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Emergency provisions pass in third reading

The borough assembly approved Ordinance #2020-19, which amends borough code chapter 3.72 to provide for civil emergency provisions, in its third reading on Monday after postponing the final vote by...

 

Summer crab run second largest on record

Although this year's Southeast Alaska salmon season produced a record low run, crabbers enjoyed the second highest summer harvest on record, according to Joe Stratman, lead crab biologist for region...

 

COVID-19 not seen in Petersburg in over a month

Petersburg has gone 34 days since a case of COVID-19 was confirmed to be in the community. The last confirmed case of the virus was a non-resident who tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 14 and later...

 

Yesterday's News

September 24, 1920 The work of installing the new engine in the light plant is going ahead rapidly under the direction of Robert Allen, the local machinist. The engine arrived on the Admiral Rodman on Monday and was loaded onto a scow and floated to...

 

Bow hunter eyes mountain goat record

For Kaleb Baird, it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to hunt a billy from a secluded rocky mountain goat herd on the Cleveland Peninsula earlier this month. The hunt had been closed...

 

To the Editor

Government money better spent To the Editor: ADF&G has crunched the numbers on the Red King Crab survey from this summer. Once again by hauling a few pots at the wrong time of year and a lot of...

 

Editorial: Emergency ordinance necessary

The Petersburg Borough Assembly acted with both courage and compassion on Monday night when they passed Ordinance 2020-19 that updated the borough's civil emergency plan. The easy decision would have...

 

Guest Commentary: Local emergency ordinances have been used before

Here is some historical context for where we find ourselves, a small community responding to a global crisis and the issue of civil liberties. The Clausen Museum recently found and posted on...

 

Police report

September 15— Authorities responded to a disturbance at a location on N. Nordic Dr. A suspicious vehicle was parked at a location on Lumber St. Bears were seen on 6th St., Gjoa St. and S. 2nd St. September 16— A disturbance was reported at 108...

 

Vikings cross country place third in virtual race

The Petersburg High School boys cross country team took third place in a virtual meet on Saturday as the team ran alongside participants in this year's Rainforest Run. While both the boys and girls...

 

20 residents to serve as election officials

The Borough Assembly approved 20 members of the public to serve as election officials during the municipal election on Oct. 6. at their assembly meeting on Monday. The names of 19 election officials...

 

Rainforest run raises $225 for PHS cross country

Petersburg Medical Center's sixth annual Rainforest Run raised $225 for the Petersburg High School cross country team on Saturday, according to PMC Public Relations Coordinator Kelsey Lambe. The cours...

 

Meet the Candidates: Assembly

Name: Brandi Thynes Age: 38 Experience: 3 yr term borough assembly 1 yr appointed school board Why do you seek public office? I enjoyed being on the assembly this last term and would like to continue...

 

Meet the Candidates: School Board

Name: Craig Anderson Age: 49 Experience: I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Idaho, and I worked on a master's degree in forestry at Umea University in north central Sweden. I have...

 

More young bears, less food send them to Juneau's garbage

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A larger than normal number of young bears and dwindling natural food supply for them are forcing the animals to head for Juneau's garbage with unusual frequency, a wildlife...

 

Alaska allows online sales of raffle tickets due to virus

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska plans to allow the online sale of raffle tickets for the first time to help nonprofit organizations faced with limited fundraising opportunities because of coronavirus restrictions. The state Department of Revenue...

 

Fish Factor: Fishermen's relief funds welcomed as unfair trade deals drag on

Alaska fishermen can increase their federal trade relief funds by adding higher poundage prices for 15 fish and shellfish species. While it's welcomed, the payouts are a band-aid on a bigger and ongoi...

 

Kinder Skog ♥ PVFD

On Monday, the kids at Kinder Skog showed their love for the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department and EMS by decorating the sidewalk in front of the fire station with chalk drawings and words of...

 

Alaska unemployment numbers improve, still historically high

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska’s unemployment numbers improved in August but still remains historically high amid the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s labor agency reported. In August, the state reported 37,000 fewer jobs than in the same mon...

 

Artifact Archive: Local Artist

Local artist Born in Seattle in 1917, Josephine Crumrine was raised by her artist mother in various Alaskan locales including Southeast Alaska. After studying art down south, she returned to Alaska....

 

Smoke and ice

Smoke from the recent fires could be seen over Thomas Bay from flight 65 on September 17....

 

Trooper report

On Sept. 19, AWT conducted a patrol of Blind River Rapids. Investigation revealed that Jacob Estenson, age 24 of Juneau, did not have a valid 2020 sport fish license in his possession. Etenson was issued a citation with a fine set at $220. On Sept....

 

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