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 By Brian Varela    News    November 14, 2019

Community against Roadless Rule exemption

After officials from the United States Forest Service presented their six alternatives to the Roadless Rule at a public meeting last week and stated the agency preferred a full exemption of the rule...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 14, 2019

Local veteran responded to Cuban Missile Crisis

Stan Eilenberger had just finished a week's worth of finals at Colorado State University in December 1960 when he met a United States Marine Corps recruiter. A few days later, he was a Marine. "Monday...

 

Pilot editorial earns award

A Petersburg Pilot editorial that was printed in July 2018 earned an Honorable Mention award in the National Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Editorial Contest. Pilot co-publisher Ron Loesch...

 

Yesterday's News

November 21, 1919 The Red Cross Roll Call for the 1920 memberships is now under way in Petersburg under the direction of J. W. Maakesad, membership chairman of the local committee. Subscription lists have been placed at various places and the girls...

 

To the Editor

Words of appreciation To the Editor: I want to take this opportunity to thank Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter and the staff and students of the Petersburg School System for the wonderful and moving Veterans Day event put on at the school. It is a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 14, 2019

USDA favors exemption of Roadless Rule in the Tongass

Representatives from the United State Forest Service presented a draft environmental impact statement at a public meeting last week that listed a full exemption of the Roadless Rule in the Tongass...

 

Four wrestlers placed at ACS tournament

Four seniors on the Petersburg High School wrestling team competed in the Anchorage Christian School tournament last weekend and placed fourth and sixth in their weight class. The tournament began...

 

Court report

Proceedings in the case between True North FCU and Maria Wagemaker, set for October 21 did not happen. The case was settled between the two parties....

 

Police report

November 4 — Authorities assisted a resident with lowering the volume on their television. A tree was stuck in a yard on Galveston St., with dogs barking at it. A bike theft was reported to authorities. An individual reported a hit and run at a...

 

Kowalski finishes fourth at State Championship

In his last swim meet of his high school career, senior Peter Kowalski placed fourth in the boys 500 yard freestyle at the state championship on Saturday and set a new Viking Swim Team record. "Peter...

 

High school volleyball seeded fourth at Regionals

The Petersburg High School volleyball team went 3-3 at the last conference tournament of the season last week in Klawock and earned themselves the fourth seed at Regionals. The Vikings won their...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 14, 2019

Elks, Moose lodges throw Veteran's Day dinner

The Petersburg Elks Lodge and Emblem Club and the Petersburg Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose hosted the annual Veteran's Day Dinner, which has been held for over 40 years for veterans and their...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska’s 2019 salmon season was worth $657.6 million to fishermen, a 10% increase from the 2018 fishery. Sockeye salmon accounted for nearly 64% of the total value, topping $421 million, and 27% of the harvest at 55.2 million fish. Those are the...

 

Palin says she learned of divorce plans from attorney

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told a Christian broadcaster she learned her husband was seeking a divorce in an email from his attorney. The revelation came in an interview released Tuesday with James Dobson, founder of the...

 

Spending on Alaska mineral exploration for mining increases

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Nearly $150 million was spent on mineral exploration for primarily large mine opportunities in Alaska last year, officials said. That figure is up from just more than $50 million in spending three and four years ago, The...

 

Federal habitats to protect whales would reach to Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed creating critical habitat sites to protect humpback whales that will extend to waters off Alaska, officials said. The habitats are focused on the feeding areas of groups of...

 

Early blows for state of Alaska in prominent cases

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has suffered recent blows in lawsuits driven by opinions issued by Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, with one legislative critic saying Clarkson is providing ideological opinions. Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an...

 

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