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Editorial: Accident was newsworthy

We’ve had phone calls from a handful of people about our use of the photo and page one coverage of last week’s fatal Mitkof Highway crash. It saddens us to have to report on such a tragedy that impacts the lives of so many in both Wrangell and...

 

Letters to the Editor

Some people afraid of facts, prefer conspiracies To the Editor: I would like to thank Karl, Phil, Liz, Jennifer, Erin, and all the borough and medical staff who are helping us through the worst pandem...

 

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...

 

Editorial: Just lucky

2,132 Alaskans are reported infected with the Covid-19 virus along with 487 non-residents as of July 21. Petersburg has had zero active cases of COVID-19 since Thursday, July 17 according to Borough...

 

To the Editor

It's simple math To the Editor: Here is some simple math for the local folks who don't want to wear masks because of their constitutional "rights" and because a 1% COVID-19 mortality rate is no big de...

 

Editorial: Don't threaten

We love public comments. So do public officials, in both elected and administrative positions. It's a part of the public process and the resulting discussions are critical to maintaining the...

 

Short-term mandates are ok

The following editorial was posted to the newspaper website on Monday, July 13. My goodness. Doesn't anyone pay attention to the details? Short-term mandates proposed by the Petersburg Emergency...

 

To the Editor

Live life on our own terms To the Editor: The greatest joy of living where we do is the opportunity to live life on our own terms. Here we can walk up to the blackjack table or the roulette wheel or...

 
 By Lori Thomson    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Is there a point to the police report? 

Editor's Note: Reprinted from the Petersburg Pilot in 1995. See letter to the editor on page 4. We at the Pilot and Sentinel admit to including the occasional pink-tutu sighting or pooch-on-the-loose...

 

To the Editor

Turbulent Times To the Editor: We live in turbulent times. Everywhere in the lower 48 it seems monuments and statues are being toppled. Even in Alaska I've heard talk of removing certain statues of...

 

The statewide count rises

While the Petersburg Covid-19 infection count remains at 4, the statewide count continues to increase. Alaskan resident cases increased by 38 yesterday, a new daily high. Statewide the cumulative...

 

To the Editor

Vital access corridor To the Editor: The Scow Bay turnaround has been a vital access corridor to Kupreanof homeowners and others in Petersburg for several decades. It came as quite a surprise to me...

 

Letters to the Editor

Highway robbery To the Editor: Senator Stedman's so-called "Kake Access" Road is a colossal and shameful waste of $40 million dollars of public funds, which could be better spent on legitimate...

 

To the Editor

Precautions being taken To the Editor: The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department is continuing to enforce its protection measures for its members and the public at the Fire Station. This is to... Full story

 

To the Editor

We are not done To the Editor: Until there is a vaccine or solid proof of acquired immunity we are not done. Being open requires participation in community safety. One cannot happen without the...

 

Letters to the Editor

Family following their dreams To the Editor: I need to make a correction, and addition to the photo caption in your May 14, 2020 paper. The Petersburg Weekly Report from October 26, 1917 stated "Mrs....

 

Editorial: CONGRATULATIONS PHS GRADUATES

Congratulations to the PHS Class of 2020! Despite the onset of a global wide Coronavirus pandemic that up-ended traditional end-of-year high school events and activities, the class of 2020 has...

 

Guest Commentary

We are sport, subsistence and commercial fishers in Bristol Bay, and we want to ensure the fisheries we rely on are healthy for generations to come. We write in protest of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s recent nomination of a Pebble Limited Partnership...

 

Leters to the Editor

Ferry situation a disgrace To the Editor: The article on the AMHS receiving $10M in U.S. Virus recovery funds is a cover-up. You cannot blame the problems of the ferry system on the virus. The blame...

 

Editorial: Cover your kisser

Before residents cheer the expiration of Petersburg's face masking mandate, they need to remember that the reopening of many local businesses rely on the use of face masks by both employees and...

 

Work with what you have

Frustration was a key theme running throughout Wednesday's assembly meeting. Having to wait on the governor's slow to arrive mandates on opening businesses across the state is vexing. Just like in...

 

Commentary: Humor helps

Petersburg's sense of humor is coming through during these trying times. Bearing witness to this is the above photo showing the likeness of Bojer Wikan, wearing his protective mask as his statue...

 

Letter to the Editor

Experts can disagree. And they ARE disagreeing, both about the lethality of the coronavirus, and about the appropriateness of the steps that have been taken to protect public health. Compare the... Full story

 

To the Editor

Don't feel helpless To the Editor: In this sci-fi "reality" we are immersed in currently, I want to encourage my fellow Alaskans not to feel helpless. There is more we can do to help ourselves stay...

 

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