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 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Classrooms set to reopen today

Petersburg School District is expected to reopen their doors today, Oct. 29, after a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School on Tuesday that resulted in a...

 

A dancing sky

The Aurora borealis lit up the night sky and gave a green tint to the Wrangell Narrows last week....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Borough receives 55 grant applications

The Petersburg Borough awarded a total of about $440,000 in grants last week to 50 business owners who experienced a loss in gross revenue as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, said Community &...

 

Yesterday's News

October 29, 1920 A rare treat was given to the lovers of the beautiful when the exhibition of the hand colored photographs of the various glaciers and other Alaskan scenes were placed on exhibition at Howel’s Camera Shop here yesterday. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

School Board: Block classes to remain unchanged

The Petersburg School Board held a work session on Tuesday to address some students' concerns over Petersburg High School's block classes, but ultimately, the board decided not to take any action due...

 

Nightmare of the season

Tombstones and skeletons stand ready to greet trick-or-treaters this Halloween at the Bisset residence at 1304 N. Nordic Dr....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Airport screening extended to Dec. 31

The Borough Assembly extended a contract between the borough and the state for COVID-19 related services offered at the Petersburg Airport through Dec. 31 at their meeting on Oct. 20. Under the...

 

To the Editor

Thank you to the community To the Editor: The Muskeg Malerier Rosemalers would like to thank all who attended the 44th Annual Oktoberfest Art Share this past weekend. The shoppers, the many vendors,...

 

Security gates

New security gates are being installed along the perimeter of the James A. Johnson airport this fall. Island Contractors of Juneau is completing the $2,220,666 project, according to Garrett Paul...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Film captures lifespan of ephemeral art

Using items found in nature, over 15 local artists from a range of age groups constructed pieces of ephemeral art that were spread throughout the community to celebrate last month's Rainforest...

 

Police report

October 21— Authorities responded to a report of trespassing at the Parks and Recreation Center. Aaron Bradford was arrested on a warrant. An individual found a wallet at the ball field and turned it over to authorities. A structure fire was...

 

PHS volleyball team defeats WHS 3-1

The Petersburg High School volleyball team traveled to Wrangell on Oct. 24 and came home with their second win against Wrangell High School this season. By the end of the first game, the Vikings were...

 

Oktoberfest Art Share

Residents were able to shop from about 35 different vendors on Oct. 24 at the 44th annual Oktoberfest Art Share. Polly Koeneman, one of the organizers of the event, said there was a steady flow of...

 

2020 Oktoberfest Art Share

Saturday, October 24...

 

Devil's Thumb Shooters

Eight members of the Devil's Thumb Shooter's Shotgun Marksmanship Club competed in the Juneau SE Fall Shoot Invitation on Oct. 17 and 18. The team won a total of 18 awards during the event, which...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Many Alaska fishermen likely to be involved in regulatory meetings next spring instead of being out on the water

Many Alaska fishermen are likely to be involved in regulatory meetings next spring instead of being out on the water. And Alaska legislators will be distracted by hearings for hundreds of unconfirmed appointments as they tackle contentious budgets...

 

Up on high

Jeremy Collison atop Crystal Mountain on Saturday....

 

SEAPA anticipating future rate increases

WRANGELL - The Southeast Alaska Power Agency provides power to the communities of Wrangell, Petersburg, and Ketchikan. CEO Trey Acteson said they have not had a rate increase in over 23 years, holding...

 

Wrangell assembly holds workshop on water treatment plant

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a workshop last week, Oct. 20, to discuss the water treatment plant improvement project. This has been an ongoing project for some time now, and the...

 

USDA Exempts Tongass National Forest from the 2001 Roadless Rule

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a final Alaska Roadless Rule that exempts the Tongass National Forest from the 2001 provision that prohibited road construction, road reconstruction and timber...

 

Galvin, Young accuse each of other of lying during debate

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The debate between the candidates for Alaska’s sole seat in Congress became contentious Thursday, with challenger Alyse Galvin saying she’s tired of U.S. Rep. Don Young misrepresenting her position on issues. “I’m...

 

Sullivan, Gross clash in debate for Alaska Senate

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The major candidates in Alaska’s U.S. Senate race attacked each other’s integrity and clashed on issues of health care and the Supreme Court in a high-profile broadcast debate less than two weeks before the Nov. 3...

 

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