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Lighthouse Keepers Corner

Goodbyes are hard. I suppose that is evidenced by my need to write one more time after already signing off for the season. One thing COVID taught us...

 

Assembly Candidates Survey

Jeigh Stanton Gregor What is your age? 45 What experience do you have? I have 20 years of...

 

Vikings hosts first home cross country meet in three years

The Petersburg High School cross country team hosted over 150 students from 14 schools last...

 

Mitkof Mummers plan return to the limelight

The Mitkof Mummers will be holding a casting call on Tuesday as they mount a return to the stage...

 

Ordinance increasing spending limits for borough officials passes

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted unanimously to pass Ordinance #2022-11 in its third and final reading during Tuesday’s meeting, allowing for...

 

CDC endorses updated COVID-19 vaccine boosters for this fall

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention late Thursday signed off on the approval from the agency’s independent vaccine adviser...

 

Artifacts returned by Portland museum belong to the entire clan

WRANGELL - Twenty years ago, the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes asked the Port...

 

Work session discusses housing needs and possible solutions

The Petersburg Borough Assembly hosted a work session Monday evening to get a better understanding...

 

Sharing Our Knowledge conference opens next week in Wrangell

WRANGELL – Beginning Sept. 7, the annual Sharing Our Knowledge conference of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribes and clans will be held in Wrangell...

 

Biden to wipe out $10,000 in student loan debt for many borrowers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he will cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for Pell Grant borrowers and up... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 18, 2022

School board sets relaxed COVID-19 guidelines

The Petersburg School Board updated its COVID-19 mitigation plan for the upcoming school year...

 
 By Morgan Krakow    News    August 18, 2022

Tens of thousands of Alaskans will see reduced food stamp benefits starting in September

Tens of thousands of Alaskans will lose access to expanded food stamp benefits in September after the state ended its public health emergency in...

 

Young PHS swim team gets fit for fall season

Students on the Petersburg High School swim team are spending their afternoons training in the aquatic center for the fast approaching fall season....

 

Applications open for second round of pandemic relief aid for fisheries

Applications are due by Oct. 31 for more than $39 million in the second round of federal relief funds for those in Alaska’s fishing industry who...

 

Somerville and Sekiguchi wedding announcement

David and Tanya Somerville, the parents of Cole Michael Somerville, are happy to announce the...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    August 4, 2022

Assembly sets capital project priorities for FY24

The Petersburg Borough Assembly voted 5-0 to approve a list ranking its top capital projects for FY24 during Monday’s meeting. Mayor Mark Jensen...

 

Two COVID-19 cases at Long Term Care

The Petersburg Medical Center has reported two positive cases of COVID-19 among Long Term Care residents over the past week. The first case was...

 
 By Jess Field    News    July 14, 2022

Spring black bear popular with nonresidents

Hunting guide Logan Canton has been working all over the state since 2008, including conducting...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 7, 2022

Dixson retires from the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department

After leading the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department for 14 years, Fire/EMS Director Sandy Dixson...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    July 7, 2022

Hospital Board passes "creative" FY23 budget

The Petersburg Medical Center Hospital Board unanimously approved its FY23 budget during last...

 
 By Dr. Anne Zink    Opinion    July 7, 2022

Guest Commentary

In early 2020, at the beginning of the pandemic, we knew almost nothing about COVID-19. How did it spread? Who would get sick? How could we protect...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    June 30, 2022

Investigation following complaint from police chief finds no harassment by assembly members

An investigation by the borough into a complaint filed by Petersburg Police Department Chief Jim... Full story

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    June 30, 2022

House District 2 Candidate Questionnaire, Part 2

If elected, would you work to improve access to affordable child care? Kenny Skaflestad: This is a p...

 
 By Chris Basinger    News    June 30, 2022

MS Roald Amundsen visits Little Norway

A ship named for one of Norway's most famed explorers has been visiting Petersburg for the first tim...

 

Alaska ferry service returns to Prince Rupert

Alaska state ferry service between Ketchikan and Prince Rupert, British Columbia, resumed on Monday...

 

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