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PMC hopeful for more federal grant funding

The Petersburg Medical Center is continuing to seek grant funding with its plan for a phased approach to build a new medical facility in Petersburg according to PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter. PMC sent a...

 

Pink salmon harvest far exceeds preseason forecast

Salmon season in Southeast Alaska is wrapping up in a year that has seen an estimated 58 million fish harvested according to Troy Thynes, regional management coordinator for commercial fisheries with...

 

Yesterday's News

October 28, 1921 The Spokane arrived from the north at 9 o’clock Thursday evening and left at 9 Friday morning. During her stay here she loaded about 90 boxes of fresh fish plus a great deal of other freight from the Public Dock, and about 40...

 

Borough Assembly approves transboundary salmon resolution

The Borough Assembly discussed a resolution during their October 19 meeting which seeks to protect transboundary salmon rivers between Alaska and British Columbia. Resolution #2021-11 asks for a...

 

PMC recuperates from latest COVID-19 outbreak

The Petersburg Medical Center is recovering since the most recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Petersburg according to PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter. The number of cases across the State of Alaska began to...

 

Police report

October 20 — A bear was reported attempting to drag a secured garbage container to the woods from Skylark Way. Trooper and ADF&G were notified. There is an ongoing investigation of criminal mischief near N. 1st St. A citizen was assisted at the pol...

 

COVID-19 case count up to 11

The active COVID-19 case count in Petersburg rose to 11 Wednesday according to the Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard. The count is up from the five reported on October 20 with six new positives in the...

 

PHS wrestling opens season in Petersburg

The Petersburg High School wrestling team hosted teams from Juneau, Haines, and Ketchikan Friday and Saturday in their first tournament of the season. More teams were set to come to the meet...

 

Arts council revives indoor concerts after two years

After two years of COVID-19 impacting the livelihoods of performers and artists, the Petersburg Arts Council is looking to reunify people and bring about a return to normalcy. Canadian musical artist...

 

PHS volleyball faces division competition in Metlakatla

The Petersburg High School volleyball team traveled to Metlakatla last weekend to compete in the South Seeding Tournament. The team went 2-4, beating Skagway and Metlakatla at the host’s senior night game. The tournament was comprised of seven...

 

Devil's Thumb Shooters stay on target in Juneau

The Devil's Thumb Shooters marksmanship team traveled to the seventh annual Southeast Fall Invitational Shoot in Juneau last weekend. 10 student members of the team attended the competition and...

 

Major bridge work expected next year

The Rasmus Enge bridge is expected to see repairs to its deck and structural components next summer according to Public Works Director Chris Cotta. The bridge was built in 1945 and last saw major...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

Pollock protein noodles, southern-style Alaska wild wings, candied salmon ice cream, fish oils for pets, fish and chips meal kits and finfish earrings are just a small sample of past winners of Alaska’s biggest seafood competition — the Alaska...

 

Obituary: Arlayne Klein Knox, 90

Arlayne was born in Seattle, Washington. When she was 13, her family moved to Walla Walla, Washington. There, she played in the high school symphony and marching band, and was active in the Baptist... Full story

 

COVID-19 case count doubles, now at 30

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, one of the highest recorded in a single day, bringing the total active case count to 30. Community spread is occurring and PMC... Full story

 

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