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Alaska Redistricting Board visits Petersburg

Members of the Alaska Redistricting Board traveled to Petersburg Thursday to present proposed redistricting maps and receive public comments. The board was on a tour of communities in Alaska to allow...

Universal masking to continue in schools

The Petersburg School Board discussed COVID-19's continued impact on the school during Tuesday's meeting. The majority of students have returned to in-person learning according to Superintendent...

Active COVID-19 cases fall to 16

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 16 active cases of COVID-19 Wednesday after several cases were cleared by Public Health. Seven new cases were recorded Monday, two of which were diagnosed in...

Election certified by Borough Assembly

The Borough Assembly unanimously certified the results of the October 5, 2021 municipal election during a special meeting Friday morning. Borough Clerk Debbie Thompson read 12 additional ballots,...

PEAKS results show Petersburg ahead of state

The Petersburg School Board reviewed the results of Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools (PEAKS) tests Tuesday during a report given by Testing Coordinator Bridget Wittstock. The PEAKS tests...

Clausen Museum features Five Finger Lighthouse Society artwork

Artwork from the Five Finger Lighthouse Society auction is on display this week at the Clausen Museum. The society reached out to artists, most of them locals, to contribute art to the show as part...

USFS proposes to merge South Tongass RACs

The United States Forest Service is proposing to combine three Resource Advisory Committees in the South Tongass region according to Alaska Region Secure Rural Schools Coordinator Kevin Hood. The...

Moose harvests exceeds 100

This year's moose harvest has tallied 108 moose so far in Hunt RM038 as of Wednesday according to Petersburg Area Biologist Frank Robbins. "The current harvest tally is 108 which means we've exceeded...

PSD replaces Ford Explorer

The Petersburg School District purchased a 2021 Honda Pilot EX-L according to a report from Director of Facilities and Maintenance Aaron Buller. The car serves to replace the school’s Ford Explorer which was on its last leg and finally broke...

Oklahoma nurse finds herself helping out in Wrangell

WRANGELL - Melissa Curttright has been a registered nurse for 16 years — the past two weeks in Wrangell. Like so many other hospital workers, the pandemic changed her plans. The 52-year-old RN from Oklahoma City said she saw 75% of her...

High school students learn to converse in sign language

WRANGELL - Ann Hilburn began learning American Sign Language for an elective course in college, thinking it would benefit her aspirations of becoming a nurse. That class led her to change her career field entirely. “I had just fallen in love with...

Tent City Days offer 20 events over 3 days

WRANGELL - Wrangell’s Tent City Days start Friday and run through Sunday, with 20 events scheduled for the fall festivities that come a day before Alaska Day on Monday, which celebrates the U.S. purchase of the territory from Russia in 1867. In...

Lucas earns individual state cross country title

The Petersburg High School cross country team traveled to Anchorage to race Saturday in the state championships. The race started on a football field before encountering muddy uphill trails, which...

MMS cross country travels to Ketchikan meet

The Mitkof Middle School traveled to Ketchikan last weekend to compete in the Schoenbar Cross Country Invitational. The Vikings competed against teams from Craig, Hydaburg, Hollis, Ketchikan,...

Guest Editorial

Every kid should learn from their parents the modern way to avoid responsibility for misdeeds and missed homework. When you fail or do something stupid or dishonest or regretful, or just don’t like the way the world is spinning that day or how...

Editorial

The October borough election brings clarity to both borough administrative staff and elected officials as they assess the needs for mandates and new policies during the ongoing pandemic including COVID testing, social distancing, masking and...

Yesterday's News

October 14, 1921 The gas launch Trygve left for Wrangell early Tuesday morning and returned with mail from the Princess Alice, Capt. Johnas Olsen in command. This was the first trip of the emergency winter schedule. The Americ took the Trygve’s...

Obituary

Theodore Merwin Smith, 84, died on October 3, 2021 at the Petersburg Medical Center in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born in Seattle, Washington to Ben and Margit Smith on April 5, 1937. He graduated...

Police report

October 6 — A citizen was assisted near Kings Row Rd. A caller reported a hit and run near Unimak St. An officer contacted a driver near Haugen Dr., non-criminal. A citizen was assisted near Vesta St. An officer responded to a suspicious report...

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