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 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Erosion causes landslide at Public Works

Water from this month's heavy rainfall ripped at deformities in a culvert that runs underneath the Public Works yard, opening up a portion of the pipe and causing a landslide near Hammer Slough. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Petersburg bow hunter sets world record

After an anxious three months, the rocky mountain goat Kaleb Baird shot with a bow and arrow on the Cleveland Peninsula has been certified by Pope and Young, a conservation club, as the largest billy...

 

Yesterday's News

December 17, 1920 The Petersburg city council met in postponed regular session last Monday night and transacted routine business. The report of the town treasurer showed that the town had a balance of approximately $700 after all bills, amounting to...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Pathologist: PCR tests set bar in COVID testing

Dr. John Hoyt, medical director at Northwest Pathology in Bellingham, explained the science behind PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) tests and how the molecular diagnostic tests are the gold standard...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Cases at zero week before Christmas

As of Wednesday, Petersburg Medical Center had collected 6,359 test samples to be tested for COVID-19 onsite and at outside laboratories. Of those test samples collected, 6,268 have returned negative...

 

Raven Trail

The view of Frederick Sound on Dec. 12 from Raven Trail at 1,663 feet of elevation....

 

To the Editor

Cite reports and references To the Editor: After reading Marc's letter, I have some questions. First, "... 99% of which are most likely over Age 75+ with serious other health problems." Please cite yo...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Stephanie Payne chosen as next P&R director

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht has recommended Facilities Supervisor Stephanie Payne to fill the vacant Parks and Recreation director position. The Borough Assembly will vote whether or not to...

 

Police report

December 9— Authorities responded to a report of theft at the Petersburg School District. A parking complaint at a location on Mitkof Highway brought a police response. Extra patrols were conducted on Charles W St. December 10— Authorities...

 

PHS basketball, cheer get start date

Activities at Petersburg High School are set to resume later this winter and spring with basketball and cheer starting Jan. 11. The decision comes after an Alaska School Activities Association Board o...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: Homer based  Wild Alaskan Company takes seafood e-commerce to a whole new level

The Wild Alaskan Company based in Homer has taken “mission based” seafood e-commerce to a whole new level. While many Alaska fishermen and groups sell boxes of seafood directly to customers and can claim several hundred monthly customers, Wild...

 

Damage control

Streets Foreman Martin Odegaard uses an excavator to assist Petersburg Municipal Power & Light with relocating a transformer on the Public Works lot. A recent landslide on the property put the...

 

Twisted Antlers, live

It's that time of the year when the Luncheonettes don Christmas apparel and become the Twisted Antlers to sing carols and raise money for the Salvation Army. From left to right: Katey Gilpin, Rachel...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Art displays SE photography, watercolors

Photos capturing the beauty of Southeast Alaska and watercolor paintings concealing hidden details were all a part of Hillary Hunter's art show, which opened on Friday, Dec. 11 at FireLight Gallery...

 

Saltwater charter operators and guides in SE AK required to use electronic logbook in 2021

Sport fishing guide businesses operating in Southeast Alaska salt waters will be required to use eLogBook to report their sport fish guiding activity starting in 2021. Under the new 2019–2028 Pacific Salmon Treaty and corresponding Southeast...

 

Winter Wonderland

Wade Hatfield waves at a passing car as he holds on to his grandmother Stephanie Payne's hand....

 

Rainbow from Outlook Park

A rainbow as seen from Outlook Park stretches over Point Agassiz on Sunday....

 

Dancing at Wonderland

Glo, left, and Sigrid Wollen dance along to a performance of Winter Wonderland by Nicole and Alec McMurren on Saturday. See more photos of this event on page16....

 

Artifact Archive

The History of Petersburg The Museum has a collection of essays from 1947 written by students of Miss Helen Pruessing, Petersburg High School English III instructor. Sonya Husvik, Casper Hallingstad,...

 

Rainbow over Point Agassiz

Point Agassiz shines yellow beneath a rainbow over the mainland on Dec. 13....

 

Alaska receives first COVID-19 vaccine doses

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has begun receiving its initial doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, state officials announced Monday. Some hospitals had received vaccine Monday, and it was expected some Alaskans would be vaccinated as early as Monday,...

 

Alaska front-line health care workers get first vaccinations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Coronavirus vaccinations reached the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage as the rollout spread across the state. Front-line medical workers at the center waited Tuesday to receive their first shot and get...

 

AK submits fewer college aid requests than other states

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An analysis of federal data shows Alaska’s high school seniors applied for college financial aid at a lower rate than students in all other U.S. states. Only 11.5% of Alaska’s 2021 senior class applied for higher...

 

Alaska governor proposes cash payouts, infrastructure plan

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) _ Gov. Mike Dunleavy proposed an “extraordinary response” to revive Alaska’s pandemic-stunted economy Friday, including about $5,000 in direct payments to residents from the state’s oil-wealth fund and an infrastructure...

 

Congress authorizes new Arctic icebreakers for Coast Guard

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Congress has passed a bill authorizing the addition of Coast Guard Polar Security Cutters for use as icebreakers, and an Alaska senator said the Trump administration is considering leasing an icebreaker owned by a...

 

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