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 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

LID approved by assembly in its first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly held the first reading of an ordinance designed to amend municipal code regarding the local improvement district (LID) process on Tuesday night. The program is aimed at taking advantage of the SECON asphalt plant while...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

Petersburg Indian Association board election results delayed due to candidate challenge

The Petersburg Indian Association held board elections earlier this month, but it took until Tuesday for the results to be certified because of a candidate challenge, according to a press release. The challenge, brought by William Ware, resulted in...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

Trading the Mexican border for Mitkof Island

David Plagens worked as a police officer in west Texas on the border of New Mexico and Mexico prior to accepting a position with the Petersburg Police Department. He has four years of law enforcement...

 

Alaska legislators see urgency in budget work but face rifts

JUNEAU (AP) – Alaska legislators agree on the need to address the state’s multibillion-dollar budget deficit. But rifts remain over how best to do that, with divisions forming over taxes, how much to keep cutting spending and whether the state...

 

Suspected airport gunman's life unraveled over past year

ANCHORAGE (AP) – Esteban Santiago stood alone in the cold one day last month outside Mom & Pop’s liquor store in Anchorage. He was waving his arms and having a terrible argument in the parking lot. “He’d just be talking to himself ......

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

Navy veteran joins police department

After spending four years with the U.S. Navy working military police, Luis Waechter is looking forward to the slower pace of life in Petersburg. "The last three years of my Navy contract I was...

 

No sign of Japan-related radiation found in Alaska waters

ANCHORAGE (AP) – State officials have announced that tests of Alaska seafood continue to show no detectable amounts of radiation, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami set off a nuclear disaster at a Japanese power plant. More than...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

Mitkof Island warm and dry in 2016:

The average temperature for Petersburg last year was 46 degrees, the warmest on record, and it also marked the 34th driest, according to NOAA warning coordination meteorologist Joel Curtis. Local...

 

Craig tribe gets Alaska's first federal land trust

KETCHIKAN (AP) About an acre owned by the Craig Tribal Association will be the first Alaska Native land to go into trust with the federal government. The U.S. Department of the Interior announced the decision Friday, reported the Ketchikan Daily...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017 

Mariculture task force preparing statewide plan

WRANGELL – A state task force set up to further develop a sustainable mariculture industry is setting up several advisory committees as part of that process. The Alaska Mariculture Task Force was set up by Gov. Bill Walker following recommendatio...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

Whooping cough confirmed in community

The Petersburg has one confirmed case of Pertussis or whooping cough, according to a notice sent out by Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter on Tuesday afternoon. “We have been working with the Medical Center and Public Health Nurse to determine the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 19, 2017 

Petersburg Medical Health executive director awarded sabbatical

Susan Ohmer was raised to work. She learned what it meant to work hard early in life, so the idea of taking months off work for a sabbatical is truly foreign to her. As the executive director for...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017 

Legislative battle over budget set for new session

WRANGELL – Alaska’s 30th Legislature convened for its new session on Tuesday, with the state’s finances presenting a daunting challenge for the next 90 days. The spending deficit is projected at around $3.1 billion this year if the budget is...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    January 19, 2017 

Wrangell city manager search winnows field to three

WRANGELL – Wrangell has narrowed the field for its new borough manager, with city staff and members of the Borough Assembly holding a teleconference with five candidates during a closed-door...

 

State sues two federal agencies over hunting restrictions

ANCHORAGE (AP) – The state of Alaska on Friday sued two federal agencies to overturn a ban on certain hunting techniques on national refuges and preserves, including the killing of black bear sows and their cubs in dens with the aid of artificial...

 

Floathouse removal still at standstill

The state has so far not received any applications from a number of floathouse owners contacted last autumn. Since October, the Department of Natural Resources has been reaching out to identified owners of floating facilities anchored along the...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 12, 2017

School district could lose rural funding

The Petersburg school board met Tuesday night to discuss the loss of federal secure rural school funding due to the program seemingly ending in 2017. Board president Sarah Holmgrain said the program has not been funded on a federal level beyond this...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 12, 2017

Chum release in Thomas Bay given green light

An application for an Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) permit alteration to release 40 million chum salmon in Thomas Bay brought forth by the Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) has been approved. The application...

 
 By Jess Field    News    January 12, 2017

Black and white image is a winner

Brian Lynch didn't have to hike up Petersburg Mountain or go aboard a vessel in search of his photo "BW" that was recently selected for an exhibition dedicated to flowers. All the local photographer...

 

Bill to restore PFD cuts

JUNEAU (AP) – Bills that would restore the portion of Alaskans’ oil wealth checks that were cut by Gov. Bill Walker last year were filed Monday, ahead of the start of the new legislative session. The legislation to restore dividends was proposed...

 

Editorial: Murphy's Law hits during cold spell

We were warned that power to a 200 amp electrical service panel would eventually fail, so we planned to upgrade when we resurface the parking lot next to The Pilot next summer. On Monday, Murphy’s Law #3 seemed applicable. “If there is a...

 

Correction:

Last week’s page one photo was provided by Jean Curry. The photo credit was not correctly stated....

 

Lost bags put former mayor in Ft. Lauderdale airport at time of shootings

A mechanical delay and lost luggage put former Petersburg mayor Dave Carlson and wife Celia at the Fort Lauderdale airport just minutes before shooting broke out in Terminal 2 baggage claim area on...

 

British Columbia to clean up mine near Juneau

JUNEAU (AP) – Canadian officials say they will take action to prevent polluted water from a decades-old mine from entering the Taku River, a key source of salmon caught in southeast Alaska. British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines Minister...

 

Alaska expected to lose 7,500 jobs in 2017

KETCHIKAN (AP) – State analysts predict Alaska will lose thousands of jobs this year as it continues to deal with the effects of low oil prices. The Alaska Department of Labor estimates the state will lose about 7,500 jobs in 2017, a little more...

 

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