Articles from the January 7, 2021 edition

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PSD returns to distance learning amid virus spike

The Petersburg School District postponed reopening the schools to students on Wednesday following...

 

A refreshing start to 2021

Participants in this year's Polar Dip rush out of the cold waters of South Boat Harbor on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

2020 was an average year for rain

Last year it may have seemed like a record breaking amount of rain fell on the city. After all,...

 

Reflections

The reflection of Crystal Mountain and its tower were visible in Crystal Lake on Dec....

 

Yesterday's News

January 7, 1921 Starting the 15th of January, and continuing for an indefinite period, the Petersburg Weekly Report will cost four dollars per year,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Borough assembly approves COVID-19 dashboard

The Borough Assembly, at their meeting on Monday, approved the Community Risk Communication Plan,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Vaccine distribution continues locally, statewide

Petersburg Medical Center has administered about 150 COVID-19 vaccines as of Dec. 31 to local...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: Thanks to you my wonderful friends and family of Petersburg for being...

 

Guest Editorial: Alaska needs to do better for ferry system

Predictability and dependability. More than anything else, that's what the communities served by...

 

Police report

December 29— Dylan Adams was issued a citation for driving without a valid license. December 30— Authorities responded to a report of unusual acti...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

USCG airlifts injured fisherman from Bering Sea

The United States Coast Guard medevaced an injured fisherman on board the F/V Magnus Martens 80...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

PMC awards bid for electronic records system

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors awarded a $1.3 million request for proposal to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Crystal Lake Hatchery faces $200,000 funding gap

Southern Southeast Alaska Aquaculture Association hopes to secure $200,000 to make up for a loss in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Unofficial results: close race in PIA election

Petersburg Indian Association tabulated the results of their 2021 election on Jan. 5 following a vot...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 7, 2021

Another year of state ferry budget stress

WRANGELL - Between state budget cuts, a mainline vessel engine breakdown, a halt to port calls in...

 

Slope Rockfish species retention limited to one

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced today that opportunity for slope rockfish species will continue through...

 

Alaska service industry cheers new federal relief funding

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Small businesses in Alaska say new federal coronavirus relief funds will provide needed aid, especially for those in the...

 

2021 marks 30th year weekly Fish Factor column has appeared in newspapers across Alaska and nationally

This year marks the 30th year that the weekly Fish Factor column has appeared in newspapers across Alaska and nationally. Every year it features...

 

Obituary: Grant Thompson, 73

Grant Thompson, 73, passed away on September 14, 2020, while playing tennis with friends at Zephyr... Full story

 

Shooting of Alaska bald eagle investigated; bird euthanized

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the shooting of a bald eagle near Alaska’s capital city, which led to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Two positive cases of virus identified in single household

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center has identified two more local cases of COVID-19 within a... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Five residents test positive for virus

Five more cases of COVID-19 were identified in town on Tuesday, bringing the local active case... Full story

 

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