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 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

1.26 million pounds of tanner crab harvest in SE

The 2021 tanner crab harvest in Southeast Alaska was the fourth largest tanner harvest in the last 15 seasons, according to preliminary data from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Cannery employed locals for crab season

OBI Seafoods employed about 90 local residents for the 2021 tanner crab season in an effort to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community, according to Plant Manager Nikolai Wendel....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Changes to health mandates to go before assembly

The local Emergency Operations Center will be presenting the Borough Assembly with recommendations to change some local health mandates at their meeting on Monday. Incident Commander Karl Hagerman sai...

 

Correction:

On page 12 in last week’s issue of the Petersburg Pilot, a headline for a story about Alaskans unhappy with planned upgrades to the airport in Gustavus incorrectly stated the airport was in Juneau....

 

Yesterday's News

April 15, 1921 That the water power development on Cascade Creek, Thomas Bay, fifteen miles from Petersburg is among the largest projects in Southeastern Alaska, is shown by the report on Mining Developments and Water-Power investigations in Southeas...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Groundskeeper retires after 24 years with city

The lawns and flower beds around town have been immaculately kept for the last two decades thanks to the Petersburg Borough's groundskeeper, but, at the end of the month, Jesse O'Connor will be...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

New policy will set boundaries between students, staff

The Petersburg School Board passed a board policy that outlines professional boundaries between staff and students in its first reading at their meeting on Tuesday. Board Policy 5141.42 identifies...

 

To the Editor

Thrift Store To the Editor: We need to ask the community of Petersburg to stop dropping off donations when the store is closed. The stealing and vandalism from our local thieves is getting out of... Full story

 

Police report

April 7— Authorities conducted a welfare check at a location on Mitkof Highway. A domestic disturbance was reported at an undisclosed location. April 8— Extra patrols were requested at two undisclosed locations. A welfare check was conducted at...

 

Poetry Out Loud finalists

Two students at Petersburg High School were finalists in this year's Poetry Out Loud competition. Myah Enriquez, left, recited "Enough," by Suzanne Buffam, "Rondeau," by Leigh Hunt and "The Ocean,"...

 

Stellar W252 spotted

A branded Steller sea lion was spotted near Horn Cliffs earlier this month. The female sea lion, or W252, was branded as a pup on White Sisters Island in 2004. Sightings of branded Steller sea lions...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 15, 2021

PHS wrestlers prepare for Regionals

In the last tournament before Regionals, the Petersburg High School wrestling team saw several of their wrestlers place at the Tom Sims Invitational in Wrangell on April 10. Although overall the team...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 15, 2021

Fish Factor: Maritime industry recruits Alaskans for seafaring jobs

Alaska fishermen displaced by the Covid pandemic are being recruited for seafaring jobs aboard U.S. cargo barges, tankers, towboats, military support vessels, research and cruise ships and more. The Seafarers International Union (SIU) is searching...

 

Contract awarded for federal port facility in Ketchikan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal agency announced Wednesday it has awarded a contract to rebuild its port facility in Ketchikan, work state leaders called overdue. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said it awarded an $18.8 million...

 

Alaska health officials pausing use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state health department Tuesday said upcoming appointments for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Alaska are being canceled or delayed after federal agencies recommended a “pause” to review reports...

 

Report sheds little light on fatal Alaska helicopter crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary report from the federal agency investigating the fatal helicopter crash in Alaska that killed five people, including the richest man in the Czech Republic, sheds little light on the cause. The Tuesday report...

 

Hilcorp ordered to replace aging Alaska pipeline after leak

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal regulators have ordered Hilcorp Alaska to replace a 7-mile (11-kilometer) undersea pipeline after a helicopter pilot spotted a natural gas leak bubbling to the surface last week. The Pipeline and Hazardous...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Four cases of COVID-19 reported in town

The Emergency Operations Center reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg on Thursday, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. Three of... Full story

 

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