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 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021 

PMC warns of community spread of COVID-19

The Petersburg Medical Center is advising residents to get tested early if experiencing symptoms amid community spread of COVID-19. The Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to reflect that... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021 

Assembly reviews handling of COVID-19 outbreak

The Borough Assembly discussed Monday how the most recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg was handled and the resulting communication issues. The outbreak was linked to the American Cruise Lines...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021 

Blind Slough and Scow Bay utility projects to be on ballot this fall

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved ordinance #2021-12 which will place the approval of funding the Blind Slough and Scow Bay utility projects on the fall ballot for voter approval. The 5-0...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021 

Paddle Battle surpasses $1,500 goal to support PMC staff education

The annual Paddle Battle raised over $1,500 this year which will go towards helping Petersburg Medical Center employees continue their education. It was a cool 54 degrees on Saturday when the 21 paddl...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021 

Assembly discusses future of planning and zoning code revisions

The Borough Assembly discussed the future of the planning and zoning code revisions after a long hiatus during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion to find out where...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021 

Affordable housing becomes a focus for Borough Assembly

The Borough Assembly discussed the need for more affordable housing to attract young people to Petersburg during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion item in an...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

SEARHC yard signs spring up around town

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium yards signs have begun appearing around town, sparking discussions within the community about the future of healthcare in Petersburg. The prospect of...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Petersburg businesses face worker shortage

Businesses across Petersburg are suffering due to the nationwide worker shortage according to local businesses. "If you look, people are trying to hire everywhere," Jim Floyd, the general manager and...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Crystal Lake generators need $9 million in repairs

The hydroelectric generators at Crystal Lake are in need of an update, according to Utility Director Karl Hagerman. The plant at Crystal Lake was built in the 1920s and though there have been some...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Lynne Cox speaks at the Petersburg Public Library

Lynne Cox spoke at the Petersburg Public Library Saturday about her experience as a long-distance swimmer and as an author. Cox has traveled the world, setting record times including the world record...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Two Delta variant COVID-19 cases confirmed in Petersburg

Two previously identified COVID-19 cases in Petersburg have been identified as the Delta variant according to the Petersburg Medical Center. One is a resident of Petersburg and the other is a... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 8, 2021

Four COVID-19 cases reported in past four days

Petersburg Medical Center reports four positive COVID-19 cases locally in the past four days. On Fri., July 9 a resident of Petersburg tested positive for COVID 19 and is isolating at their home. On... Full story


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