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Maybe the reality of math has changed To the Editor: I just read a recent opinion that reality is what you see and not what you think you see. I thought to myself, "I see." But I guess I think I see b...

 

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Cite reports and references To the Editor: After reading Marc's letter, I have some questions. First, "... 99% of which are most likely over Age 75+ with serious other health problems." Please cite yo...

 

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PIA met need To the Editor: Mt. View Food Services would like to generously thank Petersburg Indian Association for applying for the CDC Grant which was geared to keeping senior citizens fed a...

 

Editorial: Bring me your newspapers

I'm a newspaper addict. I can't help myself. I love reading newspapers, printed on newsprint, in color or in black and white. Smaller community newspapers, like the Petersburg Pilot are of more...

 

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Concerns not resolved To the Editor: Dear Senator Murkowski, You may recall my question at your rally at the Sons of Norway hall in Petersburg some time ago. I questioned the wisdom of drafting...

 

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I feel blessed To the Editor: Thank you to so many of you for being a part of making my birthday so special. It's been an amazing life...in my 95 trips "around the sun." Since 1925, in those many... Full story

 

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Schools doing extraordinary things To the Editor: I want to publicly thank the teachers and staff at Stedman Elementary for all they did to contain the Covid exposure earlier this month. My son was...

 

Editorial: Mask use protects us all

Petersburg joined Wrangell and other Alaskan communities by imposing a mask mandate. As Covid-19 cases skyrocket across the state, Governor Dunleavy left it up to communities statewide to take action...

 

Editorial: Don't revise history

Alaskan natives, particularly the Alaska Natives Without Land, have every right to petition the federal government for additional lands, but it's imperative that history is accurately portrayed in the...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    November 5, 2020

Editorial

We’re glad the borough assembly cut through drawn out discussions and approved the continuation of work on the Sandy Beach Park playground project. The park improvement proposal received plenty of publicity over the past two years, so the work...

 

Guest Commentary

Last week, the Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Group released a report it had been working on for several months throughout the pandemic. Even though this group has finished it’s task, I will continue to work to find ways to increase ferry service...

 

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Thank you to the community To the Editor: The Muskeg Malerier Rosemalers would like to thank all who attended the 44th Annual Oktoberfest Art Share this past weekend. The shoppers, the many vendors,...

 

Letters to the Editor

Students need your help To the Editor: Since I got into High School the one thing I look forward to every year is volleyball season. For some it might be E-sports, swimming, wrestling, basketball, and...

 

Letters to the Editor

Time for tougher garbage requirements To the Editor: Every fall, it's the same story: bears wandering around town and getting into garbage. It's time for the borough to adopt tougher requirements to...

 

Guest Editorial

Covid-19 has created a crisis throughout the world. This crisis has produced a test of leadership. With no good options to combat a novel pathogen, countries were forced to make hard choices about...

 

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Thank you To the Editor: Coach Eddy, the Viking runners and I want to express our thanks to the community for its support last week during the Region V Cross Country Championships. Parents, staff members, bus drivers, administrators, coaches,...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Editorial

“Don’t forget to sign-up for the National Newspaper Convention,” my wife and co-publisher said. “It’s being held in Jacksonville, Florida this year,” she added. If there was ever a year to leave Petersburg for a Florida destination, this...

 

Editorial

The Aspen Daily News in Aspen, Colorado runs a statement every day on their front page Flag that states: “If you don’t want it printed, don’t let it happen.” It’s a bit brash for our taste, but the words apply to this newspaper when it...

 

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Government money better spent To the Editor: ADF&G has crunched the numbers on the Red King Crab survey from this summer. Once again by hauling a few pots at the wrong time of year and a lot of...

 

Editorial: Emergency ordinance necessary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly acted with both courage and compassion on Monday night when they passed Ordinance 2020-19 that updated the borough's civil emergency plan. The easy decision would have...

 

Guest Commentary: Local emergency ordinances have been used before

Here is some historical context for where we find ourselves, a small community responding to a global crisis and the issue of civil liberties. The Clausen Museum recently found and posted on...

 

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...

 

Editorial: Approve the emergency ordinance

Borough staff presented appropriate justification for the borough assembly to approve an ordinance that will update and expand how officials respond to local emergencies at last Thursday's public...

 

To the Editor

Voting information To the Editor: It is simple to get an absentee, or mail-in, ballot for the general election on 3 November. By email, go to absenteeballotapplication.alaska.gov. From there, click...

 

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