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Articles from the June 8, 2017 edition

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 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

Exchange student will miss Petersburg

Over a year ago, Topi Karikorpi made a list of four countries he would perhaps like to spend a year...

 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

Petersburg budget approved, tax increase remains

The Petersburg Assembly unanimously approved its budget last week for the upcoming year that starts...


Yesterday's News

June 8, 1917 – A regular meeting of the town council was held, present were Mayor Otness, Councilmen Israelson, Krackle, Steberg, Stoft and...

 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

14,600-acre Petersburg land bill passes House, Senate, and awaits for the Governor's signature

The Petersburg Borough is a signature away from increasing its state land grant from 1,400 acres to...

 By Ben Muir    Sports    June 8, 2017

Local woman wins POW marathon

On an ailing hip and no experience in long-distance races, 49-year-old Jo Ann Day took first place in the 18th annual Prince of Wales Marathon last...



As your Borough Manager, my job is a combination of providing advice along with implementing the pol...


Letters to the Editor

Extremely proud To the Editor: It is not too often that we hear about the accomplishments of our PHS graduates. We are extremely proud of Joseph...


Police reports

May 24 — Thefts were reported on Vesta St. and S. 6th streets. May 25 — An abandoned vehicle was reported on Hogue Alley. A motor vehicle...



May 16 — Daniel Varner appeared before Judge Carey and entered a guilty plea to reduced charges of Harassment in the 2nd Degree. The defendant was...


Trooper report

June 1 at approximately 3:46 p.m., Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales received a report of a single vehicle Motor Vehicle Collision near MP 18...

 By Dan Rudy    Sports    June 8, 2017

Five firsts in state track and field meet

The Vikings track and field program concluded its season with high plaudits at the State...

 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

Marijuana growers not competing, they say

The two marijuana growers in Petersburg are apparently not in competition, as one wants to grow for...

 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

Borough building almost done, cost less than expected

The Petersburg municipal building project is slated to be done mid June and is currently $700,000...


Researchers discover new kind of flying squirrel

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Research by a Juneau scientist has helped uncover a new species of flying squirrel. Allison Bidlack and her six-person team...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 8, 2017

Fish Factor: Applications for oyster and kelp farms increase, many are new operations

Home grown shellfish and kelp are gaining momentum in Alaska, spurred on by growing markets and the steadfast push by Governor Walker’s visionary...

 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

Foundation awards given to nine nonprofits

The Petersburg Community Foundation gave $14,000 in grants to nine local nonprofit organizations...


Obituary, Kristine L. Holtzheimer Hibbits, 49

Kristine L. Holtzheimer Hibbits, 49, died on May 23, 2017. She was born on March 20, 1968 in Bellingham, Washington to Sue and James Holtzheimer. Her... Full story

 By Ben Muir    News    June 8, 2017

Teacher, coach Rob Schwartz retires after 26 years

Hundreds of people gathered at the Petersburg Elks Lodge Friday evening to honor Rob Schwartz, who i...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

The Pilot's former reporter, Kyle Clayton buys the Chilkat Valley News

The Chilkat Valley News has a new owner this week, as Tom Morphet passed the torch to reporter Kyle... Full story

 By Dan Rudy    News    June 8, 2017

Physical evidence "overwhelming" in car thefts, suspect in custody

WRANGELL- After several days of serial car thefts around Wrangell a suspect is in custody at the police department. After Wrangell Police Department... Full story


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