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Articles from the November 28, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Public works repairs 12th Street water leak

A public works crew worked from 7 P.M. on Nov. 20 to 2 A.M. the following morning to fix a leak in an 8-inch water main on 12th St. that was spurting out 250,000 gallons of water a day. The leak was...

 
 By Pilot Staff    News    November 28, 2019

Tamico fabricates Christmas street decorations

With the two-decades old lighted Christmas street decorations in tatters, both the Chamber of Commerce and the Petersburg Borough scrambled to find replacements this month. New decorations were...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Kim Aulbach promoted to postmaster

Kim Aulbach has become Petersburg Post Office's new postmaster after the previous postmaster, Mark Eppihimer, transferred to Anchorage. Eppihimer was promoted to labor relations specialist and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

PMC net operating revenue exceeds expectations

The Petersburg Medical Center saw a 26 percent increase in net operating revenue for the month of October, reported Controller Rocio Tereja at a board of directors meeting last week. PMC expected a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

PMC receives $100,000 grant

Petersburg Medical Center was approved for a $100,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to help offset the costs of a new drug room, CEO Phil Hofstetter told board members at a meeting last week. PMC...

 

Yesterday's News

December 5, 1919 On Tuesday the citizens of Petersburg will vote on the question of the bond issue for the construction of a school house and municipal electric light and power plant. Every citizen of the United States is entitled to vote at this ele...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Berry pickers reap bountiful harvest

Local berry pickers were treated to a plentiful harvest this year as warm weather helped the berries thrive throughout Mitkof Island. "It was unbelievable," said Marilyn Menish-Meucci. "There were...

 

To the Editor

The roadless rule should remain intact To the Editor: The proposed Tongass exemption from the 2001 Roadless Rule is for the singular purpose of accessing the last bastions of high volume old growth...

 

2019 Music fest

Brooklyn Dormer, a soprano, was selected to perform in the all-state mixed choir at the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage on Saturday. She was the only student at Petersburg High School that was...

 

Police report

November 20 — Individuals in a parking lot on S. Nordic Dr. were yelling. An individual was banging on the door of a closed establishment on Chief John Lott St. A vehicle was damaged near Middle Boat Harbor. Two vehicles were impounded at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Local man indicted on two controlled substance counts

Garitt Johnston, 30, was indicted by a Grand Jury on Nov. 21 for his involvement with Eric Jennings, who had received a package with heroin, methamphetamine and gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) in it...

 

Entire team takes top three spots in wrestling tournament

All 14 Petersburg High School wrestlers placed in the top three at the Mt. Edgecumbe High School Invite on Friday. Reed Anderson, Kyle Biggers and Jolyn Toyomura took first place in their weight class. Merrick Nilsen, Owen Anderson, Kole Sperl,...

 

Varsity volleyball place fourth at Regionals

After a well-fought battle, the Petersburg High School volleyball team took fourth place at the regional tournament in Wrangell last week. "Overall, a really, really good performance from the kids,"...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Color, shape, take form in solo exhibit

Ashley Lohr let her artistic instincts and habits guide her in eight new compositions on display in a solo exhibit at the Clausen Memorial Museum. Lohr's pieces are abstracts that are dominated by...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska salmon permit values ticked upwards in regions with good fisheries this year while others tanked 

The value of Alaska salmon permits has ticked upwards in regions that experienced a good fishery this year while others have tanked.  Not surprisingly, the record sockeye fishery at Bristol Bay has boosted sales of driftnet permits to nearly $200,00...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Group seeks to remove Frederick Point East from service area

A group of residents and property owners in Frederick Point East are trying to remove the undeveloped subdivision from service area one. The main reason the group is trying to remove Frederick Point...

 

Former Wrangellite goes into business with "instant hatchery"

WRANGELL - Some Wrangell residents may remember Tod Jones. He was a Wrangell resident for about 20 years, from the '70s to the '90s. He first moved to the area to help start a fish hatchery in the...

 

Wrangell Mayor goes to Washington

WRANGELL - Mayor Steve Prysunka travelled to Washington D.C. last week to speak before the Senate Committee on Energy and National Resources. He was invited to speak on behalf of the National...

 

Plans in motion to subdivide old mill property in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Plans are in motion to subdivide the old mill property around 6.5 mile Zimovia Highway, according to Terri Wenger with Anchor Properties. The property, currently owned by Betty Buhler, has...

 

Free to a good home: 1 newspaper

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Free to a good home: One newspaper. Not a single edition of a paper but the entire newspaper. Publisher Larry Persily is willing to give away The Skagway News to the right...

 

LeConte to undergo repairs at least cost

After thorough inspections of the 45-year-old M/V LeConte and the 44-year-old M/V Aurora, the Alaska Marine Highway System is moving forward with repairs for the LeConte. Engineers inspecting the...

 

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