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 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Four dead in car crash

Four individuals died in a car crash that occurred late Monday night or early Tuesday morning on Mitkof Island when their SUV drove off the roadway near the 27 mile marker of Mitkof Highway at a high...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Staff shortage at PO leads to long lines

With the retirement of one long time postal employee and the resignation of another, the Petersburg Post Office has been left short staffed, causing shorter window hours and longer wait times,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Two active cases of Covid-19 virus not in town

Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified among non-residents who arrived in the community on July 20, according to a joint-statement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Ce...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Assembly renews interim emergency provisions

The Petersburg Borough Assembly extended the borough's temporary civil emergency provisions emergency ordinance for a third time at a special meeting on Friday, July 24 after three amendments were...

 

Clarification:

In last week’s paper, the Petersburg Pilot published a story titled, “SEAPA awards bid for submarine cable,” which cited SEAPA Board Chairman Bob Lynn as saying SEAPA had awarded the submarine cable bid to Sumitomo, a Japanese firm. The Pilot...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

State chose unpopular courthouse color

Since 1984, the building that houses the Petersburg Courthouse has been painted white with brown trim running along the top edge of the building and down the front, but the colors have been inverted...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

SEC survey shows bleak economic outlook

The Southeast Conference released the results of a business survey the organization conducted in June that shows all responding businesses, including those in Petersburg, reporting significant...

 

Flor's painting accepted in national exhibition

Beth Flor has been accepted in the 85th Cooperstown National Juried Exhibition. The oil painting Pie Day was selected by juror Emma Golden. The exhibit will be online this year due to Covid 19,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Man overboard in Kah Sheets Bay

The United States Coast Guard transported two people, and two dogs, to Petersburg after their skiff became stuck underneath an overhanding tree in Kah Sheets Bay on Sunday, according to a USCG press...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Power outages in two cities may be linked

At 12:27 P.M. on Saturday, power went out in parts of Petersburg. Three minutes later, downtown Wrangell was also left in the dark, leaving Petersburg and Wrangell officials to think that the two...

 

Moderate aftershock of magnitude 7.8 quake off Alaska felt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A moderate earthquake, an aftershock of last week’s magnitude 7.8 quake off the Alaska Peninsula, occurred in the same region Monday, according to the Alaska Earthquake Center. The center said Monday’s quake had a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Three new COVID cases over four days in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Three new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Wrangell over a period of four days this past week. This has brought the total number of cases of the virus in town up to 12. The first case...

 

Juneau mulls move to prevent discrimination in local laws

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Juneau officials are considering an ordinance that would create a committee to ensure that future local laws are not racist or discriminatory. The proposal to the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly is a response to community...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Ranger district planning for Roosevelt Harbor restoration project

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Ranger District is beginning the planning process for a restoration of the Roosevelt Harbor area. The harbor, located on Zarembo Island west of Wrangell, is graded...

 

56 workers positive for COVID-19 at Anchorage seafood plant

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A seafood processing plant in Anchorage has found 56 employees tested positive for COVID-19, marking the latest outbreak in the industry, health officials said. The Anchorage Health Department announced Friday that testing...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 30, 2020

Fish Factor: Seafood industry stakeholders have chances to provide input on policy decisions that affect them; for several, window is tight

Alaska’s seafood industry stakeholders have a four bagger chance to provide input on policy decisions that directly affect their livelihoods: trade, relief payouts for cod and salmon, Board of Fisheries meeting plans and appointees. For several, th...

 

Looking for ma

A young moose makes its way along the waterfront on Kupreanof Island near Reinarts' Cabin....

 

Letters to the Editor

Some people afraid of facts, prefer conspiracies To the Editor: I would like to thank Karl, Phil, Liz, Jennifer, Erin, and all the borough and medical staff who are helping us through the worst pandem...

 

Police report

July 22 — Extra patrols were conducted at the one mile mark of Mitkof Highway. An individual was found trespassing in a vehicle at a location on Haugen Dr. Brandon Johnson, 37, was arrested per bench warrant. July 23 — Disturbances were reported...

 

Court report

June 30 – Julia Brusell was released O.R. on a charge of violating conditions of release. Defendant was given strict conditions not to possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, be subject to search for prohibited items and not go onto the...

 

A floral appreciation

Twenty-one Petersburg residents pitched in to a GoFundMe to provide flowers for the cookhouse/breakroom tables at OBI Seafoods, Trident Seafoods and Tonka Seafoods, thanking the visiting processors...

 

Artifact Archive: The Songs of Norway fire

On a freezing cold December evening in 1919, the fishermen's buyers cooperative in the Sons of Norway building became engulfed in flame, presumably from an electrical fire that had started upstairs....

 

Cruising in luxury

Jimmy Jones' 100 meter yacht heads north up the Wrangell Narrows Sunday morning. Jones owns the Dallas Cowboys....

 

Work day on the water

Margaret Agner dresses a halibut onboard the F/V Vena Lee on July 16....

 

Yesterday's News

July 30, 1920 A post of the American Legion was recently organized in Petersburg with 16 charter members. The organization of the Post has placed Petersburg in line with other Alaska towns that contributed toward Victory by sending her boys to the...

 

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