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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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Editorial: Changes not needed

Changes to Service Area 1 boundaries proposed under Ordinance 2021-08 are unnecessary and ill...

 
 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...

 

Police report

April 28— Brandon Burrell, 41, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release. Authorities responded to a possible domestic violence...

 

Getting festive

Sam Caulum, with Petersburg Municipal Power & Light, hangs a banner on the lamp post at the...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Bear claw

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

 
 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...

 

Artifact Archive: Double Wolf Cuff

This man's copper Double Wolf Cuff was created by Mary Goddard, Tlingit artist from the Eagle Clan...

 
 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...

 
 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 effor...

 
 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...

 
 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,...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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