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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

2021 Municipal Election candidates

The candidate filings for the 2021 Municipal Election to be held on October 5 have been released. Two three-year seats on the Borough Assembly will be on the ballot. There are eight candidates...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

Sealed bids opened for three parcels

Sealed bids for three parcels offered in a public land auction were opened Monday. The first parcel, numbered 01-003-521, is located at 306 Sandy Beach Road. It is zoned as single family,...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

OBI hits 200,000 cases

OBI Seafoods celebrated 200,000 cases of salmon packed by sounding their steam whistle at noon on Wednesday. It was the first time since 2013 that OBI has canned 200,000 cases according to OBI Fleet...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

Kake Access road nears completion

The Kake Access road is expected to be completed by mid-October according to Project Manager Garrett Paul. The estimated $40 million project forms a 37 mile long road from Kake to a new boat launch...

 

Yesterday's News

August 26, 1921 Having completed the laying of 45 miles of cable from Cape Fanshaw to Petersburg and cutting out the Cape Fanshaw Y the cable ship Burnsides cut in the new cable early Wednesday morning and Petersburg is now connected directly with...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

Petersburg by the numbers

The U.S. Census Bureau has released population data from the 2020 Census. The census is conducted every 10 years and is used by the local, state, and federal governments to allot seats in...

 

Seven active COVID-19 cases

The Petersburg Medical Center reported seven active cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, all of which are travel related. Three active cases are residents and four active cases are non residents according to...

 

USCGC Elm

This Juniper class seagoing buoy tender passed by Petersburg heading north Saturday afternoon....

 

Kayaker rescued near Keene Island

A kayaker was rescued Sunday by a good Samaritan and the Coast Guard near Keene Island. A good Samaritan found the man approximately 14 nautical miles south of Petersburg after his kayak overturned...

 

To the Editor

Me, Myself and I To the Editor: Millions of people are sick and dying of covid, or as the unbelievers, uneducated call it "the Sniffles." I can't understand with 99% of the medical community saying...

 

Police report

August 18 — Property was found near Sandy Beach Park and the owner was notified. An officer conducted a civil standby at the police department. An officer responded to assist the Volunteer Fire Department after a report of a fire alarm on N....

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

Vakker Sted on schedule to occupy

The Vakker Sted affordable housing complex on Excel Street will be ready to accommodate residents by January 1, 2022 according to Glenn Gellert of Swell, LLC. The building will house 15 units with 2 o...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

Library displays SE AK State Fair artwork

Photography and art pieces submitted by Petersburg residents to the 52nd Annual Southeast Alaska State Fair are being featured at the library until the end of the month. The fair was held July 29 -...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

New building and code enforcement official takes over

Ray Wesebaum became the new building official and code enforcement officer in May for the Petersburg Borough. "It's just something different, just a new experience," Wesebaum said. Wesebaum has been...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

New teachers for 2021 - 2022 school year

The Petersburg School District has hired seven new teachers for this upcoming school year as the schools seek in person instruction under the new COVID-19 protocols. Dustin Crump will be teaching...

 

Nutrition, Native ways and knowing where your fish comes from

Nutrition, Native ways and knowing where your fish comes from. That multi-message forms the nexus of a new partnership of the Bristol Bay Native Corporation, salmon fishermen and Bambino’s Baby Food of Anchorage. Bambino's launched the nation’s...

 

Beach walk

A deer trots along the beach....

 

Artifact Archive

Yngvar Sonnichsen studied civil engineering and art in Norway and Paris, emigrating to North America in 1902. By 1908, he was picking apples in Eastern Washington and fishing in Alaska during...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 26, 2021

ORCA camp closes out summer

The last Outdoor Recreation Creation Adventure (ORCA) camp of the summer finished at Sandy Beach on Friday, focusing on educating kids about eating healthy foods and staying active. The camp was a...

 

Eight active COVID-19 cases in Petersburg

There were eight active cases in Petersburg reported Monday according to the Petersburg Medical Center’s COVID-19 Dashboard. All active cases are related to travel and community spread is not curren... Full story

 

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