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 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

26 tests come back negative for COVID-19

As of Wednesday afternoon, Petersburg Medical Center has submitted 39 COVID-19 testing samples to...

 

Added ferry service won't return until mid-May

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) vessels, M/V Columbia, M/V Kennicott, and M/V...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

Local officials discuss ongoing COVID-19 plans

The Local Emergency Planning Committee held its third meeting last Friday as a weekly effort to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

Census field work postponed until mid-April

The United States Census Bureau has suspended all field operations until April 15 amid the growing...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

All school activities cancelled until fall

Activities at the Petersburg School District and other school districts across the state have been...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

PMC had 12 percent revenue increase for February

For the month of February, Petersburg Medical Center saw its net operating revenue and total...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

Peace Corps volunteer travels home safely despite virus outbreak

It took Maura Sullivan about a week to return to Petersburg when the United States Peace Corps...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    April 2, 2020

Spring "Bear Hunt" takes place on Mitkof Island

Sunday, March 29, started out with a blanket of snow on the ground with more falling from the sky....

 

School board appoints new member

Meg Litster was appointed to the Petersburg School Board in a special meeting on Tuesday. Litster is filling a vacant seat left by Board President...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

SEARHC shares consortium-wide testing numbers, says community-only information too specific

WRANGELL – The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, according to several members of Wrange...

 

Alaska lawmakers approve $66.7M for ferry service funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature has approved a $66.7 million budget appropriation that lawmakers said should keep the Alaska Marine...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 2, 2020

Alaska lawmakers fall short of self-imposed goal to finish

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers fell short of a self-imposed goal of completing their most pressing work Friday, with key measures, including...

 

Alaskans get more time to apply for this year's dividend

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaskans will have more time to apply for a Permanent Fund dividend this year. Anne Weske, director of the state division...

 

Alaska lawmakers set oilcheck among at around $1,000

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska lawmakers early Sunday approved a budget that set this October’s oil wealth fund check to nearly every single...

 

Yesterday's News

April 9, 1920 The Board of Directors of the Petersburg Cooperative have leased the store building formerly occupied by the Deep Sea Fishermen’s...

 

Landing pad

Seagulls take a break on an iceberg in Frederick Sound on March 21....

 

The snack that got away

A gathering of deer made their way down the shore of the Wrangell Narrows last Thursday. The deer...

 

School lunches

Aiden Knudsen, left, and Mason Knudsen, along with their dog Duncan retrieve their food from the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 2, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: U.S. seafood industry received $300 million assist from $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress

The U.S. seafood industry received a $300 million assist from the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress on March 27, and a wide...

 

Guest Commentary

Sen. Bert Stedman has been serving Southeast communities for 17 years. He is the Senate Finance... Full story

 

Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell's health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain... Full story

 

Police report

March 25 - Suspicious activity was reported at a location on N. 12th St. A dangerous driver was spotted on 2nd St. March 26 - Authorities responded...

 

Trooper report

Nicholas Anderson, 21, of Petersburg was issued six misdemeanor summons for wildlife offenses.  On March 29, Anderson was charged with two counts of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

Assembly meeting participation suspended under 3rd health mandate

Incident Commander Karl Hagerman signed public health mandate #3 Friday afternoon to temporarily... Full story

 

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