Articles from the August 30, 2018 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Guttenberg speaks on bill supporting pharmacists

After the weather prevented Gov. Bill Walker from landing in Petersburg, Rep. David Guttenberg in his stead spoke about the importance of House Bill 240 at Petersburg Rexall Drug on Monday. The bill...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Private boat ramp comes to Scow Bay

On Saturday, Petersburg Marine celebrated the opening of its new boat ramp in Scow Bay with a barbecue and a demonstration of its self propelled hydraulic trailer. In Scow Bay, there is a public use b...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

PMC keeps high quality of care

In the month of July, Petersburg Medical Center continued to offer a high level of quality of care. There were zero patients, the same amount as June, diagnosed with a catheter associated urinary tract infection, according to a quality report present...

 

Yesterday's News

August 30, 1918 Lots within Petersburg town-site survey may be staked at the present time by those who desire to secure them for home building in the near future. Lots may be taken and improved by building foundations, fencing, or a claim...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Petersburg students head back to school

Students started their first day back to school on Monday at the Petersburg School District. "It's been busy but it's been great," said Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School principal Rick...

 

To the Editor

Vote yes To the Editor: Push is coming to shove at the borough budget due to declining revenues. Management is having to make budget cuts. Property taxes and sales taxes are the largest two sources of revenue that pay for schools, police, fire...

 

Commentary: US Coast Guard mission cannot be understated

I had the honor of hosting the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Karl L. Schultz, in Southeast Alaska. We were joined by17th Coast Guard District Commander Admiral Bell. Our time...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Walker signs bill for healthcare costs transparency

Earlier this month, Gov. Bill Walker signed Senate Bill 105 into law, which improves transparency in healthcare costs. “Healthcare costs are a critical issue in Alaska,” said Walker in a press release from Aug. 7. “Trying to keep costs...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 30, 2018

2018 Primary election results

After voting on Aug. 21, the results of the Alaska primary election have started to come in. Unofficial election results have been posted online at the Alaska Division of Elections’ website. According to the election results, it was a low turnout...

 

Police report

August 22 — On Cornelius Dr., illegal dumping was reported to authorities. An officer separated parties involved in a domestic disturbance on Birch St. August 23 — A sex offender registered with the police department. An officer checked on an...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    August 30, 2018

Cross country team hits the ground running

At a meet in Sitka, the Petersburg High School cross country team had two girls come in the top five and one boy come in 9th over all. Maia Cowan came in 2nd in the girls 5k run at 19:31:43, and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Nursing students begin final year in program

This week, the students in the nursing program at the Petersburg Medical Center began their second and last year in the program. "Nursing school is stressful no matter where you go," said Rosa Niemi,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

PMC's momentum continues one month into fiscal year

Petersburg Medical Center's first month into the 2019 fiscal year saw a 6 percent increase in net revenue, but a decrease in days cash on hand. "The month of July was a decently good month," said CFO...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Hospital to bring mental health counseling to clinic

Petersburg Medical Center will partner with Petersburg Mental Health Services to bring mental health counseling to the Joy Janssen Clinic beginning in September. “We’re looking forward to working with the hospital on it and we think it’s a...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

More seafood tariffs in Trump’s trade war with China are hitting Alaska coming and going. On July 6 the first 25 percent tax went into effect on more than 170 U.S. seafood products going to China. On August 23, more items were added to the list,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 30, 2018

Local artist showcases work inspired by white sheets

On Friday, Beth Flor kicked off her art show, Beyond Realism, with a reception at Firelight Gallery & Framing to display her pieces painted over a two-year period. "[Painting] makes me focus and...

 

Corrections:

In the Aug. 16 edition of the Petersburg Pilot, on page 16, Trygve Thorsen, 88 was also survived by Andrew Trygve Broschat. His name was left out of the obituary published on August 16, 2018. In the Aug. 23 edition of the Petersburg Pilot, a story... Full story

 

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