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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015

Police arrest woman in connection with several Petersburg burglaries

Petersburg Police arrested Brittany Martin, 22, Tuesday, Oct. 6 in connection with an April 9 burglary at the Beach Bum Tanning Salon. According to police, cash and other valuables were taken during t... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015

Financial disclosures exemption passes

Four hundred and seven Petersburg voters cast their ballots Oct. 6 for this year’s borough election, which included one ballot measure along with uncontested candidates who will continue to serve on various seats across the borough’s assembly,... Full story

 

Election results unofficial:

October 6, 2015 Total ballots cast - 407 Assembly - 3 yr term: Eric Castro - 336 Nancy Strand - 305 School Board - 3 yr term: Cheryl File - 337 Jay Q. Lister - 340 School Board - 1 yr term: Mara E. Lutomski - 336 Harbor Board - 3 yr term (2 open... Full story

 

Yesterday's News

October 9, 1915 – “An open letter and a constitution and by laws for the purpose of organizing a Territorial Federation of Women's Clubs” has been received by the Report from Mrs. Thomas V. Connor, president of the Douglas Island Women's Club....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015

Local ADFG considers emergency moose hunting closure

Six more illegal moose were killed during the third week of this year’s hunting season—bringing the total number of illegal moose harvested this season to 13. The high number is causing Alaska Department of Fish and Game staff to question whether...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015

School Board discusses random student drug testing

The Petersburg School Board met in a work session last week to discuss the implementation of random drug testing for Petersburg High School students participating in activities. The board kicked off the discussion highlighting criticisms and question...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 8, 2015

Rainforest Islands Ferry hopes to add shuttle service soon

Rainforest Islands Ferry is still working out some issues after making runs from Coffman Cove to Banana Point for just over a month. But the addition of a shuttle service from Banana Point to Petersburg should be added soon. So far, the ferry...

 

To the Editor

Step in the right direction To the Editor: I had a very nice and rather extended conversation with a Petersburg fisherman recently. Our conversation touched on many subjects and we found we had many opinions in common (as well as a couple of...

 

Editorial: Motor failure delays paper

A 25 h.p. DC motor that drives our printing press failed last Thursday, delaying the print edition of the Petersburg Pilot. A Seattle printer printed the paper Thursday night and delivered it to...

 

Police reports

September 30 A caller reported someone working on a vehicle and revving the engine for the past 30 minutes. An officer responded and individual ceased activities. A caller reported littering between Sandy Beach Road and the Bible Church. A caller...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 8, 2015

Crime Stoppers is making a comeback in the Borough

Borough residents will once again have the opportunity to help halt crime thanks to the efforts of the Supporting Health Awareness and Resiliency Education (SHARE) Coalition. SHARE recently asked coalition members Mark Kubo and Shelley Hjort, to...

 

Courts

September 30 Bryce Wickersham and Mathew Boseman appeared before Magistrate Judge Burrell for an eviction hearing. The court ordered Boseman to be out of the property by October 5. October 1 Travis Mallory and Darcy Mallory appeared before...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    October 8, 2015

Viking swimmers continue to swim faster

The Petersburg swimmers showcased endurance at Juneau Invitational last weekend against tough competition. The Vikings competed against athletes from Juneau-Douglas, Thunder Mountain, Sitka, Ketchikan and Craig. “Our longer events were our better...

 
 By Jess Field    News    October 8, 2015

Hammer and Wikan grocery store manager retiring

Hammer and Wikan grocery store will have a new manager as of Oct. 15, with Kathy Holtzinger stepping down and set to retire. In March of 1979, Holtzinger moved to Petersburg and a month later she star...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015

Petersburg cemetery fees increase

Borough-owned Petersburg Memorial Cemetery fees have increased after the Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously Monday, Oct. 5 to approve the ordinance update. The new ordinance, which includes the new fees and updated language, comes as the...

 

Fish Factor: Dismal season creates uncertain market for salmon permit

“Unsettled” best describes the mood among brokers in the business of buying, selling and trading Alaska salmon permits and quota shares of various catches. For salmon permits, “the dust hasn’t really settled” since the season ended, said...

 

Manager's Report

Petersburg Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht reported the following information during the October 5 borough assembly meeting: Four Petersburg High School students are participating in this year’s Junior Firefighter Program. The annual Fire...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2015

ADFG to hold Bow Hunting Safety Course

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is seeking interest in holding an Alaska Bow Hunter Education Course for interested Petersburg bow hunters. Beginning July 1, 2016 all big game bow hunters are required to obtain the certification after the...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    October 8, 2015

Viking runners finish strong at State

Petersburg cross country girls ended their season last weekend with a fourth place finish at State in Anchorage. The Vikings also had good individual showings from Tucker Hagerman and Nathaniel Lenhard, and head coach Tom Thompson could not have...

 
 By Jess Field    Sports    October 8, 2015

Petersburg volleyball earns huge W in first match of season

Viking volleyball kicked off their season by splitting six matches with Juneau-Douglas High School (JDHS) squads last weekend in Petersburg. The Varsity girls got the gym rocking with a big win on Fri...

 

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