Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Petersburg records second death from COVID

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 death i...

 

Havin' a great time

Brad Taylor and his crew aboard the Silver Spur enjoying their time on the water....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

USFS closes comments for 2023 projects

The United States Forest Service has ended its comment period for 2023 outdoor project proposals. The comment period, which closed on July 6, allowed for the USFS to receive input from members of the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC board discusses recent COVID-19 outbreak

The Petersburg Medical Center Board reviewed the recent COVID-19 outbreak during their July 22 meeting. Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom presented a report on the increase of COVID...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC conducts Community Needs Assessment

The Petersburg Medical Center has begun receiving feedback from the community through the Community Needs Assessment. Conducted every three years, the Community Needs Assessment is required for...

 

Yesterday's News

July 29, 1921 A petition has been prepared and will be forwarded to the Surveyor General of the Territory as soon as signed asking that a tract of land located between the Standard Oil and Turn Point be subdivided and platted as a townsite to be...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 29, 2021

Guest Commentary: Bad time to rewrite the state constitution

The list of escalating Alaska political divides is growing faster than skunk cabbage in a rainforest. And it smells just as bad. The line-up for the political fight scorecard seems endless: Democrats versus Republicans, liberals versus...

 

Glacial outwash

Baird Glacier's large glacial outwash could be seen last Sunday. People can no longer climb onto Baird Glacier from the terminal moraine as flooding has broken up the terminus. Small rafts must be...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Clausen Memorial Museum opens outdoor shelter

A new outdoor shelter was completed at the Clausen Memorial Museum with the help of a community challenge grant from AARP. The Clausen Museum applied for the grant after AARP representatives came to...

 

Police report

July 21 — Officers secured an open building on Hungerford Rd. Public Works responded to a fallen tree blocking the road at N. 1st St. and N. Nordic Dr. An attempted telephone scam was reported claiming that the individual had won the lottery and...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Candidacy filing opens for Borough Election

The window to file for candidacy opened Tuesday in preparation for the fall 2021 borough election. The election, which will be held on October 5, will see seats on the Borough Assembly among many...

 

New king salmon regulations around Petersburg

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released an emergency order Monday to revise limits for king salmon in Southeast Alaska. The order sets the bag and possession limit for residents of Alaska as...

 

Artifact Archive: PHS moccasins

These handmade moccasins are made of buckskin, with delicate blue beading of forget-me-not flowers and the letters "PHS". They were donated to the Museum by Karen Garst. While the Museum records...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 29, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska crab shells providing same fabric protections as manmade agents in bio-friendly way and at less cost

Most people are unaware that the yarns and fabrics that make up our carpets, clothing, car seats, mattresses, even mop heads, are coated with chemicals and metals such as copper, silver and aluminum that act as fire retardants, odor preventors,...

 

Small Alaska town embraces state's 1st swimmer to win gold

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Olympic buzz permeates an Alaska coastal community thousands of miles away from Japan and nearly a full day after Lydia Jacoby scored a major upset to bring home gold in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo...

 

AK cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” home, according to Celebrity Cruises. A passenger on Sunday reported cold-like symptoms to the ship...

 

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