Petersburg Visitor Guide

Hammer & Wikan celebrates 100 years

Hammer & Wikan, Inc. kicked off a year's worth of celebrations on April 17 with their Founder's Day event to commentate the business's 100-year anniversary. The festivities began at the grocery...

A second retirement

In 2000, Richard Sprague sold his practice and retired, but two years later he was back in his office practicing dentistry again. Now in 2021, Sprague will again be retiring at the age of 81. Sprague...

Interstate travelers not required to test for COVID

The Borough Assembly approved an amendment to the interstate and international travel mandate on Monday to allow anyone coming into the community from outside of the state who is fully vaccinated...

AMSEA training offered

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) will offer Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor class in Petersburg on May 4, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM at The Scandia House. Interested mariners may register online at www.amsea.org or call (907)...

Four active cases of COVID-19 in town

Five cases of COVID-19 were reported in the community in the last seven days, one of which has been removed from the active local case count, according to the Petersburg Borough's COVID-19 Dashboard....

PMC to keep vaccinating with Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Petersburg Medical Center Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at the COVID-19 community update on April 16 that the hospital will continue to vaccinate residents with the Pfizer and Moderna...

Intrastate travel mandate now a health alert

Anyone arriving in Petersburg from another Alaskan community are no longer mandated to test for COVID-19 before and after their arrival in town after the Borough Assembly voted in favor of...

Preliminary land decision issued

The State of Alaska is proposing to convey and reject land selected by the Petersburg Borough in Thomas Bay as part of a general grant land entitlement in a preliminary land decision. The borough has...

Patrick Wilson to retire from OBI

Since the fall of 1989, Patrick Wilson has been the plant manager for Icicle Seafoods, later OBI Seafoods, but this summer he'll be leaving Petersburg to enjoy a retirement split between the Bahamas...

OBI hires new plant manager

Nikolai Wendel has taken over as plant manager at OBI Seafoods, bringing 13 years of cannery experience with him. He arrived in town in late January, and following a two week quarantine, began...

Start of cruise ship season pushed to June

The Petersburg Borough will have to wait until June 2 to see its first cruise ship of the season following a change to the local tour ship schedule. In December, eight ships were expected to make a...

PHS baseball has first games in two years

The Petersburg High School baseball team played their first games of the year in a preseason jamboree in Sitka last week. Although the Vikings lost the three games, Coach Jim Engell said the team had...

To the Editor

A deep dive To the Editor: The author of the Letter to The Editor entitled “Regulatory malfeasance” in the April 15 edition of The Pilot appears to be following her unfortunate practice of citing scientific studies, historical facts, or... Full story

Yesterday's News

April 22, 1921 A chapter of the Mooseheart Legion will be installed in Petersburg within a short time by Mrs. Pritchett of Wrangell. The Petersburg women organized and applied for a charter some time ago and it is expected to arrive on every boat,...

Repair in progress

A Public Works crew replaced planks in the Sing Lee Alley Bridge over Hammer Slough on...

Artifact Archive: Ellis Airlines

Commercial aviation in Alaska dates back to 1927. In 1936, Ellis Airlines was formed in Ketchikan by Bob Ellis. The fleet of 10 Grumman Goose amphibious aircraft were well-suited to travel in...

Police report

April 14— A vessel was illegally moored in Petersburg Harbor. Extra patrols were requested at an undisclosed location. Loud music was reported at a location on Lumber St. A vehicle was blocking roadway construction at an undisclosed location. A...

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