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 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Lynn, Fine-Walsh elected to assembly, both propositions pass

Petersburg held its 2021 Municipal Election Tuesday and the unofficial results have incumbent Bob Lynn retaining his seat on the Petersburg Borough Assembly and Thomas Fine-Walsh winning his first ter...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Assembly seeks to modernize disease control code

The Borough Assembly held its first reading of Ordinance #2021-15 during Monday's meeting, which would move chapter 9.04 of the former city code into the Petersburg Municipal Code. The ordinance...

 

Pierson named as Pilot General Manager

Orin Pierson will assume general manager duties at the Petersburg Pilot effective October 1, according to co-publishers Ron and Anne Loesch. He will oversee all business, advertising, production, writ...

 

Yesterday's News

October 7, 1921 Adjt. W. Kerr, Financial Representative of the Salvation Army in Alaska, has just arrived from the north where he has been conducting Campaigns for funds to carry on the great work the Army is called on to do. Everywhere the people...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

High School, Middle School return to in-person learning

Students and staff at Petersburg High School and Mitkof Middle School returned to the school Tuesday after moving online last week according to an update from the school district. The Petersburg...

 

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 31

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 31 active cases of COVID-19 amid community spread, impacting all sectors of the Petersburg Borough. According to a PMC press release from October 1, none of the...

 

To the Editor

Continue to be amazed To the Editor: A few weeks ago I again passed through Petersburg while traveling on my small boat, Puffin. This was my 29th year cruising in SE AK. I continue to be amazed at the friendly and helpful reception I receive from...

 

Guest Editorial

By any measure, the seemingly never-ending stream of vitriol at the Anchorage Assembly’s mask mandate debate over the past week was a depressing spectacle. If you showed up in person or tuned in to the livestream Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday...

 

Guest Editorial

Once again, Alaska legislators have gaveled back into special session because Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to show his constituents that he believes in one thing above all else: The largest Permanent Fund dividend in state history. He’s like a...

 

Police report

September 29 — Suspicious activity was reported near 1st St. Complaint of a parked boat with a trailer near Gjoa St. and Sing Lee Alley. Danny Rusk and Ramona Short were remanded for Violation of Conditions of Release. A citizen was assisted at...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Parking expanded at Sandy Beach

Petersburg Parks and Recreation and Public Works completed improvements to Sandy Beach Saturday. The project added space for parking at shelter one and along the road according to Public Works...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

PMC CEO details Hospital's response to COVID-19 outbreak

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter gave an update to the Borough Assembly during Monday's meeting on the current COVID-19 situation at the hospital. During the current outbreak beginning...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Sanitation ordinance looks to reduce bears, decrease recycling collection

The Borough Assembly discussed a new sanitation ordinance during Monday's meeting, Ordinance #2021-17 would aim to mitigate bears getting into garbage and make changes to the recycling program....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

81 Moose harvested

The moose harvest is in full swing this year with a count of 81 reported moose as of Tuesday according to Hilary Wood of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. During Hunt RM038, Unit 3, which is...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Borough manager issues emergency proclamation

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht issued an emergency proclamation Friday recommending actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Petersburg. The proclamation recommends masking and social distanci...

 

PHS cross country qualifies for state meet

The Petersburg High School cross country team competed in its regional meet in Ketchikan Saturday; both the boys and girls teams qualified for state. The unpredictability of Southeast Alaska weather i...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

The preliminary value to fishermen of the nearly 41 million salmon caught this summer at Alaska’s largest fishery at Bristol Bay is nearly $248 million, 64% above the 20-year average. That figure will be much higher when bonuses and other price...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Petersburg recovers from storm damages

A daily record of 3.54 inches of rain fell while hurricane force winds with gusts up to 70 mph dropped trees into power lines, bringing out borough line crews, Alaska Department of Transportation...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Mayor declares Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Mark Jensen proclaimed October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during Monday's meeting. He also declared October 21, 2021 as Wear Purple Thursday and encouraged members of the communit...

 

Alaska activates crisis standards of care for PMC, others

The State of Alaska activated its crisis standards of care document Saturday for 20 health care facilities across the state according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services. The list of facilities includes...

 

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