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Articles from the June 3, 2021 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

$10,000 in cash for vaccinated residents

The Petersburg Borough is offering $10,000 in prizes to be distributed throughout the month of June as part of a program to encourage local residents who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 to get the...

 

First place jump

Aiden Luhr runs with the Alaskan flag on the Diamond High School track at State after placing first in the high jump with a distance of 5 feet, 8 inches....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Emergency declaration to end on June 30

The Borough Assembly passed a resolution at a special meeting on Tuesday that will terminate the local Disaster Emergency Declaration at 11:59 P.M. on June 30, which will also bring an end to all the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

PMC hits highest revenue this year in April

Petersburg Medical Center had the highest gross patient revenue for a single month this fiscal year in April, according to financial statements presented at the PMC Board of Directors meeting May 27....

 

Yesterday's News

June 3, 1921 Plans are being laid by the Petersburg Fire Department for the celebration of the 4th of July this year in Petersburg. Tentative plans have been made, but nothing definite can be announced until the finance committee has called upon the...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    June 3, 2021

Toyomura places 6th at State

After waiting the entire season to compete on the mat, Petersburg High School wrestler Deirdre Toyomura placed 6th at the Alaska School Activities Association Division II Wrestling State...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    June 3, 2021

Aiden Luhr state champion in 100 meter, high jump

Petersburg High School senior Aiden Luhr brought home two championship titles from the Alaska School Activities Association Division II Track & Field State Championships in Anchorage on May 28...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Social studies teacher retires

Following a 26-year teaching career with the Petersburg School District, Ginger Evens turned in her keys to Petersburg High School on Tuesday, which marked the official start of her retirement....

 

Police report

May 26— Jacob Sturgeon was charged with theft in the third degree, criminal trespassing in the first degree and violating conditions of release. A dangerous driver was seen on Mitkof Highway. Authorities responded to a noise complaint at an...

 

Rest stop

A pair of fawns were seen cuddled up for warmth on Woodpecker Rd. early Tuesday morning. Their mother was watching them just inside the tree line....

 

Call if you can, text if you can't; some residents can now text 911

Petersburg residents who have AT&T cell phones can text message local law enforcement in an emergency situation when they can't call 911, according to a press release from the Petersburg Police...

 

Summer sailings underway

The National Geographic Quest was spotted sailing north through the Wrangell Narrows on May 25. Viking Travel cofounder Dave Berg said the cruise ship was on its way to Juneau to begin preparing for...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Petersburg at one active case of COVID-19

One new case of COVID-19 was reported by Petersburg Medical Center on May 30 and is related to recent travel, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and PMC. The individual inf...

 

Distant stare

An eagle stares off into the distance on the shore of Wrangell Narrows on Sunday....

 

Snack time

A pair of bald eagles take a break to enjoy a snack on a sunny day in May....

 

Survival Day 2021

Fourth grade students from Rae C. Stedman Elementary School spent the morning of May 20 at Green's Camp utilizing survival skills the classes have been practicing this school year. Kids were able...

 

On the team

Petersburg High School senior Mattias Volk, left, and sophomore Jack Engell, right, made this baseball season's Southeast Alaska region All-Conference Team. PHS baseball team Head Coach Jim Engell...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 3, 2021

Interest in growing kelp outpaces that of shellfish

Alaskan interest in growing kelp continues to outpace that of shellfish, based on applications filed during the annual window that runs from January through April. The number of 2021applicants...

 

Artifact Archive

Fog horn Navigating in poor visibility has long been the bane of a mariner; and navigating by sound is a familiar situation to many. Fog and layers of cold and warm air can cause sounds to deflect...

 

School News

Nathaniel Lenhard and Brynn Lister were named to the Dean’s List for spring semester at Montana State University....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 3, 2021

Fallen soldiers remembered on Memorial Day

About 50 people gathered together at the Petersburg Cemetery on Monday for the annual Memorial Day ceremony to honor the approximately 224 local veterans who have been laid to rest in the cemetery,...

 

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