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 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine given to 350 residents

Petersburg Medical Center vaccinated about 350 residents ages 65 and older during the COVID-19 vaccine drive on Jan. 14 at the Petersburg School District community gym, according to PMC Director of Nu...

 

Devil's Thumb peak

The clouds parted on Wednesday, allowing the sun to shine down on Devil's Thumb and presenting a clear view of the mountain....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

Tonka Mountain slide poses low risk

A portion of Tonka Mountain was stripped down to the bedrock in a landslide on Nov. 1, as a result of heavy rainfall and soil saturation, according to District Ranger Ted Sandhofer, with the United...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

Department of Environmental Conservation to test harbor water quality

During a discussion on the possibility of testing the water quality in the Petersburg Harbor at the Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday, Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht said the Department of Environ...

 

Bright moon rising

The rising sun on Dec. 31 illuminates the moon as it sets behind the White Alice Tower....

 

Yesterday's News

January 21, 1921 Bishop Crimont returned from a trip to Petersburg on the steamer Jefferson, which arrived in port Thursday. He said that business conditions in Petersburg were excellent and that he believed “it was the richest little city of its...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

PMC gets OK to apply for second PPP loan

The Petersburg Borough gave the Petersburg Medical Center permission to apply for a second Paycheck Protection Program loan totaling $1.8 million at their meeting on Tuesday evening through emergency...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

EOC identifies local spread of virus

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center is reporting eight active cases of COVID-19 in town as of Wednesday afternoon after positive test results reached as high as 11 on Jan. 16. At the COVID-19 c...

 

To the Editor

Rollercoaster of emotions To the Editor: Last week was one of many different emotions for me. First was the excitement I felt after a phone call where I was directed to show up at 11:50 for a vaccine...

 

Editorial: A job well done

We applaud the work of the entire Petersburg Medical Center staff and everyone that worked with them to get over 350 COVID vaccinations into the arms of residents last Thursday. The vaccination...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

PVFD trace minor structure fire to in floor heating

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 600 block of N. Nordic Dr. Tuesday morning at about 7 A.M., according to PVFD Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. Fifteen...

 

Police report

January 13— A motor vehicle accident occurred at the two mile mark of Mitkof Highway. Suspicious activity was observed at Sandy Beach Park January 14— A structure fire was reported at a location on N. 3rd St. A motor vehicle accident occurred at...

 

Court report

Dec. 30 – Christopher W. Miller was arraigned on charges of driving while license cancelled/suspended/revoked. After accepting the defendant’s guilty plea the court entered a judgment of a $100 fine, $20 surcharge and ordered the defendant not...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

PSD budget revision reflects low student count

The Petersburg School Board approved a winter revision to the fiscal year 2021 budget that addresses changes in funding and needs mainly due to a decrease in enrollment and the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

PIA plans $800,000 transit building

Petersburg Indian Association unveiled plans to build a $800,000 multi-purpose transit building at the corner of 12th St. and Howkan St. across from their current location at a Transportation...

 

Single biggest hit to fishermen from Covid-19 virus is lower dock prices, according to Alaska and West Coast harvesters

The single biggest hit to fishermen from the Covid-19 virus is lower dock prices, according to Alaska and West Coast harvesters, and 98% said their businesses have been badly bashed by the pandemic....

 

PHS basketball begins a late season

After a late start to the basketball season following uncertainty around the pandemic in Alaska, the basketball players at Petersburg High School were finally able to return to the court on Jan. 11....

 

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