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 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

Landslide rattles residents Sunday night

Grace Wolf heard what sounded like a jet flying over her home near the six mile mark of Mitkof Highway at about 7:30 P.M. on Sunday. She knew it had to have been a landslide, but the rain and the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

SB playground moves forward

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved the Petersburg Rotary Club's request to begin construction on their Sandy Beach playground project at their meeting on Monday. As part of the project, trees...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

Intrastate travelers asked to test for virus

Incident Commander Karl Hagerman encouraged residents at Friday's COVID-19 community update who travel to other parts of the state to be tested for COVID-19 upon their return to town. The request...

 

Bears still on the hunt for food

As bears continue to search for food in town, Petersburg Area Biologist Frank Robbins, with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, said he doesn't know at what point the bears will accumulate enough...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

Borough releases $600,000 in aid

In the form of utility credit and business grants, the borough assembly approved $600,000 in community aid from the borough's Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

PSD tightens travel protocols

The Petersburg School Board issued an administrative directive on Monday requesting school officials extend Alaska's state travel mandate to students and staff traveling throughout the state. State...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

PMC running low on rapid test supplies

In his report to the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors last week, PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter said a nationwide shortage of Cepheid cartridges has caused the hospital to closely monitor its...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

What's up Stedman?

From the Daily Dozen Newsroom comes a monthly student-run newspaper dedicated to news Rae C. Stedman Elementary School cares about the most. Students in Vanessa Miller's fifth grade class delivered...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

PMC shows continued financial success

Petersburg Medical Center reported a total operating revenue for the month of September that balanced off the expenses and led to a positive bottom line to the Board of Directors at their meeting on Oct. 29, according to PMC financial statements....

 

Tin Can Country receives accolades

Arlington, VA - Fifty-two museum publications have gained accolades in the 29th annual Museum Publications Design Competition, presented by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). This competition...

 

Yesterday's News

November 5, 1920 The pupils of the 5th and 6th grades wrote original Halloween poems last week. The five best ones were put on exhibition. They were written by Anita Allen, Adolf Matheson, Hedvig Mjorud, Jonas Hallingstad, and Ruby Rodgers. On...

 
 By Ron Loesch    Opinion    November 5, 2020

Editorial

We’re glad the borough assembly cut through drawn out discussions and approved the continuation of work on the Sandy Beach Park playground project. The park improvement proposal received plenty of publicity over the past two years, so the work...

 

Guest Commentary

Last week, the Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Group released a report it had been working on for several months throughout the pandemic. Even though this group has finished it’s task, I will continue to work to find ways to increase ferry service...

 

Police report

October 28— Robi Scaduto, 30, was issued a citation for driving with an expired license. Authorities responded to a call of a lost dog on Lumber St. It was later found. A dangerous driver was reported on Kiseno St. October 29— Authorities respond...

 

Alaska to require masks and COVID-19 screens at Capitol

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Legislative Council approved a measure that requires lawmakers, employees and reporters to be screened for the coronavirus when entering the Capitol and to wear masks or face coverings in the building and other...

 

Obituary: Phillip Martin Odegaard, 67

Phillip Martin Odegaard, 67, died on Oct. 6, 2020 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. He was born Aug. 10, 1953 to Barbara and Palmer Odegaard in Petersburg, Alaska and was the middle child of three...

 

Alaska Fish Factor

After a salmon season that successfully fished its way through a pandemic and upturned markets, the value of Alaska salmon permits is ticking up in two regions while toppling in others. Permit values are derived by the state Commercial Fisheries...

 

Artifact Archive

Castle Island Barium-Barite Mine was located in the Kupreanof Mining District from 1966 to 1980 and operated by three companies – Alaska Barite Co., Inlet Oil and Chromalloy America. Castle Island...

 

Coast Guard makes rescue south of Wrangell

WRANGELL - The Coast Guard pulled a man out of the water last Sunday evening, Nov. 1. The incident occurred in Union Bay, near Meyers Chuck, south of Wrangell. Petty Officer Janessa Warschkow, with...

 

Plug-in Petersburg: advantages of electric vehicles (EVs) in small communities

Southeast Alaskan electrical vehicle owners are hosting a one-hour knowledge sharing session outlining the economic and environmental advantages of EV ownership, including saving money, supporting...

 

PMC employee tests positive for COVID-19

A staff member at Petersburg Medical Center has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total local case count of the virus up to five, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg... Full story

 

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