Petersburg Visitor Guide

Nine active COVID-19 cases, community spread likely

The Petersburg Medical Center reported eight new cases of COVID-19 Monday bringing the total number of active cases to nine along with several tests currently pending. Contract tracing has been... Full story

School Board amends mask policy

The Petersburg School Board voted to amend COVID-19 regulations set by the district's Moderate Risk Plan during Tuesday's meeting. The amendment eased the school's masking policy and made changes to...

Doctors warn Covid-19 continues to surge statewide

Medical professionals spoke at the Petersburg School Board meeting Tuesday night about the impact that COVID-19 is currently having on the state of Alaska. Dr. Jennifer Hyer with the Petersburg...

Petersburg commemorates 20th anniversary of 9/11

First responders, veterans, and members of the community memorialized the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on Friday and Saturday. The events commemorated the 2,977 innocent lives that...

Joe Bertagnoli retires after 30 years of service

Joe Bertagnoli celebrated his retirement at the end of August after 30 years of service with the borough, most recently as the building official and code enforcement officer. Bertagnoli has spent...

Motor Pool Shop on track for November 30 completion

Construction is progressing on the new motor pool shop and is set to be completed by the November 30 deadline despite schedule delays according to Public Works Director Chris Cotta. The new building,...

Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show

The Annabelle Baker Memorial Art Show was held at the Clausen Museum Friday as part of the Rainforest Festival. The event, honoring artist and former member of the Rainforest Festival Board Annabelle...

Muskeg Maleriers celebrate National Rosemaling Day

The Muskeg Maleriers hosted a beginners rosemaling class at the Sons of Norway Hall on Saturday in celebration of National Rosemaling Day. About 40 people attended the free event where the club...

Naomi Michalsen kicks off Rainforest Festival

Naomi Michalsen opened the Rainforest Festival Thursday night with a presentation on the power of indigenous plants and foods at the Wright Auditorium. Michalsen, who grew up in Petersburg but now lives in Ketchikan, runs Kaasei Training &...

PMEA contract approved by Borough

The Borough Assembly approved a new collective bargaining agreement with Petersburg Municipal Employees Association during its meeting on September 7. The contract was approved by a 5-0 unanimous vote and will be in effect from January 1, 2021 to...

Wrangell schools keep face mask, distancing protocols in place

WRANGELL — Social distancing and masking requirements will continue to stay in place at Wrangell public schools. At the school board meeting on Monday night, Superintendent Bill Burr updated board members on a change in some language in the...

Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more

Not content with the $1,100 Permanent Fund dividend adopted on the final day of the special legislative session that ended Tuesday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy hours later called lawmakers back for a fourth special session starting Oct. 1 to “get the rest...

No new COVID-19 cases in past week

There are two active cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg as of Wednesday according to the Petersburg Medical Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard and no new positives in the past seven days. 691 new cases were reported in the state of Alaska on September 13...

PHS volleyball prepares for season

The Petersburg High School volleyball team has begun practicing for its upcoming season and the players are hungry after a year impacted by COVID-19. In a region known for its strength of volleyball...

PHS cross country travels to first meet

The Petersburg High School cross country team competed in its first meet of the season Saturday in Wrangell. The girls team finished second overall with a score of 73, only behind Ketchikan High...

Guest Editorial

The anti-vaccination politics rolling across the country — much like a pandemic — have gotten so bad that the Alaska state Senate could not even manage to pass a bill last Friday allowing more telemedicine without lawmakers amending it into a...

Editorial

The school board did what was needed to assure the best chances of keeping the schools open this year. School board president Sarah Holmgrain succinctly stated online what needed to happen this year: “It’s mostly for me about keeping the school...

To the Editor

Well finally hate mail....rather some opinionated opposite view. Mr. Mackay is this vaccine the second coming? Are vaccinated people safe now? Maybe, but really it's only been a few months, maybe, I hope it works. Rather than believing what the...

Yesterday's News

September 16, 1921 What is pronounced as being the best Chautauqua company ever seen in Petersburg closed its engagement here on Thursday night after having given five very enjoyable and high class performances. The musical numbers were of the...

Bristol Bay red king crab fishery to be closed

Alaska's Bering Sea crabbers are reeling from the devastating news that all major crab stocks are down substantially, based on summer survey results, and the Bristol Bay red king crab fishery will be...

Obituary: Steve Toth, 55

Steve Toth, 55, passed away on July 26, 2021 surrounded by his wife and two children. He was born in Highland Park, Illinois on Aug. 1, 1965, to Istvan Toth Sr. and Mary Toth. After his birth, the... Full story

Police report

September 8 — A protective order was served at an undisclosed location. An officer responded to suspicious activity near Eagle’s Roost Park. September 9 — A protective order was served at an undisclosed location. A found bicycle was turned...

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