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 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

Frederick Point ballot question goes to final reading

The Borough Assembly approved an ordinance in its second reading that would let voters decide whether or not to remove the Frederick Point East Subdivision from the boundaries of service area one....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

Faulty insulator cause of power outages

A cracked, porcelain insulator on a utility pole in the Scow Bay Turnaround area caused two power outages on May 1, which left parts of the community in the dark for a total of about 4 hours. Petersburg Municipal Power & Light first responded to a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

FY2022 budget amended in first reading

The Borough Assembly passed an ordinance in its first reading on Monday that would adopt the borough's proposed fiscal year 2022 operating budget. The General Fund's revenues and expenditures equal...

 

Yesterday's News

May 6, 1921 The power boat Pilot was on her last trip when while setting the gear outside of Cape Spencer, near the reefs a storm came up and the rudder shifted and sprung the upper bolts so that they could not be put back. The anchor line also...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

Borough assembly to weigh term limit ordinance

An ordinance that would ask the voters in the next municipal election whether term limits should be placed on the Borough Assembly will go before the assembly at their meeting on May 17. At the...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 6, 2021

Guest Commentary: Release the brake on state motor fuel tax rate

The last time Alaska changed the state tax on motor fuel, gasoline cost about 36 cents a gallon at a Lower 48 pump, the average home price in the United States was $24,000, and the average price of a...

 

Editorial: Changes not needed

Changes to Service Area 1 boundaries proposed under Ordinance 2021-08 are unnecessary and ill advised. The issue has nothing to do with services available to the Frederick Point East (FPE) property...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

PVFD clocked 987 hours in three months

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department donated a total of 987 person hours during the first quarter of 2021, according to the Fire Chief Jim Stolpe at the Borough Assembly meeting on Monday. "As...

 

Police report

April 28— Brandon Burrell, 41, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release. Authorities responded to a possible domestic violence protection order violation at a location on Mitkof Highway. Mizani Rawhani, 26, was arrested on...

 

Getting festive

Sam Caulum, with Petersburg Municipal Power & Light, hangs a banner on the lamp post at the corner of N. Nordic Dr. and Gjoa St. on Monday. Eighteen banners were hung along Nordic Drthe ., Harbor...

 

Court report

April 29 – Brandon Burrell entered a not guilty plea to a charge of violating conditions of release. The defendant was released on $25,000 additional cash performance bail and an additional condition not to drive beyond 6-mile Mitkof Hwy. April 28...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

The Little Norway Festival returns for 62nd year

After last year's festival was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 62nd annual Little Norway Festival is slated to begin May 13. "I think everyone can't wait for it to happen," said...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska

Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 6, 2021

Three cases of virus identified

Three cases of COVID-19 were identified within a single household over the course of two days this week, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center....

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 6, 2021

Baseball team to focus on reducing errors

After traveling to Juneau last weekend to play against Juneau-Douglas High School in a series of games, Head Coach Jim Engell said the Petersburg High School baseball team will be working on reducing...

 

Bear claw

A snow covered Bear Claw Mountain reflects into the Wrangell Narrows at 7 A.M. on April 3....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 6, 2021

Budget for commercial fisheries division facing no cuts for upcoming fiscal year, assuming current numbers make it through Legislature

The budget for Alaska’s commercial fisheries division is facing no cuts for the upcoming fiscal year, assuming the current numbers make it through the Legislature. “The governor’s proposed budget is at about $72.8 million, which is a slight...

 

Artifact Archive: Double Wolf Cuff

This man's copper Double Wolf Cuff was created by Mary Goddard, Tlingit artist from the Eagle Clan and Brown Bear House. The cuff is hand-carved, shaped and cut by Mary, and uses formline - a style...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Pilot wins two Alaska Press Club honors

The Petersburg Pilot earned two awards presented by the Alaska Press Club this weekend. John Havrilek was awarded third place for his photo of a Bald Eagle perched against the backdrop of Petersburg...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

AK Legislature sends COVID-19 response bill to governor

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers have agreed to retroactively extend the state’s COVID-19 disaster emergency declaration as part of an effort to maintain state eligibility for food assistance benefits and other federal aid dollars. The meas...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Alaska ends COVID-19 disaster status, says state in recovery

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Friday ended the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration, saying the state is in such a good position he doesn’t need emergency powers bestowed by the Legislature. “Alaska is in the...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

State court discovers cyber threat, disconnects from internet

JUNEAU (AP) - The Alaska Court System has temporarily disconnected most of its operations from the internet after a cybersecurity threat on Saturday, including shutting down its website and removing the ability to look up court records. The threat...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Tugboat deemed derelict sunk in waters off southeast Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A derelict tugboat that the U.S. Coast Guard says had been abandoned has been sunk in waters off southeast Alaska. The Coast Guard, in a news release, said the 107-foot tugboat called the Lumberman was sunk in more than 8,400...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Group envisions tiny home community for homeless in Sitka

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An advocacy group is evaluating the use of tiny homes to provide housing for people who are homeless in the southeast Alaska city of Sitka. Gayle Young, co-founder of the Sitka Homeless Coalition, said there are few...

 

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