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Articles from the July 25, 2013 edition

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Petersburg Medical Center to repay $1.2 million

The Petersburg Medical Center Board voted on Thursday to repay a $1.2 million credit line to Wells Fargo bank; a loan that was initiated in 2006 to pay for equipment and meet payroll needs. PMC has recently come under scrutiny after Petersburg... Full story


USCGC Elderberry undergoes change of command

Two weeks following the change of command ceremony for the USCGC Anacapa, another change of command on Friday, welcomed a new skipper to the Elderberry. The ceremony, held at the Sons of Norway Hall,... Full story

 By Greg Knight    Sports    July 25, 2013

Petersburg tops Wrangell at Region II tourney

The final showdown of play at the 2013 Region II All-Stars Little League tournament in Wrangell culminated on Thursday night as the home team took on – and came close to beating – perennial rival... Full story


Yesterday's News

July 26, 1913 – The Day is rapidly approaching when there will be no “waste places” of the earth. Modernism is sweeping aside all the old customs, traditions and habits of the world and there is no spot too remote or too small to escape his att...


Letters to the Editor

Who sets the tone? To the Editor: My husband Edgar and Jim's parents, Jim and Shirley Agner – want to thank all of you for welcoming “our kids” (Officers Jim and Heidi Franz Agner) into your community and into your lives – and thus giving...


Police reports

July 17 Caller reported an intoxicated individual lying on the street. Officer notified of a report of a stolen laptop. Caller reported a person on back deck trying to enter house on S. Nordic Dr. A stolen gun is reported. July 18 Officer responded...


New Pilot reporter

Kyle Clayton, 28, has joined the Petersburg Pilot as staff reporter. He arrived this week from Bethel, Alaska. Prior to that he was a reporter, producer and anchor for WFIU/WTIU in Bloomington, Ind....


Deadly fire in Magill's Trailer Park

A fire in Magill’s Trailer Park killed 79-year-old Frank T. Neidiffer on Saturday, June 20. Dave Berg, Assistant Chief for the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, says he arrived at the scene where police told him an individual might be trapped...


U.S. Forest Service ships up for auction

SITKA — Half a century of Sitka history in a 61-foot steel hull is being auctioned off by the U.S. Forest Service. The M/V Sitka Ranger, which entered service in 1959 as the floating presence of...


FCC approves GCI, ACS wireless merger

(ADN) — The Federal Communications Commission has approved plans by GCI and Alaska Communications to combine their wireless holdings in a joint venture, while continuing to compete in retail sales, to better compete against two giants in the...


The science of preserving food

Roxie Dinstel (right) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service came to town over the weekend. At the Market, on Friday night, she provided equipment and instruction for...


Physical required for upcoming PHS Activities and Athletics

Prior to the first day of participation in official practices, all students must have a current physical on file with the Activities/Athletics office. Forms can be found online at under the activities/athletics page. Athletic Packets are...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 25, 2013

Walmart and US National Parks reject Alaska salmon

It might sound like a whopper of a fish story – but Alaska salmon is not good enough for Wal-Mart or the US National Park Service. The reason? Alaska’s wild caught salmon does not brandish a specific eco-label verifying that it is sustainably...


Obituary, Roy Theodore Sokol

ROY THEODORE SOKOL AUGUST 10, 1953 - JUNE 27, 2013 Live Life To The Fullest - Laugh Often - Love Deeply - Listen Closely - These words are how he lived his life. He had a unique gift and quality at... Full story


Obituary, Dean John Weeden, 82

Dean John Weeden, 82, passed away on July 17, 2013 at St. Mary's Assisted Living in Eureka, Mont. He was born on November 7, 1930 in Lynn, Mass. to Dagny Thoresen and John Sven Weeden (Widen). Age...


Obituary, Oliver Hofstad

Oliver Hofstad loved. He loved his wife, loved his family, loved boats, loved fishing, loved hunting, loved Alaska--and most especially that little corner of it called Scow Bay. A first generation... Full story


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