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 Opinion    September 11, 2014 

Letters to the Editor

Let your voice be hard To the Editor: I’m writing to remind people who are concerned about the proposed Kake-to-Petersburg road that the comments deadline for this stage of the process is September 30th. There are a number of reasons City of...

 
 Opinion    August 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: True Tongass ‘transition’ would increase local jobs per log cut. In its latest statement on the direction of the much-awaited Tongass transition, the Forest Service says the future is now for the Tongass National Forest. We...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Leikarring dance performance To the Editor: Thursday, July 31, as a passenger aboard the American Spirit at the Petro Dock, I was privileged to enjoy a performance by your Leikarring Dancers. As a retired educator from Florida, I have seen "The...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Library Programming To the Editor: Thank you to everyone for your support and understanding as we continue to grow into our new facility and redesign our community programming. There seem to be a few misperceptions about the age ranges for some of t...

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Ravens Roost Trail opens To the Editor: On Monday evening my dogs and I were able to enjoy our first “official” walk up the completed first leg of Petersburg’s brand new Raven Trail, located between Sandy Beach Park and Ravens Roost Trail. As...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Disappointed with Borough Assembly To the Editor: I am very disappointed in the Petersburg Borough Assembly's decision making. Our hospital is as important to us as the fire department and the library and not asking for near as much support. Being...

 
 Opinion    June 26, 2014

Editorial: PMC should pay their way and avoid local politics

The Petersburg Medical Center board and their hospital administrator continue their push to have their cake and eat it too. While they want to maintain their autonomy from borough oversight, they want the borough assembly to open the purse strings...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

To the Editor

Keep moving, Petersburg To the Editor: Petersburg Mental Health staff is grateful for the generous people that made the second annual Pedometer Challenge happen. We couldn't have done it without Mark Kubo’s amazing tracking skills, Erin Michael...

 
 Opinion    June 12, 2014

Editorial: No property line drawn for news

Recently, a reader suggested we should just print news about Petersburg in this newspaper. He was concerned about coverage of a court case that was published in both the Petersburg Pilot and the Wrangell Sentinel. Both newspapers printed several...

 
 Opinion    June 5, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Look at the facts To the Editor: Papac Alaska Logging, Inc. (PAL) worked on Kupreanof Island, Lindenberg Peninsula, from April through November last year, on the U.S. Forest Service Tonka Timber Sale and is currently working this site. It has been...

 
 Opinion    May 22, 2014

To the Editor

Hats off to Stan Hjort To the Editor: I would like to recognize Stan Hjort who escorted three Petersburg WWII veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials that were built in their honor. Stan called me and inquired about the trip, and after...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Editorial: New harbor a long time coming

Shortly after Glo Wollen was named harbormaster, she stood before the city council and advised them that the North Boat Harbor was one storm away from breaking loose and floating into Wrangell Narrows. That body took her seriously. Today, the...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

To the Editor

Vision for the Petersburg Borough To the Editor: I see a diverse population living in relative harmony, made up of people who respect the opinions and beliefs of others even if they disagree with a viewpoint or don’t share the belief. A community...

 
 Opinion    May 1, 2014

To the Editor

Operation Cup of Cheer Letter to the Editor: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Operation Cup of Cheer effort this winter. Over 150 mugs and over 500 coffee, cocoa, and cider packets were sent to Afghanistan to show Petersburg's support of our...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    April 17, 2014

Editorial: Stough needs to be censured

The Thomas Bay Power Authority needs to censure its president, James Stough, for his action two weeks ago that ordered, via letter, the end of negotiations to allow the Southeast Alaska Power Agency to take over operations at the Tyee Lake...

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Aluminum and Petersburg Scout Programs To the Editor: The Cub, Boy and Girl Scout programs of Petersburg would like to thank all those individuals who have supported these programs through the years by recycling their aluminum. With the start of the...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

Letter to the Editor

National Volunteer Appreciation Week To the Editor: This week, April 6-12, is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. There can't be many people in our little town who don't know someone who gives freely of his or her time and talents to make someone...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    April 10, 2014

Editorial: Print is not dead, nor is it dying

The purchase of the state’s largest daily newspaper by an on-line only publication, Alaska Dispatch proves that print is not dead. Newspapers and other publications have value and they drive sales for brick and mortar stores and for on-line...

 
 Opinion    April 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Petersburg Indian Association To the Editor: Without the foresight and initiative to begin a voluntary curbside recycling program many years ago, many things would not have happened in Petersburg. Many different tribal members would not...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Scow Bay Turnaround limit rumor To the Editor: Over the last couple of weeks, the Petersburg Borough Assembly has received letters from out of town boat owner expressing concern that the borough is planning to place a load limit on the...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

EDITORIAL: The decision to publish

This newspaper’s decision to publish the name of a rape victim in its report in the March 6 edition was influenced by many factors. While many publications have a policy not to publish the name of a victim of rape, we are aware of many...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    March 13, 2014

EDITORIAL: Rebuild the hatchery

An early morning fire destroyed the incubation room and other infrastructure at the Crystal Lake Hatchery last week. The structural loss was valued at an estimated $3 million by the facility manager, Loren Thompson. The fish stock losses were pegged...

 
 Opinion    March 6, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Borough should live within means To the Editor: Well, we got the borough rammed down our throats supposedly to get more money for the city coffers, but apparently not enough. How much time and money has been expended to get new stationary, new...

 
 Opinion    February 13, 2014

To the Editor

Congratulations To the Editor: Congratulations on your 40 years of serving Petersburg. As a PHS alumni, I still enjoy getting the Pilot. Greg Severson...

 

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