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Articles from the November 19, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly passes mask mandate

Borough residents are now required to wear a face covering in public buildings, work settings and...

 

Brillant sunset

The sun sets over Kupreanof Island on Tuesday....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Assembly requests delay of ANCSA land claims

The Borough Assembly approved a letter on Wednesday to Alaska's congressional delegation asking...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Three more cases of COVID-19 in town

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in town since last week's COVID-19 community update,...

 

Yesterday's News

November 19, 1920 Alaska will soon be made a separate forestry district by the Secretary of Agriculture, according to word received from Col. W. G....

 

Six hopefuls running for Tribal Council

Petersburg Indian Association received six declaration of candidacy letters for four seats on the...

 

To the Editor

Schools doing extraordinary things To the Editor: I want to publicly thank the teachers and staff...

 

Editorial: Mask use protects us all

Petersburg joined Wrangell and other Alaskan communities by imposing a mask mandate. As Covid-19...

 

Editorial: Don't revise history

Alaskan natives, particularly the Alaska Natives Without Land, have every right to petition the fede...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

District 35 switches support from Trump to Biden

As the state continues to count absentee and early ballots for the Nov. 3 election, Alaska House...

 

Police report

November 11— A foot patrol was conducted in the downtown area. A suspicious vehicle was parked at the borough’s treatment plant. Authorities...

 

Volleyball ends season with two wins against WHS

The Petersburg High School volleyball team won two matches against Wrangell last weekend, just one...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Art in the time of COVID-19

Like most people in town, Ashley Lohr's summer travel plans were cancelled this year. Instead, she...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Intrastate travelers now have to test for Covid-19

The Borough Assembly approved a health mandate on Monday that requires intrastate travelers arriving...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 19, 2020

Vessel screening mandate extended until Feb.

The Borough Assembly extended the borough's health mandate that places COVID-19 protocols on...

 

Jetliner hits brown bear while landing in Yakutat

YAKUTAT, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Airlines jetliner struck a brown bear while landing early Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage...

 

Fish Factor: Fishing communities should expect lower tax revenues due to toppled markets due to COVID and low salmon returns

Tamped down prices due to toppled markets caused by the Covid virus combined with low salmon returns to many Alaska regions added up to reduced payche...

 

High tide at the troll bridge

Nate Olson on Sandy Beach's troll bridge on Saturday....

 

Stork report

Jacob Neil Hegar was born on Oct. 23, 2020 to Brie and James Hegar in Soldotna Alaska. He weighed 8...

 

Legislation to extend deadline for communities to Spend CARES Act funding through September 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced legislation that extends the period during which...

 

Christmas tradition

Public Works staff set up this year's borough Christmas tree on Nov. 13. This year's tree came from...

 

Fresh powder

Fog covers the muskeg near the Twin Ridge Ski Trail last week....

 

Wading wolf

A lone wolf wades through the waters of Blind Slough near the Swan Observatory....

 

Trump administration takes steps toward refuge lease sale

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Trump administration is taking steps toward a lease sale within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an area...

 

Obituary: Margaret Jane ("Tiny") Hall, 101

Margaret Jane ("Tiny") Hall, 101, died in her home in Kodiak, Alaska on October 30, 2020. She was bo... Full story

 

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