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 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly lists planning for PMC facility as priority

The Borough Assembly created a list of its top three capital project priorities for the 2022 fiscal year at their meeting on Monday that could potentially be funded by the federal government. In no...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

PMHS to transfer services to SEARHC

Petersburg Mental Health Services will be shifting its services and staff over to Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium beginning April 1. The decision to transfer services to SEARHC is a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

PCOC to host 2021 LNF

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting the Little Norway Festival this year, but it will be taking precautions to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. Chamber...

 

Yesterday's News

March 25, 1921 Under the names of the “Gold Dollar Brand” the first shrimp and crab were packed at the Elson and Malcom cannery this week, marking a distinct step in the utilization of the shrimp of Alaska. The cannery, which is fitted up in the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly, PMC board to mull new facility

The Borough Assembly set April 28 as a potential date to hold a work session with the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors to discuss a new hospital facility at their Monday night meeting. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

EOC moves community back to low risk of COVID-19

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center reassessed the local COVID-19 risk level on Monday and lowered the community from a moderate risk to a low risk level. The decision comes as Petersburg recov...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

Motor Pool to get vehicle lift

The Borough Assembly approved the purchase of a $54,952.47 mobile vehicle lift for the Motor Pool Department at their meeting on Monday. The four-column, mobile vehicle lift system will be purchased...

 

Guest Editorial

The governor will go to great lengths to avoid supporting a tax — any tax — but taxes are how people pay for public services. Instead of thinking about the public, his administration’s latest ill-conceived plan is to close Division of Motor...

 

Court report

Mar. 18 – Jerome Edward Dahl Jr. entered a guilty plea to charges of size limit for Tanner Crab, first offense. The court sentenced the defendant to a $3,000 fine with $1500 suspended, 1-year probation, pay $20 surcharge and ordered the forfeiture...

 

Police report

March 17— Extra patrols were requested at two undisclosed locations. A vehicle became stuck at a location on S. Nordic Dr. The vehicle was later towed. March 18— Authorities responded to a report of small children walking around at a location on...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

Small, large vaccine clinics planned for April

Petersburg Medical Center will be holding a combination of small and large COVID-19 vaccination clinics in April as the community reaches a full vaccinated population of 33.9 percent, or 1,085 people,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 25, 2021

Higher oil prices, federal aid ease state budget woes

Legislators started the session in January amid a shortage of revenues and debate whether the state could even afford a dividend this fall unless it exceeded its annual limited draw from the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    March 25, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor

Halibut prices for Alaska fishermen for 2021 have started out significantly higher than last year, despite sluggish demand and transportation logjams in some regions. The Pacific halibut fishery opened on March 6 and two weeks later only 80...

 

Obituary: Patricia "Pat" Reid Hinde

Pat passed peacefully at home in Petersburg, Alaska on March 18, 2021. She was the youngest of six siblings born to Ben and Myrtle Reid in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 23, 1938. She graduated... Full story

 

GCI will move call-center operations overseas

GCI, the largest telecommunications provider in the state, is planning to move all of its call-center operations out of Alaska and will contract with a third-party vendor to provide the service from the Philippines. The move will start this summer,...

 

Museum News

The Arctic Brotherhood was one of the early organizations formed in the northern territory, as a fraternal organization exclusively for white males over 18. It began with a group of gold seekers...

 

Flor's painting accepted in the International Guild of Realism 2021 Spring Salon Online International Exhibit

Beth Flor has been accepted into the International Guild of Realism 2021 Spring Salon Online International Exhibit which is for juried members only. The painting Cabbage Heart was selected for the...

 

FBI arrests Wasilla man on Capitol riot charges

ANCHORAGE (AP) – A Wasilla construction worker faces federal charges in the January breach of the U.S. Capitol. Aaron James Mileur, 41, was arrested March 16 by the FBI on charges of knowingly entering a restricted building without lawful...

 

First Sitka test set conducted

Wednesday’s aerial herring survey covered Sitka Sound from Redoubt Bay to Shoals Point and north to Krestof Sound. Weather during the flight was poor with 20-knot winds, low overcast, and occasional snow flurries. No herring or herring spawn were...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

Six residents test positive for COVID-19

Six cases of COVID-19 were reported in Petersburg on Monday, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. Five of the cases were identified through... Full story

 

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