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 By Savann Guthrie    News    May 28, 2020

Local nurse heads to New York City

On April 20, Stacey Dahl left Petersburg and arrived in New York City. She was there to help in the COVID-19 pandemic. Dahl would spend the next three weeks working in "the hot zone" of a lower...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Thirty-six seniors graduate from PHS

In an unorthodox graduation ceremony that began with a parade throughout town and ended with the viewing of a video of Petersburg High School seniors wearing their graduation garb and giving speeches,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Pandemic brings on depression among Alaskans

Petersburg Public Health Nurse Erin Michael warned the public that as people's lives change and adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can begin to feel depressed and suicidal. At the COVID-19...

 

Yesterday's News

May 28, 1920 Work on the Petersburg Scow Bay road has been started by the Alaska Road Commission and it is the intention of that body to push the work to a rapid completion this summer. Mr. Cheatham stated before leaving town that $30,000 will be...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Businesses struggle to reach pre-COVID sales numbers

Since Gov. Mike Dunleavy's phase two and three of his Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan went into effect Friday, businesses have been able to operate without mandated restrictions. Some businesses,...

 

To the Editor

We are not done To the Editor: Until there is a vaccine or solid proof of acquired immunity we are not done. Being open requires participation in community safety. One cannot happen without the...

 

Police report

May 19 — A vehicle was impounded at a location on Olson Rd. Authorities responded to a disturbance at a location on Howkan St. May 20 — Breeann Dawe, 36, was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release. May 21 — A dangerous driver wa...

 

Court report

May 1 – Judge Stephens presided over a change of plea hearing for Carter Gueller. Under the terms of the agreement Gueller pleaded guilty to a single count of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the 2nd degree after three other charges...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Littleton to retire from PSD after 30 years

After seven superintendents, five principals, countless teachers and 30 years, Administrative Assistant Irene Littleton is just about ready to retire from the Petersburg School District. It was...

 

Memorial Day

About 50 people gathered at the Petersburg Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday.The proceedings began with an opening prayer, followed by the reciting of the National Anthem. There...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Top Alaskan medical professionals speak on COVID-19

State health officials held a virtual work session with the borough on May 27 that updated the community on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic in Alaska. Joe McLaughlin, chief of epidemiology in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    May 28, 2020

Wrangell golf tournaments start back up at Muskeg Meadows

WRANGELL - Over Memorial Day weekend, Muskeg Meadows started up their weekend golf tournaments for another season. This first tournament of the season was sponsored by Wrangell IGA. There were 20...

 

Alaska will send oil-wealth checks early because of virus

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy has announced that checks from the state’s oil-wealth fund will begin going out to residents three months early because of “extraordinary times” brought on by the economic hardships caused by...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 28, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor

­­­A rapid response by nearly 800 Alaska fishermen will provide a guideline for giving them a hand up as the coronavirus swamps their operations.              An online survey from April 14-May 3 by Juneau-based nonprofit SalmonState...

 

Alaska April job numbers down sharply amid virus concerns

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska had 42,200 fewer jobs in April than a year earlier as coronavirus fears shut down or disrupted businesses at a time when many traditionally would start adding jobs for the summer, the state labor department reported Fri...

 

Artifact Archive

The Alaska Steamship Line was established in 1894, primarily for transporting passengers and fishing products to and from Alaska. Over its lifetime, the line carried everything from dog sleds to...

 

Obituary

Anne Lewis, 94, a longtime resident of Petersburg, Alaska passed away on May 7, 2020 at the Petersburg Medical Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Petersburg, Alaska, the daughter of late Tom and... Full story

 

Ocean Beauty and Icicle Seafoods announce merger

Ocean Beauty Seafoods LLC and Icicle Seafoods, Inc. will be merging their wild salmon and Gulf of Alaska groundfish operations effective June 1, the two companies announced in a joint-statement on Fri... Full story

 

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