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 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 31, 2018

A departing wave of blue exits PHS

There has been a huge wave crashing through the school district over the years according to High School principal Rick Dormer and that is the Class of 2018. He went on to say "based on the sheer size...

 

Four finalists seek Police Chief position

The Petersburg Borough has released the names and resumes of four finalist candidates seeking the Chief of Police that has been filled for five years by Kelly Swihart. Swihart is leaving to seek a job in the Lower 48 to be closer to family. Steven...

 

Yesterday's News

May 31, 1918 The Scow Bay school closed last Friday after a successful term with a total enrollment of 23, the largest in the history of the school. A teacher has not yet been engaged for next term. Carl A. Swanson, who had charge of the school for...

 

Senator Stedman gives a session update during May Festival visit

With the adjournment of the Legislature on May 12, Senator Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, talked to The Pilot during the Little Norway Festival about the session. The legislature realized they have to restructure the Alaska Permanent Fund (APF) and Senate...

 

To the Editor

I’ve helped pay To the Editor: This is in response to last week’s article on a proposed revision (read that repeal) of the senior tax exemption plan. I found the arguments given for the proposal a bit specious. The current plan is burdensome to...

 

Police Report

May 23 — An abandoned vehicle was reported on Cornelius Rd. May 24 — A Lumber St. resident reported a missing teenager. The teen was located at school. An assault was reported on S. Nordic Dr. It involved a property dispute. Suspicious activity w...

 

Alaska teen fined $3,000 for intentionally running down deer

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — A Petersburg teenager who intentionally ran down two deer with a pickup has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts. Alaska State Troopers say the 17-year-old boy on Tuesday pleaded guilty to harassing game and taking...

 

Court report

May 9 — Michael Oman Boseman was arraigned on charges of Assault 4, DUI, three counts of Reckless Endangerment and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. He entered a not guilty plea and was released on a $1,000 appearance bond, a $500 performance...

 
 By Dan Rudy    Sports    May 31, 2018

Track & field wraps up season at State

Petersburg High School's track and field team set some personal records at State in Palmer over the weekend, with one of the Lady Vikings' squads bringing home a championship. "The kids did great,"...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    May 31, 2018

Anderson to be hired, doctor recruitment slow

Hospital CEO Liz Woodyard reported to the hospital board at its Thursday evening meeting, that Rodney Anderson is in the process of being hired to provide chiropractic services for the hospital. He hopes to work up to 30 hours per week out of the...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    May 31, 2018

Medical center not hurt by Medicaid payment suspensions

During the closing days of the Legislative session, the Medicaid funding for fiscal year 2019 Medicaid supplemental was reduced from $48 million to $28 million. The Department of Health and Social Services will likely run out of money before the end...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    May 31, 2018

SEARHC-WMC deal looks promising, parties say

WRANGELL - After a series of meetings and public presentations last week, a proposed acquisition of Wrangell Medical Center by a regional health group looks more probable. Southeast Alaska Rural...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 31, 2018

Alaska Fish Factor: A nice pay day for Alaska salmon fishermen may be on the horizon

Forces are aligned for a nice pay day for Alaska’s salmon fishermen. There is no backlog from last season in cold storages, a lower harvest forecast is boosting demand, prices for competing farmed salmon have remained high all year, and a devalued...

 

School News

Max Everett Henshaw graduated on May 12 from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Business Finance. He also was on the spring semester Dean's List....

 

Subsistence permits now available online

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced on Friday it would begin to allow subsistence and personal use salmon permit participants to access their permits online. Online availability was established as a result of user feedback, with the...

 

Woman's health clinic

Women, 29 years old and under, with limited or no access to health care can get exams and reproductive health services, as well as STD testing, on a sliding scale at the Petersburg Public Health Center’s Woman’s Health Clinic June 11- June 13....

 

Leave wildlife babies alone

"Don't touch!" That's a phrase worth remembering from now through early July as newborn moose calves, young bear cubs and other wildlife babies start appearing in Alaska's backyards, urban...

 

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