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 By Ben Muir    News    August 3, 2017

Borough officials don't track employee turnover

Turnover rate is a figure often monitored by employers in different ways, interpreted differently by one manager to the next and calculated using unique formulas. But there will always be a singular...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 3, 2017

How the turnover was calculated

The Pilot calculated annual turnover rate for each Petersburg Borough department by using employee documents from 2013 to 2016. Here’s how it was done. The turnover rates presented reflect full-time staff only, and Mindy Swihart, the Borough...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 3, 2017

National Geographic visits Petersburg with new cruise ship

National Geographic has a new cruise ship and it stopped in Petersburg on Monday, where the Chamber of Commerce gifted the captain with an inaugural plaque to commemorate the ship's first visit to...

 

Yesterday's News

August 3, 1917 – Captain C.M. Poncin arrived here on the launch Onawa and has spent several days inspecting boats and issuing the special licenses required by a recent order of the navy department. The order applies to all craft of over three tons...

 

To the Editor

Fluoridation best solution To the Editor: At the Petersburg Hospital (the real Old Hospital) and in doctor’s offices, of course we used oral thermometers then. After the quick shake down of the mercury in the thermometer and the words “Open up....

 

Editorial: Employee turnover is costly

Why do a story on Petersburg Borough employee turnover? We were asked this question many times in the days leading up to the publication of this week’s story by reporter Ben Muir. Employee turnover is costly, for both private businesses and...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon King salmon fishing is nearing the end of the season although catch rates remain strong in those areas where Alaska hatchery king salmon are returning. Fishing in the Blind Slough/Wrangell Narrows Terminal Harvest Area and near the outlet...

 

Police Report

July 19 — Police received a disturbance call from the Narrows Inn. Littering was reported on S. 2nd St. A criminal complaint was investigated at an undisclosed location. Police assisted with a lockout. Courtney A. Brown, 26, was arrested on a...

 

Deer hunt to begin in Unit 4

Hunters are reminded the Unit 4 general season deer hunt begins August 1. The bag limit is restricted to bucks only through September 14. Beginning September 15 either sex may be taken. During the bucks only portion of the season, evidence of sex...

 

Littleton not in need of rescue

On Aug. 1 at approximately 12:52 p.m., Alaska State Troopers received a report from the International Response Coordination Center (IRCC) regarding an SOS activation from an InReach personal locator beacon (PLB). The GPS coordinates provided...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 3, 2017

Survival drama to be filmed locally

Heather Thomas, a mother of two and co-owner of Rocket Raptor Films, is directing a feature-length movie set to be filmed in Petersburg. Thomas wrote the script to "The Last 40 Miles," a survival...

 

Forest Service, Alaska Native corporation transfer land

SITKA, Alaska (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service and an Alaska-based Native corporation announced the transfer of 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) of land from the Alaska Native corporation to the Admiralty Island National Monument. The land is...

 

UAF research vessel launches Bering research program

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – The University of Alaska Fairbanks research vessel, Sikuliaq, recently completed the first cruise of its spring and summer research program in the Bering and Chukchi seas. University scientists and researchers from the...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Capital budget signed with funds for Shoemaker

WRANGELL – On Monday Gov. Bill Walker signed into law a capital budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year, which had been adopted by the Legislature in a brief special session on July 27. The new budget includes $5,000,000 in the Municipal Harbor Facility...

 

Alaska Fish and Game euthanizes massive black bear

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Fish and Game officials euthanized a massive black bear that had been causing problems in an Alaska mobile home park area for several years. The bear was euthanized Tuesday morning after an incident Saturday in the Swit...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    August 3, 2017

Wrangell Bearfest's symposiums: all about coexistence

WRANGELL – The symposium at last week's Bearfest was an opportunity for experts in bear-related research to share some of their knowledge about the different species, as well as highlight the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 3, 2017

Alaska Fish Factor: Around the world the appetite for Alaska seafood is growing

Seafood is Alaska’s top export by far, usually topping $3 billion in sales each year to 120 countries around the world, and comprising 55 percent of our nation’s total seafood exports.  Credit for the state’s export sales goes mostly to the...

 

Health insurer files for rate decrease for Alaska market

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The lone insurer offering policies on Alaska's individual health insurance market has filed for an average rate decrease of about 22 percent next year. If approved, this would be the first time the average rate has decreased...

 

Alaska governor plans to propose tax bill to ease money woes

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Gov. Bill Walker said Friday that he will probably run for re-election. But he currently has more pressing issues on his mind including crafting a tax bill that he hopes will garner support from lawmakers. In a wide-ranging...

 

Alaska men seek class status for property seizure lawsuit

PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) – Two men suing the Petersburg, Alaska borough, a local police officer, a regional narcotics task force and state law enforcement are trying to broaden the lawsuit into a class action that would allow more plaintiffs to...

 

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