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 By Shelly Pope    News    December 13, 2012

Tribal members continue to question PIA Board

The Petersburg Indian Association conference room was filled on Tuesday, Dec. 11 with tribal members to continue an ongoing debate with the board in regards to business, hiring practices and statements made at the last meeting of November 20. The... Full story

 About Town    December 13, 2012

Christmas concert

Bud Bergen stands for a trombone solo during Monday night’s PHS Winter Concert in Wright Auditorium. Bergen is one of PHS’ all-time most accomplished musicians. This year, on trombone, he was...

 Police Reports    December 13, 2012

Police reports

December 5 A vehicle was requested to be towed on Nordic Drive. An officer responded to threats from an individual. A vehicle was reported in a ditch on Sandy Beach Road. An officer responded to a call regarding a vehicle being hit while parked by a...

 Courts    December 13, 2012


December 6 Jennifer L. Kadake, 26, appeared before Magistrate Desiree Burrell for an arraignment hearing for a petition to revoke parole. A public defender was assigned to the case and further proceedings were set for Jan. 15, 2013. Kadake was...

 Opinion    December 13, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Don’t stomp on the process Letter to the Editor: Ahhh, Mr. Will Ware…ever the silver tongued speaker. My comments are in regards to last week’s letter to the Pilot. You’re certainly a born preacher…. but, someone I feel is qualified to...

 Opinion    December 13, 2012


Remember to fill-out your borough ballot and return it to election officials by next Tuesday, Dec. 18. The election for the Petersburg Borough will go down in history as the single most significant referendum to be decided for decades to come....

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    December 13, 2012

Viking girls battle Lady Braves

Vikings girls basketball started out the competition season with a weekend on the road against a perennial powerhouse, the Lady Braves of Mt. Edgecumbe. The Petersburg girls have a lot of fresh faces with eight out of the 13 girls traveling to Sitka...

 By Orin Pierson    Sports    December 13, 2012

Vikings open season in Ketchikan

The Vikings played their first basketball game of the season last weekend in Ketchikan. It was an endowment game, which means it won’t count toward either team’s season record. “The game...

 By Greg Knight and Shelly Pope    News    December 13, 2012

SEAPA O&M on hold until 2013

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board of Directors voted on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to hold off on accepting an operations and management proposal from D. Hittle and Associates which recommends the streamlining of operations and management at the Tyee... Full story

 About Town    December 13, 2012

The kings of pickle and smoke

The Sons of Norway Seafood contest had a huge turnout and all were able to enjoy Petersburg’s favorite food - seafood. Winners are: (from left) Kurt Kvernvik for the pickled seafood category with...

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 13, 2012

PMC Board hears survey regarding physician recruitment

The Petersburg Hospital Board of Directors heard the overview of a survey completed this year in order to see how Petersburg rates with the rest of the state for physician recruitment during its regular meeting Thursday evening. A representative of... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    December 13, 2012

Fish Factor

Ask an Alaskan what community is home to the most commercial fishermen and they will respond Kodiak or Dutch Harbor, or maybe Petersburg or Bristol Bay. Wrong Anchorage ranks #1 for total fishing participation, with 994 permit holders and another...

 Dockside    December 13, 2012

Stikine, Taku salmon forecasts released

The 2013 preseason terminal run size forecast for large Stikine River king salmon has been set by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at 22,400 fish. A preseason terminal run forecast of this size does not allow for an allowable catch for either...

 About Town    December 13, 2012

Winter traffic

Staying active during the winter months is the key to a healthy season. These cross-country skiers took advantage of heavy snows last week to get some exercise along Sing Lee Alley...

 News    December 13, 2012

Ketchikan goes on diesel power

Ketchikan Public Utilities announced to customers on Monday that it would supplement hydro generation with diesel power, to conserve water in the KPU reservoirs. The utility reported that October electric usage in the City and Borough of Ketchikan...

 About Town    December 13, 2012

First Fridays continue

Joe Viechnicki displayed more than a dozen oil paintings at Miele Gallery’s First Friday show last Friday evening. Viechnicki’s style continues to evolve as he produces landscapes depicting...

 Opinion    December 13, 2012

Steven Edward Clausen, 61

Lifelong Alaskan, Steven Edward Clausen, 61, died at home peacefully of liver cancer on December 4, 2012, surrounded by family.  Steve was born in Petersburg on September 9, 1951 to Phillip and... Full story

 By Shelly Pope    News    December 13, 2012

Petersburg Roller Derby begins practicing

The Petersburg Rognarok Rollers Roller Derby team began practicing recently for competition that could still be a year away. “We have some girls that aren't quite comfortable on skates yet,”...