Pilot wins two Alaska Press Club awards


Petersburg Pilot reporter Chris Basinger won a second-place award for Best Public Safety Reporting of 2021 in the Alaska Press Club awards which were announced last month. His former boss Ron Loesch won a third-place award for Best Editorial or Commentary.

Basinger's story "Perfect Storm," appeared in the December 23 edition and reported a record snowfall, power outage and broken water main that took place on a single day in Petersburg.

An editorial written by Ron Loesch that appeared in the Sept. 23 edition placed 3rd in the Leslie Ann Murray Award category for best editorial or commentar...

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