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PSD to trial test to stay protocol

The Petersburg School District updated its testing protocols Friday, Nov. 26 to allow students identified as close contacts at the school to continue attending in person classes according to an...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Airport parking will no longer be free

Long-term and short-term parking at Petersburg James A. Johnson Airport will require payment beginning December 1. DMC Enterprises LLC, composed of equal partners Derek Lopez, Michelle Lopez, and...

 

COVID-19 cases down to 68, home antigen testing kits available

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 10 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday for a total of 68 active cases. According to the Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been seven healthcare worker i...

 

Yesterday's News

November 25, 1921 Treed by hundreds of wolves and forced to spend the night in the top of a tree in almost zero weather after having been lost for two days, was the experience of Magnus Johannsen of Petersburg, late last week. He was rescued by a...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Christmas tree to light up holiday season

Petersburg's annual Parade of Light and Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday. The parade portion of the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Increased electric rates pass first reading

The Borough Assembly voted to approve the first reading of Ordinance #2021-18 which aims to cover the utility revenue requirements and update language in the borough code during its November 17 meetin...

 

Police report

November 16 — The police department assisted the PVFD with a medical emergency near Philbin Ln. The police department provided a courtesy transport near PMC. Multiple vehicles to be impounded near N. 1st St. and Lumber St. A runaway canine was...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Ashley Lohr's 'Wander' art show opens at Clausen Museum

After a delayed opening due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, local artist and teacher Ashley Lohr's show "Wander" opened Saturday at the Clausen Museum. The show is Lohr's 13th solo exhibit at the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Assembly approves purchase of new boilers

The Borough Assembly held a special meeting shortly before its regular meeting November 17 to consider Resolution #2021-16, authorizing the sole source purchase of two replacement boilers for the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Weak pink salmon harvest predicted next year

The 2022 pink salmon harvest is forecasted to be in the weak range in Southeast Alaska with an estimate of 16 million fish according to a report from NOAA Fisheries and the Alaska Department of Fish...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Long lines and shorter hours at the post office frustrate residents

As the holiday season approaches, the post office continues to shorten the hours of its service window after facing staffing issues. The window's hours were cut in half this week, now only being open...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    November 25, 2021 

Alaska Fish Factor

A hearing on seafood bycatch didn’t satisfy a bipartisan group of Alaska legislators at a meeting of the House Fisheries Committee on Nov. 15. The bycatch issue came up again this summer when all Yukon River salmon fisheries were canceled due to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Motor pool shop repairs near completion

The Borough Assembly approved a change order during its November 17 meeting for repairs to the motor pool shop which was damaged in a fire in August of 2019 and the borough is in the process of...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Assembly gives guidance for volunteer projects

The Borough Assembly discussed providing guidance for volunteer projects on borough property during its November 17 meeting. Assembly Member Bob Lynn requested Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht draft...

 

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