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 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

Ocean Beauty selling cannery and bunkhouse

Ocean Beauty Seafoods has put its Petersburg cannery and bunkhouse up for sale with an asking price of $3,390,000, according to a real estate agent with the Carlton Smith Company, which is a commercial real estate agency based in Juneau. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

PMC Hospital board holds off approving 4 year strategic plan

At a hospital board meeting on Oct. 24, board members motioned to approve Petersburg Medical Center’s strategic plan for the fiscal years 2019 through 2023. “I’d like to get the document approved, so we can operationalize some of the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

PMC audit shows high internal control and compliance

The results of an audit conducted on the Petersburg Medical Center were presented at a board meeting last week showing that a high standard of internal control of financial reporting and compliance to laws and regulations were being kept....

 

Yesterday's News

November 8, 1918 The proclamation issued by the Health Board is as follows: 1. In order to prevent the deadly disease known as the Spanish Influenza from spreading, every person must absolutely comply with the orders and instructions issued by the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

PMC invests approximately $1.5 million in U.S. treasury bills

The Petersburg Medical Center has invested just under $1.5 million in three United States Treasury Bills with a yield rate of over 2 percent after board approval was given at last month’s hospital board meeting. The treasury bills will each mature...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

Sealaska, PIA to teach sea otter skin sewing class to strengthen cultural identity

Sealaska and Petersburg Indian Association are holding a sea otter skin sewing class from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 to give native Alaskans the opportunity to become closer to their roots. "Alaskan...

 

Editorial: Cruise ship visitors

Don’t miss the Tues., Nov. 6 meeting in the Assembly Chambers to discuss the impacts of cruise ship passengers on our community at 5:30 p.m. Petersburg has welcomed summer visitors since the 1960s and before that hunters and sport fishermen made le...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 1, 2018

Alaskans to vote in general election on Tuesday

Petersburg, and the rest of House District 35, which encompasses central Southeast Alaska, will be voting on candidates for United States representatives, State Representatives, governor and one ballot measure in Alaska’s general election on Nov....

 

Police report

October 24 — Individuals on S. Nordic Dr. were warned for camping illegally. On Fram St., an attempted fraud was reported to authorities. An abandoned car at Middle Boat Harbor was impounded. A burglar alarm went off at a business on N. Nordic Dr....

 

Petersburg sends five swimmers to state meet

Five Petersburg High School swimmers will be competing in the state swim and dive meet this weekend in Anchorage after qualifying at the regional meet this past weekend at home. "It went really...

 

Volleyball wins four at seeding tournament

Petersburg High School’s varsity volleyball team competed in its first seeding tournament winning four out of six games October 19-20. On Friday, Petersburg defeated both Skagway and Klawock. The game against Skagway went for three matches with...

 

Wrestling team places fifth in Ketchikan

In their second meet of the season, the Petersburg wrestling team came in fifth place at the Ketchikan meet over the weekend. “We had overall a better weekend than we had here,” said head coach Daniel Van Swearingen. “The guys that we brought...

 

Remainder of Unit 3 Elk Hunt closed

(Sitka) – Due to concerns about low elk numbers, from 2008-2012 the elk hunting season on Zarembo Island was closed by emergency order. In 2013, following several consecutive years of emergency...

 

Alaska Fish Factor:Begich believes state funding for fisheries research and stock assessments top priority

“With fisheries, it’s almost the forgotten resource of our state as an economic driver. It’s almost like they are an afterthought.  We have to realign that,” said Mark Begich, Democratic candidate for Alaska governor, as we readied for an...

 

Obituary: Rosann Dunham, August 2, 1955 - September 25, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Rosann Marie Dunham. At the age of 63, Rose succumbed after a long fight with cancer. She left peacefully with her children at her side in Silv... Full story

 

WMC board holds last meeting before SEARHC transition

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met on Oct. 17 for their last meeting before the long-planned transition of authority to SEARHC. This comes after the successful passing of a ballot measure on Oct. 2 allowing SEARHC to take...

 

Golden King Crab closure

PETERSBURG — The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces that the commercial golden king crab fishery in the Lower Chatham Strait Area will close at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, November 13. Based on an analysis of effort levels and harvest...

 

Cruise ship season comes to a close:

WRANGELL — The cruise ship season closed in Wrangell earlier this month. The Oceania Regatta was the last cruise ship that pulled into the city dock in 2018. According to a draft schedule from the chamber of commerce, the season will reopen in May...

 

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