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Articles from the September 5, 2013 edition

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Thirty-two charges filed against burglary suspects

A laundry list of charges were filed against Brandon Estes, 20, and Joshua Franklin, 26, during their arraignment August 29. The men are being accused of breaking into multiple Petersburg businesses... Full story


Alaska sees record commercial salmon catch Southeast a major producer for pinks, coho & chums

ANCHORAGE AP) — The commercial salmon catch in Alaska reached a record 260 million for the 2013 season as of last week, up from 221 million in 2005, officials said. During the last week of August, commercial fishermen netted about 24 million... Full story


Borough considers municipal building remodel

The Petersburg Borough Assembly is combining the police station and jail facility project with its municipal building rehab project after voting to allow MRV Architects to come up with a document listing the next steps and costs associated with a... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 30, 1913 – Charly Smith, genial owner of the only “Mansion” in Petersburg returned from a trip to Sitka which he reluctantly left after a too short visit and where he joined a lodge. Mr. Smith says that the most courteous class of...


Two new teachers join the ranks

Rae C. Stedman Elementary is welcoming two of its previous students back as staff as the new school year kicks off. Kerri Curtiss will be teaching reading to third through fifth grade students as...


Letters to the Editor

Senior exemption encouraged pioneers to stay To the Editor: I'd like to clarify my comments on the senior sales tax exemption that were in the Pilot last week. When I said they were earned by just getting older, we were discussing my generation, the...


Police reports

August 28 A caller reported concern for road condition and heavy traffic use at Frederick Point Road. An officer was notified of a stop sign covered by trees at Pearl F and Unimak. A caller reported damage to a state vehicle at 1700 Haugen Dr. A call...


Two advisory boards to dissolve after first round of assembly review

The borough assembly is planning to let the utility and motor pool advisory boards dissolve after no member made a motion to keep either one at its September 3 meeting. This after several assembly members questioned the efficiency and viability of...


Thomas Bay Power Authority no longer needed?

The Petersburg Borough Assembly will likely travel to Wrangell September 10 to discuss with its assembly the viability of Thomas Bay Power Authority. According to a memo sent out by Wrangell Interim Borough Manager Jeff Jabusch, the two...


Cunningham sentenced after standoff with police

Jace Cunningham, 30, who was found guilty in May of multiple counts of assault after he fired shots in Petersburg and aimed a rifle at a PPD officer, was sentenced to more than six years in jail and five years of probation Tuesday afternoon....


PSD superintendent recognized statewide

Petersburg School District Superintendent Dr. Rob Thomason was awarded a Superintendent of the Year Award last week. Bruce Johnson, Executive Director for the Association of Alaskan Superintendents,...


Cross country season kicks off in Ketchikan

The long distance runners of Petersburg High School’s girls and boys cross country teams travelled to Ketchikan on August 31for their season opening meet. The Petersburg teams are comprised of around 20 runners who have been practicing hard since...


Fish Factor ASMI compiles report of Alaska seafood industry

Want to know the average fish prices at the docks over a decade … or where most Alaska fishermen and fishing fleets call home?  Or how Alaska’s seafood industry stacks up against other state industries? What is likely the most comprehensive,...


Obituary: Frank Thomps Neidiffer, 79

Frank Thomps Neidiffer, 79, died on July 20, 2013 in Petersburg, Alaska. Neidiffer was born on his parents' ranch on May 15, 1934 in the family home to Walter and Lillian Neidiffer in Holtville,... Full story


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