Articles from the February 9, 2017 edition

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PPD seizes drugs, guns and cash

Petersburg Police Department searched a residence at #12 Towne Trailer Park and recovered 6 one-quart mason jars of marijuana, more than one ounce of...

 
 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...

 

Marijuana cultivation license approved

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board approved the license for Petersburg's first marijuana...

 

PFD bill gets committee hearing, Ortiz files mining resolution

Entering its third full week of the session, Alaska’s Legislature continues to look at a variety of spending cuts and revenue options. On February...

 

Yesterday's News

February 10, 1917 – At a special meeting Thursday evening, with all members present except Messrs. Jorgenson and Steberg, the council engaged T. J....

 

Alaska lawmakers eye changes to criminal justice law

JUNEAU (AP) – The Alaska Senate, amid public outcry about crime in the state, is eyeing changes to sweeping criminal justice legislation passed last...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Stikine Inn to double capacity to 30 rooms

WRANGELL – Wrangell’s Port Commission gave its go-ahead to a tidelands purchase proposed by the Stikine Inn’s owners. Bill Goodale, who jointly...

 

To the Editor:

Student request To the Editor: My name is Max M. I am a fifth grade student at Harlan Intermediate School in Harlan, Iowa. My class is studying...

 

Debate over onsite use of pot in Alaska stores continues

JUNEAU, (AP) _ The head of the board that regulates marijuana in Alaska said he expects officials will have to address again at some point the issue...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    February 9, 2017

Wrangell to get new trooper in several weeks

WRANGELL – A new trooper has been selected to take the vacant Wrangell assignment, Alaska Wildlife Troopers confirmed this week. “We’ve had...

 

Police reports

Feb. 1 — Suspicious activity was reported along Mitkof Highway and on Gjoa St. A burn violation was reported on Lumber St. A motor vehicle accident...

 

Courts

Jan. 13 — Deputy Judge Magistrate Brandy Boggs heard the bail review for Daniel Varner. Bail was reduced to $250 cash only. Jan. 24 — Dustin...

 

Work begins on road extension on Juneau's Douglas Island

JUNEAU, (AP) – A contractor has completed the first half-mile of a rough road that will provide additional access to the back side of Juneau’s...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 9, 2017

Lady Vikings win two in home games

Petersburg High School's girls added a pair of wins to their standings over the weekend, hosting Hai...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    February 9, 2017

Petersburg boys continue win streak in home games

The Vikings hosted Haines over the weekend, adding two more wins to a lossless season so far. "It wa...

 

Whale Pass becomes new Alaska city

PETERSBURG (AP) – A small community on Prince of Wales Island in southeast Alaska has become the state’s newest city. Whale Pass was incorporated...

 

Fish Factor: Salmon is the heart of business for Alaska fisheries

Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s fisheries – it almost singlehandedly spawned the push for statehood nearly 60 years ago. A new Alaska Salmon...

 

Juneau Parkinson's patients use boxing to treat symptoms

JUNEAU (AP) – Twice a week, seven Juneau residents with Parkinson’s disease go through a transformation. “Once they go through this door, they...

 

Correction:

In the January 19, 2017 edition of the Pilot, Brandon Estes’ age in his obituary was printed as 24, he was 23....

 

Matanuska return to service delayed by repairs

Repairs to one of Southeast’s primary public ferries will take longer than anticipated. Alaska Marine Highway System reported the M/V Matanuska may...

 
 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...

 

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