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Articles from the June 19, 2014 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 19, 2014

Assembly denies funding assistance to hospital

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted against a funding request from the Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board. The board requested $21,900 to repair a leaking exhaust stack in the building. PMC CEO Liz Woodyard made the request to the assembly... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 19, 2014

State speeds up Crystal Lake reconstruction process

The Crystal Lake Hatchery reconstruction project has one less hurdle to jump through after Kim Rice, Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities deputy commissioner, delegated authority to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 19, 2014

Sandy Beach log shelter builder responds to public complaints

Petersburg Borough Parks and Recreation staff member Dave Nauman responded during the last borough assembly meeting to complaints some members of the public have lodged about the length of time it's... Full story


Yesterday's News

June 20, 1914 – A glance over the harbor at Petersburg together with the activity at the cannery, remind the observer that the fishing season is opened. The harbor is clear of its numerous fishing boats and the cannery is running. Three traps have...


To the Editor

Keep moving, Petersburg To the Editor: Petersburg Mental Health staff is grateful for the generous people that made the second annual Pedometer Challenge happen. We couldn't have done it without Mark Kubo’s amazing tracking skills, Erin Michael...


Thomason's farewell meeting

Outgoing Petersburg School District Superintendent Rob Thomason attended his last school board meeting Tuesday evening. He had these final words for the board and the public: "It's been a great five... Full story


Police reports

June 11 A caller reported smoke blowing towards residence. Police issued a burn permit violation. June 12 A caller reported a theft from their vehicle on Towne Trailer Court. A caller requested a welfare check for an individual. An officer responded...



June 12 Richard Patterson and James Demko appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a Domestic Violence Long Term hearing. The court issued a six-month stalking order against Demko. June 17 Roderick Vasquez appeared before Magistrate Judge...

 By Brian O Connor    News    June 19, 2014

State dismisses Brock gambling charges

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story ran in the Wrangell Sentinel on May 6 and was omitted from publication in the Petersburg Pilot the same week. Since Brock pleaded not guilty to the specified charges, it was important that we print a story about...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 19, 2014

Fallen tree kills man during logging operations at South Mitkof timber sale

A hook setter was killed last Thursday at the South Mitkof timber sale site near Banana Point. Mark Debates, 51, had just finished hooking cables onto logs near the camp at 28 mile when a tree fell onto him after the helicopter transferring the logs...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 19, 2014

New weather system could better inform marine travelers

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation Commissioner Pat Kemp in support of establishing a permanent Road Weather Information System (RWIS) at Blaquerie Point on South Mitkof Island. The system would...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 19, 2014

Lack of leadership concerns Thomas Bay Power Authority Commission

Former Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) Commission President James Stough resigned last Thursday-the same day the TBPA Commission questioned his lack of communication and participation at commission...

 By Brian O Connor    News    June 19, 2014

Officials look to Rally's return

WRANGELL — Officials this week tried to make the best of last week’s postponement of the Salty Dog Rally. Among the officials who expressed disappointment was Leslie Cummings, a Wrangell Convention and Visitors Bureau board member who played a...


Alaska biologists: Baby moose are not pets

ANCHORAGE (AP) — State biologists are reminding people not to touch moose calves or try to take them home as pets following a string of incidents involving people handling the animals, including one household that had a calf in the living room...


Results from the 2014 Coho Triathlon

Eighteen Petersburg residents competed in the Parks and Recreation annual Coho Triathlon last Saturday. Thirteen individuals and two teams swam 500 yards, biked ten miles and ran 2.5 miles. “Everyone was in great spirits, even though it was...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 19, 2014

Fish Factor: Where do major candidates stand on seafood, Alaska's biggest employer

You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: The seafood industry is Alaska’s largest private employer, putting more people to work than mining, oil/gas, timber and tourism combined. The annual revenue the seafood sector contributes to...


Participate in SE State Fair

Residents of Petersburg can participate in the 46th Annual Southeast Alaska State Fair by sending in items for exhibition. Entry and shipping is free of charge for all Southeast Alaska State Fair exhibits sent through the Fair's representative,...


Borough manager's report

During the June 16 Petersburg Borough Assembly, meeting Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report: Transient boaters are excited about the new harbor facility. About half are having issues with the electric meters and the boaters...


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