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 By Brian Varela    News    September 17, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

Last chance to speak up on emergency ordinance Sept. 18 The public will get one last opportunity to offer input on the borough’s civil emergency provisions ordinance during Monday’s assembly... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    September 17, 2020 

Wrangell school board reprimands superintendent, establishes improvement plan

The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, to continue their discussion of a formal reprimand and improvement plan for the superintendent. Late last August, Superintendent Debbe Lancaster and several district staff...

 

Borough releases $565,000 in CARES Act funding

The borough assembly approved $565,000 from its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund at their meeting on Tuesday for businesses and families who are struggling...

 

$608,348 set aside for Medical Center

The Petersburg Borough Assembly agreed to set aside $608,345 at their meeting on Tuesday from its Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund for COVID-19 related costs at...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    September 3, 2020

PMC net income over $310,000

Petersburg Medical Center started off the 2021 fiscal year by exceeding financial expectations, according to a financial report PMC Controller Rocio Tejera gave to the Board of Directors at their...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 27, 2020

Wrangell School board discusses Juneau shopping trip in special meeting

WRANGELL - The Wrangell School Board held a special meeting Monday, Aug. 24, to discuss recent travel and purchases made by the superintendent and school staff. Last week, Superintendent Debbe...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 20, 2020

Wrangell Salvation Army offering services in time of COVID-19

WRANGELL - In March, when the COVID-19 pandemic first began to impact Alaska, many local businesses and organizations in Wrangell shut down. While many groups saw the time as an opportunity to wait...

 
 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    June 25, 2020

COVID-19: One active case detected locally

On June 18, a positive case of COVID-19 was detected among Trident Seafoods employees, according to a press release from the EOC, and as of Wednesday, the case is still active. All Trident Seafoods...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Borough to purchase additional public restrooms

The borough assembly approved resolution #2020-10 at their meeting on Monday, which approves the purchase of two handicap accessible restroom trailers for a total of $92,870. The purchase of the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly begins planning for CARES Act funding

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved an ordinance in its third reading at a special meeting last week that creates a new special revenue fund for the first distribution of Coronavirus Aid,...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

$60,000 MOU approved for Wrangell cannery worker COVID-19 tests

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Wednesday evening, June 3, for a special meeting. City administration was wanting to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SEARHC to provide...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

Interstate travel mandate to expire Saturday

With the upcoming expiration of the state's health mandate that requires anyone arriving in the state to quarantine for 14 days, Borough Incident Commander Karl Hagerman said at the COVID-19...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

Balanced 2021 fiscal year borough budget adopted

The borough assembly passed the borough's fiscal year 2021 operating budget in its third reading on Monday, which has $9,702,871 in both total revenues and total expenditures. The first draft of the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 21, 2020

2021 FY Assembly budget moves to final reading

The borough assembly passed the borough's fiscal year 2021 operating budget in its second reading on Monday after making six amendments to it. The first draft of the budget shows expenditures for the...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    May 21, 2020

Alaska to receive $50 million from $300 million fisheries relief funds

 Giving COVID relief funds to the seafood industry and stepping on the gas for offshore fish farming are two big takeaways from the executive orders and congressional packages coming out of the nation’s capital. Recent news that Alaska would recei...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

SB passes 2021 fiscal year budget

The Petersburg School Board approved the 2021 fiscal year operating budget at their meeting on Tuesday, which has a revenues budget that is $105,060 above expenditures to account for unknowns in the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 30, 2020

Uncertainties across industries as Wrangell economy works through pandemic

WRANGELL - With Health Mandate 16, part of Governor Mike Dunleavy's plan to reopen Alaska's economy safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, communities across the state are considering what the near...

 
 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 16, 2020

Alaska Fish Factor: UFA aims to protect communities while fleets go fishing

How can fishermen be sure their vessels are clean of coronavirus contamination? Where can they find out about relief funds that are newly available for fishermen?  COVID-19 has Alaska’s seafood industry traveling in uncharted waters as more...

 

Senators explain CARES Act

Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan held an electronic town hall meeting last week to talk about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and what kind of aid it provides to small...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    July 18, 2019

Part 1: Fight between fishermen and sea otters

Sea otters are considered by many people to be an adorable animal, an important part of the ecosystem, and also a nuisance that is threatening other marine life populations in Southeast Alaska. In...

 

Letters to the Editor

SB 134 becomes law To the Editor: SB 134 becomes law this week. This law will allow a victim of rape crimes the right to petition the courts from allowing the perpetrator the ability to seek custody of a child conceived illegally. The legislature...

 

Guest Commentary:

This Congressional legislation was enacted for the purpose of establishing an area within the Tongass National forest in Southeastern Alaska for the preservation and continuity of nature and...

 

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