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Articles from the March 4, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Patient data breach occurred at PMC

The Petersburg Medical Center has discovered that one of its employees may have broken PMC's code of conduct and violated federal healthcare privacy laws when the staff member accessed medical informa...


Winter outting

A herd of deer pauses in the snow as they forage down Papkes Landing Rd. on Feb. 25....

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Vaccine clinics moving forward as planned

Despite the ongoing outbreak, PMC is still scheduled to hold their next two COVID-19 vaccine distribution clinics. The first will be held on March 5 and residents who received their first dose of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

PMC ready with treatment for COVID-19 patients

Instead of his usual report, Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter asked Dr. Jennifer Hyer to give the PMC Board of Directors a detailed report of how the hospital has been responding to the...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

P&R requests input through survey

To help the Parks and Recreation Department set priorities for the upcoming year, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board voted in support of sending out a public interest survey at their meeting on...


Yesterday's News

March 4, 1921 Two more canneries are to enter the field at Petersburg, within the next few weeks, making a total of five plants operating giving employment to 150-200 people. The Glory of the Seas will be located at Scow Bay during the summer which...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases count at 67

Petersburg's active COVID-19 case count reached a new high of 67 cases on Wednesday, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. Two cases were...


Guest Commentary: Help keep our plant operating

By Patrick Wilson, retiring OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager and Nik Wendel, current OBI Seafoods Petersburg plant manager Petersburg Fisheries has been the cornerstone of the community since... Full story


Guest Editorial: We can't afford any more mistakes

At a cost of almost $200 million, the Alaska Marine Highway System took ownership in the past 17 years of two ferries it could not afford to run and two that it could not run everywhere they are...


Letters to the Editor

Incorrect information To the Editor: I wanted to thank the community of Petersburg for being concerned for my wellbeing. The prayers, meals, and reaching out have been very much appreciated. It is a... Full story


Police report

February 24— Steve Vitela was arrested on charges of assault and criminal mischief. Several dogs ran away from their owner and were loose on Odin St. February 25— Authorities assisted the driver of a vehicle that was stuck in the snow at the...


Enjoying the sun

An eagle basks in the sun near Greens Camp on Sunday....


Court report

Feb. 27 – Rans B. Mcintosh was arraigned on charges of assault 4 domestic violence and criminal mischief domestic violence and entered not guilty pleas to both charges. The defendant was released O.R. with conditions. Feb. 25 – Steven M. Vitela...


Obituary: James Anthony O'Brien

On Sunday, February 21, 2021, James "Jim" Anthony O'Brien passed away unexpectedly at the age of 63. Jim was born on July 2, 1957 to parents, Christopher and Vera, in Nenagh, County Tipperary,... Full story

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 4, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: March 6 is opening for Pacific halibut fishery; more interest seen in buying shares of popular fish

The Pacific halibut fishery opens on March 6 and increased catch limits combined with a cautiously optimistic outlook for the near future have fanned interest in buying shares of the popular fish. In January, the International Pacific Halibut...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

March assembly meetings pushed back a week

The Borough Assembly meetings for March have each been postponed to avoid holding two meetings within one week The first assembly meeting in March will be held on March 8 at 12 P.M. and the second...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

High patient volumes, but low patient revenue at PMC

Despite higher patient volumes at Petersburg Medical Center, total gross revenue was down in January and even lower when compared to the same timeframe last year. PMC had budgeted for 150 home health...


Southeast Alaska regional King Salmon sport fishing regulations for 2021

(Juneau) - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is announcing the 2021 sport fishing regulations for king salmon in Southeast Alaska and Yakutat. These regulations will be effective 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. Thursday,...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Local active cases of COVID-19 fall to 60

Petersburg's active case count for COVID-19 has fallen down to 60, the lowest the case count has been since Monday, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Petersburg COVID-19 case count at 35

Two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the community on Monday, after three consecutive days of no new cases, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021

Downward trend of COVID-19 cases continues

Two cases of COVID-19 have been added to Petersburg's COVID-19 active case count on Tuesday, but six residents have been released from isolation, according to a joint press release from the... Full story


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