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 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 30, 2022 

Guest Editorial

Election-year politics have a way of bringing bad ideas to the top — when they belong at the bottom of the settling pond. Yes, fuel prices are...

 

To the Editor

Roe v. Wade To the Editor: On 6-24-22 the Supreme Court made the decision to overturn the ruling in favor of Roe that gave the American people the...

 

Lighthouse Keepers Corner

"How do you do it?" People frequently ask me, shaking their heads incredulously. They said it when w...

 

Letters to the Editor

In response to John Murgas’s letter last week To the Editor: I regularly use the marine haul out services offered by John Murgas and his crew at Pet...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 23, 2022

Guest Editorial

Legislators, the governor, members of the public — and most certainly candidates in this year’s state elections — should be paying attention to...

 

Lighthouse Keepers Corner

Humans come and go at Five Finger Lighthouse. Early on in it's life since 1902 the "365" teams would...

 

To the Editor

Thank you! To the Editor: Thanks to all that made our rockfish taco fundraiser a success on Monday. Especially Captain Steve for leading the charge....

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Guest Editorial

The weekend headline in Anchorage said an Alaska North Slope natural gas pipeline project “could be closer than ever, Alaska politicians say....

 

To the Editor

Property Development To the Editor: I would like to encourage the borough to proceed with developing building lots on borough land, much of which...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 9, 2022

Guest Editorial

The Legislature adjourned on time last month, a nice change from past special sessions that got in the way of summer fishing, watching baseball,...

 

To the Editor

Memorial Day Ceremony 2022 To the Editor: I may be stepping into a hornets’ nest here; but nobody ever accused me of knowing when to keep my mouth...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 2, 2022

Guest Editorial

Despite repeated claims and allegations conjured up from the thin air of political dishonesty, there has never been any proof, no charges and...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    May 26, 2022

Guest Editorial

The recent sale of Borough owned land on Sandy Beach Road brought to light the shortcomings of the borough government when it comes to managing their...

 

To the Editor

PIA’s letter of support To the Editor: It is our understanding that the Petersburg Borough is working with the State of Alaska to obtain the dock,...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 19, 2022

Guest Editorial

The amount of this year’s Alaska Permanent Fund dividend was still uncertain as of our publishing deadline, but it is certain that the payments...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Guest Editorial

The Legislature is working toward the largest capital budget in a long time. Municipalities are hearing “yes” instead of years of “no” to some...

 

To the Editor

Making the World a Better Place To the Editor: I love people that have no idea how wonderful they are just wandering around making the world a better...

 

To the Editor

Update on Landless Efforts To the Editor: Hello folks, this is a quick update on the efforts of the Landless group for the benefit of Petersburg. Who...

 
 By Orin Pierson    Opinion    April 28, 2022

Editorial: Gratitude for the Anacapa

The US Coast Guard Cutter Anacapa invited the community on board for tours on Monday. The occasion was to bid thank you and farewell to Petersburg, wh...

 

To the Editor

Ocean Rangers To the Editor: If you were disappointed in the Senate Resource Committee’s decision last week and want to stop SB 180 please speak up...

 

Guest Editorial

With just a few weeks left in the legislative session, House and Senate budget writers appear to agree that $2,600 is a good number to put into the...

 

To the Editor

Thank you from the Pioneers To the Editor: As Chairman of the Petersburg Pioneer Tea Party, I would like to thank Sue Paulsen, on piano, and Cathy...

 

Guest Editorial

A big part of a well-functioning democracy is running for office or, if you don’t want your name on the ballot, backing a candidate, taking a...

 

To the Editor

A note of thanks To the Editor: We’d like to recognize everybody who contributed to the Welcome Back Vietnam Warriors: starting out with Home...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Guest Editorial: Far too much of a good thing

Maybe Alaskans were tired of hearing the all-too-familiar refrains: Good candidates don’t run for public office anymore; it’s too expensive; ill-m...

 

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