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 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 1, 2021

Lady Vikings named regional champions

The Lady Vikings took first place in the Region V 2A Division Regional Tournament in Ketchikan on March 27 with a team of only five players. The Petersburg High School girls basketball team went into...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

Shipyard fire totals vessel

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vessel fire in Petersburg Marine's shipyard on Sunday at about 1 P.M., which likely left the boat totaled, said Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg....

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 1, 2021

Vikings take second at Regionals

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team took second place at the Region V 2A Division Regional Tournament on March 27 in Ketchikan, seven weeks after their last basketball game. The Vikings, w...

 

Yesterday's News

April 1, 1921 Earl N. Ohmer, manager of the Alaskan Glacier Sea Food Company, who has been making a short business trip to the south returned on one of the late boats, and is making preparations to start the shrimp packing plant again within the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

New Raven's Roost cabin coming in fall

The construction of a new Raven's Roost Cabin is expected to begin this spring and be completed by the fall, according to Paul Olson, cabin and trails manager with the United States Forest Service....

 

To the Editor

Vaccinations save lives To the Editor: Here is some important information that I have read about the vaccines that protect you against Covid-19: If you get Covid-19, it could infect your whole body and you could be sick for more than a week. This... Full story

 

Police report

March 24— Extra patrols were requested on Mitkof Highway. A bicycle was reported stolen from an undisclosed location. The bike was later found and returned to its owner. Authorities conducted a security check at an undisclosed location. A wallet...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

Virus reappears after two weeks

The Emergency Operations Center will be scheduling a risk assessment meeting to discuss whether or not to increase the local risk level for COVID-19 from yellow to orange after seven cases of the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

Next vaccine clinic set

Petersburg Medical Center will be having its next COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 9 at the Parks and Recreation Center's community gym. PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at the...

 

PMC spent nearly $2 million on pandemic response

Petersburg Medical Center has spent $1,950,159 in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021, according to documents presented to the PMC Board of Directors at their...

 

The Del Gattos

The Del Gattos perform at Sandy Beach on March 28 during an outdoor concert. From left to right: Tom Walsh and Sarah Fine....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

Hospital switches billing vendors

Petersburg Medical Center has switched its billing operations over to Healthcare Research Group, Inc in an effort to improve its revenue cycle and elements of its billing services. PMC has been...

 

Fishermen harvest 5,000 tons of herring in Sitka fishery

The Sitka Sound herring sac roe fishery opened for a 5th time at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday March 31. On Tuesday's herring survey, ADF&G vessels located numerous large schools of herring extending from...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 1, 2021

Fish Factor: AK canned salmon sees record sales during the COVID pandemic

It’s “back to the future” for Alaska canned salmon as more Americans choose it for its health benefits and as an easy-to-use ingredient for sandwiches, salads and more. Salmon canning in Alaska started in the 1870s and by the early 20th...

 

High flyin'

Adam Caster catches air during a brief period of sunshine on March 22 off the slopes behind Hungerford Hill....

 

Alaska lawmakers contemplate sinking ferry to save money

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska lawmakers are contemplating sinking a ferry to save money. Members of the Alaska Legislature have considered turning the ferry Malaspina into an artificial reef, the Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday. The ship...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

One more to the local COVID-19 case count

A case of COVID-19 was identified through testing at the James A. Johnson Airport on April 1, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg Medical Center. The... Full story

 

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