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Articles from the April 8, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

Assembly neutral in roadless exemption battle

A motion to support the 2020 Tongass Exemption Rule failed to gain a second at a Borough Assembly meeting on Monday. Mayor Mark Jensen requested the action item be added to the assembly's agenda as a...


A late spring evening

Calm waters were lit up in South Boat Harbor at 11 P.M. on April 3 as low cloud cover moved in over Kupreanof Island....

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

PHS wrestlers place in first tournament

Just two weeks into the season, the Petersburg High School wrestling team has already competed in their first tournament this past weekend and will be competing in another tournament this weekend....

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

Borough acquires two lots on Kupreanof Island

The Borough Assembly on Monday determined that two parcels on Kupreanof Island obtained by the Petersburg Borough through tax foreclosure proceedings will be sold. Ordinance #2021-06 determines that p...


Yesterday's News

April 8, 1921 The biggest social affair ever pulled off in Petersburg was held last Saturday night by the Petersburg Lodge No 702, L.O.O. Moose as a benefit for the Petersburg Hospital. The affair took the form of a masquerade dance, luncheon being s...

 News    April 8, 2021 


Due to a production error, photos appearing on pages 2, 5 and 8 in last week’s paper were incorrectly processed and appeared as single color images....

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

Case count at lowest point since February

A case of COVID-19 was identified through testing at the James A. Johnson Airport on April 1 and reported on April 2, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

Last large vaccine clinic happening Friday

At the April 2 COVID-19 community update, Petersburg Medical Center Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said following the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Parks and Recreation community...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

Borough assembly adjusts FY 2021 budget

The Borough Assembly approved an ordinance in its first reading on Monday that would make adjustments to the borough's fiscal year 2021 budget for known changes. If ordinance #2021-05 passes in three...


Cutting the ribbon

Alaska Seaplanes commemorated their inaugural flight into Petersburg on April 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony in their terminal at Petersburg Airport. The airline is now offering two daily roundtrip...


Police report

March 31— An alarm was activated at a business located on Haugen Dr. Authorities responded to an unattended home death at an undisclosed location. April 1— A purse was reportedly stolen at an undisclosed location. It was later recovered, but...


National Library week

Colleen Nicholson, left, was honored by the Friends of Petersburg Libraries during National Library Week as she is the last living member of the original 1954 Library Board, according to a statement...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 8, 2021 

U.S. senators want USCG to drop face mask requirement

The mask requirement for all persons aboard fishing vessels still stands and Alaska’s U.S. Senators are adding their clout to have it removed. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued on March 22 states its authority to restrict...


Artifact Archive: The Fire Department

Early Petersburg saw a number of large fires which destroyed canneries, docks, homes and businesses. In 1910 G.H. Petersen was appointed as fire chief, but little of him seems to be known. Officially...

 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 8, 2021 

Baseball returns to Petersburg High School

Next week the Petersburg High School baseball team is scheduled to have their first game in almost two years, after last year's season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Coach Jim Engell...

 News    April 8, 2021 

Plan to upgrade Gustavus airport is criticized by residents

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A plan to upgrade an Alaska airport has faced criticism from residents as contractors plan to begin construction on the $20 million federally funded project this month. Residents and organizations such as the Gustavus PFAS...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Local COVID-19 travel mandate still in place April 2 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on Friday that recommends Americans who are fully vaccinated can travel freely... Full story



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Obituary: Darcey Ruth Judy

Darcey Ruth (Rhoden) Judy passed away on April 3rd after a courageous fight with cancer; the same day 11 years ago she lost her mom, Ruthie Rhoden. Darcey was surrounded by family and her last days... Full story


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