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Editorial: Pilot swan song

It all began about 45 years ago on my second visit to Petersburg to seek bank financing for the...

 

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With the firing of Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Executive Director Angela Rodell at the corporation’s quarterly board meeting, a full explanati...

 

Editorial: No personal accountability

The Petersburg Borough Assembly’s attempt to abate a public health crisis in Petersburg Wednesday night went nowhere. Creating an ordinance to...

 

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The October borough election brings clarity to both borough administrative staff and elected officials as they assess the needs for mandates and new...

 

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We encourage voters to vote YES on the $7.8 million bond issue proposed by Petersburg Power and Light to pay for back-up diesel generation and the...

 

Editorial: Vote No on proposition 2

We encourage a NO VOTE on Proposition #2, which seeks to remove the Frederick Point East Subdivision from Borough Service Area 1. Changes to Service A...

 

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The school board did what was needed to assure the best chances of keeping the schools open this year. School board president Sarah Holmgrain...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    August 19, 2021

Editorial: Avoid Covid-19 fatigue

It seems like we've been here before. Mask use is low, positivity rates are low (3.3%), only 3...

 

Editorial: PMC facility to be funded by outside sources

A new group of citizens are advocating in favor of SEARHC to provide for the future health care...

 

Editorial: Congratulations Joyce

We congratulate Joyce Cummings on her semi-retirement from her 35-year tenure at First Bank. We...

 

Borough continues abatement process over spilled sewage

It's been almost a year since the Petersburg Borough was made aware of raw sewage being dumped from...

 

Editorial: Noteworthy employees

The word is already out. Pilot reporter Brian Varela is leaving Petersburg this week. His 3-year...

 

Editorial: Land bill must give details

Despite the fact that there were specific reasons why the five landless communities of Haines, Ketch...

 

1967 Shelby GT 350: A high performance investment

Tim and Polly Koeneman were looking for a fun performance car, in 2003 when they decided to steer aw...

 

Rental relief payments are going out

As of Wednesday morning, nearly half of the 118 Petersburg applications for financial help with...

 

Editorial: Term limits not needed

A suggestion by Assembly member Taylor Norheim that term limits are needed for borough assembly...

 

Editorial: Changes not needed

Changes to Service Area 1 boundaries proposed under Ordinance 2021-08 are unnecessary and ill...

 

Editorial: Vaccine risk is low

We're getting closer to achieving the required herd immunity levels needed to abate the spread of...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 18, 2021

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The Alaskan Republican Party's censure of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former Pres...

 

Triem v. Alaska Airlines:

The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled last month that Superior Court Judge William Carey...

 

Editorial: It's so preventable

It should be obvious by now that no amount of peer reviewed science or proven medical knowledge is...

 

Editorial: A milestone

Today (Feb. 11) will be a significant day for hundreds of Petersburg residents who head to the...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    February 4, 2021

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On Jan 29 the EOC used the CodeRED system to encourage residents who are interested in receiving...

 

Editorial: A job well done

We applaud the work of the entire Petersburg Medical Center staff and everyone that worked with...

 

Editorial: Money is circulating

Overall, Petersburg doesn't look like a town in distress. We've seen what happens in "down" years,...

 

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