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Governor Dunleavy Announces Town Hall Series

(Juneau, AK) – Today, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced his Conversations with Alaskans town hall series, to further engage with the public on their vision of Alaska’s future, beginning Monday, February 3rd. Governor Dunleavy will be... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

New hospital cost estimates range up to $110 million

Petersburg Medical Center held a town hall meeting last Wednesday where Dan Jardine, of NAC Architecture, presented the findings of a master plan for a new hospital. "The purpose of a master plan is... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

Pool leak repaired; P&R Director resigns

Last week, the Pilot reported that Parks and Rec. and the Petersburg School District shared the cost of the boiler utilities and water usage in the aquatic center in a 70-30 split, with the district p...

 

Yesterday's News

February 6, 1920 The registration books for the coming city election have been opened in the Jorgensen store with Mrs. P. Jorgensen acting as registration clerk. The election will be held on the 6th of April and since the next council will have...

 

Two wins for the Vikings against Craig

After breaking their winning streak last weekend against Metlakatla, the Petersburg High School basketball team beat Craig in two home games this weekend. The Vikings took an immediate lead in...

 

Lady Vikings take down the Lady Panthers

With a strong offense and defense, the Lady Vikings brought home two more wins last weekend after traveling to Craig to play against the Lady Panthers. The Lady Vikings had good luck at the basket at the start of Friday’s game, which continued on...

 

To the Editor

Vital role of AMHS not addressed To the Editor: Recently I traveled to Juneau to meet with Legislators to discuss the importance of the Alaska Marine Highway. Mayors and administrators from statewide coastal communities teamed up to highlight the...

 

Police report

January 21— Authorities responded to a report of two males underneath a bunkhouse on Mitkof Highway. A disturbance was reported at a location on Kiseno St. January 22 — Authorities responded to a disturbance at a location on S. 4.5 St. A...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

Police department likely to promote from within

Three Petersburg Police Department officers have applied for the vacant police sergeant position, but there hasn't been any outside interest, said Police Chief Jim Kerr at an assembly meeting last...

 

Court report

Dec. 30 – The court revoked probation for Juan Carlos Gallardo, charged with driving without a license. A judgment of guilt was entered and the defendant was sentenced to a $150 fine and a $20 surcharge. Robert Brooks appeared in a felony first hea...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Which Alaska region is home to the most fishing boats and where do most of Alaska’s fishermen live? Answers to those questions and many others can be found in the annual report Economic Value of Alaska’s Seafood Industry 2020 by the Alaska...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

Public marches in support of life

Over 70 people attended the March for Life rally in Petersburg to support life from conception to natural death and protest abortion, similar to the annual event of the same name that takes place in...

 

Fishing vessel dockside exams

Several Coast Guard personnel will be in Petersburg February 10-13 to conduct dockside safety exams on commercial fishing vessels. Sign up at the harbormaster’s office. These exams are free, take about an hour and help ensure vessels are being...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 30, 2020

PMC audit makes two adjustments, six comments

Mertz CPA & Advisors, of Juneau, conducted an audit of Petersburg Medical Center that was presented before the hospital board at their meeting last week that showed no significant issues with the...

 

AK cruise ship dock permit issued; construction to begin

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit for a cruise ship dock in southeast Alaska, but the dock's opening date is unclear, agency officials said. The permit was issued Tuesday for the 1,300-foot (400-meter),...

 

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