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Articles from the March 7, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

Borough to send out RFP for new baler

The Petersburg Borough will send out a request for proposals for a new baler, after the assembly approved the decision on Monday. In January, the borough assembly passed Ordinance 2018-21, which allocates $600,000 towards the replacement of the...

 

Thomas Bay

A view of Thomas Bay from a flight to Juneau on Feb. 20. Snow covers the mountain tops near Baird Glacier....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

USCG running active shooter drills

United States Coast Guard members throughout Southeast Alaska will be in Petersburg this week performing active shooter drills led by Officer Louis Waechter of the Petersburg Police Department. The...

 

Yesterday's News

March 7, 1919 The mail boat Trygve returned from the Kake run on Tuesday night and those operating the boat report an exceptionally rough trip. She sailed again on Thursday morning. The Trygve is taking the run for the Americ while the latter boat is...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

Decision to designate assembly seats could go to voters

The borough assembly amended ordinance #2019-01 on Monday in its second reading, which would put the decision to designate assembly seats on the ballot in October’s municipal elections. If the voters were to pass the ordinance, borough election...

 

Correction:

In last week’s issue of the Petersburg Pilot, the front page story reporting on the borough’s 24-hour diesel campaign used the term megawatts when describing the amount of electricity produced each day by the diesel generators while running for...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

SEAPA to reimburse the borough for running diesel generators

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency board passed a motion at their regular board meeting on Thursday that would reimburse the Petersburg and Wrangell communities for most of the associated costs for burning diesel generators beginning on Feb. 15...

 

Watchful eyes

A bald eagle perches high up in a tree mid Feb....

 

Letter to the Editor

Why a free pass? To the Editor: How is this fair? The Borough Assembly just voted to put a proposed ordinance on the ballot this fall to change the way Borough Assembly Member seats are elected. This...

 

Editorial: Education vs. PFDs

Education is too critical a part of our state's future to allow for reduced funding of that line item at the expense of a super-sized Permanent Fund check. K-12 funding should be left intact as was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

Local reality show begins filming

Engel Entertainment, a production company filming a reality TV show focused on law enforcement in Alaska, has begun filming in Petersburg. “You guys might see them out and about around town,” said Police Chief Jim Kerr to the borough assembly on...

 

Police report

February 27 — Brandon Johnson, 35, was arrested on charges of burglary in the first degree, vehicle theft in the first degree, assault in the third degree, theft in the second degree and misconduct involving weapons in the third degree. Icy road...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 7, 2019

Vikings win last two home games of the year

The boys varsity basketball team won their last two home games of the season against Wrangell before heading to Sitka to compete in the regional tournament. "I thought the kids played with positive...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 7, 2019

Lady Vikings lose last two home games of the season

The girls varsity basketball team lost their last two home games of the season against Wrangell over the weekend. "Wrangell's good," said Coach Dino Brock. "They're big. They're one of the top ranked...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

Heather Conn selected as the elementary principal

Heather Conn, special education teacher with the Petersburg School District, will be replacing Teri Toland as Rae C. Stedman Elementary School's principal beginning in the fall 2019 school year....

 

Senator hopes for agreement to fund ferries through mid-2020

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A co-chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said Thursday he wants to reach a budget agreement that would fund the state’s ferry system through mid-2020. Sen. Bert Stedman, a Sitka Republican, said that would allow time...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 7, 2019

Community fills auditorium for screening of A HERD OF ORPHANS documentary

Petersburg residents filled about two-thirds of the Wright Auditorium on Thursday to view the screening of A HEARD OF ORPHANS, a documentary by local filmmaker Kelly Bakos about the lives of young...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 7, 2019

Roadless Rule, Galore Creek Mine hot topics during SEACC visit

WRANGELL - The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, SEACC, was founded in 1970 to protect the land and wildlife of the Tongass National Forest. The SEACC board of directors is made up of people who...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 7, 2019

AK pollock noodles swept awards in products competition 

Push that pasta aside. Noodles made from Alaska pollock are poised to become a center of the plate favorite. Alaska Pollock Protein Noodles from Trident Seafoods swept the awards at the 26th annual...

 

Obituary: George Stephan Murrison, 84

George Stephan Murrison, 84, passed away at his home in Petersburg on February 10 with his wife Nancy, daughter Lynda and his two dogs Rowdy and Risky by his side. He was born October 12, 1934 in San... Full story

 

Ballot measure seeks to move legislative sessions from Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A proposed ballot measure seeks to move Alaska legislative sessions from the state capital of Juneau to the state’s biggest city, Anchorage. Supporters say they’re not trying to move the capital and see the proposal as a...

 

Women's health clinic

Women up to age 29, with limited or no access to health care, can get exams and reproductive health services on a sliding scale at the Public Health Center’s Women’s Health Clinic March 12- March 14. Services will be provided by a nurse...

 

Death Notice

Tom Lewis passed away March 2, 2019 at Petersburg Medical Center. An obituary and Celebration of Life will follow.... Full story

 

Homecoming court

This year's homecoming court was crowned on Friday between the girls and boys varsity basketball games. From left to right: freshmen princess and prince Madelyn Gilpin and Lathum Johnson; senior...

 

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