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Articles from the December 31, 2020 edition

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 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

2020: Year in Review

January The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed establishing critical habitat areas for humpback whales in three distinct population segments located off Mexico, Central American...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Red Kettles bring in $19,879.50

Bell ringers raised $19,879.50 in donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign this holiday season, said Salvation Army Major Loni Upshaw. The donations will fund the Salvation Army's social...

 

Yesterday's News

December 31, 1920 Looking back over the past year, it seems to us that Petersburg has taken a rapid stride to the front since we last extended to you the season’s greetings. More new houses and homes have been built than for several years before: t...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Pilot picks up where others left off

Scott Newman had always wanted to fly float planes out of Petersburg. He had flown planes for both Pacific Wing and Pacific Wings on and off since the early 1990s. When COVID-19 shut down the latter...

 

Petersburg Legislative Information Office

The Petersburg Legislative Information Office is currently closed to walk-in services. Call or leave a message with your name and number, or email for help. Limited live appointments are available. Call to make a plan with us before making a trip...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Year ends with three active cases

A Petersburg resident who returned from out of state on Dec. 30 has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. The indi...

 

To the Editor

Thank you Petersburg To the Editor: Thank you, Petersburg, for helping us all get through the 2020 salmon season safely and nearly COVID-19-free! Now it is winter, our selling season, and with every...

 

Editorial: Money is circulating

Overall, Petersburg doesn't look like a town in distress. We've seen what happens in "down" years, and there is no resemblance. Charitable giving is generally up and local businesses appear to be...

 

Editorial: Health consequences

It's clear that the actions of Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center, the Petersburg Medical Center staff and the State Public Health Nurse have played a huge part in keeping the Covid-19 virus at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Designs for Motor Pool Shop finished

WJE Associates, Inc. has finished the designs for the rehabilitation of the Motor Pool Shop, and Public Works Director Chris Cotta said he will begin the bidding process in the first week of January....

 

Police report

December 23— Suspicious activity was observed at a location on Fram St. An officer served a summons to Christopher Miller. A lost wallet was reported to authorities. Residents at a location on Haugen Dr. reported a wildlife complaint to...

 

Court report

Dec. 3 – The court entered a not guilty plea on behalf of defendant Mathew Brown, Jr. who was arraigned on charges of violating conditions of release. The defendant was released O.R. with conditions. Dec. 4 – Levi Scott Newman appeared in a...

 

Alaska Fish Factor: State's commercial fisheries set to get breather from fund swapping rather than lawmakers' largess

As Alaska faces its toughest budget squeeze ever, the state’s commercial fisheries are set to get a bit of a breather. But it is due more to fund swapping than lawmakers’ largess. For the commercial fisheries division, the largest within the Alas...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Fish & Game forecasts average pink salmon harvest

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is predicting an average pink salmon harvest of 28 million fish in 2021, according to an advisory announcement. While the point estimate for the harvest is 28...

 

School News

Brynn Lister was named to the President’s List at Montana State University at Bozeman....

 

Artifact Archive

Promotional Calendars Objects noting the passage of time have been around for millenia, but promotional calendars are relatively new. Not until the 1850s did Ohio newspaperman Jasper Meek begin...

 

Progress made on Wrangell Mariners' Memorial walls

WRANGELL — Groundwork for the Wrangell Mariners’ Memorial has come to a halt for winter, but progress has still been made recently. Jenn Miller-Yancey, with the Mariners’ Memorial board, reported that work is being done for the memorial’s wal...

 

Congress approves bill to train prospective fishermen

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A bill to establish the nation’s first ever federal program to train prospective commercial fishermen has passed Congress and awaits approval by the White House. The Young Fishermen’s Development Act was passed unanimously...

 

Bald eagle shot in AK survives; investigation underway

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A bald eagle that had been shot has survived with a broken leg and is being treated at a bird hospital in Alaska. The eagle was rescued on Tuesday after Kathy Benner, the manager of the Juneau Raptor Center, received a report...

 

Unfrozen

A portion of the Crystal Mountain Ridge stands above Crystal Lake, which is usually frozen this time of the year....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

EOC switches town to moderate risk amid virus spike

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center raised the local risk level for COVID-19 from yellow to orange on Monday after Petersburg saw six active cases of the virus within seven days, according to... Full story

 

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