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Editorial: Money is circulating

Overall, Petersburg doesn't look like a town in distress. We've seen what happens in "down" years,...

 

Editorial: Health consequences

It's clear that the actions of Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center, the Petersburg Medical...

 

Editorial: Bring me your newspapers

I'm a newspaper addict. I can't help myself. I love reading newspapers, printed on newsprint, in...

 

Editorial: Mask use protects us all

Petersburg joined Wrangell and other Alaskan communities by imposing a mask mandate. As Covid-19...

 

Editorial: Don't revise history

Alaskan natives, particularly the Alaska Natives Without Land, have every right to petition the fede...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    November 5, 2020

Editorial

We’re glad the borough assembly cut through drawn out discussions and approved the continuation of work on the Sandy Beach Park playground project. T...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Editorial

“Don’t forget to sign-up for the National Newspaper Convention,” my wife and co-publisher said. “It’s being held in Jacksonville, Florida this year...

 

New testing tent erected at airport

A new 20-ft. x 40-ft. tent has been erected at the Petersburg airport to provide shelter for...

 

Editorial

The Aspen Daily News in Aspen, Colorado runs a statement every day on their front page Flag that states: “If you don’t want it printed, don’t let i...

 

Editorial: Emergency ordinance necessary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly acted with both courage and compassion on Monday night when they...

 

Editorial: Approve the emergency ordinance

Borough staff presented appropriate justification for the borough assembly to approve an ordinance...

 

Editorial: Seafood worker story not fair or balanced

We have no desire to critique the public radio station's work but last week we had several people... Full story

 

Editorial: Accident was newsworthy

We’ve had phone calls from a handful of people about our use of the photo and page one coverage of last week’s fatal Mitkof Highway crash. It sad...

 

Editorial: Just lucky

2,132 Alaskans are reported infected with the Covid-19 virus along with 487 non-residents as of...

 

Editorial: Don't threaten

We love public comments. So do public officials, in both elected and administrative positions. It's...

 

Short-term mandates are ok

The following editorial was posted to the newspaper website on Monday, July 13. My goodness....

 

The statewide count rises

While the Petersburg Covid-19 infection count remains at 4, the statewide count continues to...

 

Editorial: CONGRATULATIONS PHS GRADUATES

Congratulations to the PHS Class of 2020! Despite the onset of a global wide Coronavirus pandemic...

 
 By Ron Loesch    News    May 14, 2020

3-Story house moved from Farragut Bay

A modern, custom built home designed and built by Andy Grauel, located along the Farragut River...

 

Editorial: Cover your kisser

Before residents cheer the expiration of Petersburg's face masking mandate, they need to remember...

 

Work with what you have

Frustration was a key theme running throughout Wednesday's assembly meeting. Having to wait on the...

 

Commentary: Humor helps

Petersburg's sense of humor is coming through during these trying times. Bearing witness to this is...

 

Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell's health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain... Full story

 

Petersburg man first to die of COVID-19 in Alaska

Longtime Petersburg resident Delbert (Pete) Erickson, 77, died on March 16 in Federal Way, Washingto...

 

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