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Warm Petersburg summer ties heat record

Blue skies and warm days enveloped Petersburg like seine nets to pink salmon this summer as the Southeast saw temperatures above and rainfall below... Full story

 

New library opens with unique modernizations

The Petersburg Library opened its doors to the public for the first time Monday. The facility... Full story

 

2013 PFD to be $900

Acting Revenue Commissioner Angela Rodell announced Wednesday that the 2013 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) will be $900. 670,865 Alaskans applied for...

 

Yesterday's News

September 20, 1913 – The Indians of Skidgate, B.C. reported having seen a new kind of sea monster while out fishing recently. This monster...

 

Petersburg fishing industry feels the effects of record salmon harvests

Alaska’s salmon fishery harvest smashed records this season with everyone from fishermen to cannery workers feeling the tremors. Alaska’s...

 

Petersburg vessel catches fire near Ketchikan

The Petersburg based commercial gillnet vessel Shelo caught fire on September 3 and was recently salvaged in Ketchikan. The incident happened in...

 

Labor issues further stress maxed out processors

Aside from massive fish harvest, Petersburg canneries felt the added pressure of worker walkouts and no shows. This summer was the first time the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Greatest resource To the Editor: I am very excited that they finished the new library. It’s going to be great to go and sit in the library to do my...

 

Loesch awarded for 2012 editorial writing

Pilot publisher Ron Loesch was awarded an Honorable Mention for Best Editorial, non‐daily...

 

Police reports

September 11 A caller reported concern over an individual’s welfare. A caller reported a protective order violation. Police responded to a report...

 

Courts

September 13 Jerry Bradford appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for a change of plea hearing. Bradford entered a plea of no contest for case...

 

PSD challenges 60 year-old state statute

Every school district in Alaska requires new or incoming students to receive physicals before starting school and most, if not all, don’t cover...

 

Many businesses see minimal impact from summer construction

Some initial concern over the Petersburg Road Improvement Plan turned out to be less of an issue than originally anticipated. The $4.1 million dollar...

 

Tlingit craftsman gives TED talk in Petersburg

Tommy Joseph, master woodcarver and Tlingit artist, gave a Technology, Education and Design talk in...

 

Tax proposal divides Wrangell

WRANGELL — A proposed 1.5 percent sales tax cut in the City and Borough of Wrangell has split the community ahead of an Oct. 1 vote. The borough adm...

 

In-town recycling drop-off site moves

The Petersburg Borough Sanitation department removed the recycling drop-off dumpsters behind the Community Cold Storage effective Tuesday, September...

 

Record salmon season good for permit brokers

Alaska’s record salmon season has permit brokers hopping as buyers seek to break into or expand their opportunities in many fisheries. Notably,...

 

Ocean acidification threatens marine life

NORMANBY ISLAND, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Katharina Fabricius plunged from a dive boat into the Pacific Ocean of tomorrow. A bleak portrait emerged:...

 

Cross Country girls finish first in 3A at Wrangell meet

The PHS cross country team raced last Saturday in Wrangell. Beautiful weather brought out crowds of...

 

Obituary, Victor Manuel Rodriguez Santana, 77

Victor Manuel Rodriguez Santana died in Sierra Vista, Ariz. on August 25, 2013 after suffering a mas... Full story

 

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