Articles from the July 30, 2020 edition

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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...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Assembly renews interim emergency provisions

The Petersburg Borough Assembly extended the borough's temporary civil emergency provisions...

 

Clarification:

In last week’s paper, the Petersburg Pilot published a story titled, “SEAPA awards bid for submarine cable,” which cited SEAPA Board Chairman...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Flor's painting accepted in national exhibition

Beth Flor has been accepted in the 85th Cooperstown National Juried Exhibition. The oil painting...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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,...

 

Looking for ma

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

 

Letters to the Editor

Some people afraid of facts, prefer conspiracies To the Editor: I would like to thank Karl, Phil, Li...

 

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 Hau...

 

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...

 

A floral appreciation

Twenty-one Petersburg residents pitched in to a GoFundMe to provide flowers for the...

 

Artifact Archive: The Songs of Norway fire

On a freezing cold December evening in 1919, the fishermen's buyers cooperative in the Sons of...

 

Cruising in luxury

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

 

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...

 

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