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Articles from the August 18, 2022 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 18, 2022

Meet Petersburg School District's new teachers

Some new and some returning faces have joined the ranks of the Petersburg School District staff in p...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 18, 2022

School board sets relaxed COVID-19 guidelines

The Petersburg School Board updated its COVID-19 mitigation plan for the upcoming school year...

 

Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

August 18, 1922 An all-Alaskan products dinner at which the Territory of Alaska will entertain five hundred Washington state newspaper men and their...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 18, 2022

Police chief warns of sanitation ordinance enforcement

Bear sightings are continuing to rise as they frequent the streets of Petersburg in search of...

 

Guest Editorial

Lust for a supersize Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and giving the government a larger role in dictating personal choices are about as miserable a...

 

Lighthouse Keepers Corner: Making Five-Finger Lighthouse accessible

Part of our mission is to make the Five-Finger Lighthouse accessible to the public and to share its historical importance. It’s somewhat like...

 

Police report

August 10 – An officer assisted a citizen on Fram Street. An officer attempted to find the source of a 911 call that initiated in the North Boat Har...

 

Court report

August 3, 2022 In the Superior Court at Petersburg, Superior Court Judge Katherine Lybrand presided over a status hearing in State of Alaska v. Jonath...

 
 By Jess Field    News    August 18, 2022

Quitslund's eye-catching benches are catching on

The popular custom benches began years ago, when Karen Hofstad and Sue Paulson approached Josef...

 
 By Morgan Krakow    News    August 18, 2022

Tens of thousands of Alaskans will see reduced food stamp benefits starting in September

Tens of thousands of Alaskans will lose access to expanded food stamp benefits in September after the state ended its public health emergency in...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 18, 2022

State ferry traffic into Petersburg down 90% from a decade ago

8,832 passengers and 2,515 vehicles boarded the ferry in Petersburg in 2011, and 9046 passengers...

 

Young PHS swim team gets fit for fall season

Students on the Petersburg High School swim team are spending their afternoons training in the aquatic center for the fast approaching fall season....

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 18, 2022

State will not receive as much federal money for ferry system as expected

The state will receive about $36 million less in federal funding than expected for this year’s Alaska Marine Highway System operating budget,...

 

Applications open for second round of pandemic relief aid for fisheries

Applications are due by Oct. 31 for more than $39 million in the second round of federal relief funds for those in Alaska’s fishing industry who...

 
 By James Brooks    News    August 18, 2022

Permanent Fund lost money for first time since 2012

For the first time in a decade, the Alaska Permanent Fund Corp., source of more than half of Alaska’s general-purpose state revenue, posted negative... Full story

 

Somerville and Sekiguchi wedding announcement

David and Tanya Somerville, the parents of Cole Michael Somerville, are happy to announce the...

 

Obituary

Leif Wikan was born in Petersburg, Alaska on March 9, 1931 to Olaf and Mette Wikan. His parents... Full story

 
 By James Brooks    News    August 18, 2022

Democratic candidate Peltola leads U.S. House race early, but Palin may win in final count

Democratic candidate Mary Peltola left election day leading Alaska's special election for U.S.... Full story

 

Local precinct results August 16, 2022

Special General Election: In Petersburg 725, or 24.22%, of the precinct’s 2,993 registered voters turned out. The preliminary numbers for...

 

Home Edition: Gardening as a creative outlet

Nestled beneath the gray clouds is Gina Esposito's art project-a garden filled with color which has...

 

Home Edition: Planning for light and long-term accessibility

"We were back and forth and back and forth about the wisdom of building," says Sharon Hunter. "It...

 

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