Articles from the February 29, 2024 edition

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Dunleavy threatens to veto public education funding bill unless legislators act on his priorities

Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy issued an ultimatum to state legislators on Tuesday, saying he will veto a multipart education funding bill unless... Full story

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 29, 2024

Rocky's Marine awarded Business of the Year Chrystine Lynn named Young Leader

Just before the winter storm rolled into Petersburg Saturday night, business owners and members of...

 

PHS Play opens tonight!

Tonight at the Sid and Vera Wright Auditorium, Petersburg High School's theater program will debut i...

 

Yesterday's News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

February 29, 1924 – Capsized twice from a row boat in the swift waters of Wrangell Narrows – the last time clinging to the bottom of the boat whi...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 29, 2024

Harbor board seeks protection from lost tidelands lease revenue

When the Petersburg Borough Assembly approved the landmark property sale of borough-owned tidelands to Wikan Enterprises last year, it was said that...

 

To the Editor

Petersburg has been blessed with great Teachers To the Editor: Last Saturday, the town celebrated a prince of a man, an amazing and caring educator....

 

The right to protest is enshrined in the constitution by Orin Pierson, Petersburg Pilot publisher

A crowd of hundreds marched through downtown Anchorage last month calling on the governor and the legislature to increase funding for public...

 

Wake Up Southeast the Economy is Starting to Leak, So It's Time for Some Action

The recent dictate that our Governor sent to our legislature as well as the residents of Southeastern Alaska was clearly the wrong message. The...

 

Make all schools better, not just some

The governor’s growing obsession with charter schools is frightening for the future of public education in Alaska. He talks as if charter schools a...

 

Police report

February 21 – An officer responded to a report of a puppy wandering on Mitkof Highway. A protective order was served on Chief John Lott Street. An off...

 
 By Olivia Rose    News    February 29, 2024

Beyond the limits of Service Area One

Petersburg became the 19th organized borough in Alaska on Jan. 3, 2013 after the town’s borough vote was certified. In the early 2000s, the City of P...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    February 29, 2024

Vikings battle in home court doubleheader

Petersburg Basketball fans were treated to a long, exciting weekend of games last week, with the...

 
 By Liam Demko    Sports    February 29, 2024

Lady Vikings struggle in Haines rematch

Petersburg's Lady Vikings competed in some of their final conference matches of the season against H...

 

Health Fair blood draws draw close to close

The second week of blood draw appointments for the upcoming 2024 Community Health and Safety Fair...

 

Proposal to define a fetus as a person in Alaska's criminal code faces pushback

An Alaska House member has proposed a bill that seeks to establish definitions of “life” and “person” in criminal law, prompting dozens of Alaskan... Full story

 

Alaska's mariculture industry expands, with big production increases in recent years, report says

While Alaska’s mariculture industry is small by global standards, production of farmed shellfish and seaweed in the state has increased s... Full story

 

Wrangell loses three cruise ship stops to Klawock

Wrangell has lost three cruise ship stopovers this summer to Klawock, where a partnership of three Native corporations is developing a tourist destina...

 

State, tribe and borough wait on federal disaster funding

WRANGELL — The borough is waiting on a federal disaster declaration to cover the expense of power line repairs and other immediate and near-term c...

 

Assembly decides mandatory boat insurance ordinance needs more work

Assembly members agreed that a port commission proposal to require boat owners to carry marine insurance — or pay a monthly fee in addition to t...

 

Barton Austin Sollars Jr., 72

Barton Austin Sollars Jr. was born April 13, 1951 in Sitka, Alaska, to Barton A. Sollars Sr. and... Full story

 

Emilie Mae Sperl, 47

Emilie Mae Sperl, 47 Emilie Mae Sperl passed peacefully from this world on January 6, 2024. Emilie... Full story

 

Sewing regalia for Celebration

Tlingit and Haida's Petersburg Youth Navigator program with Brandon Ware partnered with Petersburg...

 

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