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 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

Borough manager shines in performance review

A performance evaluation of Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht conducted by the Borough Assembly found that the manager meets or exceeds expectations when it comes to his work ethic. Giesbrecht was...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

The 24 hour ramp

Petersburg High School students in David Owens' shop classes came together last week to build a ramp for a student at Rae C. Stedman Elementary school who will be wheelchair bound for the next few mon...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

Four weekend Covid cases identified

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center confirmed four new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Petersburg, according to three joint press releases between the Petersburg Borough and the...

 

Yesterday's News

November 26, 1920 Much has been said in Petersburg and along the entire Alaskan coast relative to the oil supply for boats and the withdrawal of distillate from the market. The whole Pacific Coast is undergoing an industrial transformation with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

SA kicks off season of giving

The Petersburg Salvation Army put together 75 boxes packed with all the fixings needed for a complete Thanksgiving dinner for local families and individuals in need. Fifty-eight of the boxes went...

 

To the Editor

I feel blessed To the Editor: Thank you to so many of you for being a part of making my birthday so special. It's been an amazing life...in my 95 trips "around the sun." Since 1925, in those many... Full story

 

Police report

November 18— Foot patrols were conducted in the downtown area. Authorities made contact with a driver who had reportedly been driving dangerously. The report was unfounded. Extra patrols were requested on Cornelius Rd. November 19— Suspicious...

 

Court report

Oct. 20 – Chadam Shaw Lopez appeared before Superior Court Judge Carey in a change of plea hearing. The defendant pleaded guilty to DUI and a charge of misconduct involving a weapon was dismissed. The court sentenced the defendant to 30 days in...

 

Electrical fire extinguishes itself

A faulty connection between an extension cord and freezer onboard a vessel in South Boat Harbor caused a small fire on Monday afternoon. People were walking by the F/V Aleutian Dream at around 3:40...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

23,040 acres could transfer over to Urban Corporation

An Urban Corporation for the Petersburg area would claim 23,040 acres of federal land within the Petersburg Borough should Congress pass legislation put before them by Alaska's congressional...

 

PHS Volleyball team takes 2nd at Regionals

The Petersburg High School volleyball team runners up in this year's Region V Regional Tournament on Nov. 21. During a normal school year, the team would have advanced to State, marking their first...

 

Public Safety Building repairs covered in special Wrangell assembly meeting

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly held a special meeting last Thursday night, Nov. 19, to discuss the Public Safety Building and its needed repairs. The Public Safety Building houses...

 

Covid supplies

Terry McGowen, in front, aligns the container of COVID-19 relief and supplies, destined for Petersburg Indian Association, on Tonka Toy Rentals' boom truck. Charles Davis, in the background, slowly...

 

Coast Guard hoists man from water in Union Bay, Alaska

The Coast Guard rescued a 70-year-old man from the waters of Union Bay, Alaska, northwest of Meyers Chuck, Sunday. A Coast Guard Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew hoisted the man, who was in the water clinging to a piece of debris, and...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Frozen sockeye salmon strips bring tasty nutrition and relief to teething babies

Frozen sockeye salmon strips bring tasty nutrition and relief to teething babies. The lightly seasoned salmon strips, made mostly from Bristol Bay reds, are the third product made by Bambino’s Baby Food of Anchorage that is aimed at getting more se...

 

Food assistance

Liam Jackson holds a bottle of apple juice. The Petersburg Indian Association's CARES Act food assistant program had its second distribution on Nov. 18. Food was provided to over 80 native families...

 

Obituary: Jace Cunningham, 38

Jace Houston Cunningham, 38, passed away at his home in Petersburg, Alaska on October 29, 2020. He was born on September 13, 1982 in Beeville, Texas to Steven Craig Cunningham and Robin Lynn King. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Jerry... Full story

 

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