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 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly requests delay of ANCSA land claims

The Borough Assembly approved a letter on Wednesday to Alaska's congressional delegation asking they postpone enacting a bill that would transfer borough land to a Urban Corporation in order to...

 

Obituary: Phyllis (Bright) Kimbal

Phyllis (Bright) Kimbal was born in a log cabin in Winder, Idaho to Charles Leland and Sarah (Kendall) Bright. She worked as a Civil Service examiner, legal secretary, and a resource specialist for... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Elementary school hires six new teachers

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School brought on board six new teachers this year as the school looks to create smaller class sizes to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within the building. One of the new te...

 

Obituary: Kathryn (Kay) Crozer, 85

Kathryn (Kay) Crozer, 85, passed away on Oct. 5, 2020. She was born on April 16, 1935 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Celia (Dolan) and Leo Joseph Doherty. She attended Girls' Latin School and received... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

SB playground moves forward

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved the Petersburg Rotary Club's request to begin construction on their Sandy Beach playground project at their meeting on Monday. As part of the project, trees...

 

USDA Exempts Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final Alaska Roadless Rule that exempts the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 provision that prohibited road construction, road reconstruction and timber...

 

Zarembo dock and ramp closed

WRANGELL, Alaska – The walkway and ramp of Roosevelt Harbor Dock on Zarembo Island is closed to public use as of Oct. 16, 2020 to ensure public health and safety. The closure order is effective until necessary repairs are completed. The float...

 

Alaska tribes say agency ignored Tongass exemption request

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. government ignored the requests of some Alaska Native groups to uphold national Roadless Rule restrictions in the Tongass National Forest, tribal officials said. The U.S. Forest Service recommended lifting the rule...

 

Yesterday's News

October 15, 1920 Petersburg for the greater part of the week has been a lightless and waterless town. The light and power plant shut down entirely on Tuesday while Robert Allen and his force of men were relining the generator and the old engine with...

 

Alaska conservationists urge officials to halt wolf hunting

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska conservationists are urging state and federal officials not to reopen wolf hunting season around Prince of Wales Island. They are imploring officials to do so in order to allow the population of wolves to recover from...

 

Groups decry Roadless Rule rollback for the Tongass

The U.S. Forest Service is proposing to exempt the country’s largest national forest from a ban on timber harvests and road building in roadless areas, a move conservation groups denounced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, under which t...

 

Guest Commentary: Protecting Alaska's fisheries

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Alaska has faced its share of monumental challenges. The testing of all incoming travelers, providing relief for devastated tourism businesses, creating a new...

 

Letters to the Editor

Ripple effect To the Editor: It is my hope that when you read my words that you resolve to do better things. We need to start fostering our own indigenous lands and people. This man made aquifer is...

 

Owner of historic boat shop in dispute with Forest Service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service issued a deadline to the operator of an Alaska island boat shop to tear down the historic complex and leave, but the owner said the agency’s demands are unrealistic. The federal agency ordered Sam...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Years in the making: Private hydro project to begin construction

After over a decade of filing applications, Doug Leen can begin building a micro hydro project this month on both private and federal property. The micro hydro project's turbine and powerhouse will...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 27, 2020

Summer camp presents science as career option

Despite the gloomy weather last week, nine students explored the natural world in this year's summer science camp. Every year, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alaska Sea Grant and the Petersburg...

 

Kake access road project construction pushed back

Construction on the Kake Access Road project was expected to start in early to mid-July, but Joseph Kemp, Alaska Department of Transportation engineering manager for the project, said one last permit...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Troopers: Driver may have lost control of vehicle

Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four seine boat crewmembers sometime after 10 P.M. on Monday, July 27. A Ford Excursion driven by Siguard...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 30, 2020

Ranger district planning for Roosevelt Harbor restoration project

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Ranger District is beginning the planning process for a restoration of the Roosevelt Harbor area. The harbor, located on Zarembo Island west of Wrangell, is graded...

 

Petition seeks endangered species status for Alaska wolves

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A conservation group has filed a petition seeking endangered species status for a subspecies of Alaska wolves. The Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on July 15 for the protections...

 

Letters to the Editor

Can't afford boondoggle To the Editor: Senator Stedman's diatribe defending his second road to nowhere is totally unpersuasive (Petersburg Pilot, July 2, 2020). His persistent opposition to public...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 16, 2020

Local resident contracts virus in Washington

A visitor from outside of the state with COVID-19 was identified at the testing site at the James A. Johnson, according to a joint-statement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Cente...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 16, 2020

Renewal of Raven Trail nears completion

Upgrades to the Raven Trail are about 80 percent done, with construction expected to be completed by the end of the summer, said Petersburg District Ranger Ted Sandhofer. Reconstruction of the trail...

 

Colorado company agrees to $7M cleanup of former Alaska mine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Colorado company agreed to a $7 million cleanup plan for Alaska’s only uranium mine, which has left radioactive waste in the Tongass National Forest. Newmont Corporation is expected to fill the former Ross-Adams Mine in...

 

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