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 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Declaration of emergency stays intact

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted against terminating the borough's declaration of disaster emergency, which was enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, at their meeting on Tuesday....

 

Delayed departure

The M/V Kennicott travels north to Juneau after departing Petersburg at approximately 2:30 P.M. on Tuesday, almost 11-hours behind schedule. According to a press release for the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

School board to address block classes

Petersburg High School students are struggling to keep up with their semester long block classes, and to address their difficulties, the Petersburg School Board will be holding a work session next...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Local resident visited one or more bars while infected

The Emergency Operations Center is asking anyone who visited or worked in any of the local bars on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10 to call Petersburg Medical Center's COVID-19 hotline, after an individual...

 

Yesterday's News

October 22, 1920 The school phonograph has arrived. It is an Edison of medium size which can be easily carried from room to room. It was purchased with part of the money raised by the entertainment given by the school last spring. As yet only four...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

115 Moose harvested in 2020

Moose season came to a close on Oct. 15. Final harvest numbers came in on Oct. 20, according to Hilary Wood with the ADF&G Petersburg office. The communities of Wrangell and Petersburg are located...

 

Letters to the Editor

Students need your help To the Editor: Since I got into High School the one thing I look forward to every year is volleyball season. For some it might be E-sports, swimming, wrestling, basketball, and...

 

Police report

October 14— Authorities responded to a bear sighting at a location on Ira II St. Suspicious activity was reported at Towne Trailer Park. Authorities conducted a welfare check at a location on Chief John Lott St. Matthew Davis was charged with...

 

Court report

Sept. 29 – Matthew Davis was arraigned on amended charges of violating conditions of release and violating a domestic violence protective order. The court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of the defendant who was released on a $500 performance...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Assembly upholds order of abatement

The Petersburg Borough Assembly heard an appeal for an order of abatement at 410 Mitkof Highway, before their regular meeting on Tuesday, and upheld the order that was issued on Aug. 3 to Courtney...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Breaker failure causes fire, brownout

The Petersburg Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center suffered a catastrophic failure to its boiler breakers on Oct. 16 at approximately 8:30 P.M. that resulted in a fire and a city-wide brownout,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Resident requests float house moorage

Dan Cardenas addressed the Harbors and Port Advisory Board at their Oct. 15 meeting to request he be allowed to dock his float house in Petersburg Harbor should he meet certain requirements. While...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Harbor board passes on Ocean Beauty properties

The Harbors and Port Advisory Board discussed whether to advise the Petersburg Borough Assembly to purchase the Ocean Beauty production facility, tidelands, bunk house and warehouse at their meeting...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 22, 2020

Enrollment down at Petersburg School District

Enrollment in the Petersburg School District was at 429 students as of last week, but Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter said at a Petersburg School Board meeting on Oct. 13 that the district had...

 

Zarembo dock and ramp closed

WRANGELL, Alaska – The walkway and ramp of Roosevelt Harbor Dock on Zarembo Island is closed to public use as of Oct. 16, 2020 to ensure public health and safety. The closure order is effective until necessary repairs are completed. The float...

 

Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks

Light-weight collapsible pots prevent whales from pirating pricey black cod from longline hooks and give a break to small boats. "Getting whaled" is so pervasive fishery managers allowed black cod...

 

Sunlit meadows

The muskeg near Twin Creeks Rd. is a popular destination for snowmobilers and skiers during the winter. It's also a good place to pick cranberries in the late fall. The snow capped mountains in the...

 

Artifact Archive

Glimpses into 1935 Tourism This brochure describes Alaska life and industry in 1935, noting "the poor man has more independence in the north and. . .chances for advancement are much better". An...

 

Alaska unemployment payments with $300 increase set to begin

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Eligible Alaska residents receiving unemployment checks from the state are expected to receive a $300 increase to their weekly payments beginning next week, officials said. Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy approved the...

 

Alaska accepts bids for 2 fast ferries that faced struggles

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska is redoubling efforts to sell two fast ferries by accepting sealed bids. The state Department of Transportation issued a public notice of the bidding process Thursday, CoastAlaska reported Monday. The state set a...

 

Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross commands a fishing boat as a narrator describes him prospecting for gold and killing a grizzly bear in self-defense in an ad meant to underscore a central theme of Gross' U.S. Senate campaign as an independent: that h...

 

Alaska tribes say agency ignored Tongass exemption request

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. government ignored the requests of some Alaska Native groups to uphold national Roadless Rule restrictions in the Tongass National Forest, tribal officials said. The U.S. Forest Service recommended lifting the rule...

 

Two more positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed in town

Two cases of COVID-19 have been identified within the same household Tuesday evening, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. One of the two... Full story

 

Positive COVID-19 case shuts down schools

A positive case of COVID-19 was identified this morning in Mrs. Potrzuski's fifth grade classroom at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School, resulting in a district-wide school closure, according to a... Full story

 

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