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 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Petersburg

Petersburg Medical Center received 220 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday and has since begun vaccinating those who are most at risk, according to local health officials at the COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

MVM gets optional asymptomatic testing

The Borough Assembly again voted on a memorandum of agreement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center for the asymptomatic testing of staff at Mountain View Manor Assisted...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

No new COVID-19 cases

At the COVID-19 community update on Friday, Dec. 18 Incident Commander Karl Hagerman reminded the public to visit the borough's COVID-19 dashboard and risk communication plan and send any questions or...

 

Yesterday's News

December 24, 1920 The business men of Ketchikan have subscribed $2,500 with which to send a representative to Washington D.C. to induce the department of justice to support a request for a division of the First Judicial District of Alaska. At...

 

CARES Act funds to cover first responder, EOC payroll

An ordinance adjusting the fiscal year 2021 borough budget for known changes, including the reallocation on COVID-19 funds, passed in its third reading on Monday by the Borough Assembly. Ordinance...

 

1st place boat

Jim and Robin Roberts' Adventures won first place for the boat category in the Christmas decorating contest. The boat is a 49 foot live-aboard power boat moored in North Boat Harbo...

 

New ride for Long Term Care

Petersburg Medical Center purchased a new van for their long term care residents. The previous van was purchased in 2000, so the hospital was ready for an upgrade, said PMC Public Relations...

 

Letters to the Editor

Maybe the reality of math has changed To the Editor: I just read a recent opinion that reality is what you see and not what you think you see. I thought to myself, "I see." But I guess I think I see b...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

Bakos' film wins two awards

A short film by Kelly Bakos documenting the lifespan of the Rainforest Festival's Ephemeral art show has won two awards from the Best Shorts Competition. The prestigious film competition awarded...

 

1st place house

Alisa and Jim Edgars' house on N. Nordic Dr. took first in the local Christmas decorating contest. Dolphin St. took first in the neighborhood category....

 

Police report

December 16— Extra patrols were requested on S. Nordic Dr. Suspicious activity was observed at a location Howkan St. December 17— Extra patrols were requested on 4.5 St. Authorities responded to a report of vehicle damage near the Parks and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

PSD students show growth in reading, math

Petersburg School District students took a Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment test this fall that gauged reading fluency and math and reading growth among students, which found those...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

Turning metal into crystal

For about the last 10 years, Erin Kandoll has hand-made jewelry out of metal, but her Twisted Ginger Trunk Show on Dec. 16 was her last art show for the foreseeable future as she enters the next...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

Birders count 55 species of birds on Mitkof Island

Nearly 5,800 birds were counted and 55 species of birds were identified this year during the Christmas Bird Count on Saturday. Brad Hunter, the organizer of Petersburg's bird count, said while the 55...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

Donald Trump Jr. spotted in Petersburg

Donald Trump Jr. was in Petersburg this month with his son and several friends, according to a video posted to his Facebook page on Dec. 20. In the three and a half minute clip, Trump is seen leaving...

 

Dr. Zink "cautiously optimistic" in COVID update

WRANGELL - Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska's chief medical officer, called in to a special meeting of the Wrangell Borough Assembly last Friday afternoon, Dec. 18, to give a brief update on the COVID-19...

 

Alaska coastal communities will get economic boost in 2021

Alaska coastal communities will get a bit of an economic boost in 2021 from increased catches of Pacific cod. The stock, which crashed after a multi-year heat wave starting in 2014 wiped out several year classes, appears to be rebounding throughout...

 

1st place business

Lee's Clothing won the business category in Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Petersburg Municipal Power & Light's Christmas decorating contest. Entries were judged based on effort, originality,...

 

Feds remove about 750 square miles from Alaska lease sale

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Bureau of Land Management said it will remove nearly 750 square miles (1,942 square kilometers) from its Jan. 6 oil and gas lease sale for a part of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The agency said Friday...

 

Alaska city got virus vaccines that were too warm to use

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A package of coronavirus vaccines meant for the southeast Alaska city of Ketchikan were unusable because the shipment was too warm, officials said. The 20 doses meant for fire department and public health workers had...

 

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 Republican...

 

School News

Andrea Linden Burt has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2020 Fall semester at Angelo State University, in San Angelo, Texas. Clara Medalen graduated a Doctor of Chiropractic from Life Chiropractic College West, in Hayward,...

 

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