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 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Petersburg sets new record for wettest summer

This summer's wet weather set a record for the most summer rainfall ever in Petersburg with 31.6 inches of rain, just barely surpassing the previous record of 31.06 inches of rain in the summer of...

 

Emergency ordinance town hall next Thursday

The public will get their chance to ask questions and give feedback on the borough's civil emergency provisions ordinance during a virtual town hall at 4 P.M. on Thursday, Sept. 10. Ordinance...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Limited visitors allowed at MVM

Mountain View Manor Assisted Living has begun allowing visitors into the facility under a limited basis, according to acting Incident Commander Sandy Dixson at the COVID-19 community update on...

 

Yesterday's News

September 3, 1920 W. A. Altman, locating engineer for the Butler Paper Co. of Chicago, was in Petersburg for several days this week investigating water power sites and paper mill locations. Mr. Altman made several side trips from Petersburg and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Lifelong swimmer takes over VSC

Scott Burt began his role as the new head coach of the Viking Swim Club this week and brought his passion and dedication for the sport along with him. "Swimming is in my DNA," said Burt. "It's just...

 

Guest Commentary

Over the past eighteen months, Alaska's ferry system faced unprecedented challenges: a reduced budget, a strike, unanticipated mechanical and structural issues with five aging ships, and a global pandemic. This spring, as the pandemic hit, AMHS had...

 

Guest Editorial

A little clarification can go a long way, and we hope that the statement issued by U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy represents his true view of the Alaska Bypass Mail system in Alaska. DeJoy had raised alarms throughout Alaska with comments he mad...

 

To the Editor

To the Editor: The Market wants to thank Petersburg for supporting our local vendors as we helped them sell online through the Salt and Soil Marketplace this summer. With support from the Alaska Farmers Market Association/USDA grant we’ve been...

 

Police report

August 26— A bear was sighted at a location on Philbin Ln. Authorities responded to a report of theft at a location on Galveston St. A dangerous driver was seen at the corner of Lumber St. and S. Nordic Dr. August 27— Authorities found a vehicle...

 

Court report

July 29 – Bryon Scott Fletcher requested that a no contact order be revised. The court denied the request, but advised that it would allow contact for the purposes of child visitation after the court approved a third party to be present during the...

 

Obituary: John "Butch" Williams

John N Williams, known as Butch, was born in Petersburg, Alaska, on June 7, 1950 to Sarah and Noble Williams. He attended school in both Petersburg and Cordova, and graduated in 1968. He went on to st...

 

Trooper report

On Aug. 20, Flyod Thompson, 90, of Petersburg was issued a citation for personal use fishing with gear that was not equipped with the proper bio escape mechanism.  Bail is set at $120 in the Petersburg District Court....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

$600,000 needed by PMC for virus response

The Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors agreed at their Aug. 27 board meeting to ask the Petersburg Borough to set aside $608,345.25 from its COVID-19 fund in the event the hospital can't...

 

Bustling Auke Bay terminal

Three Alaska Marine Highway ferries are pictured at the Auke Bay terminal on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as the M/V Matanuska departed for Petersburg and other southbound ports. The M/V Kennicott and M/V...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

PMC net income over $310,000

Petersburg Medical Center started off the 2021 fiscal year by exceeding financial expectations, according to a financial report PMC Controller Rocio Tejera gave to the Board of Directors at their...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Years in the making: Private hydro project to begin construction

After over a decade of filing applications, Doug Leen can begin building a micro hydro project this month on both private and federal property. The micro hydro project's turbine and powerhouse will...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Assembly to award Ira II St. lot next week

Two bids were made for a vacant, borough owned lot at 705 Ira II St. in a virtual competitive bid hearing on Wednesday. Kathy Holtzinger placed a bid of $40,101 for the lot, and Tlingit-Haida...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

Harbor port of entry mandate extended

Vessels arriving in Petersburg Harbor with non-residents onboard will have to continue to seek approval from the borough public health officer before docking through Dec. 31 under public health...

 

Official results in for Alaska primaries

The official results of the Aug. 18, 2020 state primary election are in and Petersburg residents can expect to see familiar names on the ballot in November. Republican incumbent Dan Sullivan will face off against Independent Al Gross for the United...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska seafood processors are paying tens of millions of dollars extra to cover costs from the Covid pandemic, and most of it is coming out of pocket. Intrafish Media provides a first, in-depth look at how costs for providing protective gear like...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Now is the time for coho salmon! Marine catch rates for coho salmon are typically at their peak around this time of year. Anglers can expect marine catch rates to gradually decline while...

 

Obituary: Charles Max Roesel, 81

Charles (Charlie) Max Roesel, 81, passed away August 25, 2020 in Myrtle Point, Oregon after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was born on September 22, 1938 in Medina, New York. He was a jack of all trades. After graduating from the school of...

 

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