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 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Class of 2021 graduates in traditional ceremony

The Petersburg High School Class of 2021 graduated on Monday, May 24 in an in-person ceremony before family and friends that was broadcast online in an event that was a return to tradition. Twenty-eig...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Kake Access road to be finished in October

Construction is underway on the Kake Access Road project, and the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities estimates it will be completed by this fall. Project Manager Garrett Paul, w...

 

An investment

Tim Koeneman sits behind the wheel of his fully restored Shelby GT 350 he took to the Lower 48 to sell this week....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

No sign of major outbreak due to LNF

Two new cases of COVID-19 were identified by Petersburg Medical Center this week, according to joint press releasees from the Petersburg Borough and PMC. The first case was identified on Monday. The...

 

Yesterday's News

May 27, 1921 George H. Canfield, of the Geological Survey and B. F. Heintzelman of the Forestry Service inspected the water power site at Crystal Lake, Blind River recently and will make a report on the project to the Water Power Commission, which...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 27, 2021

PHS track to send 7 to State

Seven Petersburg High School track and field athletes qualified for State at the Region V Division II Track and Field Championships last week at Thunder Mountain High School in Juneau. To qualify for...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly backs first steps of new hospital

The Borough Assembly passed a resolution at their May 17 meeting that supports Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors and PMC staff as they take a phased approach to planning and building a new...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly to consider ending local disaster declaration

The Borough Assembly will convene at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 1 to discuss whether or not to terminate the Local Disaster Emergency Declaration, which was activated in response to the...

 

Guest Editorial: COVID is still here, especially for unvaccinated

Just a couple weeks ago, Ketchikan reported 20 new COVID-19 cases in a single day and had more than 100 active cases in the borough. A week ago, the community still had more than 80 active cases and four people in the hospital. About 20% of all the...

 

Law Day

Third graders at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School took a trip to the Petersburg Courthouse earlier this month for Law Day. Judge Carey, who will be retiring in Feb. 2022, was present and spoke about...

 

Police report

May 19— A dog was found wandering at a location on Mitkof Highway. It was later returned to its owner. May 20— Suspicious vehicle activity was reported at an undisclosed location. Authorities responded to a report of trespassing on business...

 

1967 Shelby GT 350: A high performance investment

Tim and Polly Koeneman were looking for a fun performance car, in 2003 when they decided to steer away from "traditional investments," and purchased a 1967 Shelby American GT350 from Scott Steward, Se...

 

SEAPA cable to be installed in July

On July 1, Southeast Alaska Power Agency will begin an eight day process of removing a damaged submarine cable and replacing it with a new triple conductor cable between Woronofski and Vank islands....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 27, 2021

Tyee, Swan lake levels in good standing

Above average snowpacks at Tyee and Swan Lakes and a slow temperature warm up in the region will likely keep Southeast Alaska Power Agency's hydroelectric facilities adequately supplied with water...

 

PCF awards $24,125 in local grants

The Petersburg Community Foundation (PCF) has recently awarded $24,125 in grants to local nonprofit organizations through its annual grant cycle, according to a press release. The 2021 grants were...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    May 27, 2021

PHS baseball hopeful for State

The Petersburg High School baseball team ended their season with three losses against Thunder Mountain High School, but now they look to State, as they hope to qualify for the at-large berth. PHS is...

 

Graduation

After accepting their diplomas, the Petersburg High School Class of 2021 joyously threw their caps into the air....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 27, 2021

Grundens uses recycled plastics from old fishing gear for new line of rugged casual wear

Grundens is using recycled plastics from old fishing gear for a new line of rugged casual wear, and the first batch contains contributions from Cordova. Grundens, whose motto is "We are fishing," is...

 

Mayfest artshow

Local photographer Carey Case stands before her photo titled "Winter Blue 2" at an art show hosted by FireLight Gallery and Framing on May 14. The show featured photos of landscapes taken by Case in...

 

School News

Shalie Dahl graduated May 8, 2021 from Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas in a joint commencement for both 2020 and 2021 graduates. Her major is Health and Physical Education Teaching PreK-12....

 

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