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 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016 

Social media reacts to huge halibut

Earlier this month the buzz around a monster halibut caught by local commercial fishermen in Thomas Bay went crazy after news of the catch spread through social media sites. Many of the comments... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016 

Rotary trying out new, shorter exchange program

The local Rotary club is known for sending students on its year-long exchange program to study abroad, but this summer a PHS student took part in the club's short-term program. Gillian Wittstock... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016 

PCC employees complete childcare training

Two employees at Petersburg Children's Center (PCC) recently received their child development associate credential. For Rocky Peeler and Theressa Phillips, both mothers of two, the achievement means... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016 

Planning and Zoning ponders vacating easement

The Planning and Zoning Commission met Tuesday for their rescheduled meeting, and talked in length about an application from the Petersburg Borough to vacate a portion of a public easement at 919 Sandy Beach Road. “Now I understand we’ve...

 By Jess Field    News    August 25, 2016 

Kreiss-Tompkins campaigns for re-election

When it comes to the low voter turnout of last week's primary election, House District 35, Democrat Jonathan Kreiss-Tompkins says it might be an all time record. "If so, it's kind of shocking," he...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 25, 2016 

PSP detected in Shoemaker Bay clams

WRANGELL – Local shellfish gatherers are advised to steer clear of the beach near Shoemaker Bay, after specimens tested positive for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP). The alert was posted to the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research website at...

 News    August 25, 2016 

Water levels back to normal, crisis over

WRANGELL – Last week the City and Borough of Wrangell announced emergency measures no longer needed to be taken to conserve its treated water supply. The announcement came on August 18, nearly a month after a state of disaster was declared by...

 News    August 25, 2016 

Troopers: Bear mauls guides after group got close to cub

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A brown bear mauled two wilderness guides who were leading a hiking excursion in Alaska after the group came between the female animal and her cub in the Tongass National Forest, state troopers said Friday. The guides a man...

 News    August 25, 2016 

Stock picks up endorsement in battle against Murkowski

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Jeff King, a four-time winner of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, is changing political teams when it comes to Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, pulling his endorsement of Republican incumbent Lisa Murkowski and backing...

 News    August 25, 2016 

Reports on Alaska's major gas project open to public comment

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – The public now has access to new reports detailing the work involved in creating Alaska’s proposed liquefied natural gas project. Project managers submitted the resource reports to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...

 News    August 25, 2016 

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 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Assembly talks state proposal to spray pesticides

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to request greater community input on the spraying of pesticides to control vegetation in the borough. The issue is the result of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issuing a... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

LeConte glacier fieldwork is underway

Researchers involved in a four-year collaborative project to study the impact of subglacial discharge at LeConte Glacier were in town this week to conduct fieldwork in LeConte Bay. The study is... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Movie night fundraiser draws big crowd

The Petersburg Humane Association held a fun event last Friday centered around a family-friendly movie at the Northern Nights Theater. The movie was “The Secret Life of Pets,’’ a newly released animated film from Disney Pixar, and the event...

 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Marijuana ordinance passes final reading

The question of prohibiting marijuana licenses in the Petersburg Borough will appear on the regular municipal ballot in October. The ordinance passed unanimously in its third and final reading at the...

 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Preserving fishing industry history

Anjuli Grantham visited Petersburg for the first time this week, and gave a presentation about the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative (AHCI) at the library. Over 30 people attended the event, which...

 News    August 18, 2016

AMHS Releases Winter 2016-17 Schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) today announced the release of its 2016-17 winter schedule. Reservations are now available for booking at, by calling 1-800-642-0066, or visiting ferry terminal staff throughout the system. The...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 18, 2016

Cabin on Zarembo now open to public

WRANGELL – Last week a new public cabin was added to Wrangell Ranger District’s list, with the U.S. Forest Service’s administrative camp at Deep Bay converted into a two-building recreational site. The cabin will be the district’s 23rd, and...

 By Pilot Staff and Associated Press    News    August 18, 2016

Petersburg facility resumes fish processing

Trident Seafoods will resume fish processing in Petersburg after a light pink salmon run brought an early end to the processing work in the Wrangell plant. Plant manager Dave Ohmer said Wednesday that 43 Trident Seafoods workers who were temporarily...

 News    August 18, 2016

Petersburg Borough Manager's Report

Shelyn and staff at Mountain View Manor are working on our Medicaid Provider recertification, and grant reporting for the van. Shelyn met with Alan Murph last week and he will begin drawing plans for the portico repair at the Manor. Shelyn is...

 News    August 18, 2016

Credit union closes accounts connected to pot businesses

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – A federally chartered Alaska credit union has restricted the personal accounts of people starting marijuana businesses. A spokeswoman for Alaska USA Federal Credit Union confirmed that 10 accounts linked to people starting...

 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2016

Port Protection loses community kingpin

Port Protection lost a larger than life resident last week when Jack Mason passed away, and the impact will be felt for years to come. Mason, 88, passed away Aug. 11, 2016 at Harborview Medical...

 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Petersburg fishermen bring big halibut onboard

Brian Mattson and Doug Corl are no strangers to catching fish, the pair have fished together for almost two decades, and last weekend was no exception. Around 10 p.m. on Saturday the local fishermen... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

Pink salmon season below average

The pink salmon season is starting to hit its peak, but the numbers are looking below recent averages, according to Troy Thynes, area management biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “Going into the season our preseason forecast... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    August 11, 2016

School board meets after short break

The school board met in the high school library Tuesday night, after taking July off. The board also took a tour of summer improvements with director of maintenance Dan Tate before the meeting. Tate showed off and talked about the school’s new... Full story


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