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Pilot top weekly in Alaska, Sentinel takes awards


The Petersburg Pilot was judged the top weekly newspaper in the state at the Alaska Press Club competition recently. The Pilot placed ahead of the Homer News and the Capital City Weekly in Juneau.

In judging the Pilot entries judges commented: “Nice layout. Great mix of stories. Headlines draw readers in. And in how many newspapers do you see a photo of a brown bear? Bravo.”

Pilot reporter Shelly Pope took second place for best short feature story titled, “USCG Cutter SPAR pays honor to Petersburg woman.”

Publisher Ron Loesch took first place for best picture story of Humpback whale...

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