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 By Brian Varela    News    July 5, 2018

Repeal of Senior Tax Exemption will go to voters

The Borough Assembly voted on and approved the Annual Sales Tax Rebate for Qualified senior citizens in its third reading on Monday. Ordinance #2018-16, which replaces a section of the Petersburg Borough Code that exempts all qualifying senior citize...

 

Celebrating Independence Day

The 4th of July fireworks lit the sky on the evening of July 3 in Petersburg....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 5, 2018

Borough joins PILT Act recipients in class action lawsuit

The Borough Assembly voted to opt-in on a class action lawsuit against the United States on Monday. The Petersburg Borough is one of the local governments which receive payment from the Payment in Lieu of Taxes Act, according to a noticed issued by...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 5, 2018

Dam rehabilitation project receives additional funds, stays under budget

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved additional funding for the upper dam spillway rehabilitation project. The original project bid came in under the $400,000 estimate at $219,720. The requested change order amount of $46,146.82 will still allow...

 

Yesterday's News

July 5, 1918 With this issue of the Report, M.S. Perkins succeeds the undersigned as editor and publisher. Mr. Perkins, who has been connected with the Juneau Daily Empire for nearly four years past, is recommended by its editor as a wide awake and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 5, 2018

Lee's work on display at Clausen Museum

From an early age, Polly Lee would expose her granddaughter to art. Whenever Lee would visit her granddaughter, Andrea Jordan, in Seattle, she would take Jordan to art museums. When Jordan was in...

 

Brian Varela is new Pilot reporter

Brian J. Varela, 27, joined the Pilot staff last week arriving from Oxnard, Calif. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Religious Studies from California State University, Long Beach in...

 

Letter to the Editor

Hunting and fishing our way of life To the Editor: In regards to the letter from Lynn Escola. People keep moving here and expect everything to change to their way, but if we did then we would end up being in the cesspool like California. This is our...

 

Balanced coverage

This newspaper is blessed to have the opportunity to publish dozens of wildlife photos each year. For balance, some animals are featured alive, and some are dead. This is Alaska, right? Many Petersburg families rarely shop the meat counters at local...

 
 By Patrick Fowler    News    July 5, 2018

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon Anglers are finding success harvesting king salmon over the last week although catch rates are slower than average. Anglers should be aware that different king salmon regulations apply depending on the area in which you are fishing:...

 

Police Report

June 27 — A sex offender registration was filed. A ring was found at Papke’s Landing. A theft was reported at an undisclosed location. Matthew Boseman, 26, was arrested on a charge of DV Assault 3rd Degree. The owner was contacted to remove a veh...

 

Trooper Report

June 29 Alaska State Troopers on Prince of Wales went to the Goose Creek area in an attempt to arrest Thorne Bay resident Tucker Thompson, 34, and Klawock resident Wiley Heppe, 28, both with outstanding warrants. Upon arrival, neither of them were...

 

USCG rescued 7 in Alaska waters after fishing boat sinks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued seven people from a lifeboat Friday morning in southeast Alaska waters after their fishing boat ran aground and sank. Coast Guard officials say the rescued people were in good condition when they...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    July 5, 2018

Race to Alaska: Hammer's proving grounds

Forty miles with no motor, no support, no problem - summed up the thoughts of local resident Jake Hammer, 39, as he rowed a borrowed fiberglass rowboat from Port Townsend, Wash. to Victoria, B.C. in...

 

Wrangell Tribe gifted Totem Park

WRANGELL - During Sealaska Corporation's annual shareholder's meeting, held this year in Wrangell late last month, the Native organization bestowed ownership of an important local landmark to its...

 

Ferry evacuated after smoke detected in thruster room

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state ferry was evacuated after crew members saw black smoke in a room. State transportation officials say the crew of the Columbia spotted the smoke in the bow thruster room after the vessel docked Friday in...

 

Heavenly patterns

Spurt Cove is on the mainland is on the north side of Thomas Bay. It makes a good base camp for exploring Thomas Bay, a favorite destination for boaters and kayakers. A USFS cabin provides overnight...

 

Labor secretary talks economy, visa program on Alaska visit

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) —Alaska’s economy should pick up given an increase in military spending and pro-energy policies of the Trump administration, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said. Acosta toured areas of Interior Alaska with Republican...

 

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