Articles from the August 10, 2023 edition

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Bursting ice dam in Juneau highlights risks of destructive glacial flooding around the globe

JUNEAU - The gray, two-story home with white trim toppled and slid, crashing into the river below...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 10, 2023

Blind Slough hydro refurbishment site work ongoing

The Blind Slough Hydroelectric Refurbishment is in full swing as crews prepare the powerhouse for...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 10, 2023

Hospital Board moving meetings to assembly chambers

The Petersburg Medical Center Board will begin holding their regular meetings in the Petersburg Borough Assembly chambers starting later this month. P...


Yesterday's News

August 10, 1923 – Henry McCloskey, 20 year old native boy, was shot through the index finger of his right hand this week at Allen Bay when a 25-35 r...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 10, 2023

Municipal election will feature ballot proposition on candidate eligibility

Petersburg residents will have one ballot proposition to decide on when they go to vote in this...

 By Olivia Rose    News    August 10, 2023

Petersburg OCS will have caseworker in office despite Wrangell vacancy

The Petersburg Office of Children's Services (OCS) has hired a new Protective Service Specialist (PSS), OCS caseworker Jennifer Ridgeway told the...


To the Editor

Let’s think long-term about the Petersburg emergency services To the Editor: Let’s think long-term about the Petersburg emergency services. Str...


Editorial: Basinger sails home

This week the Pilot bids a bittersweet farewell to our top-notch full-time news reporter Chris Basinger. We wish him well as he leaves on Sunday’s f...

 By Joe Emerson    Opinion    August 10, 2023

Guest Commentary: Powerful interests should stop targeting Alaska hook and line fishing

Nine years ago on Aug. 4, the mine waste dam at Mount Polley mine in British Columbia’s Fraser River watershed failed, releasing 6.6 billion g... Full story


Police report

August 2 – An officer conducted extra foot patrols downtown. Petersburg Police Department (PPD) received a report of an interaction with an a...


Skoggies tackle bear litter

Kinder Skog kids encountered a significant amount of bear scattered garbage in the woods around the...


Math teacher, Megan Smith, added to PHS roster

At the end of July Megan Smith loaded her car, a U-Haul truck, her nine and twelve year old...

 By Olivia Rose    News    August 10, 2023

Gus Pennington joins Stedman staff as 5th grade teacher

Gus Pennington will return to Stedman Elementary School this fall as the new fifth grade teacher....

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 10, 2023

Assembly appeals ADNR municipal land selection decision

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted to appeal an Alaska Department of Natural Resources decision...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 10, 2023

Ordinance allowing borough to auction equipment online approved in first reading

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted in favor of an ordinance during Monday’s meeting that would raise the minimum value required for borough p...

 By James Brooks    News    August 10, 2023

Alaska natural resources agency OKs bigger off-road vehicles on most state land

Alaskans can now use larger and heavier recreational off-road vehicles on most state land without a specialty permit, a move intended to accommodate... Full story


Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

Salmon: Coho salmon are now dominating the harvest in saltwater. Trolling for them in Frederick Sound around Beacon Point or Frederick Point might...


Obituary: Paul Bowen, 91

Paul Bowen was born in Spokane, Washington in 1932 and grew up living in Montana, Nebraska and Calif... Full story


Obituary: William Colyn Lyons, 89

William Colyn Lyons was born December 11, 1933 to George and Mary Lyons in Petersburg, Alaska. He... Full story


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