Articles from the June 9, 2016 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Assembly votes 6-1 against retail marijuana opt out option

On November 4, 2014 614 Petersburg voters, 58 percent of those who turned out, scratched their pencils on a ballot, darkening a little oval marked ... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2016

Sprouts gardening program starts Monday

The first of two sessions for the Sprouts Summer Gardening Program will begin Monday at the garden... Full story

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2016

AMHS fall, winter and spring schedule now online

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s fall, winter and spring 2016-2017 schedule is now available online for public review. The comment period opened... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

June 10, 1916 – An unusual type of vessel for these waters arrived in port – a stern wheel steamer, the Onimeca, on her way from Puget Sound to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Assembly continues to seek public input on docks takeover

The Petersburg Borough Assembly continued to discuss the prudence of taking ownership of three dock facilities after the state offered to transfer...

 

Petersburg company wins contract for Vallenar Bay road project

The Alaska Division of Forestry has announced the award of a $3,500,000 construction contract for the Vallenar Bay Access Road to Rock-N-Road Construc...

 

Correction:

In last week’s edition of the Petersburg Pilot it was stated, “The Rasmuson Foundation has also issued an $8,000 challenge for the Petersburg...

 

To the Editor

Popular doesn't make it good To the Editor: Learning facts is important. Re-learning facts is also important, and sometimes exacting and painful. Take...

 

Editorial: Acquire the docks

While we see little need for the Entrance Island state float in Hobart Bay, the Borough Assembly should devise and negotiate a way to acquire the...

 

Police reports

June 1 Hubert Morrison, 38, received a citation for speeding. Morrison was reportedly driving 54 mph in a 40 mph zone on S Nordic Drive. Dustin...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2016

Police make several meth busts

Local, state and federal law enforcement made two arrests this week associated with the possession and distribution of methamphetamine. After the...

 

Courts

June 3 Brittany Martin appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for charges of Criminal Trespass 1, three counts of Violating Conditions of Release,...

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2016

Summer Reading Challenge underway

The Summer Reading Challenge at the Petersburg Public Library kicked off this week and excited young...

 
 By Jess Field    News    June 9, 2016

Local ladies travel to POW Marathon

A handful of local women took part in the 17th Annual Prince of Wales Island Marathon held on May...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    June 9, 2016

Ith competes against top Alaskan athletes

Soon-to-be PHS senior Izabelle Ith traveled to Kodiak last Saturday to compete against the top...

 

Commercial Golden King Crab closure date announced for mid-Chatham Strait and southern areas

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced that the commercial golden king crab fishery in the Mid-Chatham Strait and Southern Areas will close...

 

SE Alaska spring troll fishery announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced the commercial spring troll fishery in the Ketchikan Area (101-29) will open to trolling from 12:01...

 

Humpback whale disentanglement response continues

The NOAA Fisheries Entanglement Response Network continues efforts to remove gear from a humpback...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 9, 2016

Fish Factor: Discovery Canada show turns its eye toward big Alaskan fishing boats

Alaskan fishermen have raised the bar for big fishing boats with the F/V Northern Leader of Kodiak, and Discovery Canada producers of the popular...

 

School News

Gonzaga University Carolyn Kvernvik was named to the Gonzaga University President's List for spring semester 2016. University of Alaska Southeast...

 

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