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Allen sentenced before a packed courtroom

William Christopher Allen was sentenced to 16 years in jail with nine years suspended on Monday before Superior Court Judge Trevor Stephens. Stephens said of the hearing, “It’s a grim day for everybody.” William Christopher Allen’s attorney...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 13, 2018

Mayor proclaims a half day holiday for borough employees

Mayor Mark Jensen proclaimed borough employees will receive a half day holiday on Christmas Eve. “It’s been a tradition to give the employees a half day off on Christmas Eve,” said Jensen at an assembly meeting on Nov. 19 when he made the...

 

Yesterday's News

No papers were published this week in 1918. December 17, 1943 The fame of the Petersburg cook book is really getting around. Recently Dr. R.W. Carr of Ketchikan ordered a number of the books and sent a copy to the editor of the New York Herald-Tribun...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 13, 2018

Art show showcases local women artists

The theme for the women's invitational art show at the Clausen Memorial Museum on Friday was "Shift", which offers the 13 women artists the opportunity to interpret the theme in their own way. "I...

 

To the Editor

Problem at playground To the Editor: We have a problem on the Stedman Elementary playground. People are not picking up their dog's poop. I have a suggestion. Reuse your bread bags, cereal bags and plastic grocery bags. Tie them on your leash, then...

 

Volunteer fire fighters search for gas leak downtown

The Petersburg Fire Department checked every propane tank in the downtown area for a possible gas leak on Friday following reports of individuals smelling gas. While some said it smelled like propane, others said it smelled like oil burning, said...

 

Correction:

In a story covering the Brew and Stew Festival in the Nov. 29 issue of the Petersburg Pilot, the four dishes in the fish and game category were described as two having moose meat, one having black bear meat and one having mountain goat meat. The two...

 

Police report

December 5 — Donald Pleasants, 51, was issued a citation for speeding in a school zone. A verbal warning was given to Wayne Collins for illegally camping at the 400 block of Hungerford Hill Rd. An intoxicated individual was removed from a...

 

Four wrestlers place first at regional tournament

The Petersburg High School girls wrestling team came in third place and the boys team came in fifth place for the Division II schools at the regional tournament in Juneau this past weekend, with four...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Salmon Sisters add wild salmon Skin Serum as first wellness product to popular line of ocean-themed goods

An Alaskan sisterhood of sorts is advancing a line of tundra botanicals mixed with the sea to create potent anti-aging skin care products bearing the best of both. A wild salmon Skin Serum is the...

 

Ketchikan city officials mull cruise passenger fee ruling

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — Ketchikan city officials are mulling the potential impacts of a federal court decision on the use of cruise ship passenger fees. U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland last week ruled that while Juneau can keep colle...

 

Warmer-than-normal water mass emerges in Gulf of Alaska

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Another mass of warmer than normal water is slowly re-emerging in the Gulf of Alaska, scientists said. The new “blob” could affect weather and fisheries in southeastern Alaska, but scientists said it doesn’t appear as...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 13, 2018

Sons of Norway hosts 44th annual pickled contest

Last night, the Sons of Norway hosted their 44th annual pickled herring and smoked seafood contest. About 175 guests turned out to sample the 24 dishes submitted into the pickled herring, pickled...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 13, 2018

Mikof Island Dance Troupe performs The Nutcracker to full house

The Mitkof Island Dance Troupe performed The Nutcracker last Friday, Saturday and Sunday to a full house at the middle school auditorium. There were a total of 180 dancers in this year's performance,...

 

Obituary: Sherri Lynn (Green) Eide, 68

After courageously battling CREST Syndrome, an autoimmune disease, for most of her life. Sherri Lynn (Green) Eide, 68 went to be with Jesus on November 9, 2018 in Salem, Oregon. She was born June 10,... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 13, 2018

Purse seine task force shows below average run for pink salmon harvest

At a Southeast Alaska Purse Seine Task Force meeting on Nov. 28, members from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave a detailed run down of the pink salmon seine harvest from the 2018 season...

 

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