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 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Sandy Beach playground gets long awaited upgrade

A week after the Sandy Beach Playground was installed, organizers said the playground has enhanced the park and gotten nonstop attention from the younger members of the community. The new playground r...

 

The blooming road

Purple lupines were in bloom along Snake Ridge Road this past weekend....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

SB sets 2022 operating budget

The Petersburg School Board adopted the fiscal year 2022 operating budget at their meeting on June 8 that has a total revenue that is below the school district's expenditures for the year. According...

 

Yesterday's News

June 17, 1921 R.L. Clifton, for the past three years principal of the Valdez Schools has been offered the position as principal and teacher of the High School by the Petersburg School Board. The offer was made on the recommendation of Territorial...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Community shifts to life after COVID-19

As the Petersburg Borough prepares to end its Local Disaster Emergency Declaration and disband the Emergency Operations Center at the end of the month, Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said during...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Petersburg medical center to continue with vaccine distribution

Petersburg Medical Center will keep offering COVID-19 vaccines past the expiration of the Local Disaster Emergency Declaration at the end of the month. PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at...

 

Guest Commentary: Overdrawing the PFD is not right for Alaska

If our old friend, and my mentor, the late Sen. Ted Stevens were with us today, he would have a short and direct solution to the extended deliberations of the Alaska Legislature and governor. It...

 

Guest Editorial: No secret that governor's math fails

Gov. Mike Dunleavy must have learned how to manage state finances from the same people who guard the world’s biggest secret recipes: Col. Sanders’ fried chicken, Coca-Cola, Big Mac’s special sauce, Twinkies and Dr. Pepper. Keeping secrets from...

 

To the Editor

Landless legislation needs support To the Editor: I am 80 years old now and was born here at the Petersburg Hospital as was my mother. Thirty years ago Spencer Israelson, who spent his youth at Point...

 

Police report

June 9— Suspicious activity was reported at a location on Nordic Dr. Authorities served a trespassing notice to an individual at an undisclosed location. Dylan Barger, 23, was charged with criminal trespassing in the second degree and theft in the...

 

Devil's Thumb Shooters clean up at State

Five of the 10 Petersburg Devil's Thumb Shooters Club members placed in multiple events at the AlaskaYess State Shotgun Championship Tournament in Chugiak on June 8. Seventy athletes between the...

 

Fire truck lift

Motor Pool Department employees lifted up a Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department truck on Wednesday while training with their new column vehicle lift. The lift was purchased for $54,952.47 in...

 

Healthy snack

A porcupine picks at a bush on June 9 near Frenchy Creek Rd....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 17, 2021

Fish Factor: New Alaska mariculture alliance looks for members

Alaskans who are engaged in or interested in mariculture are invited to become founding members in a new group that will advance the growing industry across the state. The newly formed Alaska Mariculture Alliance (AMA) is a private non-profit...

 

School News

Emma I. Chase graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science, Bioengineering degree....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 17, 2021

Local kids share their excitement over new playground

For the kids enrolled in Kinder Skog's summer program, all they wanted to do on Wednesday was go to Sandy Beach Park to play on the new playground. "The kids wanted to come down, so that's where we...

 

Juneau education leaders OK credit change amid pandemic

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —Graduating seniors in Juneau will be allowed to earn half a credit less than prior graduating classes under a change adopted this week that was billed as a way to acknowledge the impact the pandemic has had on learning. Under...

 

Alaska Senate delays action on proposed spending plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Senate delayed action on a state spending package Tuesday, as lawmakers evaluated their options for getting needed votes on a budget and completing their work ahead of a Friday special session deadline. The budget...

 

US will revisit Trump-era decision for Alaska rainforest

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The federal government announced plans Friday to “repeal or replace” a decision by the Trump administration last fall to lift restrictions on logging and road building in a southeast Alaska rainforest that provides...

 

Artifact Archive

The Journal of Agnes Johnson Steberg Agnes Johnson Steberg taught in Petersburg around 1914. In 1916, she married and moved to town, living here until 1922. In 1915 she took a month-long steamship...

 

Bear attacks, injures sleeping campers in south Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Wildlife officials in Alaska have said two campers were attacked by a bear this weekend while they were sleeping in a tent in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Jeff Selinger said...

 

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