Articles from the March 19, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Assembly OKs design bid to rebuild Motor Pool Shop

The borough assembly awarded the Motor Pool Shop repair design bid to WJE, Associates, Inc. based...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Emergency declared amid COVID-19 fears

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved a declaration of disaster emergency at Monday's assembly me...

 

Yesterday's News

March 26, 1920 K. L. Steberg, local agent for the Standard Oil Co. has received notification of a raise of prices amounting to 2 cents per gallon on...

 

Correction made 50-Years later

Dave Ellis showed up at our office last Friday suggesting a mistake had been made in our Yesterday’s News column that appears on page 2 each week....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Assembly against moving Kake road closer to town

The borough assembly failed to pass a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 19, 2020

Wrangell assembly declares emergency in special meeting

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting on Tuesday afternoon, March 17. In...

 

Guest Commentary

As our nation and the world experiences the life-altering impacts of the novel coronavirus pandemic, I wanted to take a moment to speak to you...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Editorial:

In just two weeks the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in which we live. Sheltering in place and social distancing are the new means of...

 

Scholarship presentations move to PHS baccalaureate service

This year's Petersburg High School senior baccalaureate service and scholarship ceremony will be...

 

Access to Borough offices limited

Effective immediately public access to most Petersburg Borough offices will be limited, by order of Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht. A press release... Full story

 

Police report

March 11 — Authorities responded to a disturbance report at the 300 block of N. Nordic Dr. A dangerous driver was reported at a location on Haugen...

 

To the Editor

Services suspended To the Editor: There will be no public celebration of Mass across the Diocese of Juneau or other large gatherings effective...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 19, 2020

Lady Vikings come out on top at Regionals

The Lady Vikings took first place in the Regional basketball tournament last week in Juneau and...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    March 19, 2020

Vikings return home as regional champions

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team was named Region V Champions among Southeast...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Five Finger Lighthouse group talks future plans

The Five Finger Lighthouse Society went into detail on their plans for the future of the Five...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Parks & Rec. board vote goes to third reading

The borough assembly passed an ordinance that would establish a new Parks and Recreation Advisory Bo...

 
 By Tom Barrett    News    March 19, 2020

AMHS group begins review of system

As the governor’s Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group gets underway, our directive is clear: chart a sustainable, long-term path that...

 

Communities waiting for contractor ferry service

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A pair of Alaska communities meant to receive supplemental ferry service under a state agreement with a private contractor...

 

AK lawmaker faces voter misconduct, interference charges

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker faces charges of voter misconduct and interference with voting stemming from elections in 2014 and 2018....

 

Cruise company shifts plan to dock ship in Juneau

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — State museums and schools are temporarily closed; restaurants, bars and gyms in Anchorage are shuttered for the rest of March...

 

Alaska officials expect lower oil prices to increase deficit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A drop in global oil prices will likely add $300 million to Alaska’s current year budget deficit, state officials said....

 

Obituary: Jordan Marsh Birchell

It is with deepest sorrow to say that on Jan. 2nd ,2020, Jordan Marsh Birchell, beloved son,... Full story

 

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