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 News    September 11, 2014 

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 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014 

SEAPA approves rebates, Whitman Lake agreement

At their regular board meeting last week in Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) approved rebates to member utilities, discussed the progress of the Swan Lake expansion project and approved the Whitman Lake True Up Agreement. “We did... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014 

Humane Association working to build stand-alone shelter

The Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) is doing a big push to raise funds for its first stand-alone animal shelter. The organization was established 15 years ago in Petersburg to shelter stray cats... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014 

H&W remodel makes way for more organics

The Hammer and Wikan grocery store is undergoing a remodel that will open up the front of the store and add more organic produce and natural and Asian food products. General Manager Larry Martin said... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014 

School officials advise parents on head lice, one case reported

A case of head lice was reported at the elementary school last week. “It is likely that this is an isolated incident,” Elementary School Principal Erica Kludt Painter said in a districtwide email. Kludt Painter asked parents to do their part to...

 News    September 11, 2014 

16-year-old to face three possible assault charges

Police will pursue three assault charges against a 16-year-old Petersburg juvenile following an investigation of a reported altercation between the juvenile and an 18-year-old Petersburg resident Tuesday evening. “The victim reported being struck...

 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    September 11, 2014 

Rain Game Classic is back

Rain Game Classic just kicked off. The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 50/50 contest lets residents guess how much precipitation will fall this year. The past rainfall amounts have been 110.19 in 2013, 108.82 in 2012 and 125.52 in 2011. An average...

 News    September 11, 2014 


In the August 14 issue of the Pilot it was erroneously stated that For the next 10 to 15 years, the newly formed Tongass National Forest Advisory Committee (TAC), under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture, will advise the U.S. Forest...

 By mary koppes and Dan Rudy    News    September 11, 2014 

Thomas Bay Power Commission reviews its role

Petersburg and Wrangell's representative of the Thomas Bay Power Commission (TBPC) met Tuesday morning via teleconference to discuss the commission's future role. The TPBC is the acting body for the Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) that was...

 News    September 11, 2014 

AMHS seeks public review of summer 2015 schedule

The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for the summer 2015 season is now available for public review and comments. The schedule can be viewed online at amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf. Comments on the...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 4, 2014

Weaver indicted on two counts in explosives case

Mark Weaver, 59, was indicted by a Grand Jury in U.S. District Court on two counts of Possession of Unregistered Destructive Devices in conjunction with an explosion at the Petersburg rock quarry July 13. He was arrested Aug. 27 in Tacoma, Wash.... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 4, 2014

Runners make their mark at Petersburg's first half-marathon

Seventeen runners, including two teams of two, and four walkers participated in Petersburg's first ever Rainforest Run half marathon on Labor Day. The sounding of a conch shell marked the start of the... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 4, 2014

The ladies of Lee's Clothing look back on 45 years

Lee's Clothing has had a main street presence for decades. In fact, owner Roxy Lee and her daughters and store managers Cynthia Lee Mathisen and Heidi Lee are celebrating 45 years of business this... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 4, 2014

PMC has break-even year and clean audit

The Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) hospital board meeting last week covered many topics, several of which revolved around financials as the center received their annual audit and a financial report indicating a break-even year for the fiscal year...

 News    September 4, 2014


In the last edition of the Petersburg Pilot in a story about the Drive Down dock, it was stated that there was $1.9 million in surplus state grants funds left that the Harbor Advisory board requested to be used for 120 feet of bulkhead on the Drive...

 By Orin Pierson    News    September 4, 2014

Vikings size up the competition at Jamboree

Southeast Alaska's high school volleyball teams took to the court last weekend for the season opener at Ketchikan's Region V Jamboree. This year Petersburg has an especially large squad: 31 girls, including 11 freshmen. This has led to the creation...

 By Dan Rudy    News    September 4, 2014

Canadian mines on upcoming tribal conference agenda

Representatives of Southeast Alaskan tribal groups will be meeting in Juneau next week to discuss regional concerns at the annual Southeast Environmental Conference in the city’s Vocational Training and Resource Center. Beginning Monday, the...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 4, 2014

PMC will pursue Trauma IV designation

Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) board members unanimously approved a resolution supporting the establishment of a Level IV trauma center. Members of the Trauma Committee at PMC will now pursue the designation given by the Alaska Division of Public...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

7th annual Rainforest Festival brings stars to town

The 7th annual Rainforest Festival kicks off next week. There are many highlights this year including a portable planetarium for viewing a projection of the night sky indoors and the first ever Rain... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

Work continues on the Drive Down dock

The Drive Down dock project is on schedule and workers are driving piling and assembling steel components this month. The three-phase project is well into the second phase now, which includes... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe Special to the Pilot    News    August 28, 2014

Eggs return to Crystal Lake Hatchery, as construction continues

There are new salmon eggs in the incubators of Crystal Lake hatchery, although the facility is undergoing reconstruction. The hatchery, which is located at the 17.5 mile marker of Mitkof Highway, suffered a devastating fire in March with the loss of...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

Three suspects involved with local burglary case

Police apprehended one suspect and are investigating two others in conjunction with the burglary of a Petersburg home last Tuesday. Officers arrived on the scene after a neighbor reported two individuals breaking into an E. Lansing Street home,...

 News    August 28, 2014

Kupreanof man found dead outside home

A Kupreanof man was found dead on the beach in front of his cabin on the south end of Kupreanof Island last Tuesday, Aug. 19. Alaska State Troopers responded to the report of a deceased person in front of a remote cabin on the Wrangell Narrows. The...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 28, 2014

Assembly sends letter urging more stringent review of KSM mine

The Petersburg Borough Assembly unanimously approved a motion to send a letter to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) urging them to elevate the federal assessment for the KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) mine project to the panel...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 28, 2014

Cancer care tourney raises nearly $15,000

WRANGELL - After being rescheduled earlier in the month because of foul weather, supporters of cancer care were finally able to come together this past weekend to golf, mingle and raise funds for a go...


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