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 By Brian Varela    News    March 14, 2019

Community in favor of smaller PFD, state income tax

A town hall meeting was called by Mayor Mark Jensen last week to hear comments and concerns from the public regarding Gov. Mike Dunleavy's proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The community was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 14, 2019

PHS cheerleaders become five time Region champions

After becoming five time Region champions, the Petersburg High School cheerleaders look to competing in Anchorage next week for a shot at the state title. Of the ten cheerleaders on the team, Trinity...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 14, 2019

Veterans Affairs representatives speak to local veterans

Representatives from the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs held a town hall meeting on Tuesday to give local veterans an update on the VA system in Alaska and help them file any forms or documents....

 

Alaska utility expects higher-than-usual rates to continue

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Juneau-area residents will likely continue paying more than usual for electricity because of low water levels at an Alaska utility’s hydroelectric facility. Dry conditions in southeast Alaska over the last year have caused...

 

Correction:

A photo on the right side of page 6 of last week’s edition of the Petersburg Pilot wrongly identified the varsity basketball player who was shooting the ball in the photo. The student in the photo was Aiden Luhr and not Julian Cumps as stated in... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

March 14, 1919 One of the progressive firms of Petersburg now making ready for the increased business of the summer is the Petersburg Meat Company. Since the return of Cato Haarberg from the south with the new red delivery car, the interior of the...

 

Alaska governor wants lawmakers to offer budget ideas

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy says he’s eager for the Alaska Legislature to offer alternatives for addressing the state’s ongoing deficit. Dunleavy says that while he attends an energy conference next week in Texas he hopes the...

 

AK Airlines not yet flying Boeing jet involved in crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines is not flying the type of Boeing jets involved in a deadly Ethiopian Airways crash but has orders pending for the aircraft. The Anchorage Daily News reports that the company says its fleet does not...

 

To the Editor

Budget cuts corrected To the Editor: A possible objective look at our new governor’s budget to me looks as follows: 1. The governor only needs 16 votes to keep any of his budget cuts the legislators want to overturn. The legislature needs 46 to...

 

Alaska considers selling historic museum to save money

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A historic Alaska museum and library may be sold at the direction of Gov. Mike Dunleavy, according to a state official. The Sheldon Jackson Museum and adjacent Stratton Library building in Sitka, southwest of Juneau, are...

 

Police report

March 6 — Anthony P. Hill, 26 was arrested on charges of two bench warrants for failure to appear. Authorities responded to a report of afterhours burning at a location on S. Nordic Dr. The individual was advised of what was permissible to burn...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 14, 2019

Local man indicted by Grand Jury on three counts

A Grand Jury indicted Brandon Johnson, 35, on three of seven counts set before them on March 7. Johnson was indicted on burglary in the first degree, theft in the second degree and assault in the third degree. The remaining counts were either...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 14, 2019

Lady Vikings eliminated from region tournament

The girls varsity basketball team traveled to Sitka last week to compete in the Region V championship tournament where the team was eliminated after three games. The Lady Vikings were off to a good...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    March 14, 2019

Quilting in Petersburg: Rain Country Quilters

A quilt is a layer of batting or stuffing between two layers of fabric. Early American quilts were the result of patched together pieces of worn out blankets and clothing. Since fabrics had to be...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 14, 2019

Alaska Crossings gearing up for new season in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Alaska Crossings has been a part of the Wrangell community since its inception in the early 2000s. The behavioral health program is designed to help troubled teens from all over the state....

 

Obituary: Molly Brennan Crenshaw, 77

Molly Brennan Crenshaw, 77, of Juneau, Alaska died on March 1, 2019. She was born on February 11, 1942 in Petersburg, Alaska to Richard and Helen Brennan. She married Ron Crenshaw in July 1964 and had two children: Tyler and Adam. She is survived by... Full story

 

Obituary: Carol Winona Enge

Carol Enge, an Iowa farm girl who left home in 1946 to teach school in the Alaska territory, married a son of one of Petersburg's pioneering families, and built a life devoted to home and community,... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 14, 2019

Vikings one basket short of qualifying for State

In the final championship game against Metlakatla on Friday at the regional tournament in Sitka, the Petersburg Vikings lost by one point with a final score of 63-64. Petersburg's first game of the to...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 14, 2019

Alaska Fish Factor

­­­So how’s that trade war with China going? Up until last July, when the Trump Administration slapped a 25 percent tax on nearly all U.S. seafood imports from China, that country was Alaska’s biggest trading partner for seven years...

 

Triem falls short in supplying full accounting to court

Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem appeared before Juneau Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally on Feb. 12 to answer to an Order to Show Cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for his failure...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 14, 2019

Rep. Ortiz provides background on State Budget

WRANGELL — State Representative Dan Ortiz was present at Wrangell’s town hall meeting on March 6 and gave the audience some context on Alaska’s financial situation, and to go into some detail on what the proposed budget means for several state...

 

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