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PSD to trial test to stay protocol

The Petersburg School District updated its testing protocols Friday, Nov. 26 to allow students identified as close contacts at the school to continue attending in person classes according to an...

 

COVID-19 cases down to 68, home antigen testing kits available

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 10 additional cases of COVID-19 Tuesday for a total of 68 active cases. According to the Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been seven healthcare worker i...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Christmas tree to light up holiday season

Petersburg's annual Parade of Light and Christmas tree lighting ceremony will take place on Friday. The parade portion of the event was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Ashley Lohr's 'Wander' art show opens at Clausen Museum

After a delayed opening due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, local artist and teacher Ashley Lohr's show "Wander" opened Saturday at the Clausen Museum. The show is Lohr's 13th solo exhibit at the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    November 25, 2021 

Assembly approves purchase of new boilers

The Borough Assembly held a special meeting shortly before its regular meeting November 17 to consider Resolution #2021-16, authorizing the sole source purchase of two replacement boilers for the...

 

Fines cut from ordinance following public outcry

The Borough Assembly passed Ordinance #2021-20 during Wednesday's meeting which amended the previous emergency masking ordinance brought about by the increase of COVID-19 cases in Petersburg. The...

 

Elementary and middle schools move to remote learning

Stedman Elementary School and Mitkof Middle school transitioned to remote learning this week due to the rise in COVID-19 cases according to Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter. The elementary school...

 

COVID-19 case count climbs to 84

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 21 additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday for a total of 84 active cases. 19 cases were cleared by Public Health and 65 new cases have been reported in the past...

 

To the Editor

On the mask mandate To The Editor: I wanted to take a minute to share my thoughts on the proposed emergency mask mandate. I believe at this point, two years into this pandemic, that we are doing more harm than good by trying to universally mandate...

 

Editorial: No personal accountability

The Petersburg Borough Assembly’s attempt to abate a public health crisis in Petersburg Wednesday night went nowhere. Creating an ordinance to bring the rule of law into play failed. With no enforcement there will be little change. Possibly, but...

 

PMC slammed by COVID-19 spike

COVID-19 cases continue to rise, impacting the Petersburg Medical Center's staff and operations as the hospital approaches its breaking point. As cases go up, work effort and stress levels among...

 

Clausen Museum celebrates Alaska Natives with new display

The Clausen Museum is displaying the profiles of six Alaska Natives to mark November as Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month. Clausen Museum Director Cindi Lagoudakis said the profiles...

 

PIA launches subsistence impact program

The Petersburg Indian Association has started a new program to help tribal households whose subsistence harvests have been impacted by COVID-19. According to Tribal Administrator Tracy Welch, the...

 

PHS volleyball prepares for regional championships

The Petersburg High School Volleyball team has not had it easy this season, but the students are still persevering and preparing for their biggest tournament of the season so far. The team had to cancel its home and away matches last week against...

 

PHS volleyball closes season at regional championship

The Petersburg High School volleyball team traveled to Haines last weekend to compete in the Alaska School Activities Association Region V Tournament. Before arriving in Haines, the tournament was put...

 

Kake access road open to public

Construction has finished on the Kake Access Road project and the road and boat launch opened to the public October 29 according to Garrett Paul, project manager with the Department of...

 

Assembly unanimously approves emergency mask mandate

The Borough Assembly approved an emergency ordinance Friday which requires that masks must be worn inside all public indoor spaces. Petersburg saw a dramatic increase in cases in the week leading up...

 

Supply chain issues hit Petersburg businesses

Businesses in Petersburg are feeling the impacts of global supply chain challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The manufacturing of some goods is slowing down and shipments are being delayed...

 

COVID-19 active case count reaches record high with 79

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total active cases to 79, the most Petersburg has seen since the beginning of the pandemic. 64 new positives...

 

To the Editor

What’s wrong with this picture? To the Editor: Monday Petersburg had 67 Covid cases. Its winter population is probably around 2,500. Clallam County, WA had 37 new cases. Its population is 77,331. What’s wrong with this picture? John Hoag...

 

PHS wrestling faces new opposition in Anchorage tournament

Six students from the Petersburg High School wrestling team traveled to Anchorage last weekend to compete in the Anchorage Christian Schools tournament. The tournament is the biggest in the state for 3A and smaller schools with upwards of 30 teams ac...

 

COVID outbreak cancels PHS volleyball tournament

The Petersburg High School volleyball team’s North Seeding Tournament was canceled last weekend due to the high number of active COVID-19 cases in Petersburg according to Activities Director Jaime Cabral. PHS was set to host the tournament and...

 

Stedman Elementary School moves to remote learning

Stedman Elementary School will transition to remote learning for the rest of the week due to the impact of COVID-19 according to an announcement Monday from Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter.... Full story

 

Borough buildings close as COVID-19 active case count rockets to 48

The Petersburg Medical Center reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday for a total of 48 active cases. Community spread is rapidly occurring, causing closures and staff shortages, and PMC is...

 

Local student battling cancer hopeful to return home soon

After months away from family and friends, Joseph Tagaban hopes to return home to Petersburg in time for Thanksgiving. Joseph was checked into Seattle Children's hospital in January after it was disco...

 

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