Articles from the August 19, 2021 edition

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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Assembly reviews school reopening plan

The Borough Assembly discussed the Petersburg School District's reopening plan during Monday's...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Raven's Roost cabin construction under way

Construction on a new cabin along the Raven Trail is currently in progress according to Cabin and...

 

School district releases reopening plan

The Petersburg School District released its reopening plan Friday which outlines COVID-19...

 

Yesterday's News

August 19, 1921 That the salmon pack of Alaska is almost a failure is indicated by reports being received from all sections. The Petersburg cannery...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

New teachers for 2021-22 school year

The Petersburg School District has hired seven new teachers for this upcoming school year as the...

 

Feeding time

Frederick Sound humpback whales were in spectacular form last Saturday. More than 40 humpbacks...

 

To the Editor

Editor's note: The following letter is published as submitted, unedited. We just don't know To the E...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    August 19, 2021

Editorial: Avoid Covid-19 fatigue

It seems like we've been here before. Mask use is low, positivity rates are low (3.3%), only 3...

 

Three new COVID-19 cases identified locally

The Petersburg Medical Center reported three new active cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, all of whom are...

 

Police report

August 11 — A sex offender registered. A parking complaint was reported near Harbor Way. A missing canine near Neptune St. was later found by the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Electric Utility Revenue Bonds Ordinance adopted

The Borough Assembly conducted their third and final reading of Ordinance #2021-12 during Monday's...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Borough Assembly considers forming COVID Committee

The Borough Assembly voted 4-3 to empower Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht to create a committee to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Composting offers second life to food waste

Tongass Botanicals & Soils has started a composting program to reduce the amount of waste in...

 

Peek-a-boo

A squirrel hides out in a tree....

 

A historical walking tour

William Moulton gives his second historical walking tour for Viking Travel. "We start at the Sons...

 

A simple fix may help mitigate bycatch problem in Alaska's fisheries and elsewhere

Bycatch gives Alaska's otherwise stellar fisheries management its biggest black eye. The term...

 

Palmer Haakon Thomassen Sr., 79

Palmer Haakon Thomassen Sr., 79, of Petersburg, Alaska, passed away suddenly on July 19, 2021 from... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 19, 2021

Borough Assembly debates quorum ordinance

The Borough Assembly voted on Ordinance 2021-13 during Monday's meeting, which allows assembly...

 

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