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New NOAA monitoring possible in 2018

Beginning in 2018, Alaska fishermen, some of whom may not have the space on their vessel or life raft capacity for a NOAA Fisheries observer, will have the option to use an electronic monitoring (EM)...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 10, 2017

School Board member takes aim at open Assembly seat

An appointed member of the Petersburg School Board has decided against running for an open position in the October election and instead hopes to be a candidate for one of the open seats on the Borough...

 

Construction of Alaska police training facility almost done

BIRCHWOOD, Alaska (AP) – Construction at an Alaska police training facility is nearing completion and project managers have said it should open this fall. The Southcentral Law Enforcement Tactical Training Center in Birchwood will have four...

 

Yesterday's News

August 10, 1917 – The council met and adjourned for lack for quorum Monday and Tuesday evenings. On Wednesday evening all were present, except Councilman Jorgenson, who was out of town. Considerable time was devoted to discussion of Ordinance No....

 

Kings closed Coho open for trollers

Chinook Salmon A total of 66,000 non-Alaska hatchery origin (treaty) Chinook salmon were harvested by trollers during the first summer opening and mark select fishery, leaving an estimated 31,000 treaty Chinook salmon remaining from the annual troll...

 

Retention of King Salmon is prohibited in all Southeast Alaska salt water

JUNEAU – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced today that the retention of king salmon is prohibited in all Southeast Alaska salt waters, king salmon may not be retained or possessed; any king salmon caught must be released immediately...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 10, 2017

Paddle Battle falls short of goal by nearly half

The Petersburg Medical Center set a goal to generate $10,000 from the 2017 Paddle Battle fundraiser, but nearly a month has passed and the number is about half that, despite there being more...

 

Biologists optimistic for deer season in Juneau area

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Wildlife biologists say all indications point to a good season for deer hunters in the Juneau area. During surveys this spring, biologists counted an increase in pellets, and as such, they're expecting an increase in...

 

Police Report

Aug. 2 — Suspicious activity was reported at locations on Excel St., Odin St. and Sing Lee Alley. Police responded to disturbance calls at the airport, Buschmann Park and at an undisclosed location. Police made traffic stops at N. Nordic and Gjoa...

 

Trooper report

On Aug. 6 at about 10:10 p.m., the Juneau based Alaska State Troopers (AST) were contacted by the Juneau Police Department, who reported that Sarah Skrine, age 46 of Juneau, was stuck on a cliff off of the West Glacier Trail.  AST contacted Capital...

 

Court report

July 27 — Judge Magistrate Burrell recommended the Superior Court grant a default divorce for Thimothy A. and Tierra L. Nichols. Davis Dondi Estes entered a not guilty plea to charges of theft in the 4th degree. The defendant was released OR with c...

 

Study: Alaska has highest rate of gun ownership in U.S.

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – A new six-year study on guns in Alaska shows the state has the highest rate of gun ownership and one of the top rates of gun deaths and injuries in the U.S. The study was published on Wednesday by the Alaska Section of...

 

Scientists share tsunami research with Alaska communities

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) – Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have been looking into the science behind tsunami risk for Alaska's coastal communities. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, reported Sunday Tsunami modelers from the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor:

“It’s time for a checkup from the neck up” – meaning an industry time out to evaluate fishing operations and behaviors, advises Jerry Dzugan, director of the Sitka-based Alaska Marine Safety Education Association for over 30 years. Dzugan...

 

SE Alaska's weekend heat breaks records

Boats and trailers lined the launch ramps, residents thronged the beaches, plastic ducks bobbed in Twin Lakes, and Juneau basked under the sun on a record-breaking weekend. The capital city has had a full week of temperatures at or above 70 degrees,...

 

Plans to move contaminated soil halted by Forest Service

WRANGELL, Alaska (AP) – State plans to store contaminated soil near a recreation area in the Alaska Panhandle could be stalled by the U.S. Forest Service. CoastAlaska News reports, state officials seek to move nearly 20,000 cubic yards (15,291...

 

Businessmen wants to keep Juneau power company locally run

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska state capital's electric utility is set to change hands late next year, but some in the city are looking for a way to keep it under local control. Avista, which is the parent company for Juneau's power company,...

 

Harvey Gilliland came from Seattle to work at the Duncan Canal White Alice project

At the age of 23, Harvey Gilliland left his job at Western Union Telegraph Company in Seattle to take a job at the White Alice Communications System (WACS) in Duncan Canal, just 9-miles from...

 

Code name White Alice, not explained

The history of the code name White Alice is lost to history. Those devising the code name may have selected it as an acronym or just a name with no special meaning. One claim has Alice an acronym for...

 

Why Whit­­e Alice was necessary

After the Soviets detonated an atomic bomb on August 24, 1949 the United States nuclear monopoly came to an end. Enemy bombers flying over the Arctic Circle from air bases above the Arctic Circle coul...

 

Obituary: Aaron Daniel Vincent

Aaron Daniel Vincent was reunited in death with his twin brother, Matthew John Vincent, on July 16, 2017. Aaron is survived by his mother, Christi Hammer-Burrows, his bonus dad, Doug Burrows, his...

 

Correction:

Last week The Pilot reported that Karl Hagerman is the director of the Community Development department. That is incorrect. Liz Cabrera is the director of Community Development....

 

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