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Bears are back

The Petersburg Public Works Department is encouraging people to prevent tempting bears to town by securing their trash cans. Petersburg Area Biologist Frank Robbins said the reason bears come to town...

 

Lunch break pose

Bernie Ideker, Morrie Mattson's sister poses with a buck, on N. Nordic Drive....

 

IBEW contract finalized

The Petersburg Borough's collective bargaining agreement with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers had its signature pages distributed Tuesday after the agreement was finalized. The CBA...

 

Eight active COVID-19 cases in Petersburg

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

 

Yesterday's News

September 2, 1921 The fall term of the Petersburg Public Schools will begin September 6, 1921. The Junior High School as organized, consists of grades Seven, Eight, and Nine. The primary object in this plan is to make less noticeable the step from...

 

PMC ramps up community engagement efforts

The Petersburg Medical Center board discussed their efforts to engage with the community regarding the construction of a new hospital during Thursday's meeting. The board's newly created Community...

 

PMC board discusses impact of COVID-19 on PMC staff

Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter spoke to the PMC Board about staff turnover and vaccinations during Thursday's meeting. The healthcare industry has seen turnover across the country...

 

Letters to the Editor

It's not about you To the Editor: I am a youth of Petersburg, and similar to the majority of the youth in Petersburg that are my age, I attend Mitkof Middle School. I have lived in Petersburg for...

 

PMC board discusses delta variant and vaccinations

The Petersburg Medical Center discussed the delta variant's impact on Petersburg and the future of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations during Thursday's board meeting. According to Infection Prevention...

 

Petersburg and Wrangell launch Text-to-911 service

Residents of Petersburg and Wrangell with an AT&T or GCI cellphone can now send text messages to 911 in emergency situations. Though citizens should still call 911 if possible, this new service will...

 

Police report

August 25 — An officer conducted a foot patrol downtown. An officer gained entry to a residence for the owner near Birch St. An officer responded to a noise complaint near 1st St. August 26 — A deer was struck and killed by a vehicle near 9 mile...

 

PHS cross country laces up for first meet

The Petersburg High School cross-country team is preparing for its first race of the season this weekend. Head Coach Tom Thompson said that the meet was originally going to happen in Metlakatla, but...

 

Cottongrass

Alaska cottongrass sways in the cool breeze Aug. 29 near Crystal Mountain....

 

Petersburg Borough launches new website

The Petersburg Borough released its updated website Monday, designed for easier access and a modern look. The website now greets users with a selection of accessible tabs including community...

 

View from on high

The Raven Trail provided a sunny view of Petersburg and Kupreanof Island on August 22....

 

Alaska's 2021 salmon harvest of 201 million fish blew past forecast, well above 190 million projected at start of season

Alaska’s 2021 salmon harvest has blown past the forecast and by August 27 had topped 201 million fish, well above the 190 million projected at the start of the season. The catch was bolstered by a surge of pink salmon to the three top producing...

 

Petersburg School District begins school year

The Petersburg School District started its new school year on Tuesday amid regulations brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. On that foggy morning, many parents chose to come in person to drop off...

 

Effort to recall Alaska governor dropped after 2-year push

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The campaign aimed at recalling Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy said Wednesday it is ceasing that effort, with a gubernatorial election looming next year and the group short of the signatures needed to force a recall vote. The...

 

High Castle Island

High Castle Island, located 13 miles southwest of Petersburg, has many caves and interesting rock formations. During low tide, it is possible to walk to nearby Cloverleaf Island....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 2, 2021

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 

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