Junior Colby Bell pitched the first game and struck out the first three batters in the first inning. In the bottom of the first inning,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 22, 2014

Public to vote on local candidate financial disclosure exemption

The public will vote this October on whether or not they want Petersburg Borough elected officials to be exempt from the public official financial disclosure law, which requires public officials to disclose income sources and business interests....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 22, 2014

New photography studio opens on Sing Lee Alley

Mandy Kivisto opened up a new photography studio as the Little Norway Festival kicked off last week. Kivisto has only been seriously into photography for two years, but since then her photos have...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 22, 2014

Salvation Army couple remembers Petersburg

Salvation Army Lieutenants Caleb Fankhauser and Christin Fankhauser are saying goodbye to Petersburg after three years of service in the community as they transfer to Homer next month. "The Salvation...


Hegar and Vining to wed

Jerry and Elly Hegar announce the engagement of their son James Hegar to Brie Vining, daughter of Joe and Cinda Vining. The wedding will be held Saturday, August 2 at 6 pm at the Sons of...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 22, 2014

Copper River salmon starts salmon season

Trollers in Southeast Alaska provide fresh king salmon nearly year round, but the runs of reds and kings to the Copper River mark the “official start” of Alaska’s salmon season. On May 15 the fleet of more than 570 fishermen set out their nets...


Hawaii losses weigh heavy for Alaska Native corp.

JUNEAU (AP) — The Native regional corporation for southeast Alaska has reported losses of $35 million, with blame going to a subsidiary in Hawaii. CoastAlaska reports Juneau-based Sealaska is reporting the net loss for 2013. Sealaska says 75...



In last weeks story entitled “Ragnarok Rollers host first official bout during Little Norway Festival”, it was stated that heckling is encouraged. Heckling is, in fact, not encouraged during Ragnarok Roller Derby bouts. The Pilot regrets the...


Lop the Loop 2014 Race Results

Lop the Loop 2014 Race Results A total of 67 runners participated in this year’s race. Overall Winners and Top Males Overall 26: 01 Jesse Agner 26:50 Jonathon Kriess Thompkins 30:20 David Galaktionoff Top Females Overall 31:03 Anna Chormyak 32:44...


Ginny Ware graduates

Ginny Ware graduated with a Masters of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Human Genetics from Northern Arizona University on May 9. She was recently invited to participate in a week long genetic...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 22, 2014

Assembly to revisit issuing comp plan RFP

Petersburg Mayor Mark Jensen will revisit the offering of a request for proposals (RFP) for a borough comprehensive plan after the assembly voted down such a request at its last meeting. “Due to the great importance of a comprehensive plan to the...


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