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 By Brian Varela    News    September 2, 2021

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

PIA duplex offers stylish low income housing

Petersburg Indian Association recently completed construction of a 2,190 square foot duplex the...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

The Edgars make a nearly 100 year old home their own

The day after he got married on Oct. 12, 2016, Jim Edgars was in town running errands before...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

Carl Roger builder, original owner of Edgars' home

Jim and Alisa Edgars may own the log cabin on N. Nordic Dr. just before the street turns into Sandy...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

The Burrells build home perfect for aging in place

Since 1985, Steve and Desi Burrell have lived in the home that used to belong to Desi's...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

Action packed weekend planned for 4th

Petersburg will be kicking off three days of festivities on Friday in celebration of the Fourth of...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

EOC disbands, emergency declaration ends

The Emergency Operations Center demobilized and dissolved at 11:59 P.M. on Wednesday, along with...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

PMC sees increase in patient days

In April and May, Petersburg Medical Center reported a consistent number of patient days, which...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

PMC board approves budget

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors approved the hospital's 2022 fiscal year operating...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

Borough seeks bond issuance counsel

The Borough Assembly agreed to engage with Stradling, Yocca, Carlson and Rauth (Stradling) for...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

Construction begins on Mountain View Manor deck

Deck Out Our Deck organizers broke ground on the site of Mountain View Manor's covered deck on...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 1, 2021

Hammer brothers row 360 miles in Washington race

The Race to Alaska, a 750 nautical race from Port Townsend, Washington to Ketchikan, was cancelled...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Three injured in boat collision

Three passengers onboard a Boston Whaler skiff that crashed into a Hewescraft in the Wrangell...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

USFS lease of fur farm land ends next summer

A lease the United States Forest Service holds on a plot of land near the 8 mile marker of Mitkof...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Businesses skeptical of local economic future

Local business owners are pessimistic about Petersburg's economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Local COVID-19 responses to end in a week

Incident Commander Karl Hagerman gave the Borough Assembly possibly the last update of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Assembly OKs AP&T easement near Outlook Park

The Borough Assembly approved resolution #2021-08 on Monday that awards a 20 foot wide utility...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

PSD students see academic improvement

The results of the Petersburg School District's spring Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 24, 2021

Vessel collides with boat fishing for herring

A local Boston Whaler vessel crashed into a Hewescraft belonging to Island Point Lodge in the Wrange... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Sandy Beach playground gets long awaited upgrade

A week after the Sandy Beach Playground was installed, organizers said the playground has enhanced t...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

SB sets 2022 operating budget

The Petersburg School Board adopted the fiscal year 2022 operating budget at their meeting on June...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Community shifts to life after COVID-19

As the Petersburg Borough prepares to end its Local Disaster Emergency Declaration and disband the...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Petersburg medical center to continue with vaccine distribution

Petersburg Medical Center will keep offering COVID-19 vaccines past the expiration of the Local...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Local kids share their excitement over new playground

For the kids enrolled in Kinder Skog's summer program, all they wanted to do on Wednesday was go to...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly, public weigh in on landless legislation

The Borough Assembly held a work session with staff from Alaska's federal delegation to discuss...


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