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 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Asymptomatic testing at MVM nixed

The Borough Assembly failed to pass a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the borough and Petersburg Medical Center to provide COVID-19 asymptomatic testing at Mountain View Manor Assisted Living at...

 

Feeding time

Seagulls and murre feed in the late morning sunlight near Jap Creek on Wednesday....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

PO: Mail packages, cards as early as possible

With bright and colorful lights strung up around town and Christmas music playing inside businesses, there is no doubt that the date is approaching Dec. 25. Before it gets any closer to Christmas, the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

EOC unveils local risk level plan, COVID-19 dashboard

Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center has released the draft of its risk communication plan and COVID-19 dashboard, which will monitor the status of the virus in the community and offer mitigation...

 

Yesterday's News

December 10, 1920 The Petersburg Lodge of the Moose is planning on a big masquerade ball to be given on New Years Eve. The Moose boys say that the ball this year will eclipse by far any dance of this kind ever given here before. While all the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Additional $275,000 to COVID relief

The Borough Assembly passed an ordinance in its second reading on Monday that adjusts the fiscal year 2021 budget for known changes, which allocates unused funds from the borough's utility subsidy...

 

Road damage

Rain and flood waters undermined the 40,000 Rd. over the weekend....

 

To the Editor

PIA met need To the Editor: Mt. View Food Services would like to generously thank Petersburg Indian Association for applying for the CDC Grant which was geared to keeping senior citizens fed a...

 

Frosted trail

Snow covers the ground and clings to the trees on Raven Roost Trail last weekend of November....

 

The first Christmas tree

Students gathered outside of Rae C. Stedman Elementary School on Dec. 3 to watch staff light up the school's Christmas tree for the first time this season. "It's so nice to drive up the hill and...

 

Police report

December 2— The owner of a vehicle parked at a location on N. Nordic Dr. was contacted regarding a parking complaint. Authorities responded to a weapons offense at a location on S. Nordic Dr. December 3— An individual with chest pain at a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Local artist uses color as therapy

For six days, 25 of Pia Reilly's most recent oil paintings, which were beaming with color, were on display at FireLight Gallery & Framing. Reilly said watching the colors pop out of the canvass...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

ANWL answers landless questions

Cecilia Tavoliero, with Alaska Natives Without Land, addressed the Borough Assembly at their meeting on Monday to answer questions brought up by the community about recent legislation that would...

 

In the holiday spirit

Christmas lights shine on the Sons of Norway building and the neighboring Bojer Wikan Memorial Park spreading holiday joy....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

Expenses go up as PMC continues airport testing

Total expenses exceeded total operating revenue at Petersburg Medical Center for the month of October by $582,842, according to PMC Controller Rocio Tejera. The hospital had expected total operating r...

 

Sunrise display

On Dec. 2 the clouds above Bear Claw Mountain were cast in purple as the sun rose....

 

Towering sentinels

Snow covers the ground and clings to the trees on Raven Roost Trail last Sunday....

 

Storm worthy

The Sandy Beach Park Troll Bridge withstood record flood level waters last Tuesday. Contractor Dieter Klose designed the concrete foundations with engineering help from Alan Murph and with the...

 

Log jam

Trees fell and blocked the roadway of 40,000 Rd. near 3 Lakes Loop on Saturday due to heavy rainfall....

 

Alaska officials say landslide danger remains after storm

HAINES, Alaska (AP) - Officials in southeast Alaska have repeated warnings about possible landslide danger in the community of Haines, where two people remain missing after a large slide last week....

 

House passes bill to reduce deadliness of landslides

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. House has passed a bill to reduce the deadliness of landslides a day after one in Alaska, though the motivation for the proposed law came from a 2014 Washington state landslide. The bill, which passed on Thursday,...

 

Together Tree from Petersburg at Governor's Mansion

JUNEAU, AK – This year’s Together Tree, a 16-foot Lodgepole Pine harvested from Petersburg on Mitkof Island, was delivered to the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau late last week. The Together Tree’s arrival continues a multi-year tradition of...

 

Alaska approves limit on commercial salmon fishing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska state proposal to limit commercial salmon fishing in Alaska’s Cook Inlet has been approved despite opposition by many anglers. The proposal was approved Monday by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council,...

 

Federal appeals court rejects Alaska offshore drilling plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A federal court blocked an Alaska offshore drilling prospect, while the Trump administration announced plans to auction drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain. An appeals court on Monday...

 

Alaska agency reports third virus-related inmate death

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A third inmate within the Alaska Department of Corrections has died from complications related to COVID-19, the department said Tuesday. The 78-year-old with underlying conditions died Tuesday, four days after being taken...

 

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