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Letter to the Editor

Thank you for caring about Petersburg To the Editor: I know there is not a single citizen in Petersburg that has not walked by and admired one of our beautiful flower boxes or gardens created by Petersburg Borough Groundskeeper, Jesse O’Connor....

 

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A deep dive To the Editor: The author of the Letter to The Editor entitled “Regulatory malfeasance” in the April 15 edition of The Pilot appears to be following her unfortunate practice of citing scientific studies, historical facts, or... Full story

 

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Thrift Store To the Editor: We need to ask the community of Petersburg to stop dropping off donations when the store is closed. The stealing and vandalism from our local thieves is getting out of... Full story

 

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Vaccinations save lives To the Editor: Here is some important information that I have read about the vaccines that protect you against Covid-19: If you get Covid-19, it could infect your whole body and you could be sick for more than a week. This... Full story

 

Guest Editorial

The governor will go to great lengths to avoid supporting a tax — any tax — but taxes are how people pay for public services. Instead of thinking about the public, his administration’s latest ill-conceived plan is to close Division of Motor...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 18, 2021

Editorial

The Alaskan Republican Party's censure of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski for voting to convict former President Donald Trump at his impeachment trial, and now ousting her as a GOP candidate in next year's e...

 

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Ferry system needs to be own entity To the Editor: Governor Dunleavy's AMHS Reshaping Work Group did not show the passion, desire, or knowledge needed to recommend a decision for the future of the...

 

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Heartfelt thank you To the Editor: I would like to thank everyone for sending me their prayers and well-wishes during my recent health problems. I feel so fortunate and grateful to have so many people...

 

Guest Editorial: The governor needs to read the calendar

Alaska is in a fiscal mess and Gov. Mike Dunleavy is making it worse. The state has spent almost all of its easily accessible savings. Budget cuts have hit hard at essentials such as the ferry...

 

Guest Commentary: Help keep our plant operating

By Patrick Wilson, retiring OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager and Nik Wendel, current OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager Petersburg Fisheries has been the cornerstone of the community since... Full story

 

Guest Editorial: We can't afford any more mistakes

At a cost of almost $200 million, the Alaska Marine Highway System took ownership in the past 17 years of two ferries it could not afford to run and two that it could not run everywhere they are...

 

Letters to the Editor

Incorrect information To the Editor: I wanted to thank the community of Petersburg for being concerned for my wellbeing. The prayers, meals, and reaching out have been very much appreciated. It is a... Full story

 

Editorial: It's so preventable

It should be obvious by now that no amount of peer reviewed science or proven medical knowledge is going to change the minds of those who choose to ignore common sense guidelines to prevent the...

 

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Little Norway Festival To the Editor: As we all know last year took us on a journey that we weren't expecting or even prepared for. With that, many events that we do had to be put on hold, Little...

 

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He was my hero To the Editor: I was saddened to hear about the passing of Jonas Hollingstad and wanted to tell his family that he was the most important person in my life. In 1945 when I was seven years old I fell off the float in Scow Bay. Could...

 

Editorial: A milestone

Today (Feb. 11) will be a significant day for hundreds of Petersburg residents who head to the community gym for the second dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine. Yet others received their first dose of...

 

Editorial:

The governor had a chance to talk honestly about taxes when he announced his 10-year budget plan last month. He had a second chance Jan. 28 with his State of the State speech. Sadly, he failed both...

 

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Show support for Ted To the Editor: I am surprised and disappointed in the response your community has shown to a go fund me page put up for Ted Smith. My son Dan wanted to start the Go Fund Me page...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    February 4, 2021

Editorial

On Jan 29 the EOC used the CodeRED system to encourage residents who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine to sign up on the Petersburg Medical Center's waiting list. "Coordinating the...

 

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Petersburg comes through To the Editor: When we learned that our 13 year old son Joseph Tagaban was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) a rare form of leukemia in children, a blanket of...

 

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Rollercoaster of emotions To the Editor: Last week was one of many different emotions for me. First was the excitement I felt after a phone call where I was directed to show up at 11:50 for a vaccine...

 

Editorial: A job well done

We applaud the work of the entire Petersburg Medical Center staff and everyone that worked with them to get over 350 COVID vaccinations into the arms of residents last Thursday. The vaccination...

 

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Thank you To the Editor: Thanks to you my wonderful friends and family of Petersburg for being there throughout this last month of 2020. Words cannot describe the feelings that I am going through and...

 

Guest Editorial: Alaska needs to do better for ferry system

Predictability and dependability. More than anything else, that's what the communities served by the Alaska Marine Highway System need. The communities need to know the schedules further in advance...

 

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Thank you Petersburg To the Editor: Thank you, Petersburg, for helping us all get through the 2020 salmon season safely and nearly COVID-19-free! Now it is winter, our selling season, and with every...

 

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