Petersburg Visitor Guide

Oktoberfest scheduled for October 24

The Muskeg Maleriers are pressing forward with the 44th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 24, though this year's event will look a little bit different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents will...

COVID-19 weekly update:

Local resident visited one or more bars while infected October 16 The Emergency Operations Center is asking anyone who visited or worked in any of the local bars on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 to call... Full story

Affordable housing complex limited on parking

The Planning Commission approved a parking agreement with Valhalla Place, LLC at their regular meeting on Tuesday on the condition that any overflow parking from its future 15 unit affording housing...

Local household tests positive for COVID-19 virus

Three cases of COVID-19 were confirmed within a single household Wednesday evening, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The individuals were...

Kensinger, Meucci elected to assembly

The Borough Assembly certified the results of the Oct. 6 municipal election on Oct. 9. No significant changes were made to the outcome of the election. After the election was certified, David...

Certified municipal election results

You can find the full story here. Total ballots cast - 1,001 Winners are marked by * Borough Assembly Two 3-year terms David Kensinger - 576* Marc Martinsen - 343 Jeff Meucci - 499* Brandi Thynes -...

Correction:

In a story on page 4 of last week’s edition of the Petersburg Pilot, the Pilot incorrectly stated the Petersburg Borough had a non-congregate sheltering agreement with the Tides Inn. The agreement is between the borough and the Narrows...

SEARHC offering free COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has begun free asymptomatic testing of Petersburg residents and others throughout the region. Testing is offered from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. every Saturday...

Petersburg Medical Center welcomes fifth doctor

Dr. Kayla Luhrs began working full time at Petersburg Medical Center as its fifth doctor in August. Luhrs had been working with PMC since 2018 as a locum physician, traveling back and forth between...

ASAA cancels fall state championships due to COVID-19 concerns

The Alaska School Activities Association announced on Tuesday the cancellation of all 2020 fall state championship events due to the increasing case counts of COVID-19 in Anchorage and around the...

Volleyball team wins first match of season

The Petersburg High School volleyball team went 3-0 against Wrangell in their first exhibition match of the season on Saturday, Oct. 10. "It was a great way to start off somewhat of a competition...

PHS swims past WHS in first in person meet

The Petersburg High School swim team welcomed Wrangell High School to the Parks and Recreation's aquatic center on Saturday for both team's first in person swim meet of the season. It was just the...

Letters to the Editor

Time for tougher garbage requirements To the Editor: Every fall, it's the same story: bears wandering around town and getting into garbage. It's time for the borough to adopt tougher requirements to...

Guest Editorial

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about...

Breaking ground for fun

Members of the Petersburg Rotary Club along with other project participants broke ground for the installation of new playground equipment at Sandy Beach Park on Wednesday. Rock-n-Road Construction...

Yesterday's News

October 15, 1920 Petersburg for the greater part of the week has been a lightless and waterless town. The light and power plant shut down entirely on Tuesday while Robert Allen and his force of men were relining the generator and the old engine...

Taking care of our own

Gregg Jones, a fisherman and member of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA), connects a container of salmon to a crane in Sitka late last month to be donated to families across the...

Police report

October 7— Extra patrols were requested in the downtown area. Criminal mischief involving a dumpster at a location on S. 2nd St. was reported to authorities. Suspicious activity was observed at a location on Noseeum St. A bear was spotted getting...

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