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Articles from the August 6, 2015 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    August 6, 2015

Low participation leads to cancellation of Humpy 500

The Humpy 500 go-cart race, a 20-year Petersburg tradition that saw local kids and families teaming up to build and decorate carts for racing down PFI hill, will come to end this year. The event has been held annually in October to celebrate the end... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 6, 2015

Financial disclosure exemption ordinance advances

An ordinance to allow voters to determine whether or not local public officials should be exempt from state financial disclosure requirements was passed on second reading by the Assembly at Monday’s regular meeting. By Alaska State law, certain... Full story


Yesterday's News

August 7, 1915 – The government cable has been out of commission since last Monday. The cableship Burnside was making repairs on the line in the vicinity of Sitka last week, but is supposed to have left for the Sound, after which more breaks...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 6, 2015

Municipal remodel design plans progressing; Borough staff brainstorms funding options

Corey Wall from MRV Architects in Juneau presented the latest plans for the municipal building remodel to Borough staff in late July. The plans are currently at the 45 percent mark and Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht said the plans may hit the 95... Full story



In the article "Study of harbor financials yields 11 percent rate increase recommendation" of the July 30 issue of the Pilot, it was erroneously stated that the Northern Economics consulting firm is based out of Seattle, Wash. The firm is based out...

 By Mary Koppes    News    August 6, 2015

Public safety on a shoe string:

The Assembly and Borough staff discussed public safety issues at Monday’s Assembly meeting. While Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht delivered the news that decreased staff at the Juneau prosecutor’s office may lead to more case dismissals,...


Police reports

July 29 Police responded to a report of a fight at Harbor Bar. The suspects were gone on arrival but the officers remained in the area for additional patrols. Richard Delgado Jr, 32, received a citation for an open container. A caller reported an...



July 29 Marcia Patrick Adams appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for a Change of Name proceeding. The judge will recommend a name change decree to the superior court. July 30 Dieon D. Sanders appeared for an arraignment before...


Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at Monday's regular Assembly meeting. • TrACS (Traffic and Criminal Software) components have arrived and are being installed in existing...


NOAA issues new guidelines for cruise ships and tour vessels in glacial fjords

ANCHORAGE (AP) — New voluntary guidelines for cruise ships and other tour boats aimed at protecting harbor seals, especially vulnerable nursing pups, in Alaska’s glacial fjords were announced Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admi...


Proposed fisheries regulation changes ready for review

The Alaska Board of Fisheries last week released its 2015-2016 Proposal Book for review. Some 215 proposals were accepted for review during the board’s regulatory meetings. Regulations potentially to be affected include Pacific cod and finfish in...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    August 6, 2015

Fish Factor: First seagoing electric passenger vessel in the U.S. to launch in Juneau

The first seagoing electric powered passenger vessel in the U.S. is set to launch next summer in Juneau. The E/V Tongass Rain is a 50 foot, 47 passenger catamaran designed for eco-education and whale watching tours. Its primary fuel source will be...


Obituary, Susan R. Slavin, 72

Susan R. Slavin, 72, passed away at her home in Petersburg, Alaska, on July 4, 2015, with her beloved husband at her side. Sally Susan Randrup was born in Bellingham, Wash., on July 11, 1942. Sue was... Full story


School News

University of Montana Sierra Streuli was named to the 2015 Dean's List at the University of Montana. Simmons College Gordon Norman Paulsen received a Master of Science degree from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College in...

 By Dan Rudy    News    August 6, 2015

Deer, elk seasons open for Petersburg-Wrangell areas

Deer hunting season began for Alaska residents and nonresidents in much of the Unit 3 management area last Saturday, lasting through Nov. 30. Bow hunting on Mitkof Island and the Petersburg Management Area, hunting on the remainder of the Mitkof,...


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