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 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Oktoberfest scheduled for October 24

The Muskeg Maleriers are pressing forward with the 44th annual Oktoberfest on Oct. 24, though this year's event will look a little bit different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents will still...

 

Breaking ground for fun

Members of the Petersburg Rotary Club along with other project participants broke ground for the installation of new playground equipment at Sandy Beach Park on Wednesday. Rock-n-Road Construction...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Affordable housing complex limited on parking

The Planning Commission approved a parking agreement with Valhalla Place, LLC at their regular meeting on Tuesday on the condition that any overflow parking from its future 15 unit affording housing...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Local household tests positive for COVID-19 virus

Three cases of COVID-19 were confirmed within a single household Wednesday evening, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The individuals were...

 

Yesterday's News

October 15, 1920 Petersburg for the greater part of the week has been a lightless and waterless town. The light and power plant shut down entirely on Tuesday while Robert Allen and his force of men were relining the generator and the old engine with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Kensinger, Meucci elected to assembly

The Borough Assembly certified the results of the Oct. 6 municipal election on Oct. 9. No significant changes were made to the outcome of the election. After the election was certified, David...

 

Certified municipal election results

You can find the full story here. Total ballots cast - 1,001 Winners are marked by * Borough Assembly Two 3-year terms David Kensinger - 576* Marc Martinsen - 343 Jeff Meucci - 499* Brandi Thynes -...

 

Correction:

In a story on page 4 of last week’s edition of the Petersburg Pilot, the Pilot incorrectly stated the Petersburg Borough had a non-congregate sheltering agreement with the Tides Inn. The agreement is between the borough and the Narrows...

 

Letters to the Editor

Time for tougher garbage requirements To the Editor: Every fall, it's the same story: bears wandering around town and getting into garbage. It's time for the borough to adopt tougher requirements to...

 

Guest Editorial

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about...

 

Police report

October 7— Extra patrols were requested in the downtown area. Criminal mischief involving a dumpster at a location on S. 2nd St. was reported to authorities. Suspicious activity was observed at a location on Noseeum St. A bear was spotted getting...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

SEARHC offering free COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has begun free asymptomatic testing of Petersburg residents and others throughout the region. Testing is offered from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. every Saturday...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

Petersburg Medical Center welcomes fifth doctor

Dr. Kayla Luhrs began working full time at Petersburg Medical Center as its fifth doctor in August. Luhrs had been working with PMC since 2018 as a locum physician, traveling back and forth between...

 

Volleyball team wins first match of season

The Petersburg High School volleyball team went 3-0 against Wrangell in their first exhibition match of the season on Saturday, Oct. 10. "It was a great way to start off somewhat of a competition...

 

PHS swims past WHS in first in person meet

The Petersburg High School swim team welcomed Wrangell High School to the Parks and Recreation's aquatic center on Saturday for both team's first in person swim meet of the season. It was just the two...

 

ASAA cancels fall state championships due to COVID-19 concerns

The Alaska School Activities Association announced on Tuesday the cancellation of all 2020 fall state championship events due to the increasing case counts of COVID-19 in Anchorage and around the...

 

Judge dismisses Valvoda lawsuit against Wrangell

WRANGELL - A lawsuit brought against the city by a Wrangell resident has come to a close, after Judge Kevin Miller dismissed the case. Kipha Valvoda brought a lawsuit against several former and...

 

AK US Senate debate focuses on mine, money, fisheries

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan and challenger Al Gross met in a debate focused on fisheries policy that ended up focusing on other issues including federal COVID-19 relief funding and Pebble Mine. The candidates for Sullivan’s se...

 

Social event forces Alaska high school to close for 2 days

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A “private social event” held last Saturday has led to a 48-hour shutdown of all sports and activities for an Alaska high school, officials said. The Anchorage School District said Friday in a letter that students from...

 

Taking care of our own

Gregg Jones, a fisherman and member of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA), connects a container of salmon to a crane in Sitka late last month to be donated to families across the...

 

Alaska judge orders state to pay fees, costs in recall case

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered the state to pay about $190,000 in attorney fees and costs after losing a case to the group seeking to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy. Department of Law spokesperson Maria Bahr said the department...

 

Confirmed case of virus detected at PMC

An employee at Petersburg Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19 and was identified through the hospital's routine asymptomatic testing protocol, according to a joint press release from PMC... Full story

 

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