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 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

51 negative COVID-19 tests, one positive

As of April 7, the Petersburg Medical Center has sent out 62 test samples to be tested for COVID-19 at state and commercial laboratories, according to PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter at Wednesday's daily...

 

The year the Little Norway Festival didn't happen

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has officially cancelled this year's Little Norway Festival due to uncertainties over how long state health mandates to shelter in place and maintaining social...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

Hand washing stations appear around town

Several hand washing stations have been set up throughout town to provide residents with basic hygiene needs at a time when the public is urged to wash their hands regularly to prevent the...

 

Clarification

Last week’s issue of the Petersburg Pilot featured Noelle McPherson of Petersburg Medical Center’s Long Term Care facility on page 3. The photo was taken several weeks ago, before PMC staff began wearing face masks. This information was not...

 

Senators explain CARES Act

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan held an electronic town hall meeting last week to talk about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and what kind of aid it provides to small...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

Assembly takes action to help local economy

The borough assembly established a local emergency disaster fund in response to the COVID-19 outbreak at their meeting on Monday and moved funds to the Petersburg Economic development Council to help...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 9, 2020

Parks and Rec. board to be reinstated

In a 4-3 vote, the borough assembly passed an ordinance in its third reading that would establish a new Parks and Recreation Advisory Board at their meeting on Monday. Ordinance #2020-05 allows the...

 

Four PHS students make all-state team

Four Petersburg High School basketball players were named to Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-state teams. Thomas Durkin made the first team, and Brayden Larson made the second team among...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 9, 2020

SEAPA board approves operating plan and budget increases

WRANGELL – The board of directors of the Southeast Alaska Power Agency held a teleconference meeting March 31, to hear an annual operations plan update as well as some operating budget increases, am...

 

Alaska fishing industry plans for salmon season amid virus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)– Alaska government officials and fishing industry professionals are making plans to ensure the state can have a strong summer salmon season amid changes forced by the outbreak of the coronavirus. Alaska’s chief medical...

 

Alaska residents urged to complete census online, by phone

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP)–An Alaska official trying to promote participation in the national census has urged residents to file their forms online and by phone as the state falls behind the national response average. The push for remote filing comes...

 
 By BECKY BOHRER    News    April 9, 2020

Dunleavy cuts budget, says federal aid can help offset brunt

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced wide-ranging budget vetoes Tuesday amid a collapse in oil prices, citing expectations that many of the larger cuts, including aid for schools and local governments, would be offset through...

 

Alaska enrolls students in Florida-based virtual school

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has launched a new virtual school for Alaska students in partnership with a Florida program, garnering some criticism from educators adjusting their lessons to online...

 

To the Editor

Don't feel helpless To the Editor: In this sci-fi "reality" we are immersed in currently, I want to encourage my fellow Alaskans not to feel helpless. There is more we can do to help ourselves stay...

 

Police report

April 1- A sex offender registered with the Petersburg Police Department. April 2- Authorities helped settle a property dispute at a location on S. Nordic Dr. Authorities responded to two civil complaints at locations on N. Nordic Dr. and S. 2nd St....

 

Court report

March 3 – Lloyd Bennet stood before Judge Stephens in a felony first appearance. The defendant was released on $2,500 cash performance bond. A jury found Andrew Whitethorn guilty of DUI, not guilty of assault and not guilty of criminal mischief. Th...

 

Trooper report

April 1: Delbert Kadake entered a guilty plea in the District Court at Sitka. Kadake was fined $6000 with $2000 suspended, ordered to forfeit the value of the fish seized ($561), and placed on probation for one year.  Alaska Wildlife Troopers,...

 

Sunset paddle

Matt Pawuk finishes out the day in style by taking advantage of the beautiful sunset on Tuesday, complete with alpine glow on the Coast Range peaks and glassy water in the Wrangell...

 

Yesterday's News

April 9, 1920 Andy Anderson, the local fur buyer, reports that the trappers of the Petersburg section have enjoyed the best season in history and that some remarkable catches have been made. Several Blue Foxes have been captured on Kuiu and Kuperanof...

 

Bald eagle and Petersburg Mountain

A bald eagle turns its back to snow copped Petersburg Mountain last Tuesday morning....

 

Happy Birthday from the road

On Amelia Pilcher's second birthday, friends and family drove by holding signs and wishing her a happy birthday to maintain a social distance of six feet....

 

Signs of the Times

The online world has been using humor to deal with the anxiety around COVID-19. Psychologists say it's a healthy response....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 9, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: State of Alaska wants input by April 10 on plans to distribute nearly $24.5 million in federal disaster relief funds for 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash

The State of Alaska wants input on plans to distribute nearly $24.5 million in federal disaster relief funds for stakeholders and communities hurt by the 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash. Better make it quick – the deadline to comment is April 10....

 

Spanish Influenza

Glo Wollen recently posted two news clippings from the Petersburg Weekly Report. In the notice on the left dated Nov. 8, 1918, people were advised to avoid contact with others during the Spanish Flu...

 

Sport Fishing for Slope Rockfish opens in Southeast Alaska

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Sport Fish announced today that opportunity for slope rockfish species will be open April 3, 2020 through January 31, 2021. Resident and nonresident anglers: • The daily bag limit, and possession...

 

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