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 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...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    February 6, 2014

Editorial: Pilot publishes for 40 years

With this edition, the Petersburg Pilot turns 40 years old. Wrangell publisher Jamie Bryson brought this publication into being on February 8, 1974. The Pilot’s predecessor, Petersburg Press folded in January and Bryson stepped up to the plate...

 
 Opinion    February 6, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Petersburg Borough Comprehensive Plan To the Editor: The comprehensive plan is an attempt by the Petersburg Borough to look into the future and set forth principles and parameters of actions on the part of the Borough to best serve the citizens. The...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    January 30, 2014

Editorial: Don't litter

While walking through Sandy Beach Park this week I found a plastic grocery bag on the ground, about 20-feet from a trash can provided by the Parks and Recreation Dept. I marveled that someone didn’t care enough to walk a short distance to properly...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    January 23, 2014

Editorial: Local superintendent search effort breaks the mold

Too often elected officials are turning their administrative hiring duties over to corporate head-hunter organizations which advertise and screen candidates to fill positions for city managers, hospital administrators, police chiefs and school...

 
 Opinion    January 16, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Thank you Petersburg Letter to the Editor: The Petersburg School District would like to thank our community for supporting the 10th Annual Little Norway Invitational Basketball Tournament that took place in December. The tournament is a high school...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Cookie Walk results To the Editor: To the community of Petersburg, Petersburg Lutheran Church has been celebrating our centennial this year. Our theme has been "Celebrate and Serve.” Last Saturday we had the last event in the celebration of this...

 
 By Ron Loesch Publisher    Opinion    December 19, 2013

Editorial: New sawmill coming

The announcement at Monday’s borough meeting that construction of a new sawmill could begin as early as this spring, was good news. The employment of 35 to 50 employees will bring new people and new dollars to Petersburg. With the departure of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    December 19, 2013

Release of attorney opinion beneficial

The Borough Assembly acted correctly in releasing the complete text of the city attorney’s opinion on the relationship issues between the borough and the hospital. Important topics were previously redacted that need to be the part of the upcoming...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Best Holiday Recipes

Toffee Bars By Mary Tice Mix: 1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 egg yolk Bake in 9x13 pan 15 minutes at 375 degrees. Place about 10 Hershey bars on top and put in oven just long enough to melt chocolate so it's spread...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Christmas Messages from Petersburg's Ministers

Luke 2:13, 14 Luke 2:13, 14: “And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” After receiving Jesus as my Lord and Savior in...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Creating charitable family traditions

They say it's better to give than to receive. But try explaining that concept to your child during the holiday, and they’re likely to look at you as if they just found coal in their stocking. Nonetheless, teaching children about charitable acts...

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2013

To the Editor

Red Kettle Campaign To the Editor: Last year, The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign raised $16,650 here in Petersburg. These donations help provide meals and shelter for families in need, Christmas toys for hundreds of Petersburg children, and...

 
 Opinion    November 28, 2013

Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: What is my Borough Assembly doing...? Around town some residents have called it coercion, others think it’s worse, seeing it as textbook intimidation. I think the correct label is more basic than that. Our Borough has called their ne...

 
 Opinion    November 21, 2013

Letter to the Editor

Additions to story To the editor: Thank you for making “Petersburg Girls Sing in Nashville for Honors Choir” your lead story in the Nov. 14 issue of the Petersburg Pilot. I would like to contribute a few more details of interest to the story:...

 
 Opinion    November 14, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Veteran's Day assembly To the Editor: I would like to thank all of the veterans who arrived at school this afternoon (11/11/13) for the Veteran's Day assembly. It means a lot to the school staff as well as all of the Petersburg students to have a...

 
 Opinion    November 7, 2013

Letters to the Editor

Hats off to Petersburg youth To the Editor: Karen and I underestimated how many kids would come to our house trick or treating this year. Thus, as our supplies dwindled, so did our handouts. As the volume in our basket approached the zero mark, I...

 
 Opinion    October 31, 2013

To the Editor

Thank you PMHS To the Editor: We once again want to thank Petersburg Mental Health for putting on the Fall Ball for us senior citizens. We at Long Term Care really look forward to the parties you put on for us. Great music, food and entertainment....

 

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