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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 26, 2017

Former Pilot reporters Kyle Clayton and Mary Koppes win cooking competition in Haines

It's not easy to create a five-star dish using beets, anchovies, chili powder, Cheetos and gummy bears. But that's just what the 16 chefs in this year's Chilkat Chef Competition in Haines had to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Borough Assembly advances budget 5-1, revises and approves sales tax exemption ballot measures for fall

The Petersburg Borough Assembly advanced 5-1 the fiscal year 2018 budget in its second reading with several failed budget amendments that would have kept property taxes from rising and given power and light around $775,000 to help purchase property...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Ballot sales tax changes move forward

Voters may soon decide whether or not they want to raise the sales tax cap to $5,000 and to eliminate the exemption for the sale of goods purchased within the borough for use outside of it. The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved in its second...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Assembly gives final approval for municipal power rate for schools

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to approve in its final reading an ordinance that provides an eight cent power rate for the school buildings despite continued pleas from Petersburg Medical Center staff to give the hospital the rate as well....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Sales tax changes proposed for ballot

Voters may soon decide whether or not they want to raise the sales tax cap and to eliminate the exemption for the sale of goods purchased within the borough for use outside of it. The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved in its first reading an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Borough Assembly again approves lower power rate for school district, not hospital

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted in its second reading to approve an ordinance that provides an 8 cent power rate for the school buildings. The break-even power rate applies to the aquatic boiler room, the aquatic center, the high school, middle...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Assembly against federal land transfer

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a resolution opposing H.R. 232 — an act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young that would transfer up to 2 million acres of Tongass National Forest to the state of Alaska. The assembly voted to table the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Assembly approves lower power rate for school

The Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed a request made by the Petersburg School District and Petersburg Medical Center to pay a lower power rate but ultimately voted to only provide it to school buildings, instead of all municipal buildings includi...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017

Assembly removes discount on moorage, and approves first cannabis application

The Petersburg Borough assembly unanimously voted to eliminate a prepayment discount on annual moorage rates in an effort to align with a rate study that recommended the borough increase harbor fees by 12 percent. Harbormaster Glo Wollen told the ass...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017

Resolution opposing federal land transfer to be rewritten

The Petersburg Borough Assembly tabled a resolution opposing H.R. 232—an act sponsored by Alaska Congressman Don Young that would transfer up to 2 million acres of Tongass National Forest to the the state of Alaska. The land that would go into...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Borough to update zoning code, assembly hears capital project list options for Power & Light

At this week’s Assembly meeting, Community Development director Liz Cabrera presented to the Petersburg Borough Assembly an outline for how to update the borough’s zoning code that hasn’t been brought up to speed since 1986. Cabrera said many p...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 2, 2017

Borough Assembly discusses deferal funding priorities, water fluoridation

The Petersburg Borough Assembly gathered in its newly renovated municipal building this week during its February 27 meeting. During the meeting, the assembly passed 5-2 in its final reading an ordinance updating from city to borough code a Local...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 16, 2017

Tanner crab season kicks off Friday

Tanner crab estimates are down from the previous season although there is enough to go around for a successful fishery. Mature male Tanner abundance estimate is 4.9 million pounds, down from the 5.6...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 9, 2017

School, hospital request lower power rates

The Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed a request made by the Petersburg School District and Petersburg Medical Center to pay a lower power rate last month. The request comes after meetings between...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 9, 2017

Assembly to discuss borough charter amendments that could change who controls tax adjustments

The Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed but took no action on possible amendments to the borough charter during its Feb. 6 meeting including changing the planning and zoning commission into an appointed body instead of elected and making the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Assembly votes 6-1 against retail marijuana opt out option

On November 4, 2014 614 Petersburg voters, 58 percent of those who turned out, scratched their pencils on a ballot, darkening a little oval marked ‘yes’ to Ballot Measure 2, titled “An Act to Tax and Regulate the Production, Sale and Use of Mar... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Assembly continues to seek public input on docks takeover

The Petersburg Borough Assembly continued to discuss the prudence of taking ownership of three dock facilities after the state offered to transfer the facilities along with more than $700,000 and the responsibility of operation and maintenance. Last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Police make several meth busts

Local, state and federal law enforcement made two arrests this week associated with the possession and distribution of methamphetamine. After the Petersburg Court issued a warrant June 6, police searched 214 North Nordic Drive Apt # 5 and found...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

Community foundation awards 15K to local organizations

The Petersburg Community Foundation awarded $15,000 worth of grants this year to six Petersburg organizations. WAVE, KFSK, The Children’s Center, The Petersburg Arts Council, the Salvation Army and the Mitkof Dance Troupe were all beneficiaries of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

Juneau Student Symphony headed to town this weekend

The Juneau Student Symphony and the Juneau String Ensemble are traveling to Petersburg and will put on a free performance in the Wright Auditorium Saturday, June 4 at 2:30 p.m. Juneau Symphony...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

PMC board approves budget, plans discussion with architect

The Petersburg Medical Center board passed its annual capital and operating budget last Thursday, May 26. The $406,207 capital project list includes a new emergency room information system, a replacement chiller, a cardiac stress test/treadmill...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2016

Petersburg's Class of 2016 graduates

The Class of 2016 graduated Tuesday night in the Petersburg High School gymnasium. Thirty-three seniors were members of this year's class, which PHS principal Rick Dormer described as the "nicest"...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Sports    May 26, 2016

Rollers score big at home bout

The Petersburg Ragnarok Rollers emerged victorious during this year's Mayfest Mayhem roller derby bout in front of a packed house Friday evening. Rebecca "Midlife Tigress" Anderson said she was proud...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016

PHS students spend windy, blue day on LeConte Glacier

Petersburg High School LeConte Glacier student surveyors returned from the annual trip measuring the tidewater glacier. Six juniors and one senior spent each Wednesday's lunch hour this school year...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2016

Wohlhueter still pushing to prohibit retail marijuana

After the Petersburg Borough Assembly shot down member Kurt Wohlhueter’s proposal to put a retail marijuana opt out measure on October’s ballot, Wohlhueter is still exploring what options the borough has to restrict a retail market and is...

 

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