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Articles from the March 11, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

PMC anticipates 1,000 to be vaccinated

About 400 residents received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Petersburg Medical Center's vaccine clinic on March 5, and 1,000 residents are expected to be fully vaccinated in the next...

 

The snow moon

Feb. 26's Snow Moon shines bright through the trees on Papkes Landing Rd. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the full moon in February is traditionally referred to as a Snow Moon due to the heavy...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

Two-hundred affected by hospital data breach

About 200 patients at Petersburg Medical Center may have had their medical records viewed inappropriately in a data breach, said PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter in a prepared statement on KFSK on March 4....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

Local COVID-19 cases falls to 16

Sixteen infected residents were released from isolation on Wednesday, while just one new active case has been added to Petersburg's active COVID-19 case count, according to a joint press release from...

 

Yesterday's News

March 8, 1946 Invaded by the horrors of hand-to-hand fighting, establishing beach heads constructing air fields under fire were and one of the major events in the movie shown to the Student Body last Friday. William Bendix, Lloyd Nolan and Preston...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

Audit shows borough's finances in good standing

An audit of the borough's finances for the 2020 fiscal year reveals an overall positive change in the borough's net position from July 1, 2019 through June 20, 2020, according to documents presented...

 

To the Editor

Heartfelt thank you To the Editor: I would like to thank everyone for sending me their prayers and well-wishes during my recent health problems. I feel so fortunate and grateful to have so many people...

 

Guest Editorial: The governor needs to read the calendar

Alaska is in a fiscal mess and Gov. Mike Dunleavy is making it worse. The state has spent almost all of its easily accessible savings. Budget cuts have hit hard at essentials such as the ferry...

 

Police report

March 3— A resident received a scam call. The caller claimed they had a warrant for the individual’s arrest and wanted money. Authorities responded to a report of a phone scam requesting money. Authorities conducted a welfare check at a location...

 

Triem v. Alaska Airlines:

The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled last month that Superior Court Judge William Carey acted correctly in disqualifying Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem from representing the Estate of Helen...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

Visitor industry planning document completed after two years

A Petersburg Economic Development Council document that highlights opportunities within the community to improve the local tourism industry has been given to the Borough Assembly to be reviewed. The...

 

Wading merganser

A female common merganser swims in the waters of Wrangell Narrows Tuesday morning....

 

Obituary: Dorothy M. Bains

Dorothy M. Bains, 88, passed away peacefully at her home on February 24, 2021.  She was born in Bremerton, Washington on January 8, 1933, and grew up in Everett, Washington. She retired from the... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

User fees reset at P&R

The Borough Assembly approved an ordinance in its third reading on Monday that reinstates user fees at the Parks and Recreation Center and makes changes to the fee structure. Ordinance #2021-03...

 

St. Patrick's Day 2020

Pat Blair changes the street signs at the corner of Gjoa and N. Nordic Dr. ahead of last year's St. Patrick's Day celebration. Blair said he will again exchange the street signs at eight...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 11, 2021

Fish Factor: No other fishing regions of the world reach out for stakeholder input as much as Alaska does

It’s likely that no other fishing regions of the world reach out for stakeholder input as much as Alaska does to gather policy-shaping ground truth by state and federal managers and organizations. That’s demonstrated by two new surveys – one...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

PHS to test athletes for COVID-19 weekly

Petersburg High School will test students involved in interscholastic, in-person sports that involve competition and travel on a weekly basis as the Petersburg School District looks for ways to get st...

 

Artifact Archive: The Alaska Magazine

Before the Alaska Magazine we know today, there was another Alaska Magazine--a small and unrelated periodical produced in Juneau in 1927. As editor, John Edward Meals included articles about...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

SEAPA could raise rates to pay for submarine cable

Southeast Alaska Power Agency will likely have to raise rates to pay off bonding for the replacement of a damaged submarine cable, said SEAPA board voting member Bob Lynn at a Borough Assembly...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

COVID-19 case count down to 10

Petersburg's COVID-19 active case count is down to 10 as no new cases were reported on Tuesday, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. One... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

COVID-19 community risk level lowered to orange

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center has lowered the local community COVID-19 risk level from red to orange Monday morning, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and... Full story

 

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