Articles from the February 8, 2024 edition

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 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Hammer & Wikan grocers named USA Retailers of the Year

The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) named Hammer and Wikan Grocery - represented by CEO General...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Resource fair connects with people experiencing housing insecurity

The seventh annual Project Connect Resource Fair was held in Petersburg on Jan. 30. Organized under...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Celebrated concert pianist and teacher Tony Lu comes to Petersburg

Concert pianist Tony Lu, 26, arrived in Petersburg on Tuesday for a week of piano performances and...

 

Learning Lefse at Sons of Norway Hall

Hours before the annual lefse and lutefisk dinner took place at Sons of Norway Hall on Feb. 4,...

 

Yesterday's News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

February 8, 1924 – An interesting discussion took place before the meeting of the Petersburg Men’s Club last Saturday evening when Thos. Elsemore,...

 

Alaska must face food stamp litigation after a year of stays, court says

In January of last year, 10 Alaskans sued the state because they said the Department of Health failed to provide food stamps within the time frames... Full story

 

Editorial: Local news. Local jobs. Local accountability

Today, Feb. 8, 2024, the Petersburg Pilot turns 50 years old, and the occasion calls for some reflection on what it takes for a newspaper like ours to...

 

Guest Editorial: National group works with Forest Service for new cabins

Alaskans often like to complain — a lot, and loudly — about national groups sticking their noses and opinions into the workings of the 49th...

 

Police report

January 31 – An officer observed an unsecured entry on Mitkof Highway and notified the responsible party. Officers responded to an alarm on Haugen...

 
 By Scott Bowlen    News    February 8, 2024

Ketchikan police, troopers report seizure of fentanyl, meth with street value of nearly $1.7 million

The Ketchikan Police Department and Alaska State Troopers have announced the seizure of fentanyl and methamphetamine with a total street value of...

 

Court report

January 17, 2024 At arraignment, Magistrate Judge Rachel Newport presided as Kelly Wilbur Brown of Kake entered a not guilty plea to charges of...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 8, 2024

Open house presents hospital project updates

At a joint work session last week, the Hospital Board and Petersburg Borough Assembly discussed the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Family learns homeowner's insurance does not cover landslides

WRANGELL — John Florschutz was surprised to learn that his parents’ homeowner’s insurance policy did not cover the loss from the Nov. 20...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Landslide families could receive state parcels under disaster program

WRANGELL — The borough assembly has declared as “hazardous” and assigned a property value of zero to the two lots owned by victims of the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 8, 2024

Proposed ordinance takes aim at illegal dumping in harbor dumpsters

The dumpsters at Wrangell’s public harbors are for boat owners only and for their household trash only — but that hasn’t stopped people from tos...

 
 By James Brooks    News    February 8, 2024

Gov. Dunleavy bans big new contracts with companies that boycott Israel

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued a far-reaching administrative order on Monday that calls for public agencies to stop doing business with companies... Full story

 

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