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 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

People can attend public meetings

Public health mandate #3, which suspends in person participation of public meetings, was amended by the borough assembly at their meeting Monday to allow assembly, board and commission members the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Fatherhood: Something so good

Jake Hammer wanted to wait until he was a little older and better prepared to have kids. He first left Petersburg to join the United States Marine Corps, and then spent some time in California with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Test samples collected at Petersburg airport

On Tuesday, Petersburg Medical Center staff were ready to start collecting test samples from passengers flying into town as of the afternoon jet to be tested for COVID-19, said PMC Director of Patient...

 

Scow Bay shipwright business gets approval

The borough assembly approved Joatmon Enterprises LLC's request to lease tidelands at Scow Bay Turnaround at their meeting Monday to establish and operate a vessel maintenance business. The business...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Borough to purchase additional public restrooms

The borough assembly approved resolution #2020-10 at their meeting on Monday, which approves the purchase of two handicap accessible restroom trailers for a total of $92,870. The purchase of the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

State issues guidance for school districts

The Petersburg School Board reviewed a guidance document released by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development at their school board meeting last week that lays out a framework on plann...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Assembly extends, updates vessel docking mandate

The borough assembly revised and extended public health mandate #5 at an assembly meeting on Monday, which now requires all vessels arriving in Petersburg harbor to meet requirements for out of state...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon As of June 15, fishing for king salmon is now open in the majority of our local waters. Due to reduced nonresident harvest in the sport fishery related to COVID-19, the Southeast Alaska...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell up to three total COVID cases, one recovered

WRANGELL - After last week's announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrangell, two other cases were confirmed shortly after. Wrangell now has three total cases of the virus. One case...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell assembly responds to Open Meetings Act question

WRANGELL - During the June 9 meeting of the borough assembly, Wrangell resident Ryan Howe was appointed to fill a vacant position. A seat on the assembly was left empty after Drew Larrabee announced...

 

Alaska residents to get $992 from PFD

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend was finalized at $992 and distribution is expected to begin early this year because of economic impacts caused by the coronavirus pandemic, state department officials said. The state...

 

2020 Regulations revised for charter halibut anglers

On May 20, 2020, the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) met in a special session to recommend changes to the charter-caught halibut size and annual limits in IPHC Regulatory Areas 2C and 3A. These regulatory changes were recently...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    June 18, 2020

All systems are "go" for Alaska's fisheries

All systems are go for keeping close tabs on fish and crab stocks in waters managed by the state, meaning out to three miles. While constraints from the coronavirus resulted in nearly all annual stock surveys being cut in deeper waters overseen by...

 

Alaska company to pay Justice Department $1.3M in fraud case

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A subsidiary of an Alaska Native corporation has agreed to pay $1.3 million in a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice over a fraud scheme allegedly involving a former employee. Manufacturing company Alutiiq...

 

Obituary: Jerry Niel Hegar, 78

Jerry Niel Hegar, 78, of Petersburg, Alaska, passed away May 14, 2020 after a lengthy illness and battle with cancer. He was born in St. Helens, Oregon on Oct. 30, 1941, the son of Stanford (Jake) and... Full story

 

Letters to the Editor

Highway robbery To the Editor: Senator Stedman's so-called "Kake Access" Road is a colossal and shameful waste of $40 million dollars of public funds, which could be better spent on legitimate...

 

On the move

The M/V LeConte makes its way north on the Wrangell Narrows Monday to prepare for its first sailing of the season, a round trip voyage from Juneau to Pelican on Wednesday....

 

Police report

June 10— A hit and run at a location on Howkan St. was reported to authorities. Authorities responded to a disturbance report at a location on Mitkof Highway. Welfare checks were conducted at locations on Sing Lee Alley and Mitkof Highway. June 11...

 

Yesterday's News

June 11, 1920 The Petersburg Hospital Association has secured the services of two trained nurses and they are both now on duty at the local institution. Miss Nellie Thomas of Ketchikan and Mrs. Flower of Wrangell are the two who are on duty. Miss...

 

Trident Seafoods employee tests positive for COVID-19

An employee with Trident Seafoods has tested positive for COVID-19 on the individual's tenth day of quarantine after arriving to the community, according to a press release from the Petersburg... Full story

 

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