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Assembly discusses future of local dock ownership

The Borough Assembly voted for Manager Steve Giesbrecht to begin discussions with the state about the future transfer of ownership of the dock at Papke's Landing during Monday's meeting. Though the co...

 

Hammer & Wikan Convenience store is officially reopenned

The Hammer & Wikan Convenience store celebrated its reopening Thursday after three months of being closed. To commemorate the store's reopening, the first fifty people to enter the store received...

 

Seventeen active COVID-19 cases, community spread likely

The Petersburg Medical Center reported seventeen positive cases of COVID-19 Wednesday while several tests are currently pending. Contract tracing has been initiated by Public Health and it is...

 

Yesterday's News

September 23, 1921 The new cable system which was installed by the cable ship Burnside, recently was given its first try out this week and performed perfectly. Sergeant Rex Dunlop has been working between Juneau, Ketchikan, Wrangell and Petersburg...

 

Hospital Board candidates express views at forum

The five Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board candidates took to Zoom Tuesday night to participate in a forum hosted by KFSK and the Petersburg Pilot. Questions presented to the candidates ranged...

 

Guest Commentary

Forty-five years ago, with the foresight of a time beyond their newfound oil wealth, Alaskans took the initiative to create the Permanent Fund, thus constitutionally protecting a portion of the...

 

To the Editor

Calls for silent majority to be loud To the Editor: As we near our local election day on October 4, I hear people in our little town refer to a group known as the "silent majority." A group that...

 

Editorial: Vote No on proposition 2

We encourage a NO VOTE on Proposition #2, which seeks to remove the Frederick Point East Subdivision from Borough Service Area 1. Changes to Service Area 1 boundaries proposed under the proposition are unnecessary and ill advised. In 2012 voters appr...

 

Two propositions and 21 seats featured in Oct. 5 election

The Borough Assembly approved the 2021 municipal election report presented by Borough Clerk Debbie Thompson during Monday's meeting. The report included all 21 seats and term lengths on this year's...

 

Police report

September 15 — The Fire Department was paged and responded to a fire alarm at an undisclosed business. A lost item was reported and later found by the owner A found item was brought to the Police Department. Officers responded to a reported...

 

Meet the Borough Assembly candidates

Paul Anderson Name: Paul Anderson Age: 76 What experience do you have? Petersburg City Council: elected 1987 to 1990, appointed May 1991 to October 1991, elected 1991 to 2000, Mayor Pro Tempore...

 

Petersburg hosts HS swim meet

The 2021 Petersburg Invitational swim meet was hosted on Friday and Saturday by the Viking Swim Club. Schools from Juneau to Ketchikan converged on Petersburg to compete in the two day meet. The...

 

Cross country competes in Sitka Invitational

The Petersburg High School cross country team competed Saturday in the 2021 Sitka Invitational meet. The girls team finished fifth with 129 points and an average time of 25:31.83. The boys team placed...

 

Good news about tanner crab in Gulf of Alaska

Unlike in the Bering Sea, there's good news for crab in the Gulf of Alaska.   A huge cohort of Tanner crab that biologists have been tracking in the Westward region for three years showed up again...

 

Assembly passes second reading of liens ordinance

The Borough Assembly voted in support of Ordinance #2021-16 Monday during its second reading. The ordinance would allow the borough to place liens on properties for the purpose of securing payment for...

 

Assembly passes quorum ordinance

The Borough Assembly approved Ordinance #2021-13 in its third and final reading Monday, allowing assembly members to be counted to determine a quorum if they are participating via teleconference. The...

 

Borough Manager performance evaluated by Assembly

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved of Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht's 2021 performance evaluation Monday. Giesbrecht was assessed in categories including leadership, communication, planning,...

 

Artifact Archive

Five Finger Lighthouse Since 1902, the Five Finger Lighthouse has stood on a rocky 3-acre island at the south entrance to Stephens Passage--the first American-built lighthouse in Alaska. Originally...

 

COVID-19 cases climb to 20

The Petersburg Medical Center reported twenty positive COVID-19 cases as of Friday afternoon. The effects of community spread can be mitigated by testing early, identifying positive cases early, and... Full story

 

COVID-19 cases rise over weekend, school moves to remote learning

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 28 positive COVID-19 cases Tuesday morning with 24 test results pending. Two cases were identified over the weekend and seven were reported Monday while one... Full story

 

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