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Hours reduced at Post Office

The Petersburg post office has decreased its service hours after feeling the impacts of staffing shortages according to James Boxrud at USPS Strategic Communications. The customer service window is...

 

Mazzella faces 11 counts of drug and weapons misconduct

A Petersburg man faces 11 counts of drug and weapons misconduct as well as a fugitive from justice charge from Colorado. At an arraignment on Sept. 1 in Petersburg District Court, Jonathan D....

 

Assembly property liens ordinance passes first reading

The Borough Assembly held its first reading of Ordinance #2021-16 during Tuesday's meeting which amended the Municipal Code to allow the borough to place liens on property to secure payments. The...

 

Vasquez charged with drug misconduct

Roderick Mathew Vasquez, 29, was arraigned on two counts of misconduct involving a controlled substance in the 2nd and 3rd degrees. He entered not guilty pleas to both counts in Petersburg District...

 

Yesterday's News

September 9, 1921 Beginning next Monday, the 1921 Chautauqua will give five performances for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of Petersburg and vicinity. This is the first appearance of the Chautauqua for two years, last year the contract was...

 

Ordinance suspending baler fees fails

Ordinance #2021-14 which would suspend baler fees for waste delivered to the baler facility failed in its first and only reading during Tuesday's assembly meeting. The emergency ordinance aimed to...

 

Quorum ordinance passes second reading

The Borough Assembly held a public hearing and had a second reading of Ordinance #2021-13 during Tuesday's meeting which would allow assembly members to be counted for the purposes of a quorum if...

 

To the Editor

Epitome of ignorance To the Editor: As an ex Petersburg resident and currently a business owner in Seattle, I find the comments by Mr. Martinson disturbing. To insinuate only the unhealthy are dying...

 

Guest Editorial

At this point, anything is worth a try. If a healthy life, caring about family and neighbors, and wanting to dream about perhaps someday flying without a face mask isn’t enough of an incentive, maybe a chance at winning the Alaska vaccination...

 

PSD completes first week with new protocols

The Petersburg School District held its first week of in person school with COVID-19 guidelines in effect. Approximately 430 students are expected to be attending school this year as some children...

 

Two active COVID-19 cases

Two active cases of COVID-19 were reported in Petersburg on Wednesday according to the Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 Dashboard. The state of Alaska's statewide alert level has remained high as...

 

Police report

September 1 — An officer responded to a disturbance involving an intoxicated person in a business at an undisclosed location. A report was taken of a civil issue at an undisclosed location. An officer responded to a report of an aggressive verbal...

 

PHS cross country competes in Wrangell time trial

The Petersburg High School cross country team traveled to Wrangell Friday to run in its first competitive race of the season. The team faced off against runners from Wrangell High School in a time...

 

Rough seas for PHS swim in Ketchikan meet

The Petersburg High School swim team traveled to Ketchikan Friday to compete in its first meet of the season. Students from PHS were given their first taste of competition as they raced against teams...

 

Artifact Archive

Chief Shakes VII This Mary Allen photograph shows Chief Shakes VII wearing the Killer Whale Flotilla robe. Charlie Jones was the nephew of Chief Shakes V. Tribal titles traditionally transferred from...

 

Governor Dunleavy releases choice for Board of Fisheries seat, 3 months past legal deadline

It took freedom of information requests, weeks of queries to administrators and more than three months past a legal deadline for Governor Dunleavy to finally release his choice for a Board of Fisheries seat. Dunleavy announced last Friday his...

 

New events coming to Rainforest Festival

This year's Rainforest Festival begins September 9 and will run through September 12 featuring new in person and virtual events. The festival celebrates nature and encourages people to explore the...

 

Federal lobbyist says USCG patrol boat coming

Sebastian O'Kelly, the Borough Assembly's federal lobbyist with Robertson, Monagle & Eastaugh gave an update during Tuesday's meeting. O'Kelly spoke on a number of topics pertinent to the borough...

 

Yacht club forming

Members are being sought to form the Mitkof Island Yacht Club according to organizer Jeff Parker, a three year Petersburg resident. The club’s mission according to Parker is to promote safe boating practices, civic pride and to provide marine...

 

COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in Alaska as virus spreads

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) —The number of Alaskans hospitalized with COVID-19 has risen, worrying health care providers who are facing staffing issues and fatigue and wondering when the latest wave of cases might peak. “I think our hope right now is...

 

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