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Articles from the December 12, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

Dredging project estimated to cost $4.8 million

The United States Army Corps of Engineers went over the status of the project to dredge South Boat Harbor, along with associated costs to be covered by the borough and the next steps in the project...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

PSD passes policy restricting sex offenders on campus

The Petersburg School Board approved a board policy in its second and final reading regarding restrictions on sex offenders on campus. "We are not putting this policy into place because we are...

 

Yesterday's News: News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

December 19, 1919 The Petersburg Band has been re-organized with H. S. Halgeson as director and with about 30 members, many of whom are old players. The new organization would receive the active support of every citizen of Petersburg as music is one...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

Deer, moose harvests explained at F&G, FS lecture

Fish and Game Area Biologist Frank Robbins and Forest Service Regional Biologist Dan Eacker held a lecture on deer and moose harvests and deer density on Mitkof Island last Thursday. Robbins started o...

 

Nate Hepp new station manager at Petersburg airline terminal

Nate Hepp, 30, is the new station manager at the Alaska Airline Petersburg terminal. Six years ago he started out as a ramp agent with Horizon Air in Portland and for the past four years has held...

 

To the Editor

No time to waste To the Editor: Pilot reporter Brian Varela Dec. 5 reporting on the assembly meeting highlights regarding the Roadless Rule Resolution, skimmed over or forgot to mention some critical...

 

Editorial: All crashes are not accidents

In last week's page one story about Superior Court Judge Carey's order releasing both the Petersburg Borough and defendant Chris Allen from the liability suit brought by the Estate of Molly Parks, we...

 

Police report

December 4 —Extra patrols were requested on Mitkof Highway. December 5 —Authorities responded to a report of trespassing and property damage. An individual was issued a warning for operating an ATV on a roadway. Authorities responded to a report...

 

Court report

Nov. 19 – Helen Ann Olson was granted permission to travel out of state. The defendant was ordered to sign a waiver of extradition. Eric Ryan Luna entered a guilty plea to a charge of violating conditions of release at a change of plea hearing....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

Borough assembly names four to SEAPA board

Assembly Member Bob Lynn and Robert Larson were appointed as voting members on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency Board by Mayor Mark Jensen at an assembly meeting last week, with Utility Director...

 

Two take first place in wrestling tournament

In their last tournament before Regionals, two wrestlers on the Petersburg High School wrestling team took first place in their weight class at the Pilot Invitational in Juneau last weekend. Deirdre...

 

One week to go for first basketball game of season

At about a week into the season, the Petersburg High School basketball teams scramble to build their offense and defense before their first game on Dec. 20 against Wrangell. Head coach for the boys...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

Master planning for new hospital nearly complete

In a joint work session between the Petersburg Borough Assembly and Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors last week, Dan Jardine, project manager with NAC Architecture, updated both entities...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 12, 2019

Paintings, photos show beauty of Southeast

Strong colors and erratic brush strokes could be seen in Joe Viechnicki's paintings on display at a joint art show with photographer Mark Kubo at FireLight Gallery & Framing on Friday. All of...

 

Alaska officials estimate $200M drop in oil revenue forecast

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s latest revenue forecast has estimated a $200 million decrease in oil revenue after an excess of the resource contributed to lower prices worldwide, state officials said. The state Department of Revenue released...

 

Trans-Alaska pipeline passes milestone of 18 billion barrels

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The trans-Alaska pipeline has reached a milestone of 18 billion barrels pumped, officials said. The pipeline carrying Alaska’s oil from Prudhoe Bay to the shipping port of Valdez reached the milestone on Friday, KTUU-TV r...

 

Bakke family seeks refund of tax over payments

WRANGELL — Arnold and Alice Bakke are seeking a refund of property tax payments due to an assessment error going back to 1994. The total amount of money owed back to the Bakkes, from 1994 to 2019, is around $12,000. However, according to Borough...

 

Officials: Six of 11 ferries will be out of service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than half of Alaska’s ferries will be out of service amid a lack of funds to repair the vessels, transportation officials said. The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities announced this week that the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Weed is set to give a big boost to Alaska’s blue economy!          The interest in growing seaweeds in Alaska is gaining momentum and training more farmers is the goal of a program starting next February in Kodiak, Sitka and Ketchikan. The...

 

Obituary: Kenneth Edward Hagerman, 77

Kenneth Edward Hagerman, 77, passed away with his children by his side on November 7, 2019, after a long and difficult battle with dementia and Parkinson's. Ken was born to Edward and Lillian... Full story

 

Obituary: Sarah Ellen Culbertson Gilliland, 81

Sarah Ellen Culbertson Gilliland, 81 of Petersburg, Alaska slipped quietly away from us to be with her Savior, Jesus, on Dec. 2, 2019 in Redmond, Oregon. She was born in Stuttgart, Arkansas on April... Full story

 

Middle School robotics

The Mitkof Middle School robotics team will be traveling to Juneau this weekend for a region wide competition. Two teams made up of seventh and eighth graders will give presentations on solutions to... Full story

 

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