Articles from the September 10, 2015 edition

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 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

Icicle Seafoods sale cancelled

Icicle Seafoods owner Paine & Partners announced Sept. 4 that the sale of the company to buyers Dominion Catchers, LLC and Convergence Holdings, Inc. has been cancelled. The sale was anticipated to close in August and was announced in late June.... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    September 10, 2015

School Board approves much needed cafeteria improvement

The Petersburg School Board held its first meeting of the 2015 school year. At the meeting, the board unanimously approved spending $18,510 for the much needed addition of an exhaust hood in the cafeteria kitchen. “We have received a health code... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

Swan Lake roof bid awarded by SEAPA board

In a special meeting on July 7, board members of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) met to discuss two items. The board voted to award a bid not to exceed $396,080 for the Swan Lake Powerhouse Roof Membrane Project to the Sitka-based company... Full story


Yesterday's News

September 11, 1915 – When the cannery boats arrived in last Sunday morning with 27,000 seine fish the catch for the season was finished, and within a couple of weeks the cannery crew will have completed work. The Petersburg pack this season is the...

 By Jess Field    News    September 10, 2015

PMC updates mammogram technology

Petersburg Medical Center (PMC) recently added digital mammography to its list of services offered. The new machine is two years old, but the capability of its technology is proving less harmful and...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

Assembly to consider cemetery fee increases

An ordinance changing the language and fee structure of cemetery services will go before the Assembly at today’s regular meeting. The changes are both to reflect Borough incorporation and to establish fees to place an urn in one of the 320 burial...


To the Editor

Sorry, there is no resemblance To the Editor: Can Alaskans trust the government of British Columbia to act honestly, responsibly and openly as B.C. authorizes and proposes to manage a series of mines (up to six of them) in the watersheds of some of...


Police reports

September 2 Officers patrolled an area on foot after receiving a noise complaint. Police responded to a report of possible fireworks or gunshots but were unable to locate the source. A caller reported an individual took and later returned a bike at...



September 2 Magistrate Judge Desiree Burrell presided over an arraignment for Archie Richard Jr. who is charged with Drunken Person on Licensed Property. The defendant pled guilty to the charge and was sentenced to 60 days in jail with 60 days...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 10, 2015

One arrested, three suspected, in conjunction with local psilocybin grow operation

Petersburg police have been investigating a local commercial psilocybin—hallucinogenic mushroom—grow operation. So far one of three suspects, 19-year-old Anthony Curtiss, has been arrested and indicted on charges related to the case. Curtiss was...


Viking swimmers prove tough in season opener

The Petersburg Swim and Dive team began the season last weekend by hosting Craig and the larger 4A Ketchikan, which fielded A and B squads. The girls and boys performed well on Friday and Saturday, wi...


Viking cross country continues success

Petersburg High School cross country continued their strong showing in the second meet of the season. Last weekend the boys and girls traveled to Craig, and both teams placed second in the overall 1A/2A/3A/4A standings, finishing just behind the...


Rainforest Run Labor Day Half Marathon

Results: Name Time Keith Billi - First Male Finisher 1:32:00 Debbi Eddy - First Female Finisher 1:44:00 Justin Anderson 1:39:56 Torrey Wiebe 1:41:36 Dana Christensen 1:44:10 Brian Williams 1:44:47...

 By Jess Field    News    September 10, 2015

Transient residents required to pay for P.O. Box

The United States Postal Office (USPS) considers transient individuals to be anyone living in a moveable structure. Therefore, according to USPS policy, residents in Petersburg living in motor homes or boats are considered transient, no matter how... Full story


Alaska borough to sell idled ferry to Philippine Red Cross

ANCHORAGE (AP) — There may finally be a buyer for a multimillion dollar ferry that's never seen service. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports Matanuska-Susitna borough officials approved the $1.75M sale of the ferry Susitna to the Philippine Red...


Medicaid looks to cut back on new disability program users

KENAI (AP) — An Alaska Medicaid program that funds care for adults with developmental disabilities is looking to cut the number of people it enrolls each year by 75 percent. The Peninsula Clarion reports that currently 200 people are taken off a...


Mat-Su newspaper files complaint against trooper

ANCHORAGE (AP) — A Wasilla newspaper has filed a complaint with the Department of Public Safety after an Alaska State Trooper pulled over a reporter and seized his camera memory card. The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman says the trooper's actions...


Fish Factor: Big pink harvest keeps downward pressure on prices

Alaska’s pink salmon catch is pushing 180 million fish, making it the second largest harvest ever (219 million pinks was the previous record set in 2013). The humpie haul has been pushed by record production in three regions – over 15 million...


Scientists link oil exposure to reduced survival of fish

ANCHORAGE (AP) — Federal scientists may have found a link between the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill and a decline of herring and pink salmon populations in Prince William Sound. In a study published Tuesday in the online journal Scientific Reports,...


Obituary, Frieda E. (Miller) Jordan, 87

Frieda Elsie (Miller) Jordan, 87, died in Bellingham, Wash. on September 5, 2015. She was born February 8, 1928, the youngest of eight children to Henry and Magdalene Miller on the Ten Mile family... Full story

 By Jess Field    News    September 10, 2015

RAC funds help improve local trail infrastructure

Visitors to the Blind River Rapids Trail, just south of Petersburg, can now take advantage of a new covered shelter and picnic area that recently finished construction. The addition to the trail was...



In last week’s issue of the Pilot, it was stated Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors voted to update the telephone system in the Joy Janssen Clinic, but the telephone system for the entire hospital will be replaced. The Pilot regrets the... Full story


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