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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    June 7, 2012

Damaged Ocean Beauty will forego fish processing for the season

Ocean Beauty officials say the fish processing plant took such a hard hit last month that it will not be in full operation this summer. The plant, situated at the end of a 1,500 ft. pier between the... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 7, 2012

Borough petition approved four to one

Over three days of public hearings, the Local Boundary Commission heard testimony regarding the Petersburg Borough Petition. Wednesday the commission heard the petitioner’s opening statement from Jim Brennan of Hedland, Brennan & Heideman, as well... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 7, 2012

Petersburg celebrates library groundbreaking

Residents of Petersburg gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Petersburg Public Library Saturday morning. Rain did nothing to deter the mood of those gathered. Free umbrellas were hande... Full story

 About Town    June 7, 2012

Yesterday’s News

June 9, 1982 - Susan Payne is an artist at heart and a businesswoman out of necessity. When she receives a new shipment of earthenware slip for pottery, she also receives a $500 bill. The money’s...

 Opinion    June 7, 2012

Letters to the editor

Made my day To the Editor: A heartfelt thank you to the person who found my wallet on Hungry Point Trail and turned it in to the police. Many thanks, you made my day. Andrea Turner Mounds View, MN Correct title To the Editor: Regarding an article,...

 About Town    June 7, 2012

Pope joins staff of Petersburg Pilot

Shelly Pope, 44, joins the Petersburg Pilot staff this week as a staff writer and photographer. Most recently, she was a reporter for Jack County Herald and the Jacksboro News Gazette in Jacksboro,...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 7, 2012

Senior-Senior Prom takes participants back in time

The soulful sounds of Sinatra and Nat King Cole streamed through the stereo of the Mountain View Manor for the first annual “Dancing in the Rain” Senior-Senior Prom Friday evening. Food,...

 Police Reports    June 7, 2012

Police reports

May 30 Caller reported vehicle parked over a week without plates on Lumber Street. Caller reported motorcycle on non-motorized path at the ballfield. Caller reported black lab trying to attack caller's dogs on Gjoa Street. Caller reported lost...

 Courts    June 7, 2012


May 31 Christine L. Stewart, 48, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for driving without a license. Stewart pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 days in jail with 25 days suspended with one year of probation. In lieu of the five days in...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 7, 2012

Safari Endeavor comes to Petersburg Sunday

The Safari Endeavor cruise ship docked in Petersburg Sunday morning and hosted a tour of the facilities for several Petersburg residents. Endeavor's captain, Jil Russell led the group throughout the...

 By Greg Knight    News    June 7, 2012

PMC chief finalist for Bartlett job

The current Chief Executive Officer at Petersburg Medical Center is now a finalist for the top hospital administrator position in Alaska’s capital city. Elizabeth Woodyard, who has been CEO at PMC...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    June 7, 2012

PMC Board approves 3 percent service and wage increase beginning July 1

Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors approved a 3 percent increase of rates and salaries beginning July 1. The increases will take place across the board, said Chief Financial Officer Leon Walsh. “We have a program that raises the rates...

 By Shelly Pope    News    June 7, 2012

Fire claims boat early Tuesday morning

The early morning hours of Tuesday found the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department at work extinguishing a blaze aboard a 17 foot Lund in the 300 block off of South Nordic Drive in a residential area. “The boat was completely destroyed, and it...

 About Town    June 7, 2012

Two-story floathouse moved into Shakes Slough

The former machine shop on Ocean Beauty’s dock was renovated inside and out, placed on floats and towed up the Stikine River to Shakes Slough this weekend. Partners Josh and Rachel Etcher, Sig and...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 7, 2012

Petersburg artist wins Rasmuson Project Award

The Rasmuson Foundation named Petersburg artist, Ashley DuRoss an Individual Artist Award winner of a $5,000, Project Award. DuRoss is also the art teacher at Petersburg High School. DuRoss is a visua... Full story

 Dockside    June 7, 2012

Southeast Alaska drift gillnet fishery

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced last week the following information concerning the District 8 and District 11 drift gillnet fisheries: District 8: The second inseason estimate is projecting a terminal run size of 21,000 Stikine...

 Dockside    June 7, 2012

Liberalized King Salmon sport fishing regulations rescinded near Petersburg

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced that the liberalized king salmon sport fishing regulation that have been in effect in the salt waters of District 8 near Petersburg and Wrangell will be rescinded. As of...

 Dockside    June 7, 2012

Book ferry travel early or be left

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) said that its Port Efficiency Policy will go in effect June 1. The new policy states that an AMHS ferry will bypass a port call if there is no scheduled traffic destined into or out of that particular port....

 Dockside    June 7, 2012

Taking responsibility for halibut bycatch

Nobody wants to waste fish – least of all those who make their living from the sea. Fish harvesters want and need to be able to catch as much as they can to sustain their families and livelihoods....

 News    June 7, 2012

GCI, Alaska Communications plan new network

JUNEAU (AP) — Two Alaska telecommunications companies on Tuesday announced a joint venture that they say should create the fastest wireless network in the state. The announcement by General Communication Inc., or GCI, and Alaska Communications...

 News    June 7, 2012

Redistricting forms interesting Legislative races

ANCHORAGE (AP) —Alaska redistricting is going to lead to some interesting Legislative races. By Friday afternoon, several incumbents in both parties faced primary election challengers, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. Multiple...

 By Shelly Pope    About Town    June 7, 2012

Class of 2012 graduates, receives $430,526 in scholarships

Seats of the Petersburg High School gym filled with family and friends last Wednesday to say goodbye to another school year and another class of graduates. The 2012 graduating class of PHS proceeded...

 Dockside    June 7, 2012

Southeast Dungeness fishery opens June 15

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the season for the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in Registration Area A (Southeastern Alaska) will open by regulation at 12:00 noon on Friday, June 15, 2012. The following information applies...

 Obituaries    June 7, 2012

Robert G. Dzur, 77

Robert G. Dzur was born at home on an Indiana dairy farm on July 18, 1934. He died in Eureka on May 27, 2012 at the age of 77. Bob contracted polio while a toddler. His mother, dismayed by lack of...

 About Town    June 7, 2012

Litsheim, Moreno to wed

Martina Patricio of Norfolk, Va. and Peter and Theresa Litsheim of Petersburg, Alaska announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Ruth Moreno and Jonathan Litsheim. A September...


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