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Prom Court 2021

Petersburg High School crowned their 2021 prom court on Monday. Annie Christensen was named prom queen and Aiden Luhr was picked as prom king by the senior class. Prom was supposed to take place...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

PMC seeks assembly support of new facility

The Borough Assembly and Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors held a work session on May 5 to discuss the next steps in the hospital's goal of building a new facility. Following the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

Local mail now processed in Juneau

Due to faulty postmark equipment at the Petersburg Post Office, local mail is now being processed in Juneau before reaching their in-town destinations, according to James Boxrud, a spokesperson with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

Community at 4 cases of virus ahead of Mayfest

One new positive case COVID-19 was identified by the Petersburg Medical Center on Tuesday, bringing the local active case count to four, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

Some residents catch stomach bug

A local resident anonymously reported to the Pilot on Wednesday having experienced a gastrointestinal bug that was affecting at least four other people. The individual said the illness began with...

 

Yesterday's News

May 13, 1921 The Petersburg Packing Corporation will operate the Petersburg cannery full blast this summer and is making preparations for 90,000 cases of all classes of fish. Oscar Nicholson, superintendent of the cannery, arrived from the south on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

Vaccine required to work at Trident, optional at Tonka

Cannery workers at Trident Seafoods are asked to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work this season, while Tonka Seafoods is leaving that decision up to their employees. "Like last year, we are...

 

Students of the year

Julian Cumps, left, and Julie Olsen, right, were the Petersburg Elks Lodge's students of the year for the 2020-2021 school year. The Petersburg High School seniors were honored in a virtual dinner on...

 

Correction:

In the story about Little Norway Festival in the May 6 edition of the Pilot, it was stated that Alaska Department of Fish and Game would be present to teach fundamentals of fishing at the Lil’ Fisk Derby. ADF&G will not be in attendance at the...

 

Guest Commentary: APFC: Vision for Alaska's Financial Anchor

As we observe the anniversary of the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation (APFC) this month, it is noteworthy to laud the vision and leadership of the past, and imperative in my opinion...

 

Editorial: Term limits not needed

A suggestion by Assembly member Taylor Norheim that term limits are needed for borough assembly seats is yet another solution to a problem that doesn't exist. Norheim says it will, "free things up...

 

To the Editor

Frederick Point East – Ordinance 2021-08 To the Editor: This letter is in rebuttal to Finance Director Jody Tow's comments during the May 3 assembly meeting regarding Ordinance 2021-08 which seeks...

 

Police report

May 5— Authorities conducted a welfare check on behalf of a concerned party at a location on Sing Lee Alley. May 6— A vehicle was abandoned at an undisclosed location. Authorities responded to a parking complaint at the drive down dock. A...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

SB OKs raise for classified staff

The Petersburg School Board approved a two percent salary increase over the 2020-2021 school year for classified staff returning for the 2021-2022 school year at their meeting on Tuesday. "It's been...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 13, 2021

PHS baseball wins first game of the year

The Petersburg High School baseball team saw their first win ever against Sitka High School, and their first win of the season, during a series of games that were held at home on May 7 and 8. "We've...

 

The stock market game

Ashley Eilenberger took second place in the middle school division of the Alaska Stock Market Game for the spring semester. As part of the competition, students had to study the stock market and make...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 13, 2021

Track team claims top four spots at meet

The Petersburg High School track and field team competed in their second meet of the season in Juneau on May 7 and 8, and again, several of the Vikings took top spots in their events. "The kids did...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 13, 2021

All eyes on early Cordova dock prices for Alaska's famous "first fresh salmon of the season" as indicator of wild salmon markets

Alaska’s 2021 salmon season officially starts on Monday, May 17 with a 12-hour opener for reds and kings at the Copper River! All eyes will be on early Cordova dock prices for Alaska’s famous “first fresh salmon of the season” as an...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Steelhead, Cutthroat, and Dolly Varden The time is here for steelhead! If you haven’t yet been out searching for the elusive steelhead there are still a few weeks left while these spring spawning fish are present in freshwaters. Water temperatures...

 

Enamel jewelry 101

Maddy Gilpin, left, and Britin Coulson, right, held an enamel jewelry demonstration on May 7 at Inga's Galley. Pictured above, the two Petersburg High School juniors are sifting powder enamel onto...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

Bakos' films to air on KTOO 360TV

"Ephemeral," an award winning documentary by local filmmaker Kelly Bakos, will be making its television debut on KTOO 360TV over a four day period next week. The film will first air on May 20 at 8:22...

 

Public restrooms

The Petersburg Borough has set up two public restrooms in the Municipal Building parking lot ahead of the Little Norway Festival. The restrooms will be open from 8 A.M. to 8 P.M. and be cleaned twice...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 13, 2021

Stockton family replaces memorial bench

Walkers, runners and bikers now have a new bench to stop and catch their breath on as they make their way along the 1.7 mile long Scow Bay Bike Path. The original blue bench was set up in 2007 by Mel...

 

AK children 12 and up could soon get virus vaccinations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska public health officials hope to begin vaccinating children 12 and up against COVID-19 as early as Wednesday. Parents were permitted Monday to sign up their children for appointments after the U.S. Food and Drug...

 

Over 20 COVID-19 cases linked to Alaska wrestling tournament

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A COVID-19 outbreak at a high school wrestling tournament held in April is linked to more than 20 infections in five communities across southeast Alaska, according to health officials. Ketchikan High School hosted the...

 

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