Articles from the July 9, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

GPS in package leads to three drug related arrests

Three local residents were arrested when a GPS placed in a package with controlled substances led authorities to them on July 1. Aaron W. Bradford, Breann S. Dawe and Samuel W. Nelson IV all face two...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

Quorum confusion over May, June meetings

The borough assembly was expected to meet Wednesday, after canceling their Monday meeting, to hold their regular meeting and address an issue with the assembly meeting a quorum telephonically, but the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

Two more cases of virus confirmed locally

Two additional cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the community in the past week, bringing the total number of cases to seven, though four have recovered. The first was identified on July 2. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

PIA to build affordable housing

Petersburg Indian Association plans on using $900,000 in grant money to build a duplex for low income native individuals to address overcrowding in local households. The money was awarded to PIA from...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

Matanuska makes first Petersburg stop Sunday

The M/V Matanuska arrived in Petersburg late Sunday night during its first voyage of the season out of Bellingham, but that same day a passenger onboard the M/V Kennicott, which left Bellingham on...

 

Fourth of July parade cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns

Following the second positive test result for COVID-19 in two days and a lack of participation, this year's Fourth of July parade was been cancelled, according to a joint statement between the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

Assembly to consider civil emergency provisions

The borough assembly is expected to hold their first regular meeting of July on Wednesday, July 15 to discuss and vote on several action items, including the second reading of ordinance #2020-19,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 9, 2020

Three cities go dark in early morning power outage

The cities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan all suffered a power outage in the early morning of July 4. Rod Rhoades, light and power director for Wrangell, said that the outage hit Wrangell at...

 

Happy 4th of July

About 1,000 pounds of shells were shot during this year's Fourth of July firework show on Friday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg. The fireworks cost about $4,500 and were paid for by...

 

Yesterday's News

July 9, 1920 The biggest and most successful th of July celebration ever held in Petersburg is now a matter of history, and with perfect weather to round off the efforts of the committee of the Petersburg Fire Department, which had charge of the...

 

Mural unveiling

The Petersburg Arts Council and Petersburg Indian Association unveiled a recently commissioned mural of Elizabeth Peratrovich in front of the Petersburg Courthouse on Monday. PIA Board Vice President...

 

To the Editor

Live life on our own terms To the Editor: The greatest joy of living where we do is the opportunity to live life on our own terms. Here we can walk up to the blackjack table or the roulette wheel or...

 

Police report

July 1 — A resident told authorities about possible fraudulent activity taking place at a location on Scow Bay Loop Rd. Extra patrols were requested on Kiseno St. July 2 — Ethan James File, 21, was arrested on charges of driving under the...

 

Dangerous Waters

Steven Moll, of the TV show "Dangerous Waters," has been running adventure tours on jet skis out of Juneau and was recently spotted passing the F/V Dream Maid. Several Petersburg residents...

 

Court report

June 23 – DM S. Harry was sentenced under the terms of a plea agreement on charges of felony DUI third offense. He was ordered to serve 24-months with 20 suspended, pay $10,000 fine, 3-years probation, life-time license revocation, $300 in...

 

Stork report

Esmeralda Ursa Ford was born on June 23, 2020 to Ruth Johnson and Chris Ford, in Petersburg, Alaska. She weighed 9 lb and was 19 inches long....

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 9, 2020

Pandemic hits to seafood industry demand and pricing will be long lasting

 The global seafood industry will experience lasting impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, including reduced demand and pricing. That is the conclusion of the State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report produced every two years by the Food and...

 

Winners of the July 3 Virtual Activities

July 3rd & 4th Staying Strong TOGETHER Pie Eating Contest: Owen Anderson Bubble Gum Bubbles: Stephanie Payne Egg Toss: Rebel Bennett Crab Walk: Anya & Matt Pawuk Messy Wing: Adam Ware Popcorn...

 

Obituary: Charles Robert Lee Martinez, 77

Charles Robert Lee Martinez, 77, died on May 31, 2020 at Petersburg Medical Center in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born on May 23, 1943 in the small town of Del Norte, Colorado to Mary Martinez. He was... Full story

 

Freedom Fun Run 2020 Winners

First place winners and their adjusted final time 3k Route Walking: Heidi Cabral and Valerie Nilsen - 33:12 Running: Mandy Wood, Trigby Lutton and Barel Lutton - 21:56.1 7k Route Walking: Stephanie...

 

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