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 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

Credit union coming to Petersburg

New banking options will soon be available in Petersburg in the form of a credit union. Alps Federal Credit Union, based out of Sitka, is creating a new branch for the first time and has chosen Petersburg as its new location. John O’Brien, Alps... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

Sea cucumber fishery sees higher than average price

The commercial sea cucumber fishery is wrapping up with a total of 1.4 million pounds harvested as of last Thursday. Scott Walker, Ketchikan Area Management Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said the fishery started out with arou... Full story

 About Town    November 21, 2013

Yesterday's News

November 22, 1913 – What is believed to be a new species of salmon has appeared in the Skeena river this season, says a report; and fishermen are puzzled at the strange fish. It has never been seen...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

New public health nurse plans to stick around

Petersburg's acting public health nurse Erin Michael has been busy since she arrived in town at the end of September. "A big bulk of what I've been doing has been immunizations," Michael said."We... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

Under Logs: The not so hidden wildlife of Southeast Alaska

When one thinks of Southeast Alaskan wildlife the tendency is to imagine the grumbles and crashes of humpback whales, bears, moose and wolves trampling through muskeg and salmon ripping up sloughs and stReam. But Joshua Ream lives in a different...

 Opinion    November 21, 2013

Letter to the Editor

Additions to story To the editor: Thank you for making “Petersburg Girls Sing in Nashville for Honors Choir” your lead story in the Nov. 14 issue of the Petersburg Pilot. I would like to contribute a few more details of interest to the story:...

 About Town    November 21, 2013

Litsheim, Barker wed

Seth Litsheim, the son of Pete and Theresa Litsheim of Petersburg, Alaska, and Lindsey Barker, the daughter of Cathy Barker of Kittitas, Wash. were united in marriage on November 2, 2013. The wedding...

 Police Reports    November 21, 2013

Police reports

November 13 A caller reported an individual had an odor of alcohol. A caller reported a customer being harassed by an individual. Officers arrested Hugo DeLaCruz, 42, on charges of Drunk on Licensed Premises. An officer responded to a report of a...

 Courts    November 21, 2013


November 14 Hugo DeLaCruz appeared before Magistrate Judge Mary on a charge of Drunken Person on Licensed Premises. The court entered a plea of not guilty on the defendant’s behalf. The court held bail at $500 and set other conditions of release....

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

PPD officer promoted

Petersburg Police Officer Jim Kerr has been promoted to sergeant. Chief Kelly Swihart said a promotion board made up of himself, Captain John Hamilton, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht and Sergeant...

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

Pedometer challenge to continue this spring

Petersburg Mental Health Services will take the reins on running a second Pedometer Challenge this spring after Petersburg Indian Association found out it couldn’t secure grant funding for the program. Interest in last year’s challenge sparked...

 By Brian O Connor    News    November 21, 2013

Petro Marine buys Wrangell Oil from Privett

WRANGELL — Wrangell Oil, Inc. officially ceased to exist Friday. Bill Privett, the current owner of the town’s multi-generational oil concern, sold his company to Seward-based Petro Marine Services for an undisclosed sum. The sale is a win-win fo...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    November 21, 2013

Shrimp, canned tuna and salmon remain on top

Americans remained true to their seafood favorites last year with shrimp, canned tuna and salmon topped the list of the 10 most popular seafoods. That’s according to the National Fisheries Institute which compiles the list each year based on data...

 By Brian O Connor    News    November 21, 2013

Energy committee to provide council with TBPA options

WRANGELL - The borough's energy committee asked borough administrator Jeff Jabusch to provide the borough assembly with data-driven assessments of options for the future of the Thomas Bay Power...

 By Brian O Connor    About Town    November 21, 2013

Quilt raffle donates to injured veterans

The Sons of Norway quilt raffle earned around $1000 for the Wounded Warrior Project-a national organization dedicated to raising awareness and providing resources to injured service members. The Sons...

 Obituaries    November 21, 2013

Obituary, Eileen M. Lund, 80

Eileen M. Lund passed away peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2013 in Seattle, WA. surrounded by her family. She was born in Petersburg, Alaska to Ragna and Peder Ness on February 26, 1933. They... Full story

 Obituaries    November 21, 2013

Obituary, Gwendolyn Frances "Fran" Norton, 93

Gwendolyn Frances "Fran" Norton, 93, died at home in Anchorage, Alaska November 16, 2013. Fran was born on April 10, 1920 in Fresno, Calif. to Don Dean Dawson and Cora Beatrice Howton. They were... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    About Town    November 21, 2013

Quilting group aids Philippines disaster

A local quilting group that sends its blankets to a charity organization found out its quilts aided those in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. The storm has killed thousands and displaced more than half a million people since it struck earl...