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Articles from the July 15, 2021 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

SEARHC yard signs spring up around town

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium yards signs have begun appearing around town, sparking discussions within the community about the future of healthcare in Petersburg. The prospect of...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Petersburg businesses face worker shortage

Businesses across Petersburg are suffering due to the nationwide worker shortage according to local businesses. "If you look, people are trying to hire everywhere," Jim Floyd, the general manager and...

 

Correction

Britton Erickson celebrates his win during 4th of July Log Roll contest. Skipper Erickson was listed in error as the winner in the July 8 edition of the Pilot....

 

Basinger joins Pilot staff

Chris Basinger, 21, joins the Petersburg Pilot newsroom this week, after arriving in Petersburg last Thursday from his home in Houston, Texas. Basinger is a May 2021 graduate of Auburn University in...

 

Yesterday's News

July 15, 1921 Buschmann’s first addition to Petersburg will be placed on the market within the next few weeks, according to John Thormadsater who is in charge of the land. H. P. Crowthert, civil engineer, arrived from Ketchikan on a recent boat and...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Crystal Lake generators need $9 million in repairs

The hydroelectric generators at Crystal Lake are in need of an update, according to Utility Director Karl Hagerman. The plant at Crystal Lake was built in the 1920s and though there have been some...

 

Art acquisition fund grant

The Clausen Memorial Museum is a Rasmuson Art Acquisition Fund Grant recipient to purchase David Beebe’s acrylic panel mount of “LeConte Ice Fall.” The image depicts gull feeding in close proximity to ice fall from the glacier; and presents an...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Lynne Cox speaks at the Petersburg Public Library

Lynne Cox spoke at the Petersburg Public Library Saturday about her experience as a long-distance swimmer and as an author. Cox has traveled the world, setting record times including the world record...

 

Four COVID-19 cases reported since July 9

Petersburg Medical Center reports four positive COVID-19 cases locally since July 9. On Fri., July 9 a resident of Petersburg tested positive for COVID 19 and is isolating at their home. On Sat.,...

 

Police report

July 6— A male walking in the street yelling was reported at an undisclosed location. Sporting equipment was found near Excel St. July 7— A vehicle was impounded from Harbor Parking. Found equipment was turned into the Petersburg Police...

 

A new champion

Susan Erickson was unable to hold onto her title of womens' logrolling champion. This year Anna Early (a summer worker with the Forest Service) rolled Erickson into the water and became the new...

 

Court report

July 2 – Julia V. Brusell was arraigned on charges of violating conditions of release. After entering a not guilty plea the defendant was released on a $500 unsecured appearance bond and other conditions. Adrian A. Morales entered not guilty pleas...

 

Breeann Dawe gets plea deal and suspended imposition of sentence

Breeann Spring Dawe pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the third degree and the court entered a suspended imposition of sentence for 30 months. The...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 15, 2021

Sockeye catches at Bristol Bay topping one million fish seven days straight

“Unprecedented” is how fishery managers are describing sockeye catches at Bristol Bay, which topped one million fish for seven days straight at the Nushagak district last week and neared the two million mark on several days. By July 9,...

 

Off kilter

As the visiting yacht "3C" was settling onto the grid in the south boat harbor Saturday afternoon, the vessel tipped over as the tide was going out. The harbor crew responded and used lift bags to...

 

Jessie Jean

The Jessie Jean sat aground on Kupreanof Island on Tuesday awaiting assistance from the Darcy which will tow the vessel to the haul out ramp for a trip to the baler facility for disposal. The 38-foot...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

PIA duplex offers stylish low income housing

Petersburg Indian Association recently completed construction of a 2,190 square foot duplex the organization plans on renting to low and middle income native families this month. "It's small, but it...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

The Edgars make a nearly 100 year old home their own

The day after he got married on Oct. 12, 2016, Jim Edgars was in town running errands before leaving for a Hawaiian honeymoon when the house he had always wanted to live in went on the market. He...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

Carl Roger builder, original owner of Edgars' home

Jim and Alisa Edgars may own the log cabin on N. Nordic Dr. just before the street turns into Sandy Beach Rd., but the house was built by Carl Roger nearly 100 years ago. Roger, originally from...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

The Burrells build home perfect for aging in place

Since 1985, Steve and Desi Burrell have lived in the home that used to belong to Desi's grandparents, Adolph and Bunny Mathisen. The 108-year-old home was comfortable, but it needed repairs that the...

 

Family following their dreams

Editor's Note: Desi Burrel's cousin Sigurd Mathisen provided a synopsis of the ownership of the family home by Norwegian immigrants who settled in Petersburg. The Petersburg Weekly Report from...

 

How to store firewood the right way

A fireplace is a cozy and warm spot around which a family can gather. The home and real estate resource HomeGuides.com indicates that 60 percent of new homes have a fireplace, which is up from 36 percent in the 1970s. Naturally, fueling a fireplace...

 

How to protect your yard from deer

Deer, which live on all continents except Antarctica, can survive in everything from mountainous areas to wet rainforests to suburban neighborhoods. These herbivores are voracious eaters that will search far and wide for their meals. Home landscapes...

 

Active COVID-19 case count rises to 10 in Petersburg

Petersburg Medical Center reports 10 active COVID-19 cases with one previous case being considered as recovered. Three additional cases have been confirmed in the past three days. All three cases are... Full story

 

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