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 By Shelly Pope    News    November 1, 2012

Ness fills PIA Board vacancy

At the Oct. 23 meeting of the Petersburg Indian Association Board, Jeanette Ness was appointed to the vacant seat on the board. Ronelle Beardsly, who stepped down from the board seven months ago due... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    November 1, 2012

Nine swimmers qualify for State competition

The Petersburg Viking swimmers traveled to Ketchikan for regional competition over the weekend – and nine came back as State qualifiers. “We had some truly great performances this weekend at regionals,” head coach Andy Carlisle said. “Several... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 1, 2012

Halloween party turns dangerous

One of Petersburg’s Halloween contest festivities was called to an early halt as police evacuated Kito’s Kave Saturday evening. Officers responded to the report of an individual armed with a firearm heading downtown and threatening to kill...


Oktoberfest weekend a huge hit

It was a busy weekend! Starting with Friday night’s cookoff/brewfest, followed by the Oktoberfest Art Share at the Community Gym on Saturday morning. Next came Saturday night’s Petersburg’s...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 1, 2012

Road construction coming to an end

Phase I of the Petersburg Road Improvement Project is coming to an end – and Dowl HKM Project Engineer Matt McGuan recapped the construction activities over the last two weeks during a recent meeting. “All curb and gutter have been poured except...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 1, 2012

TBPA Commission discusses report

The Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission met Tuesday, Oct. 30 and discussed a presentation to be given at the upcoming City and Borough of Wrangell workshop session to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. TBPA General Manager Paul Southland...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 1, 2012

Community invited to “Lets Talk Petersburg”

“Lets Talk Petersburg” invites the community to an open forum from 6:15-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at the Sons of Norway Hall. Nicole McMurren of the Petersburg Community Foundation and Jessica Ieremia of the Petersburg Public Library will ho...


Devil’s Thumb cookoff

The 7th Annual Devil’s Thumb Brewfest and Chili Cookoff brought a big crowd out to the Sons of Norway Hall on Friday Night to sample the edible entries. Tiffany Budinger’s Campfire Chili Con...


Children’s Center costumes

Petersburg Children’s Center celebrated Halloween with fun, food and costumes. Shown here (front from left) Lucas Watkins, Lena Long-Drew, Aldric Jackson, Neil Lombard, Brody Whitethorn, Bradley...


Letters to the Editor

Promotional Facts To the Editor: I enjoyed the quote from Mr. Giesbrecht in the October 25, 2012 Pilot “We need to make sure that all of our promotional information is based on fact”. So now we have fact to support a crumbled foundation. The...


Police reports

October 24 Two motorcycle riders were doing wheelies on Haugen Drive. October 25 An outboard lower unit was stolen on Mitkof Highway. A small motorcycle was reported tearing up muskeg on Haugen Drive. A warning was issued to a driver for driving on...


Murph Eagle Scout project near Sandy Beach

Aaron Murph’s Boy Scout Troop 24 Eagle Scout Project to the Community was constructing a deck around the old fireplace along the trail from Sandy Beach Park to City Creek. Scouts and community...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    November 1, 2012

Viking wrestlers come home with well-placed victories

The Petersburg Viking wrestlers traveled to Anchorage for the Anchorage Christian School tournament last weekend. With seven Petersburg wrestlers traveling to the tournament, the team finished with an overall record of 17 wins and 16 losses. There...


A helpful nudge

A tugboat had to guide the ferry M/V Taku into Petersburg following mechanical trouble early Monday morning....


Bears blamed for Kenai Peninsula moose calf deaths

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – A Department of Fish and Game study of moose calf mortality in a Kenai Peninsula game unit concludes that 83 percent of the animals died and grizzly bears killed many of them. A second high source of moose calf death was...


Fish Factor

Sea otters and the Arctic are two focal points for Alaska’s top fishing group at both state and federal policy levels. United Fishermen of Alaska is the nation’s largest industry trade group representing nearly 40 organizations. At it’s recent...



Ann Patricia (Annabelle) Baker, born 16 January 1955, parents Olga (Davis, Baker) Neal of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Creighton Charles Baker of Yarmouth, N. S. and San Diego, Ca. Predeceased a short... Full story


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