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100,000 cases marked by OBI whistle blast

OBI Seafoods announced the production of 100,000 cases of pinks on Monday at about 11:30 a.m. by blowing the steam whistle at the OBI plant in Petersburg. "It's a morale boost for the employees and...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

Customers benefit from Blind Slough hydropower

Utility Director Karl Hagerman gave a presentation during Monday's Borough Assembly meeting on the electric utility bond issue. The bond issue would provide funding for the Blind Slough Hydroelectric...

 

Correction:

In the story about PMC’s discussion of the rise of COVID-19 cases in July from the July 29 edition of the Pilot, it was stated that positive COVID-19 cases from the American Cruise Lines vessel Constellation were linked to positive cases among...

 

Yesterday's News

August 12, 1921 The Petersburg ball team was defeated by the Ketchikan team on the Ketchikan grounds Monday afternoon by a 17-3 score. The Petersburg team left here Saturday night on the halibut schooner Olympic with the intention of playing ball on...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

Borough Manager's contract renewed

The Borough Assembly unanimously voted to approve Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht's contract extension request during Monday's meeting. The vote, which was 7-0, came after the assembly entered into a...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

IBEW contract renewal details

The details from the International Bureau of Electrical Workers collective bargaining agreement with the Petersburg Borough were released Tuesday. The IBEW contract was approved by the assembly...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

PMC CEO gives report to Borough Assembly

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter gave a report to the Borough Assembly during Monday's meeting. The discussion focused on PMC's communication with the community about releasing COVID...

 

To the Editor

Don't understand To the Editor: I'm sure it is just me; but I don't understand how a large blue banner on Fram St. that says F....K BIDEN contributes to a fact-based, calm, rational, respectful...

 

Eight non-resident cases identified in Petersburg

Eight non-residents on a private boat tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday after arriving in Petersburg according to the Petersburg Medical Center. The non-residents notified PMC of their symptoms...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

Assembly relinquishes FAA site

The Borough Assembly unanimously voted to relinquish a parcel of land containing a Federal Aviation Administration site at Frederick Point during Monday's meeting. The FAA site, which measures 3.5...

 

Hard at work

This is one Bee-utiful flower....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

Papke's and Banana Point proposals

The Borough Assembly discussed an engineering services proposal for projects at Papke's Landing and Banana Point during Monday's meeting. The proposal, submitted by Harai & Associates, Inc. would...

 

Police report

August 4 — A warning was issued for inoperable taillights near S. Nordic Dr. A parking complaint was made at Dolphin and 1st St. A complaint of unauthorized motor vehicles being used was made near Mill Rd. A personal item was reported lost at the C...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

School Board works to outline COVID guidelines

The Petersburg School Board held discussions about what protocols should be enacted for the upcoming school year during Tuesday's meeting. The talks were a continuation of those held during a work...

 

PHS swim and dive prepares for first meet

The Petersburg High School swim and dive team has finished its first full week of practices in preparation for this year's season. Head Coach Andy Carlisle said that he's looking forward to getting...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

2021 Rotary Duck Race raises $5,500

The 2021 Rotary Rubber Duck Race was held on Saturday underneath the Hammer Slough Bridge. 742 ducks were purchased by members of the community, which helped raise $5,500 according to Dave Berg. It...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 12, 2021

Development code update pushed back at least six months

Community and Economic Development Director Liz Cabrera discussed the status of the development code update during Monday's Borough Assembly meeting. According to Cabrera, the process of updating the...

 

Seward plans parade to honor hometown gold medalist swimmer

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaskan swimmer Lydia Jacoby, who won a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympic Games, will get a parade in her honor. Festivities are planned Thursday in her hometown of Seward. The 17-year-old and her parents will drive in a...

 

Obituary: Jane Michel Roberts, 61

Jane Michel Roberts, 61, died on Aug. 7, 2021, in Coeur d'Alene Idaho, following a year-long battle with declining health issues. She was born the fifth child of Dr. Warren and Marion Roberts, in... Full story

 

Obituary: Jerald Alan Kvernvik, 82

Lifelong Petersburg resident Jerald (Jerry) Alan Kvernvik, 82, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by loved ones on July 22, 2021. He was born in Petersburg, Alaska, January 15, 1939 to... Full story

 

Obituary: James "Jim" Albert Bodding

James "Jim" Albert Bodding joined his parents on July 29, 2021 after a valiant battle with lung cancer. He was born in Ketchikan, Alaska on August 8th,1948 to Gerald A. "Bud" Bodding and Dorothy E. "B... Full story

 

Projected total 2021 salmon harvest is 190 million, 61% increase over 2020

Alaska’s salmon landings have passed the season’s midpoint and by August 7 the statewide catch had topped 116 million fish. State managers are calling for a projected total 2021 harvest of 190 million salmon, a 61% increase over 2020. Most of...

 

A beach walk

A small herd of deer take a family stroll....

 

Artifact Archive

MacKechnie cabin at Blind Slough This photo is of the MacKechnie cabin at Blind Slough--the site of many gatherings and hunting parties. J.L. MachKechnie was a City Councilman, forest ranger and also...

 

Patriotism rocks

This rock painted to look like the flag stands out at Woodpecker Cove....

 

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