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 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly reviews handling of COVID-19 outbreak

The Borough Assembly discussed Monday how the most recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg was handled and the resulting communication issues. The outbreak was linked to the American Cruise Lines...

 

Scenery Cove creek

During low tide at Scenery Cove Creek the beach is covered with seaweed and the meadows are full of wildflowers during summertime. Bainbridge Peak and Treble Peak are in the backgr...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Blind Slough and Scow Bay utility projects to be on ballot this fall

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved ordinance #2021-12 which will place the approval of funding the Blind Slough and Scow Bay utility projects on the fall ballot for voter approval. The 5-0...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Paddle Battle surpasses $1,500 goal to support PMC staff education

The annual Paddle Battle raised over $1,500 this year which will go towards helping Petersburg Medical Center employees continue their education. It was a cool 54 degrees on Saturday when the 21 paddl...

 

Management shift at First Bank

Branch Manager Joyce Cummings is planning on semi-retiring after over three decades at First Bank's Petersburg Branch effective July 31, 2021. In 1985, Cummings began working at First Branch as a...

 

Editorial: PMC facility to be funded by outside sources

A new group of citizens are advocating in favor of SEARHC to provide for the future health care needs of Petersburg. After all, it worked in Wrangell after the community leadership grew weary of...

 

Editorial: Congratulations Joyce

We congratulate Joyce Cummings on her semi-retirement from her 35-year tenure at First Bank. We have observed first-hand Cummings commitment to her work and her fellow employees. Over the years she...

 

Police report

July 14 — Found bicycle was turned in to the Petersburg Police Department and returned to its rightful owner. A warning was issued for impeding a roadway on S. Nordic Dr. Lost property reported on Haugen Dr. at the Petersburg Post Office. Report...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly discusses future of planning and zoning code revisions

The Borough Assembly discussed the future of the planning and zoning code revisions after a long hiatus during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion to find out where...

 

Richards & Carey to wed

Beth and Allen Richards announce the engagement of their daughter Lynsey to Nathan Carey. He is the son of Carol and Esteban Barela. The couple plan to marry August 23 in Anchorage,...

 

Obituary: James Michael Demko Jr., 68

James Michael Demko Jr., 68, passed away on July 4, 2021 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer surrounded by devoted, loving friends in a tiny home he built in Concrete, Washington. He had a... Full story

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon All marine waters in the Petersburg/Wrangell management area are now open to the retention of king salmon. The regional bag, possession, and nonresident annual limits, apply in all waters except the Blind Slough/Wrangell Narrows terminal...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 22, 2021

Prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are up across the board

Early prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are trickling in and as anticipated, they are up across the board. That will give a nice boost to the economic base of both fishing communities and the state...

 

Baird Glacier

Baird Glacier's large glacial outwash could be seen on Sunday, consisting of ice, gravel, and sand. The outwash supports plant and animal life in the ecosystem according to the United States Forest...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Affordable housing becomes a focus for Borough Assembly

The Borough Assembly discussed the need for more affordable housing to attract young people to Petersburg during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion item in an...

 

Yesterday's News

July 22, 1921 The coal famine, which has been in force in Petersburg since almost the first week of the steamer strike, was broken last week when the freighter Redondo arrived from the south and unloaded several hundred tons of Nananimo coal for loca...

 

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) - Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into the country on Aug. 9 — without a 14-day quarantine requirement and with no restrictions on the reason for traveling — and will allow travelers from...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

PMC warns of community spread of COVID-19

The Petersburg Medical Center is advising residents to get tested early if experiencing symptoms amid community spread of COVID-19. The Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to reflect that... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Petersburg records second death from COVID-19

Petersburg recorded its second COVID-19 death on Friday according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service’s COVID-19 Dashboard. The Alaska COVID-19 data summary reported that the... Full story

 

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