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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 5, 2014

Class of 2014 celebrates commencement

Forty-five Petersburg High School seniors graduated Tuesday evening in the high school gym in front of a packed house. PHS Principal Rick Dormer gave the welcome speech and offered a piece of advice... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 5, 2014

Voters to decide on tobacco tax and senior sales tax exemption

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will present five changes to the borough’s sales tax code to voters on October’s ballot. In July, the assembly will begin drafting the elements of the changes,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 5, 2014

Timber harvest plan altered, remains contentious

Mayor Mark Jensen responded to questions City of Kupreanof resident Dave Beebe posed regarding Jensen’s support of the South Mitkof Timber sales. Beebe led the charge against the timber sales based on public safety concerns. He cited peer reviewed... Full story


Yesterday's News

June 6, 1914 – With the advent of the new city council, everybody seems to have taken a new interest in the proposed water system, and the excitement has reached a point where each and every one is willing to "give and take." A very conservative...


Former Pilot reporter dies at 61

Bob Tkacz, a reporter for the Petersburg Pilot from 1986 to 1989, died in his office in Juneau at the age of 61. His body was found on Tuesday, May 27. The Juneau Police Department reported there were...


Letters to the Editor

Look at the facts To the Editor: Papac Alaska Logging, Inc. (PAL) worked on Kupreanof Island, Lindenberg Peninsula, from April through November last year, on the U.S. Forest Service Tonka Timber Sale and is currently working this site. It has been...


Police reports

May 28 Police arrested William L. Smith, 42, on charges of Criminal Trespass. Caller reported an individual was making false accusations. Officers received a report of a house fire. Caller reported an individual threatened to harm self. May 29 Caller...



May 28 William Smith appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell on a charge of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd degree. The court entered a not guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf. The court set bail at $250 and ordered a twice-daily check in at the...


Rolynn Anderson discusses newest novel set in Petersburg

Mystery and suspense author Rolynn Anderson is in town and will be doing a book signing for her newest novel, "Lie Catchers", which is set in Petersburg. The book explores the mystery surrounding the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 5, 2014

Residents petition to bring Historic Preservation Commission back to life

Petersburg resident Polly Lee along with 50 other locals petitioned the Petersburg Borough Assembly during a public hearing last Monday to readopt an expired city ordinance that creates a Historic Preservation Commission. “We believe the re-adoptio...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 5, 2014

Assembly issues comprehensive plan RFP

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 6-1 to authorize Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the borough’s comprehensive plan. The comprehensive planning process is extensive and covers things such as updating...


Borough manager's report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following during the last Borough Assembly meeting: New ordinances have been forwarded to the court for inclusion in the Courtview and TrACS systems. This will allow the court to recognize the revisions...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 5, 2014

Fish Factor: Frankenfish labelling amendment has bipartisan support in Senate

If genetically modified salmon gets a green light by the federal government, it will be labeled as such if US Senators on both sides of the aisle have their way. The Senate Appropriations Committee last week passed the bipartisan Murkowski-Begich ame...


Obituary, Rosemary (Young) Carter, 74

Rosemary (Young) Carter died on Mother's Day, May 11, 2014. She taught us how to let go, when we wanted to hang on most tightly. She was surrounded by her family where we shared stories, music, games... Full story


Obituary, Bud (Robert William) Peterson, 90

Bud (Robert William) Peterson passed away peacefully after a brief stay in a nursing home in Anchorage, Alaska. Bud was born April 24, 1924 in St. Paul, Minn. to Hilma and Oscar Peterson. He was the... Full story


Stork report

Libby Taiber was born June 2 in Juneau to Molly Miller and Anthony Taiber of Petersburg. She weighed 8.5 lbs....

 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    June 5, 2014

Vikings exceed expectations at regional tournament

The Petersburg Vikings baseball team finished third in the region tournament last weekend after defeating Sitka's Thunder Mountain High School twice. "We knew going in that if we could get runs to...


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