Articles from the January 28, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Submarine cable gets early delivery date

The Southeast Alaska Power Agency could replace a damaged submarine cable that is used as a backup cable to provide Petersburg with power as early as this summer, according to SEAPA Board of...

 

Colorful reflections

The pink and purple sky over LeConte Bay on Saturday morning reflects onto the ice and water....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic expected on Feb. 5

Petersburg Medical Center is setting Feb. 5 as a tentative date to hold another COVID-19 vaccination clinic, according to Petersburg Medical Center Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner at the COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Active cases of COVID-19 drop to zero

At the COVID community update on Jan. 22, Incident Commander Karl Hagerman told the public that the local COVID-19 active case count had finally returned to zero. Additionally, there haven't been any...

 

Yesterday's News

January 28, 1921 A search of the records of births and deaths in the office of Commissioner Perkins shows that during the year of 1920 there were 25 children born in Petersburg and 7 persons died. In addition there were several children born in...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Borough assembly member only resident to receive mask warning

Since the Borough Assembly passed the masking mandate at their Nov. 16 meeting, the Petersburg Police Department has been focused on educating the community about the mandate, instead of writing...

 

Giant Snowman

The Willis family built a giant snowman at their residence on Sandy Beach Rd. over the weekend. Desi Burrell stands next to it for scale....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Mayor Jensen speaks on local monetary concerns

Mayor Mark Jensen participated in a phone call with Gov. Mike Dunleavy's office and other mayors in Southeast Alaska on Jan. 7 where he had the opportunity to address concerns regarding the state's...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

PHS students play in virtual concert

Seven Petersburg High School band and choir students performed in the 2020 Region V Honor Music Festival, which compiled videos of the students' individual performances into a virtual concert. The...

 

To the Editor

Petersburg comes through To the Editor: When we learned that our 13 year old son Joseph Tagaban was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) a rare form of leukemia in children, a blanket of...

 

Police report

January 20— Suspicious activity was reported at locations on Cornelius Rd. and on Sandy Beach Rd. A vehicle was abandoned at a location on Lumber St. Levi Newman was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release. January 21— Authorities...

 

Dressed for the weather

Rachel Newport used the weekend's snowfall to build a bikini-clad, mask-wearing snowwoman....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

PVFD donates 4,153 hours in 2020

Despite facing complications as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department continued responding to calls and keeping up with their training, clocking in a total of 4,1...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

School board considers calendar changes

The Petersburg School Board began discussing the 2021-2022 school year calendar at their meeting on Jan. 12 and looked at three possible calendars. All three scenarios had the school year start on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

DOT taking comments on AMHS schedule

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has begun taking comments on the 2021 summer ferry schedule. The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule looks to funding...

 

February Borough assembly meetings postponed

The Borough Assembly meetings in February will be postponed to allow contractors to upgrade the Assembly Chambers sound system, according to Borough Clerk Debbie Thompson. The Feb. 1 meeting was...

 

New fund will help jump-start ocean businesses

New ocean-related jobs, investments and opportunities will be seeded by an ambitious Blue Pipeline Venture Studio that connects marine business entrepreneurs with the technology, contacts and finances they need to grow.  “The state's blue economy...

 

Chilly colony gathering

Hundreds of waterfowl gather in the Wrangell Narrows on Monday near the mouth of Petersburg Creek....

 

School News

Erin Pfundt and Joshua Thynes were named to the Provost’s Honor Roll at Whitworth University for the fall 2020 semester....

 

Artifact Archive

These glass float "divers" were used in place of wood barrel floats in longlining for halibut and black cod. The advantage of glass floats was that they would not leak or sink as the tide increased,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

Daily roundtrip flights to Juneau coming in spring

Alaska Seaplanes will begin offering two daily roundtrip flights between Petersburg and Juneau starting April 5, according to a press release from Alaska Seaplanes. The airline will be flying two...

 

Elks Lodge makes $8,000 donation

Jerod Cook, president of the Petersburg Elks Lodge #1615, presented checks totaling $8,000 on behalf of the lodge to two local organizations on Jan. 19. Petersburg Mental Health Services received a...

 

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