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 By Chris Basinger    Sports    October 14, 2021 

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...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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 Erica...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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 Wran...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 14, 2021 

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 down....

 
 By Chris Basinger    Sports    October 14, 2021 

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,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Lynn, Fine-Walsh elected to assembly, both propositions pass

Petersburg held its 2021 Municipal Election Tuesday and the unofficial results have incumbent Bob Lynn retaining his seat on the Petersburg Borough Assembly and Thomas Fine-Walsh winning his first ter...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Assembly seeks to modernize disease control code

The Borough Assembly held its first reading of Ordinance #2021-15 during Monday's meeting, which would move chapter 9.04 of the former city code into the Petersburg Municipal Code. The ordinance...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

High School, Middle School return to in-person learning

Students and staff at Petersburg High School and Mitkof Middle School returned to the school Tuesday after moving online last week according to an update from the school district. The Petersburg...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Parking expanded at Sandy Beach

Petersburg Parks and Recreation and Public Works completed improvements to Sandy Beach Saturday. The project added space for parking at shelter one and along the road according to Public Works...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

PMC CEO details Hospital's response to COVID-19 outbreak

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter gave an update to the Borough Assembly during Monday's meeting on the current COVID-19 situation at the hospital. During the current outbreak beginning...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Sanitation ordinance looks to reduce bears, decrease recycling collection

The Borough Assembly discussed a new sanitation ordinance during Monday's meeting, Ordinance #2021-17 would aim to mitigate bears getting into garbage and make changes to the recycling program....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

81 Moose harvested

The moose harvest is in full swing this year with a count of 81 reported moose as of Tuesday according to Hilary Wood of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. During Hunt RM038, Unit 3, which is...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Borough manager issues emergency proclamation

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht issued an emergency proclamation Friday recommending actions to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Petersburg. The proclamation recommends masking and social distanci...

 

PHS cross country qualifies for state meet

The Petersburg High School cross country team competed in its regional meet in Ketchikan Saturday; both the boys and girls teams qualified for state. The unpredictability of Southeast Alaska weather i...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Petersburg recovers from storm damages

A daily record of 3.54 inches of rain fell while hurricane force winds with gusts up to 70 mph dropped trees into power lines, bringing out borough line crews, Alaska Department of Transportation...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

Mayor declares Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mayor Mark Jensen proclaimed October 2021 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month during Monday's meeting. He also declared October 21, 2021 as Wear Purple Thursday and encouraged members of the communit...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

SEAPA saves significantly on submarine cable

Utility Director Karl Hagerman gave a report on the Southeast Alaska Power Agency's recent board meeting to the Borough Assembly Monday. Hagerman stood in for Assembly Member Bob Lynn, Petersburg's...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    October 7, 2021

PHS cross country competes in state meet, Uriah Lucas finishes first

The Petersburg High School cross country team traveled to Anchorage to race Saturday in the state championships. The boys team placed second in Division III with 44 points, just six behind first...

 

Community spread COVID cases stand at 32

Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom gave a presentation during Thursday's Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board meeting on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak in the community. At...

 

Beat the Odds 5K raises cancer awareness

The Petersburg Medical Center Foundation's cancer fundraising committee Beat the Odds hosted its 21st annual 5K run/walk Saturday. One hundred racers came out to participate and 14 Petersburg High...

 

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