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 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

$550,000 loan not enough for pump station project

The borough assembly approved an ordinance in its first reading last week that would transfer $194,695 from the wastewater fund to the Scow Bay Pump Station One project to offset the remaining cost...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Marine passenger fee brings in $38,000

The Petersburg Borough has collect roughly $38,000 in marine passenger fees, with a possible $11,000 still to be collected, said Finance Director Jody Tow at an assembly meeting last week.  The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

PMC's September expenses exceed revenue

Petersburg Medical Center Controller Rocio Tereja reported to the board of directors last week that although the hospital was up by four percent in net operating revenue, total operating expenses...

 

Yesterday's News

October 31, 1919 Dr. Dickinson, arrived from Ketchikan early this week on the U. S. Forestry boat Than. He was sent to Petersburg by Governor Riggs, who received word that several cases of smallpox had been reported to him. As there has been no...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Fundraising for Sandy Beach playground underway

The Petersburg Rotary Club is leading fundraising efforts to replace the playground at Sandy Beach Park with a larger, more modern playground that would appeal to children of all ages. The goal is to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Crab run outshines salmon harvest in SE

This year's salmon harvest came in below expectations in Southeast Alaska with a particularly bad chum salmon run, but the Dungeness crab fishery kept cannery crews and fishermen busy. "It was a...

 

No Police report this week

There is no Police Report this week because the Petersburg Police Department has been overwhelmed and did not have time to put together a Media Report for the Pilot, according to Police Chief Jim Kerr. A Police Report is expected to be in next...

 

Trooper report

Alaska Wildlife Troopers on Prince of Wales Island received a report on Oct. 15 that Michael Howard, 33, of Klawock, had shot a deer inside the city limits of Klawock. AWT responded and the investigation showed that Howard had been driving through...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 31, 2019

Former NBA player teaches students to understand each other

Damon Bell-Holter, formerly of the Boston Celtics, was in Petersburg last week to empower the students in the Petersburg District by promoting leadership and communication.  Bell-Holter spent three...

 

PHS volleyball sweeps three teams at tournament

The Petersburg High School volleyball team won three of their six matches at the first seeding tournament by defeating their opponents in the first three sets of the match this past weekend. All...

 

SEARHC holds talk on traditional foods and diabetes

WRANGELL - SEARHC, the medical provider that recently took over management of the Wrangell Medical Center and is currently overseeing construction of a new hospital, held a talk Monday, Oct. 21, on di...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

They are certainly cute but the voracious appetites of sea otters continue to cause horrendous damage to some of Southeast Alaska’s most lucrative fisheries.  How best to curtail those impacts will be the focus of a day long stakeholders...

 

Death Notice

Frederick “Rick” Magill died on September 27, 2019. On Fri., Nov. 1 at 2 pm, there will be a graveside service at the Petersburg Memorial Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the Magill family home at 117 Skylark Way. An obituary will... Full story

 

Report finds no definitive reasons for military suicides

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A study by a military behavioral health team has failed to pinpoint definitive reasons for soldier suicides at Fort Wainwright, but it found possible risk factors. A report obtained by KTVF-TV outlines steps taken by the...

 

Judge: Alaska election proposal should advance to next phase

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Backers of a proposed ballot measure calling for ranked-choice voting in statewide elections should be allowed to begin signature gathering, a judge has decided. The state plans to appeal the ruling. Superior Court Judge...

 

Corps extends deadline to review Pebble Mine comments

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended its deadline to review numerous comments submitted for a draft environmental review of the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. Assistant Secretary of the Army...

 

Critics gear up for response to lease sale in Arctic refuge

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Opponents of oil drilling in America's largest wildlife refuge have a message for oil drillers and the people who finance them: Don't become the company known for the demise of America's polar bears. The Department of the...

 

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