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 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly, public weigh in on landless legislation

The Borough Assembly held a work session with staff from Alaska's federal delegation to discuss Alaska Natives Without Land legislation that will be introduced to the United States Senate in the...

 

Scenery at Scenery Cove

A rainbow stretched over Scenery Cove in Thomas Bay on June 5....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC discusses possible partnership with borough

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium spoke about the possibility of collaborating with the Petersburg Borough, taking over the Petersburg Medical Center and building a new hospital facility...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly ends three more health mandates

The Borough Assembly repealed three local health mandates and one public health alert and amended Health Mandate #5 at an assembly meeting on Monday. The changes to the local health mandates and...

 

Yesterday's News

June 10, 1921 Last Sunday between 130 and 150 people from town enjoyed the hospitality of the Petersburg Moose at a big picnic held at Sandy Beach. The gas boats started running at an early morning hour, and until late in the afternoon were kept...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SEARHC now offering behavioral health, dentistry

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has expanded its services in Petersburg and taken over two locally operated health providers in the past three months. After a series of funding cuts,...

 

Editorial: Land bill must give details

Despite the fact that there were specific reasons why the five landless communities of Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and Tenakee were not included in the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act...

 

To the Editor

SEARHC or not to SEARHC To the Editor: I listened to the representative from SEARHC at Monday's Assembly meeting. It was really nice of him to come and give an overview of SEARHC to the Assembly. I...

 

Police report

June 2— David Estes was arrested on charges of probation violation and violating conditions of release. Authorities responded to a noise complaint at a location at Frederick Point. Two welfare checks at undisclosed locations were conducted by autho...

 

Court report

June 1 – Jessie James Jackson was arraigned on 2 counts of assault 4. The defendant entered a not guilty plea and was released upon payment of a $2000 performance bond and other conditions. May 26 —Jacqueline Irene Bennum was arraigned on two...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    June 10, 2021

PHS baseball ends season will double losses at State

The Petersburg High School baseball team returned from State having suffered two losses, but Head Coach Jim Engell said the Vikings picked up the experience and skills needed to play baseball at the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Teachers to get 3% raise over three years

The Associated Teachers of Petersburg (ATP) will receive a one percent raise each year for the next three years as part of a new labor agreement between the teachers union and the Petersburg School Di...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly adopts FY 2022 budget

The Borough Assembly made five more amendments to the Petersburg Borough's fiscal year 2022 operating budget at their meeting on Monday before passing it in its third reading. The General Fund's...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 10, 2021

SB underlines requirement to attend PHS graduation

The Petersburg School Board updated Board Policy 5127 at their meeting on Tuesday to specify that students must be enrolled in the Petersburg School District to participate in the Petersburg High...

 

Playground completed

Petersburg Rotary Club and other organizers and volunteers of the Sandy Beach Park playground project gathered together on Wednesday for a ribbon cutting ceremony that has been three years in the...

 

Rose Durbin 1924-2021

Rose Durbin, 96, passed from this world on May 28, 2021. Rose Axtman was born at home on the family farm near Balta, North Dakota to Frank Axtman and Magdalena Bohl on August 17, 1924. She was the... Full story

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 10, 2021

Fishery managers forecast statewide salmon catch topping 190 million salmon this year , 61% higher than 2020

Eager buyers are awaiting Alaska salmon from fisheries that are opening almost daily across the state and it's easy to track catches and market trends for every region. Fishery managers forecast a sta...

 

Obituary: Frank W. Sharp, 89

Frank W. Sharp, 89, died on May 12, 2021 in Angoon, Alaska. He was born to Albert Sharp and Mary Coghill Sharp in Orofino, Idaho on February 14, 1932. He worked as a game warden for the State of... Full story

 

Alaska governor urges lawmakers to act on dividend plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy on Monday urged lawmakers to act on his proposal to place in the state constitution a new formula for the annual check residents receive from Alaska’s oil-wealth fund as the current special...

 

Proposed conservation plans could affect Alaska mine project

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An agreement announced Tuesday between an Alaska Native village corporation and conservationists would restrict development on lands in the Bristol Bay region where a mine developer has proposed a road, a move that could...

 

School News

Abbey Hardie was named to the Chancellor’s List attaining a grade point average of 4.0 during the Spring 2021 semester at the University of Alaska Southeast. Andrea Burt was named to the Dean’s List for the 2021 spring semester at Angelo State...

 

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