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 By Brian Varela    News    April 29, 2021

State reports 72% vaccination rate for Petersburg

On Tuesday, the state reported 72.94 percent of Petersburg residents had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, which was the second highest percentage in the state after Skagway Municipality....

 

Model A fire truck

Jack Slaght, right, and EMS Coordinator Josh Rathmann, left, drive the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department's Model A fire truck to Scow Bay on April 14. For the past year and a half, the truck had...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 29, 2021

Proposed budget ups millage rate

The Borough Assembly reviewed the proposed fiscal year 2022 budget at a work session on April 21, which has a balanced General Fund. In the proposed budget, the General Fund's total revenues and...

 

Correction:

A story about updates to local health mandates on page two of last week’s edition of the Petersburg Pilot had a headline that implied all interstate travelers arriving into Petersburg are exempt from COVID-19 testing and isolation requirements....

 

Yesterday's News

April 29, 1921 The Petersburg-Scow Bay road will be surfaced and finished for auto traffic this summer and that work will start within the next month is the assertion of John Lanterman foreman in charge who arrived from the south within the past...

 

Earth Day 2021

Amy Wilkes' third grade class picked up enough litter on two streets near Rae C. Stedman Elementary School to fill up a trash bag on Earth Day, April 22. From left to right: Hakon Eddy, Alex Deberry,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 29, 2021

PMC faces monthly losses in 2021

Since January, Petersburg Medical Center has been operating with a negative bottom line, but Controller Rocio Tejera told the PMC Board of Directors at their meeting on April 22 that it's important...

 

Guest Commentary: Lack of fiscal plan adds to Alaska's struggles

"Confidence in an economy matters," Dan Robinson, research chief at the state Department of Labor, told the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this month. "There is an economic cost of not...

 

Editorial: Vaccine risk is low

We're getting closer to achieving the required herd immunity levels needed to abate the spread of COVID -19 and the expanding variants as the virus mutates across the worlds' populations. According...

 

Letter to the Editor

Thank you for caring about Petersburg To the Editor: I know there is not a single citizen in Petersburg that has not walked by and admired one of our beautiful flower boxes or gardens created by Petersburg Borough Groundskeeper, Jesse O’Connor....

 

Police report

April 21—A power outage was reported at Papke’s Landing. A phone was lost and later found at the ball field. Aaron Bradford, 41, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release. Ramona Short, 50 was arrested on charges of violating...

 

Foundational milestone

For the past several weeks, construction has been underway on the Vakker Sted affordable housing complex at the corner of Excel St. and N. 2nd St. According to site supervisor Marsha Birchell, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 29, 2021

PHS ranked #1 high school in Alaska

Petersburg High School was ranked the number one high school in Alaska in terms of academic success by the U.S. News & World Report for 2021. Rankings are based on the students' performance on...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 29, 2021

Vikings build experience in 2nd set of baseball games

The Petersburg High School played their second series of the season against Ketchikan High School on April 22 and 23. While they suffered three more losses, Head Coach Jim Engell said the Vikings have...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 29, 2021

Two wrestlers qualify for State

Two Petersburg High School wrestlers will head to the Alaska School Activities Association Wrestling State Championships in May after placing first in their weight classes at Regionals. Jonas Baekkelu...

 

Pump station replacement

Rock-N-Road Construction, Inc. excavates along Mitkof Highway near the site of the Scow Bay pump station one replacement project on April 23. The project cost $744,695 and was funded by a loan from...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 29, 2021

PHS runners take first place

The Petersburg High School track and field team participated in their first meet of the season on April 23 and 24, which saw several of the Vikings take top spots in their events. PHS senior Aiden...

 

Stedmen Elementary Spring Event

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School staff handed out information to families on how to sign their children up for preschool, along with goodie bags filled with seeds, gardening books, hot dogs and other...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 29, 2021

Compound in tires from road runoff may be a threat to salmon in Anchorage's most popular fishing streams

Are toxins from road runoff a threat to salmon in Anchorage’s most popular fishing streams? A Go Fund Me campaign has been launched so Alaskans can chip in to find out. The push stems from an organic compound in tires called quinone that was newly...

 

Obituary: Nancy Carol Phillips, 83

Nancy Carol Phillips, 83 took her last walk into the forest on April 21, 2021. She was born to Edward and Leona Hamilton in Hydaburg, Alaska. She was raised at Hydaburg and Waterfall Cannery along with her brothers and sisters. Her father was a salmo... Full story

 

Stork report

Samuel William McCallum weighing six pounds, four ounces and Bristol Lynn McCallum weighing six pounds, 10 ounces were born on April 4 in Seattle, Washington to Reba Temple and Seth McCallum....

 

Stork report

Gage Aries Bullard weighing nine pounds, four ounces and measuring twenty-one and three quarters inches long was born on April 20 in Sitka, Alaska to George Bullard and Samantha Lindsey...

 

WAVE anonymous art show

Working Against Violence for Everyone held an anonymous art show at the Clausen Memorial Museum from April 17 to 24. Hillary Hunter, of WAVE, said the art show featured 11 pieces created by survivors...

 

Alaska settles for $85K with former state employee

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has agreed to settle for $85,000 with a former state employee whose application was rejected because she supported the recall of Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The out-of-court settlement was announced Monday by the...

 

USCG decommissions storied cutter in Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has decommissioned a ship whose home port was in Alaska after almost 50 years in service. The cutter Douglas Munro was decommissioned in a ceremony in Kodiak on Saturday. The ship was commissioned in 1971...

 

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