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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... 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... 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...

 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... 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...

 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...


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...



July 29 Marcia Patrick Adams appeared before Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell for a Change of Name proceeding. The judge will recommend a name change...


Manager's Report

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht gave the following report at Monday's regular Assembly meeting....


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...


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...

 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...


Obituary, Susan R. Slavin, 72

Susan R. Slavin, 72, passed away at her home in Petersburg, Alaska, on July 4, 2015, with her... 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...

 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...


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