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Articles from the February 11, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Mask mandate stays in place

A motion to terminate the local face masking mandate failed at an assembly meeting on Monday after assembly members declined to second the motion. Assembly Taylor Norheim requested the action item be...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

PSB passes traditional school calendar

The Petersburg School Board approved the academic calendar for the 2021-2022 school year at their meeting on Tuesday that takes a more traditional approach to the school year. Under the approved calen...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Positive COVID-19 case identified at OBI Seafoods

A pre-hire employee for the 2021 tanner and golden king crab season at OBI Seafoods has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg...

 

Yesterday's News

February 11, 1921 No information available. February 8, 1946 Formed for the purpose of working to secure better facilities for the accommodation of small boats, power launches, outboard motor boats, row boats and boat houses, the “Petersburg Yacht...

 

Lady Vikings win first games of season

The Lady Vikings racked up two wins against Metlakatla on Feb. 5 and 6 at home in their first games of the basketball season. Right out of the gate, Petersburg scored 22 points in the first quarter....

 

Vikings win, lose first seeding games

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team split their wins against Metlakatla at home last weekend in the first two seeding games of the season. The games were held on Feb. 5 and 6. The Vikings...

 

Supporting our own

The Petersburg Elks Lodge raised nearly $47,000 for the Tagaban family in a series of fundraising events. After subtracting the cost of food and other supplies for the fundraisers, the Elks Lodge...

 

Editorial: A milestone

Today (Feb. 11) will be a significant day for hundreds of Petersburg residents who head to the community gym for the second dose of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine. Yet others received their first dose of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Assembly votes to reinstate P&R fees

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved an ordinance in its first reading that reestablishes user fees at the Parks and Recreation Center and allows anyone under the age of 18 to use the facility...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Laundry room smoke causes PVFD response

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call on Feb. 9 about smoke emitting from a dryer in a home at a location on Scow Bay Loop Rd. A volunteer firefighter who was near the scene was...

 

Police report

February 3— Authorities assisted the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities with moving a vehicle that was blocking a snow dump at a location on S. Nordic Dr. A fire was reported in a dryer at a location on Scow Bay Loop Rd....

 

M/V Matanuska sailings cancelled through Feb. 23

Mechanical issues on the M/V Matanuska have cancelled the ferry's sailings between Feb. 10 and 23, according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Assembly supports Papke's Landing Rd. lights

The Borough Assembly supported a letter to the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities that requests the state install street lights on Papke's Landing Rd. at all locations that...

 

2021 Southeast Alaska troll Chinook salmon harvest allocation

SITKA — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces that under Chinook salmon management provisions of the 2019–2028 Pacific Salmon Treaty Agreement (treaty), the annual all-gear allowable catch limit for Southeast Alaska/Yakutat (SEAK) is...

 

"Eye-popping" seafood sales continue; One Alaska king salmon worth same as two barrels of oil

Seafood sales “are on fire” in America’s supermarkets and one king salmon from Southeast Alaska is worth the same as two barrels of oil. ($116.16 for a troll caught Chinook salmon averaging 11 pounds at the docks vs. $115.48 for 2 barrels of...

 

Artifact Archive: Fighter in Velvet Gloves

Elizabeth Peratrovich, the "Fighter in Velvet Gloves" who worked toward protecting the rights of Native Alaskans, was honored in 2020 on a U.S. coin. In 1945, she persuaded the Alaska legislature to...

 

Obituary: Roy Morrow Smith

Roy Morrow Smith passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 15, due to complications following a heart attack. He was 71. Born in Juneau to Tarleton 'Tee' and Doris (Gregg) Smith on December 25, 1949,...

 

Obituary: Rick Whitethorn, 75

Rick Whitethorn, 75, died on January 7, 2021 in Independence, Oregon. He was born on October 26, 1945 in Petersburg, Alaska to Elmer Whitethorn and Margaret Roundtree Whitethorn. He had a happy life... Full story

 

Barge-ing through the mist

A barge cuts through the early morning fog on Wednesday as it makes its way south....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

EOC apologizes for use of CodeRED system

Petersburg Incident Commander Karl Hagerman apologized at the COVID-19 community update on Friday for the borough's use of the CodeRED system on Jan. 29 that encouraged residents to put their names...

 

Over $266,000 in drugs seized in Ketchikan

On February 5, Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan, along with the Ketchikan Police Department, Ketchikan Airport Police, and Juneau DEA conducted a joint operation to disrupt the flow of illicit narcotics into Southeast Alaska. During the operation,...

 

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