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 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

MVFS upgrades to newer delivery vehicle

Petersburg Indian Association donated an SUV to Mountain View Food Services (MVFS) to replace the non-profit organization's unreliable delivery vehicle. The vehicle was purchased through a grant from...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

PSD softens COVID-19 restrictions

Petersburg School District switched over to a low risk level of operations, or green level, on Monday. Rae C. Stedman Elementary School will be in session from 8 A.M. to 1:45 P.M. in person Monday...

 

Yesterday's News

October 1, 1920 Sixty three thousand dollars was the valuation placed on a shipment of live foxes taken south on the last trip of the City of Seattle from various fox farms in the Territory. Part of the shipment was from Skagway and the interior but...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Candidates express opinions, positions at forum

This year's borough assembly candidates took the stage on Sept. 24 to answer questions ranging from the borough's COVID-19 response to the tourism industry in this year's candidate forum. The candidat...

 

Single 3-year term seat on the Petersburg School Board - Additional response

The Pilot asked Katherine (Katie) Holmlund and Craig Anderson, who are both running for a single 3-year term seat on the Petersburg School Board, six questions related to the Petersburg School...

 

New testing tent erected at airport

A new 20-ft. x 40-ft. tent has been erected at the Petersburg airport to provide shelter for hospital employees providing COVID testing services for passengers arriving at the airport each day....

 

Editorial

The Aspen Daily News in Aspen, Colorado runs a statement every day on their front page Flag that states: “If you don’t want it printed, don’t let it happen.” It’s a bit brash for our taste, but the words apply to this newspaper when it...

 

Police report

September 23— An individual reported possible harassment to authorities. Criminal mischief at a location on Skylark Way was reported to authorities. Suspicious activity was observed at a location on Hungerford Hill Rd. Matthew Allen Everett Davis,...

 

Trooper report

On Sept. 21, Jared M. Bright, age 46 of Petersburg, was cited by Wildlife Troopers for unlawful storage of commercial Dungeness crab gear. The gear was located during a routine patrol by state aircraft. Bright was given an arraignment date of...

 

Court report

Aug. 31 – Brandon A. Burrell appeared in Felony First hearings on charges of burglary in the 1st degree, criminal mischief in the 3rd degree and sexual assault in the 1st degree. The public defender was appointed and the preliminary hearing was set...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

MMS receives national recognition

Mitkof Middle School was recognized as a 2020 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education for its overall academic performance. MMS was one of 367 schools nationwide that...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Bears near elementary school stir up excitement

A mother bear and her three cubs were seen near Rae C. Stedman Elementary School on Tuesday, which put staff and teachers on high alert; however, Principal Heather Conn said in an email to parents tha...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 1, 2020

Cross country places 2nd in final meet

The Petersburg High School boys cross country team finished second in the Capital City Invitational, their last meet of the season. The meet was held virtually with the cross country team running out...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Moose count at 44 halfway through season

This year's moose harvest is on track to match 2018's harvest, with a combined moose count of 44 for Unit 3 and Unit 1B as of Wednesday, according to Fish and Game Area Biologist Frank Robbins....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Human error causes blackout 

A contractor at Southeast Alaska Power Agency's Tyee Lake hydroelectric facility accidentally entered an incorrect control system input, resulting in a power outage in Wrangell and Petersburg...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Structural instability detected in Wrangell Public Safety Building

WRANGELL — The Public Safety Building has been a topic of much discussion and concern to city government. The building, which houses Wrangell’s police department, fire department, court, and DMV,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Wrangell Wildlife Trooper and family moving south

WRANGELL - The Freeberg family moved to Wrangell in April of 2019. Kyle Freeberg moved here to take a position as the town's state wildlife trooper. He has a total of three years of experience as a...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 1, 2020

Wrangell responding to HAA5 levels in water

WRANGELL — In last week’s assembly meeting, Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen reported that the city had recently been informed by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation that they had...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 1, 2020

Wet summer overflows Swan Lake

During Southeast Alaska's record breaking rainfall this summer, the Swan Lake hydroelectric facility reached its full capacity for the first time since the project was upgraded three years ago, accord...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Some surprising results are revealed in the first of a series of briefing papers showing how Alaska’s seafood industry has been affected by the pandemic from dock to dinner plates. The updates, compiled by the McDowell Group for the Alaska Seafood...

 

Alaska village regains power after outage lasting a month

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska village has regained electrical power after a month-long outage during which some families lost subsistence harvests stored in freezers. Newtok’s backup generator gave out in late August and power was not restored...

 

Medicaid covering more Alaskans than in past due to pandemic

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has caused a national increase in the number of people enrolling in the federal Medicaid health payment program and officials have said Alaska residents are joining at unprecedented levels. Over the la...

 

Trump announces he will issue permit for Alaska rail line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump has said he will issue a permit for a rail line connecting Alaska and Canada, he said. Trump sent a tweet last Friday citing the influence of two members of Alaska’s congressional delegation on his...

 

Groups decry Roadless Rule rollback for the Tongass

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, under which t...

 

More than $17M raised among groups in Alaska oil tax fight

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The amount of donations to a fight over an Alaska oil tax ballot initiative has exceeded $17 million, with the vast majority contributed by big oil companies opposed to a tax increase. OneAlaska, the opposition group to...

 

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