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Declaration of emergency stays intact

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted against terminating the borough's declaration of disaster emergency, which was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at their meeting on Tuesday....


COVID-19 weekly update:

One new case of COVID-19, three recovered October 23 The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center was informed Thursday evening that a local resident tested positive for COVID-19, shortly after the... Full story


School board to address block classes

Petersburg High School students are struggling to keep up with their semester long block classes, and to address their difficulties, the Petersburg School Board will be holding a work session next...


Local resident visited one or more bars while infected

The Emergency Operations Center is asking anyone who visited or worked in any of the local bars on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 to call Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 hotline, after an individual...


115 Moose harvested in 2020

Moose season came to a close on Oct. 15. Final harvest numbers came in on Oct. 20, according to Hilary Wood with the ADF&G Petersburg office. The communities of Wrangell and Petersburg are located...


Assembly upholds order of abatement

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard an appeal for an order of abatement at 410 Mitkof Highway, before their regular meeting on Tuesday, and upheld the order that was issued on Aug. 3 to Courtney...


Breaker failure causes fire, brownout

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center suffered a catastrophic failure to its boiler breakers on Oct. 16 at approximately 8:30 P.M. that resulted in a fire and a city-wide brownout,...


Resident requests float house moorage

Dan Cardenas addressed the Harbors and Port Advisory Board at their Oct. 15 meeting to request he be allowed to dock his float house in Petersburg Harbor should he meet certain requirements. While...


Harbor board passes on Ocean Beauty properties

The Harbors and Port Advisory Board discussed whether to advise the Petersburg Borough Assembly to purchase the Ocean Beauty production facility, tidelands, bunk house and warehouse at their meeting...


Enrollment down at Petersburg School District

Enrollment in the Petersburg School District was at 429 students as of last week, but Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter said at a Petersburg School Board meeting on Oct. 13 that the district had...


Letters to the Editor

Students need your help To the Editor: Since I got into High School the one thing I look forward to every year is volleyball season. For some it might be E-sports, swimming, wrestling, basketball,...


Delayed departure

The M/V Kennicott travels north to Juneau after departing Petersburg at approximately 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, almost 11-hours behind schedule. According to a press release for the Alaska Department of...

Yesterday's News

October 22, 1920 The school phonograph has arrived. It is an Edison of medium size which can be easily carried from room to room. It was purchased with part of the money raised by the entertainment given by the school last spring. As yet only four...


Sunlit meadows

The muskeg near Twin Creeks Rd. is a popular destination for snowmobilers and skiers during the winter. It's also a good place to pick cranberries in the late fall. The snow capped mountains in the...


Artifact Archive

Glimpses into 1935 Tourism This brochure describes Alaska life and industry in 1935, noting "the poor man has more independence in the north and. . .chances for advancement are much better". An...


Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks

Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks and give a break to small boats. "Getting whaled" is so pervasive fishery managers allowed black cod...

Police report

October 14— Authorities responded to a bear sighting at a location on Ira II St. Suspicious activity was reported at Towne Trailer Park. Authorities conducted a welfare check at a location on Chief John Lott St. Matthew Davis was charged with...

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