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 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014

SEAPA approves rebates, Whitman Lake agreement

At their regular board meeting last week in Ketchikan, Southeast Alaska Power Agency (SEAPA) approved rebates to member utilities, discussed the progress of the Swan Lake expansion project and approved the Whitman Lake True Up Agreement. “We did... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014

Humane Association working to build stand-alone shelter

The Petersburg Humane Association (PHA) is doing a big push to raise funds for its first stand-alone animal shelter. The organization was established 15 years ago in Petersburg to shelter stray cats... Full story

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014

H&W remodel makes way for more organics

The Hammer and Wikan grocery store is undergoing a remodel that will open up the front of the store and add more organic produce and natural and Asian food products. General Manager Larry Martin said... Full story


Yesterday's News

September 12, 1914 – The Petersburg school began the term last Tuesday with a full attendance. Forty-eight pupils were enrolled, approximately ten more than attended last year. The addition of Miss. Edna Miller on the staff of teachers, is a great...


Letters to the Editor

Let your voice be hard To the Editor: I’m writing to remind people who are concerned about the proposed Kake-to-Petersburg road that the comments deadline for this stage of the process is September 30th. There are a number of reasons City of...

 By Mary Koppes    News    September 11, 2014

School officials advise parents on head lice, one case reported

A case of head lice was reported at the elementary school last week. “It is likely that this is an isolated incident,” Elementary School Principal Erica Kludt Painter said in a districtwide email. Kludt Painter asked parents to do their part to...


Police reports

September 3 An officer spoke with an individual concerning a possible assault. Police arrested Paul E. Haisler, 22, on a charge of Criminal Trespass. In a traffic stop, an officer issued a warning for a passing violation and lights not being...



September 4 Paul Haisler appeared before Magistrate Judge Mary Kay Havens in an arraignment for charges of Assault in the 4th Degree and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree. The court entered a Not Guilty plea on the defendant’s behalf and a...


16-year-old to face three possible assault charges

Police will pursue three assault charges against a 16-year-old Petersburg juvenile following an investigation of a reported altercation between the juvenile and an 18-year-old Petersburg resident Tuesday evening. “The victim reported being struck...


Vikings cross country runners take second in Metlakatla

Petersburg Vikings Cross Country teams, both the boys and girls, took second place at Saturday's Metlakatla Invitational. Ketchikan took first at the 1A/2A/3A meet. Other teams competing included...


Rain Game Classic is back

Rain Game Classic just kicked off. The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce 50/50 contest lets residents guess how much precipitation will fall this year. The past rainfall amounts have been 110.19 in 2013, 108.82 in 2012 and 125.52 in 2011. An average...



In the August 14 issue of the Pilot it was erroneously stated that For the next 10 to 15 years, the newly formed Tongass National Forest Advisory Committee (TAC), under the auspices of the Department of Agriculture, will advise the U.S. Forest...


Volleyball Vikings keep Juneau-Douglas on their toes

Petersburg High School's volleyball girls continued to hone their skills against 4A Juneau-Douglas at home last Friday and Saturday. After losing two star varsity players from last year, Kylie...


Thomas Bay Power Commission reviews its role

Petersburg and Wrangell's representative of the Thomas Bay Power Commission (TBPC) met Tuesday morning via teleconference to discuss the commission's future role. The TPBC is the acting body for the Thomas Bay Power Authority (TBPA) that was...


AMHS seeks public review of summer 2015 schedule

The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for the summer 2015 season is now available for public review and comments. The schedule can be viewed online at amhs/share/schedule/considerations.pdf. Comments on the...


Obituary, Martha Louise Reid, age 90

Martha Louise Reid was born on December 6, 1923 in Bellingham, Washington. She was the 1st of six children born to Petersburg, Alaska residents Edgar (Ted) and Caroline Hungerford. Martha passed away,... Full story


Obituary, Michael J. "Carpie" Carpenter

Michael J. “Carpie” Carpenter, 59, passed from this life on August 19, 2014 at his home on Kupreanof Island, outside of Petersburg, Alaska. Mike was born on February 26, 1955 in Topeka, Kan. He graduated from Hayden High School in 1973 and... Full story


Fish Factor: Senate candidate bows out of fisheries debate

“Surprised and disappointed” was the reaction by Senator Mark Begich upon learning that his opponent Dan Sullivan has bowed out of an October 1 fisheries debate in Kodiak. It is the second time this year that Sullivan has declined to participate...


Vikings dominate first home swim meet

Vikings Swim and Dive team started the season with a home meet, hosting Thunder Mountain and Sitka over the weekend.  "We had a really good meet. Our kids raced really well all the way around," said...


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