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 By Brian Varela    News    April 11, 2019

Fire department names Jim Stolpe as fire chief

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department Association elected Jim Stolpe as its new fire chief on Thursday following the retirement of the previous fire chief, Doug Welde. Assistant fire chief Dave...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 10, 2019

Borough assembly, residents discuss 2020 budget

Borough manager Stephen Giesbrecht submitted a list of potential budget discussion items to the borough assembly on Monday that outlines possible cuts in funding to services as the assembly begins talks on the 2020 fiscal year budget. “The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 3, 2019

2018: Year in Review

January The borough assembly received a proposed update to its zoning code that would introduce a new form of affordable housing, an expansion of the historical and industrial districts and the end...

 

Guest Commentary: Department heads cite accomplishments

We all too often make the mistake of only focusing on our challenges rather than all the good things going on in our Community. In this vein, I asked the Department Heads to give me two statements each for this last meeting in 2018: “Your...

 

Yesterday's News

November 15, 1918 War is over. With the signing of the armistice by the Germans the world war was terminated. Hostilities have ceased and under the terms it will be impossible for their resumption. The former government has been overthrown and a...

 

New events slated for Little Norway Festival

Many new events and activities, along with old favorites, will be featured during this year's 60th celebration of Petersburg's Little Norway Festival. At 4 p.m. Thursday at the public library, the...

 

Letter to The Editor

Great emergency services team To the Editor: Years ago I was a member of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department. I remember some big fires downtown where everyone in the department was on the fireline for days. Here the community jumped out to...

 

Yesterday's News

March 8, 1918 Joe Hall, of the Alaska Clam Canning Company reports the new enterprise as progressing satisfactorily. Clams in fair supply and of excellent quality are now being received at the company’s cannery near Tonka. They expect to make the...

 

Letter to The Editor

Experience Matters To the Editor: It is my understanding that the borough assembly wants to combine PMP&L and Public Works. There is a big difference in the management of the electrical industry and the management of the public works. Both are...

 
 By Pilot Staff    News    December 28, 2017

Two more boat fires extinguished

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to two more boat fires this week. Two engines responded to the South Boat Harbor last Thursday, where a fire aboard the Carolyn Ann was likely ignited by an electrical mishap. “A harbor officer...

 

Obituary: Burl Dean Weller, 73

Burl Weller, 73, lost his fight with lung cancer on Dec. 7, 2017 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was born in Sabina, Ohio to Orville and Juniata Weller on Feb. 1, 1944. He had four siblings, Barbra... Full story

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 23, 2017

Firefighters spend hours on South Harbor boat fire

Petersburg volunteer firefighters and police spent about three hours knocking down a boat fire in the South Harbor on Saturday. At about 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Petersburg police responded to an...

 
 By Dan Rudy    News    November 23, 2017

Wrangell court temporarily closed over air concerns

WRANGELL - Until further notice is given, the clerical offices and courtroom at the Wrangell Public Safety Building have been closed down temporarily. The closure began Monday morning, with the...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    November 9, 2017

Man visiting Petersburg helps extinguish escalating house fire

Firefighters on Tuesday responded to a distress call from a woman whose front lawn had caught fire, which burned her arm and nearly ignited the front porch, until a man who noticed the escalating...

 

Correction:

The assembly approved a stipend increase last week for 13 officers of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department. Excluding the fire chief, each officer received $20 more in their monthly stipend, equaling $3,120 in additional funds a year. The...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    October 5, 2017

Stipend increase approved for volunteer firefighters

Volunteer firefighters in Petersburg received stipend hikes this week amounting to $240 each a year, a decision made unanimously by the assembly in a meeting this week. “Without these leaders in...

 

Assembly candidates

Name: Richard Burke Age:38 Experience: Civil Engineer. US Navy Submarine Service Vet. 1998-2003. AAS in Civil Engineering Technology, Mount Hood Community College 2005, BS Forest Engineering, Oregon...

 

Torched SUV

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 503 Ira II St. at 2:40 a.m. on August 18. Fire personnel cut the hood off the vehicle to gain access to the fire, which started...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    August 17, 2017

Assembly approves upgrade, lease deal, & two ordinances

The Borough Assembly in its meeting last week approved a bid award to upgrade radios, renewed a lease with a fuel company and adopted two city ordinances. The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department will be upgraded with new radio operations for...

 
 By Ben Muir    News    July 13, 2017

Shed blaze extinguished by fire department, neighbors help

A shed fire in Petersburg Tuesday was extinguished within 10 minutes after the Volunteer Fire Department's arrival. The department responded with one fire engine at about 11:15 p.m. to a fully...

 

Police rescue resident from apartment fire

Petersburg Police responded to an apartment fire at the Narrows Inn on Friday at 11 p.m. and rescued the tenant from the burning structure, according to volunteer fire department spokesperson Dave...

 

Rider thrown from ATV

On Tuesday, May 9 Petersburg Police and EMS responded to an ATV crash at the intersection of 13th and Gjoa Streets. Petersburg resident Michael J. Mika, age 50, was transported to Petersburg Medical...

 

Community Fun Day

April 29th Hosted by the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department...

 
 By Jess Field    News    December 8, 2016

Fire destroys Nordic Drive structure

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department (PVFD) responded to a structure fire on North Nordic Drive early Tuesday morning and successfully extinguished the blaze, according to PVFD spokesperson Dave...

 

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