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 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

COVID-19 testing machines to only be used to screen

Petersburg Medical Center has sent out a total of 71 samples to be tested for COVID-19 at state and...

 

State DOT dismissed from all claims in lawsuit

Superior Court Judge William Carey ordered the dismissal all claims against the Alaska Dept. of...

 
 By Savann Guthrie    News    April 16, 2020

Covid-19: The faces behind the masks

There was a time when masks were associated with Halloween, horror movies, dances, and merrymaking....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

SB postpones Alaska Reads Act discussions

During a virtual Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

PPD officers describe their television appearance

On February 13, Petersburg and its law enforcement officers appeared in the season finale of Alaska...

 

Thomas Bay THA to bring in 222,000 chum

NSRAA is forecasting a total run of 222,000 chum salmon in the Thomas Bay fishery. This year’s return will be the second return for this project...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

Borough rate increase discussions postponed

Utility Director Karl Hagerman and Public Works Director Chris Cotta submitted a letter to the borou...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

BOE supports assessors' property valuations

The Board of Equalization, which is made up of the borough assembly, voted in favor of property...

 

Oil exploration firm claims discovery of huge Alaska deposit

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An oil exploration firm has discovered a deposit of potentially 1.8 billion barrels in Alaska’s North Slope region south...

 

Projected Alaska revenues down sharply partly over outbreak

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state forecast released Monday shows projected revenues down sharply from an estimate issued several months ago, with low...

 

Dunleavy: Economy won't be put ahead of Alaskans' health

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said the state will work with communities, industry leaders and others as it makes decisions on how...

 

Recent virus cases in Juneau involve prison workers

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Four employees at a state-run prison in Juneau have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Monday. No staff at other...

 

AK agency criticized over $35M mining road approval

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The largest private landowner in Alaska has criticized a state agency for using an emergency meeting intended to discuss...

 

Clever rabbit

A house at Hungry Point created an Easter game for kids for asking them how many Easter eggs they...

 

Snowy peaks

Snow was still covering the peak of Crystal Mountain on Saturday....

 

Breiland Slough

The waters were calm in Breiland Slough last Friday....

 

Grounded

A large iceberg washed ashore about 300 yards from Hungry Point over the weekend...

 

Red robin, red robin

A robin stands tall on a log and looks out over the horizon near the whale observatory on...

 

Rock formations

A small forest grows on a rock formation on one of the Castle Islands....

 

Yesterday's News

April 16, 1920 The news brought from Seattle recently that active work will start soon on the erection of a pulp and paper plant at Thomas Bay is cert...

 

Commentary: Humor helps

Petersburg's sense of humor is coming through during these trying times. Bearing witness to this is...

 

Police report

April 8 — Authorities resolved a protective order issue at a location on Fram St. Two disturbances were reported at locations on S. Nordic Dr. Autho...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 16, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: UFA aims to protect communities while fleets go fishing

How can fishermen be sure their vessels are clean of coronavirus contamination? Where can they find out about relief funds that are newly available...

 

Obituary: Bridgette Dawn Reyes, 49

Bridgette Dawn Reyes (X'ee T'li), 49, was born on September 9, 1971 at Alaska Native Medical Center... Full story

 

Obituary: Marvin Warren Rowland, 76

Marvin Warren Rowland, 76, passed away in Gig Harbor, Washington on April 3, 2020. He was born... Full story

 

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