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Press switches to offset printing July, 1964; Sentinel in May, 1965

Taken from: Bent Pins to Chains Since 1930, the Petersburg Press had been printed on a drum cylinder press manufactured in the 1890s by D.B. Cottrell and Sons in Rhode Island. It printed eight full-size pages. The PRESS went to the new photo-offset...


Pilot Publishing, Inc. provides all types of printing

The publishers operate one the best-equipped weekly newspaper plants in Alaska. While other newspapers rely on larger newspapers or commercial printers to produce their finished product, Pilot...


Tours are available

The Pilot and Sentinel welcomes groups who wish to tour our facilities. We're proud of our employees, our plants and our history and we'd like to share it with you. Please phone us at 772-9393 or at...


News tips & photos welcomed

Our news staff at both newspapers are accustomed to digging out the news that appears on our pages every week. That doesn’t mean that we don’t appreciate and respond to “news tips” from anyone in the community. If you see or know of a news...


We donate to the community

The publishers support the community with both cash and in-kind donations. They also volunteer time to community organizations, boards and commissions and committees. We encourage our employees to do the same. Our largest contributions are in the...


Facts & Figures in 2017

400 lbs. ink 9.5 tons newsprint (Equivalent to 3800 reams of 8.5x11 paper) 928 Pilot pages printed 544 Sentinel pages printed 9 Full-time employees 43 Years Old, Pilot 116 Years Old, Sentinel 6,720 Average weekly readership 3 Office puppies 8 State...

 By Ben Muir    News    April 5, 2018

Petersburg man charged in heroin investigation

PETERSBURG – A Petersburg man is facing controlled substance charges after police intercepted a package shipped to him that contained about an ounce of heroin. Kelsey McCay, 25, was arrested on... Full story


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