Articles from the April 4, 2013 edition

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Alaskans choosing respect

Dozens of Petersburg residents participated in a Choose Respect parade and rally on Thursday, March... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Borough denies Tamico North Harbor bid appeal

The Borough Assembly on Monday voted unanimously to deny the appeal filed by Tamico regarding the award of the North Harbor Reconstruction contract... Full story


Sitka herring winding down

The Sitka Sound Herring fishery total harvest to date is approximately 5,600 tons leaving just under 6,000 tons remaining to be harvested of the... Full story

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Borough creates ad hoc committee to address Sea Otter population

Petersburg Borough Assembly announced during a regular session meeting on Monday the formation of an Ad hoc Sea Otter Management Committee to address...


Yesterday's News

April 6, 1983 – In response to requests from Congressman Don Young and others concerned about the development of ocean resources, president Reagan...


From wood planks to gravel

In July 1936, Petersburg’s main street was under construction. The previous street was built on...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Manager reports on borough business

During Monday’s meeting, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported that the Petersburg Library has digitized local newspapers from 1913 to 1931,...


Letters to the Editor

Consider local preference To the Editor: Thank you and kudos to the Borough Assembly for having a noon meeting. It allowed me to attend without fear...


Letters to the Editor

No EIS done on Tonka To the Editor: The March 28, 2013 Petersburg Pilot article on the Tonka log sorting and storage facility did not inform the...


Library construction continues

The new Petersburg Public Library construction continues. The roof is ready to be shingled and the...


Police reports

March 21 — The fire department was dispatched to Sing Lee Alley after a caller reported alarms going off and smelling smoke. A caller reported an...


60 apply for Police Chief position

The borough manager reports that 60 persons have applied for the Chief of Police position. Manager Steve Giesbrecht said Wednesday the borough’s...


Salvation Army Congress in Petersburg

The Salvation Army of Petersburg is hosting the 2013 Salvation Army's Alaska Congress. The Congress will be held from April 5-7 and will include...

 By Suzanne Ashe    News    April 4, 2013

Stitch in time: Local quilt shop has a new owner

For Grazyna Froehlich, quilting was never about sewing, it was about art. The owner of Wildcat... Full story


Two PHS seniors compete in Distinguished Young Women

PHS Seniors Eva Kowalski and Patricia Jackson last month participated in the Distinguished Young...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 4, 2013

Fish Factor

A new plan is being crafted by federal managers for Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries that will reduce bycatch by trawlers, and it will very likely...


Obituary, John Silva Jr., 63

John Silva, Jr. a resident of Petersburg and Angoon, Alaska, passed away on March 3, 2013 at the... Full story


The Douglas-Dornan Foundation seeks grant applications

Juneau — The Douglas-Dornan Foundation of the Juneau Community Foundation, will accept applications for funding support from April 1 through June...


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