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Molly Parks Estate files wrongful death claim against Borough and William "Chris" Allen

The Estate of Molly Parks filed a Wrongful Death claim in Petersburg Superior Court on May 18 against the Petersburg Borough and the driver of the Parks and Rec. van, William “Chris” Allen. Parks, 18, was one of two persons killed on July 4,...

 

Ice pack

Devil's Thumb and the shark's tooth shaped Kate's Needle (left) as viewed from atop massive snowfields along the coastal Mountains on the mainland abutting Frederick Sound...

 

PMEA reaches tentative agreement with Borough

Members of the Petersburg Municipal Employees Association will receive a 1% raise each year of their 3-year agreement under the terms of the tentative settlement reached during negotiations with the Petersburg Borough. According to Joe Bertagnoli, a...

 

AK to receive $56M in relief funds for pink salmon crash

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Alaska is expected to receive more than $56 million in disaster relief for groups impacted by the drop in pink salmon numbers in the Gulf of Alaska. The Juneau Empire reports the money is part of the $200 million that the U.S....

 

Study finds chronic health risks in Alaska fishermen

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — The presence of risk factors for some chronic health problems was found to be higher in a sample of Alaska gillnetters than the general population, according to researchers. The study by researchers at the University of...

 

Yesterday's News

June 28, 1918 Petersburg’s celebration of the Nation’s Birthday this year will feature patriotism rather than sporting events. The decision of the committee on arrangements appears to be generally accepted as eminently fitting. J.H Wheeler, C....

 

Iced out

The entrance to Shakes Glacier was blocked off by calving ice on Saturday. Like other glaciers that make up the Stikine Icefield, Shakes has been gradually losing ice. Since the 1980s, it has receded...

 

First Bank donates to Petersburg Veterans Memorial Fund

First Bank recently presented a check for $1,250 to the Petersburg Veterans Memorial Fund. The money was raised through a special bank-wide promotion during “May Military Appreciation Month.” A total of more than $9,400 was raised by First Bank...

 

Twin bucks

Two Sitka Blacktail buks alert to nearby acticity while grazing....

 

Impact of Petersburg Community Foundation

As the publicly-funded statewide community foundation, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF) is proud to celebrate our local Petersburg Community Foundation for 10 years of commitment to strengthening the community through grantmaking, working with...

 

Letters to the Editor

Dead bear pornogrphy To the Editor: The Pilot needs to stop running photos of bear kills. Recent issues of the Pilot have included photos of local hunters gloating over their bear kills. These photos are distasteful and of questionable newsworthiness...

 

Police Report

June 20 — Police found store lights flashing at 1:22 a.m. and notified a store manager. There was an electrical issue with the service panel. An intoxicated person was removed from a N. 1st St. property. James Goldsbury, 61, was arrested on a...

 

Trooper report

On June 22, at about 2:25PM, the Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales Island responded to Hydaburg to investigate a report of an individual violating a domestic violence protective order.  Investigation revealed 31 year Hydaburg resident Gwen...

 

Court report

June 14 — Kenneth Kvernvik was arraigned before Magistrate Judge Burrell on charges of DUI and Refusal to allow breath test. The defendant entered a Not Guilty plea and was released O.R. with conditions. June 18 – Katie Jo Edfelt appeared before...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Wrangell magistrate judge retires after 30 years

WRANGELL - After 30 years on the bench, Wrangell's district magistrate will conclude her legal career today. Chris Ellis has served as a magistrate judge for First District Court in Wrangell for 14 of...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Water in Wrangell seems to be fine at start of summer

WRANGELL - The glass appears to be on the half-full side for Wrangell's water situation, as the season for peak usage of the resource starts up. "Our outlook is very good right now," reported Amber Al...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    June 28, 2018

Search underway for multiple vacancies in Wrangell

WRANGELL — The hunt is on for a whole crop of high-level management positions in different city departments. The City and Borough of Wrangell is in the early stages of finding replacements for the heads of the Nolan Center, Wrangell Municipal...

 

Scientists find respiratory pathogen in AK animals

KENAI, Alaska (AP) — A respiratory pathogen that scientists previously believed to be restricted to sheep and goats has been detected in moose and caribou in Alaska. Scientists have also recently identified Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae, also known as...

 

Grizzly bear mauls man on Copper River rafting trip

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A man on a rafting trip in south-central Alaska was bitten numerous times by a grizzly bear, sustaining what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. Alaska wildlife troopers late Monday afternoon receiv...

 

Juneau pleads for stop to unauthorized rainbow crosswalks

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau officials are searching for a compromise between public safety and creative expression in response to unauthorized multicolored crosswalks. The white lines marking a crosswalk in the city have been painted over with...

 

Flying above "Shtax'héen"

Seen from a small aircraft, the delta of the Stikine River's northern arm shimmers in the sun as the tide rises on June 20. Nearby Mallard Slough is a popular destination for campers and hunters,...

 

Lofty perch

A juvenile eagle perches high atop an ice berg in search of a meal at the enterance to Le Conte Bay last week....

 

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor Training

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) is conducting a six-day Marine Safety Instructor Training (MSIT) at the Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka, Alaska, from Sept. 24-29. This is an intensive train-the-trainer course that...

 

Whale strikes Alaska ferry, may have suffered mortal injury

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Alaska say a whale struck the side of a state ferry traveling a scheduled route between Homer and Kodiak, possibly sustaining mortal injuries. The ferry itself sustained damage to its starboard fin stabilizer,...

 

Service News

Gianni Vinson, 19, graduated from U.S. Coast Guard's basic training on June 22 with a rank of Seaman (E-3). The May 2017 PHS graduate will serve in Ketchikan aboard the Buoy Tender Anthony Petit...

 

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