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First Hand Account:

Brian and Ola Richards were awakened early Wednesday morning by loud barking and growling coming from their dog Roxy. Ola restrained the pet and through the opened door saw a sow standing near their...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

No in-person assembly meetings yet

A plan that would have allowed in-person public participation at future assembly meetings failed in a 3-3 vote by the Borough Assembly at their meeting on Monday. Assembly members cited concerns over...

 

Unofficial municipal election results

October 6, 2020 Total ballots cast - 997 Borough Assembly Two 3-year terms David Kensinger - 573 Marc Martinsen - 343 Jeff Meucci - 497 Brandi Thynes - 481 School Board One 3-year term Craig Anderson...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

Positive case of COVID-19 could have been infected locally

The Petersburg Medical Center staff member that tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday is thought to have contracted the virus locally, said Incident Commander Karl Hagerman at the COVID-19 communit...

 

Yesterday's News

October 8, 1920 A determined drive is being made by a committee appointed at a recent meeting to raise money amounting to $8,500 for the benefit of the local Hospital, the money to be used in paying for the new heating plant, dividing the present...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

Kensinger elected to assembly, Meucci, Thynes in close race

Unofficial municipal election results show David Kensinger taking one of two 3-year term seats on the Borough Assembly, with Assembly Members Jeff Meucci and Brandi Thynes in a close race for the...

 

Loesch wins national award for editorial

Pilot publisher Ron Loesch won a 2nd place award from the National Newspaper Association for his editorial supporting lifting of the Roadless Rule on the Tongass National Forest. The editorial...

 

To the Editor

Thank you To the Editor: Coach Eddy, the Viking runners and I want to express our thanks to the community for its support last week during the Region V Cross Country Championships. Parents, staff members, bus drivers, administrators, coaches,...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    October 8, 2020

Editorial

“Don’t forget to sign-up for the National Newspaper Convention,” my wife and co-publisher said. “It’s being held in Jacksonville, Florida this year,” she added. If there was ever a year to leave Petersburg for a Florida destination, this...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

Assembly extends non-congregate sheltering

The Borough Assembly extended its emergency non-congregate sheltering agreement with the Narrows Inn on Monday through the end of the year or until state health mandate #14 is rescinded....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 8, 2020

P.O. increases service hours; wait times decrease

While one can still expect to wait in a long line at the Petersburg Post Office, residents won't have to wait upwards of an hour to retrieve a package now that customer service hours have increased...

 

Police report

September 30— Authorities responded to a report of criminal mischief at a location on Sing Lee Alley. Eric Larson, 40, was arrested on charges of driving under the influence. Bears were spotted at locations on Skylark Way and Sandy Beach Rd. and...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 8, 2020

P&R challenged by high number of swimmers

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members discussed the challenges faced by staff at their second board meeting held on Oct. 1 as visitors to the aquatic center have reached record numbers in the...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 8, 2020

PHS swim take 3rd in season's first meet

The Petersburg High School swim team had their first meet of the season on Sept. 25, and while it was held in the Parks and Recreation aquatic center, swimmers were able to compare their times with...

 

PMC revenue exceeds expenses

Petersburg Medical Center has continued their spike in revenue into the second month of the fiscal year, with a total operating revenue for the month of August that was 26 percent above expectations,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 8, 2020

Cape Fanshaw transmitter repaired

The weather information transmitter at Cape Fanshaw has been repaired after being out of service for over a year. Cape Fanshaw is located north of Petersburg, along a point of mainland approximately...

 

Alaska conservationists urge officials to halt wolf hunting

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska conservationists are urging state and federal officials not to reopen wolf hunting season around Prince of Wales Island. They are imploring officials to do so in order to allow the population of wolves to recover from...

 

Official: Alaska hospitals reaching coronavirus space limits

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) —Alaska may have reached the limit of hospital space available for care of people infected with COVID-19, a health care company official said. The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation recently had to keep a patient at its Bethel...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 8, 2020

Wrangell preliminary election results

WRANGELL - Tuesday, Oct. 6, was election day for Wrangell. Polls closed at 8 p.m., with the preliminary count showing a total of 419 voters participating on election day. Wrangell voters chose the...

 

Petersburg Fishing Report

Coho Salmon Don’t put away your rods yet, there is still great fishing opportunity for coho salmon fishing! For most streams in the area anglers can expect opportunity for freshwater coho fishing to continue through October, although the ratio of...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Now that the 2020 pack of Alaska salmon has been caught and put up, stakeholders will get a better picture of how global prices may rise or fall. Nearly 75% of the value of Alaska’s salmon exports is driven by sales between July and October. And...

 

Artifact Archive

Executive Order 9066 Executive Order 9066, issued by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in February 1942, established wartime civil control over lands from the Cascades and Sierra Nevadas to the sea,...

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    October 8, 2020

PHS runners take 2nd at Regions

The Petersburg High School boys cross country team placed second in the Region V Division III Regional Championships held at Greens Camp last weekend. Uriah Lucas and Michael Durkin took first and...

 

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