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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

PMC CEO and Hospital Board chair meet with SEARHC

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter and Hospital Board Chair Jerod Cook met with SEARHC leadership to discuss the future of healthcare in Petersburg. With the rise of discussions within the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 5, 2021

Replacement undersea power cable nears completion

The marine work is done and all that remains are the final shoreside connections and testing, and a new undersea power cable between Woronkofski and Vank islands will be ready to carry electricity....

 

Yesterday's News

August 5, 1921 From Petersburg to Seattle, from there to St. Michaels and there on river steamer to Iditarod, its destination, will be the route covered by a shipment of 1000 feet of clear spruce lumber which left here on the steamer Jefferson on...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 4 in past week

The Petersburg COVID-19 dashboard is reporting one new case in the past week for a total of four active cases. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' vaccine monitoring...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

School board discusses COVID-19 guidelines

The Petersburg School Board had a work session Friday to outline preliminary ideas for COVID-19 guidelines for when students return. The board considered an assortment of measures ranging from...

 

To the Editor

We Alaskans have had a free ride To the Editor: We Alaskans have basically had a free ride since our Permanent Fund was established in 1976 with the proceeds from the Prudhoe Bay oil lease sales. At that time, the Legislature decided to abolish the...

 

Joyce Cummings places second in SE mortgage originators honors

The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation named Joyce Cummings second in mortgage originators in Southeast Alaska. Cummings was among two other First Bank mortgage originators receiving honors. Sarah...

 

Police report

July 28 — A fire alarm was set off on Skylark Way. Harassment was reported to the Police Department. Loud noise and smoke coming from a buoy nearby Outlook Park was reported. The USCG was notified. A warning was issued for speeding on Haugen Dr....

 

Court report

July 13 – The court ruled that bail set at $1,525 would remain unchanged in cases involving Lloyd Thane Bennett. July 14 – Harland Paul Billy entered not guilty pleas to two counts of DUI. The court released the defendant with the usual...

 

PHS cross country begins practices

The Petersburg High School cross country team has begun practicing for its upcoming season. "Well we've only been in it for a week, but it's amazing because despite the small numbers, it's a really...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

Borough Assembly meeting cancelled

The Borough Assembly meeting due to take place on Monday was cancelled due to lack of a quorum. Mayor Mark Jensen and Assembly Members Taylor Norheim, Jeigh Stanton Gregor, and Chelsea Tremblay were...

 

SEARHC agrees to construct new hospital in Sitka

SouthEast Alaska Regional Healthcare Consortium announced an agreement Friday to construct a new multimillion dollar medical center in Sitka. The Mt. Edgecumbe Expansion and Construction Project will...

 

Local man charged with indecent photography

David Louis Stewart, Jr., 48, was indicted on July 15 with a single count of Indecent Viewing and Photography and 13 counts of attempted Indecent Viewing and Photography of four minors. He entered not guilty pleas to each charge in arraignments held...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021

FAA Big Level Island cleanup to cost $5 mil

The Federal Aviation Administration's environmental cleanup of a former dump site on Big Level Island is now estimated to cost over $5 million. Located southwest of Mitkof Island, Big Level Island...

 

Obituary: Rose Menish, 93

Rose Ormbrek Menish, 93 passed away on March 20, 2021 surrounded by family at her son Bill's house. She was born on August 18, 1927 in Centralia, Washington and was the youngest of 10 kids. She grew... Full story

 

Sailing along

The Anne, built in the Netherlands and registered in the Cayman Islands, anchored off Hungry Point Monday before heading down the Wrangell Narrows....

 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

King Salmon Catch rates are now slowing as we approach the end of the summer season. Residents: Throughout most of the management area, where the retention of king salmon was prohibited to conserve Alaska wild stock king salmon in the spring, the...

 

Fireweed at Dry Bay

Fireweed was blooming on Friday at Dry Bay, located north of Thomas Bay. Fireweed is known for its purplish pink color....

 

Eight non-resident cases identified in Petersburg

Eight non-residents on a private boat tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday after arriving in Petersburg according to the Petersburg Medical Center. The non-residents notified PMC of their symptoms u... Full story

 

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