Petersburg Pilot -

Petersburg Visitor Guide

Articles from the December 19, 2019 edition

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 24 of 24



 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

Assembly votes against OHVs on borough roads

The borough assembly failed to pass an ordinance in its first reading that would allow off-highway vehicles on borough roads, citing a 2017 public vote against a similar ordinance and concerns of over...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

MDT performs game-themed dance recital

With months of preparation under their belts, the 164 student Mitkof Dance Troupe took to the stage this weekend to perform "Game Night," a variety of dance routines centered around well-known board...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

Assembly strikes down letter of dissatisfaction to Forest Service

The borough assembly failed to pass a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture and the United States Forest Service at an assembly meeting Monday expressing discontent with the process of reviewing the...

 

Yesterday's News

December 26, 1919 The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department has been organized with an active and an inactive list. Those members whose business takes them from town, such as fishermen etc., have been placed on the inactive list. They are still...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

School board discusses cell phone policy

With the increasing presence of cell phones in the district, the Petersburg School Board held a discussion on the district's cell phone policy at a school board meeting last week. At Rae C. Stedman El...

 

To the Editor

Local news media part of coverup To the Editor: Recently, mayor Jensen and member Bob Lynn of the current Petersburg Borough voting bloc followed up on their past refusals to pass a resolution...

 

Editorial:

The Borough Assembly members acted correctly Monday evening by voting down a proposed ordinance to permit off-road vehicles to operate on borough roadways. The voters spoke against the idea in a...

 

Editorial: Expressions of love

Icicle Seafoods executives and workers rallied around the family and friends of Ken Hicks who passed away last week. Ken was the cannery foreman and was employed by the company for 33 years. Workers...

 

Police report

December 11 — Authorities responded to a report of individuals shining flashlights into vehicles on Dock St. A suspicious parked vehicle in the South Mitkof Ferry Terminal was reported. Authorities helped the owner to move the vehicle. December 12...

 

Three wrestlers take first at Regionals

Eleven wrestlers on the Petersburg High School wrestling team qualified for State and three Vikings were named Division II region champions in their weight class at the regional tournament in Craig...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

Middle school robotics compete in regional competition

Seven Mitkof Middle School students used preprogrammed robots in a regionwide robotics competition on Saturday in Juneau to perform missions worth a variety of points. There were 20 teams at the...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Go Fish! A deck of clever playing cards is teaching people about one of Alaska's most popular yet fragile fishing favorites: rockfish.           During games players can learn how to...

 

Moose taken in closed season

On 12-4-19, Alaska Wildlife Troopers in Wrangell, investigated a moose that was taken on Wrangell island after the registration moose season had closed. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Wrangell AWT office at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

Birders identify 58 species during bird count

Eleven birders spent their Saturday identifying 58 species of birds and counting over 8,000 birds total for this year's Christmas Bird Count in Petersburg. Every year, thousands of volunteers from the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

Hydro project under construction near Kake

Inside Passage Electric Cooperative is building a hydro electric project that will utilize Gunnuk Creek and supply Kake with 55 percent of its annual energy usage. The Gunnuk Creek Hydro Electric...

 

Obituary:

David J. "Andy" Armstrong, 71, passed away in his sleep on Dec. 7, 2019 at his home in Craig, Alaska. Andy was born in Shelton, Washington on October 21, 1948 with his twin brother Donald to parents... Full story

 

Obituary: Kenneth LeRoy Hicks, 66

Kenneth LeRoy Hicks, 66 died December 9, 2019 at home in Petersburg, Alaska of natural causes. Ken was born February 20, 1953 in Port Townsend, Washington to Don and Pat Hicks. He attended Oak Harbor... Full story

 

Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins office hours

State Representative Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins will hold public office hours on Mon., Dec. 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Common Grounds. No appointment necessary, just stop by....

 

Powerful AK Native corporation to leave federation

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful Alaska Native corporation is withdrawing from the Alaska Federation of Natives at the end of this year, KTOO Public Media reported. Arctic Slope Regional Corp. Director of Communications Ty Hardt wrote in a...

 

Artifact Archive: Diary of a Settler

Prospector Creighton Campbell's 1887 diary tells a challenging tale of winter survival as the first white person up the Iskut River headwaters in the Stikine watershed. Indians recommended travel...

 

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...

 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020