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 By Shelly Pope    News    November 8, 2012

Statewide voter turnout drops by 22 percent

The State of Alaska Division of Elections reports 506,432 registered voters in the state and 223,556 turned out to vote in the 2012 general election Nov. 6. That is 44.14 percent of the registered voters in Alaska. According to the Division of... Full story


Anacapa heads south

On a recent clear day the USCG Cutter Anacapa cruised in the narrows with Devil’s Thumb stark against blue skies in the background. The vessel is now at dry dock in Ketchikan undergoing several...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 8, 2012

Agner receives Petersburg’s first Medal of Honor

Petersburg Mayor Al Dwyer presented its first Medal of Honor to Petersburg Police Sergeant Heidi F. Agner. “This is a real honor for me,” Dwyer said. “This is the first Medal of Honor that has... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 8, 2012

Road construction project may not get finished before winter shutdown

Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht voiced concerns in his report to the Petersburg City Council during its regular meeting Monday evening. “The road improvement project is ongoing,” he...


USCG Cutter SPAR pays honor to Petersburg woman

The United States Coast Guard Cutter SPAR arrived in Petersburg Saturday afternoon to honor Laura Marie Nuss-Rokey for her service in the Coast Guard during World War II. “We had no intention of... Full story


Letters to the Editor

Promotional fact 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...


Editorial: Not just about money

We’re surprised at the lack of candidates filing for elected positions within the borough. We thought a few “outliers” would throw their hats into the ring and become a part of the government process that many outliers are opposing. The entire...


Police reports

October 31 Individuals were reported on a roof on Fram Street. November 1 A trespass notice was filed on Charles W Street. Assistance was requested for a broken door at the Library. November 2 The Harbormaster reported an individual possibly...



November 1 Derek M. Knudsen, 23, appeared before Magistrate Desi Burrell for a further proceeding hearing on the charges of assault by domestic violence and misconduct involving a weapon. Knudsen has not entered a plea at this time. Derek M. Gibb,...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 8, 2012

North Harbor funding options considered

The $2 million dollar deficit for the North Harbor Project causes issues with Petersburg's city council members. Petersburg City Manager Steve Giesbrecht, made a funding proposal for the council to consider that provides funding for the shortfall in...

 By Shelly Pope    News    November 8, 2012

Borough candidate list is complete

The time to file to run for borough office has come and gone and there are still remaining positions that will need to be filled after the election. At this time, Mark Jensen and Don Koenigs are the two choices for mayor. The candidates that have...

 By Greg Knight    News    November 8, 2012

SEAPA workshop discusses possible TBPA takeover

The City and Borough of Wrangell held a workshop on Monday, Nov. 5 to deal with a number of issues related to the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, Thomas Bay Power Authority, and a report by an...


Fire destroys Juneau apartment building

JUNEAU (AP) — Fire investigators were sifting through debris Tuesday in a search for clues into what caused a large fire that destroyed an apartment building in downtown Juneau. Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Richard Etheridge said no one was...


Proud new voters

These seven PHS seniors, (front row) Krissa Davis, Kayley Thorsen, Jael Swanson, Sam Marifern, (back row) Tyler Lantiegne, Casey Menish and Tim Kivisto, proudly posed for a picture with American...


Fish Factor

The results of a six year study on Western salmon will be unveiled this month and the conclusions are not what people of the region had hoped for. Some background: the Western Alaska Salmon Stock Identification Project (WASSIP) was created in 2006...

 By Shelly Pope    Sports    November 8, 2012

Viking swimmers make a splash at State meet

The Petersburg Vikings traveled to Bartlett for the State swimming competition qualifying nine swimmers for the meet. “The Vikings made us all very proud at the State High School Swimming and... Full story


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