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Guest Editorial: We can't afford any more mistakes

At a cost of almost $200 million, the Alaska Marine Highway System took ownership in the past 17 years of two ferries it could not afford to run and two that it could not run everywhere they are...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

COVID-19 case count increases by six on Friday February 26 Petersburg has seen six new cases of COVID-19 in the community as of Friday evening, bringing the total active case count up to 58,... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

DOT taking comments on AMHS schedule

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has begun taking comments on the 2021 summer ferry schedule. The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule looks to funding...

 

Guest Editorial: Alaska needs to do better for ferry system

Predictability and dependability. More than anything else, that's what the communities served by the Alaska Marine Highway System need. The communities need to know the schedules further in advance...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    January 7, 2021

Another year of state ferry budget stress

WRANGELL - Between state budget cuts, a mainline vessel engine breakdown, a halt to port calls in Prince Rupert, B.C., and COVID-19 travel restrictions, the Alaska Marine Highway System has struggled...

 
 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    November 19, 2020

Intrastate travelers now have to test for Covid-19

The Borough Assembly approved a health mandate on Monday that requires intrastate travelers arriving in Petersburg be tested for COVID-19 before or upon their arrival to town. Public health mandate #9...

 

Guest Commentary

Last week, the Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Group released a report it had been working on for several months throughout the pandemic. Even though this group has finished it’s task, I will continue to work to find ways to increase ferry service...

 

Letters to the Editor

Students need your help To the Editor: Since I got into High School the one thing I look forward to every year is volleyball season. For some it might be E-sports, swimming, wrestling, basketball, and...

 

Bustling Auke Bay terminal

Three Alaska Marine Highway ferries are pictured at the Auke Bay terminal on Tuesday, Aug. 25 as the M/V Matanuska departed for Petersburg and other southbound ports. The M/V Kennicott and M/V...

 

To the Editor

AMHS work group update To the Editor: As the marine highway workgroup strides into August, I want to provide an update on what we have been doing, and where we are heading. Our meetings have been streamed live on Facebook, and recordings are...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Assembly approves $778,000 to PSD

The Petersburg Borough assembly passed a resolution at their meeting on Monday that transfers $778,000 from the borough's Coronavirus Aid, Revenue, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund to th...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020

Power outages in two cities may be linked

At 12:27 P.M. on Saturday, power went out in parts of Petersburg. Three minutes later, downtown Wrangell was also left in the dark, leaving Petersburg and Wrangell officials to think that the two...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    July 9, 2020

Matanuska makes first Petersburg stop Sunday

The M/V Matanuska arrived in Petersburg late Sunday night during its first voyage of the season out of Bellingham, but that same day a passenger onboard the M/V Kennicott, which left Bellingham on...

 

To the Editor

Turbulent Times To the Editor: We live in turbulent times. Everywhere in the lower 48 it seems monuments and statues are being toppled. Even in Alaska I've heard talk of removing certain statues of...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

Borough to screen incoming travelers

An updated version of Gov. Dunleavy's state health mandate #10 took effect early Saturday morning and set new guidelines for residents and visitors who are entering Alaska from the lower 48 or...

 

Alaska ferry crew, passengers must undergo COVID-19 testing

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Forty-one crew members and passengers of an Alaska state ferry will undergo testing for COVID-19 before disembarking the Tustumena in Homer later Monday after another crew member tested positive over the weekend. The crew...

 

State to help with ferry service to Ketchikan, Hollis

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state plans to use one of its ferries to provide service between two southeast Alaska communities while repairs are done on an Inter-Island Ferry Authority vessel. The authority halted service between Ketchikan and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Alaska loosens intrastate travel limitations

On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy released state health mandate #18, which eases previous restrictions on intrastate travel. The newest health mandate supersedes state health mandate #12, which had...

 

Alaska ferries will receive $10M in US virus recovery funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska ferry system is expected to receive an initial injection of $10 million in federal coronavirus recovery funding, officials said. The allocation for the Alaska Marine...

 

Travel restrictions delay AMHS vessels operation

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) is developing a reduced service operating plan for spring and early summer to provide an appropriate level of service based on passenger demand, crew...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

SB postpones Alaska Reads Act discussions

During a virtual Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter recommended that the board postpone talks on the Alaska Reads Act, which is a senate bill being put...

 

Added ferry service won't return until mid-May

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) vessels, M/V Columbia, M/V Kennicott, and M/V Tustumena were scheduled to leave the Ketchikan Shipyard and resume service in mid-April and early May 2020....

 

Alaska lawmakers approve $66.7M for ferry service funding

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – The Alaska Legislature has approved a $66.7 million budget appropriation that lawmakers said should keep the Alaska Marine Highway System running for the year. Legislators increased the operating budget for the state’s...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Assembly against moving Kake road closer to town

The borough assembly failed to pass a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner John MacKinnon requesting DOT revise their plans for the Kake Access Road...

 

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