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SE communities disrupted by ferry shutdown again

With the M/V Matanuska going out of service last week, ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway has completely shut down. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

The Marshes: a marriage that'll last forever

Eight children, 29 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and 57 years later, Otis and Diane Marsh are still very much in love. While Otis credits luck for their long and happy marriage, Diane said...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

Handmade jewelry on display at artist's first show

Taylen Reed has been making jewelry out of copper and sterling silver for the past two years, but it wasn't until she bought a heart-shaped disc cutter that she finally decided to host her first art...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

SB passes policy to address the spread of illnesses

The Petersburg School Board voted in favor of adopting a board policy in its first reading on Tuesday that addresses pandemic and epidemic emergency readiness. The policy was recommended to the board...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

Auditorium lights now have color

During last Wednesday's Petersburg Live talent show, Wright Auditorium showed off its new lights, which are capable of showering performers on stage in a multitude of lights. "We can literally make...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

A promotion, a new trooper and a new location

Over the past several months Cody Litster, Petersburg's Alaska Wildlife Trooper, has been busy settling into his new role as a sergeant for the Central Southeast Alaska's wildlife troopers, making pre...

 

Vikings get their payback against the Chiefs

In two hard fought battles over the weekend, the Vikings came out victorious against the Metlakatla Chiefs, the only team this season to beat them. "I think it was important to get a couple of wins...

 

Lady Vikings continue to show improvement

The Lady Vikings took a double loss against Metlakatla over the weekend, but Head Coach Dino Brock said the team is showing improvement and can learn from the games they played. "Overall, I thought...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 13, 2020

Five Finger Lighthouse to be remodeled

The Juneau Lighthouse Association, which operates and maintains the Five Finger Lighthouse, has changed its name to the Five Finger Lighthouse Society and is currently revamping the organization and t...

 

Correction

A story on page one of last week’s issue of the Petersburg Pilot incorrectly spelled Glenn Gellert’s name as Glenn Bellert....

 

Yesterday's News

February 20, 1920 The Alaska Industrial Union locals of Southeastern Alaska have been instructed to elect delegates to a convention to be held at Petersburg on March 1st for the purpose of settling on a wage scale for cannery workers in this section...

 

Guest Commentary: Kake Access Road

Editor's Note: The following was received from Sen. Bert Stedman's office. January 28, 2020 Honorable Governor Mike Dunleavy Office of the Governor Dear Mr. Dunleavy, Welcome back to Juneau. We...

 

Letters to the Editor

Stedman should put ferries first To the Editor: As residents of the towns near the proposed Kake Road, we firmly oppose it. The $40 million raised for this "road to nowhere" should instead support...

 

Chief of project development

The Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribe of Alaska has promoted Will Ware to chief of project development in Juneau, according to a prepared statement by Communications Coordinator...

 

Police report

February 5 — Extra patrols were requested on Sandy Beach Rd. Authorities responded to a duress alarm at a location on Haugen Dr. Curtis Medina, 31, was arrested on charges of an outstanding warrant. Kory Birchell, 28, was arrested on charges of...

 

Obituary: Betty Jane Pederson

Betty was born in Evanston, Illinois to Swedish immigrants, Carl and Elizabeth Roger, fondly remembered by all as Big and Little Benna. Petersburg did not have a doctor at that time so Elizabeth trave... Full story

 

Obituary: David Allen Peterson

On Friday, January 24, 2020, David Allen Peterson, husband, father, and friend, passed away after a brief illness, at the age of 64. Dave was born in 1955 in Petersburg, Alaska, to Robert (Bud) and...

 

Several fish bills before the AK Legislature have wide support from fishermen

Alaska lawmakers are making fast work of several fish bills that have wide support from Alaska’s fishermen.  “I was anticipating a somewhat slow start, but they’re organized and they’re diving right into these issues and taking these bills...

 

Artifact Archive

Alaska Marine Highway System The Alaska Marine Highway System--the Nation's only marine National Scenic Byway and All-American Road--dates back to 1948, when the Chilkoot Motorship Lines began in...

 

Obituary: Michael F. Tolson, 74

Michael F. Tolson was born on October 29, 1944 in Middletown, Ohio to Mervyn and Margaret Tolson, Hillman. He died on October 10, 2019 at Petersburg Medical Center....

 

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