Wrangell Sentinel named Best Weekly

Pilot awarded for editorial and court reporting


April 26, 2018

The Petersburg Pilot and Wrangell Sentinel each received two awards from the Alaska Press Club for work completed in 2017.

Pilot publisher Ron Loesch received two awards.

Second place was for a story about local attorney Fred Triem representing his client for months following her demise. The story was published Sept. 7. Judges noted in part: “A grim tale from which the reader reaps great benefit. A fascinating case well worth the front page for complexity and original subject matter…”

Placing third was an editorial appearing in the July 6 edition by Loesch citing the need for an expe...

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