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 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

Active COVID-19 cases drop to 4 in past week

The Petersburg COVID-19 dashboard is reporting one new case in the past week for a total of four active cases. According to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services' vaccine monitoring...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

School board discusses COVID-19 guidelines

The Petersburg School Board had a work session Friday to outline preliminary ideas for COVID-19 guidelines for when students return. The board considered an assortment of measures ranging from...

 By Chris Basinger    Sports    August 5, 2021 

PHS cross country begins practices

The Petersburg High School cross country team has begun practicing for its upcoming season. "Well we've only been in it for a week, but it's amazing because despite the small numbers, it's a really...

 By Chris Basinger    News    August 5, 2021 

FAA Big Level Island cleanup to cost $5 mil

The Federal Aviation Administration's environmental cleanup of a former dump site on Big Level Island is now estimated to cost over $5 million. Located southwest of Mitkof Island, Big Level Island...

 By Patrick Fowler    Dockside    August 5, 2021 

Petersburg Sport Fishing Report

King Salmon Catch rates are now slowing as we approach the end of the summer season. Residents: Throughout most of the management area, where the retention of king salmon was prohibited to conserve Alaska wild stock king salmon in the spring, the...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 5, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases found in Alaska April 30 Between Feb. 1 and March 31, Alaska Department of Health and Social Services identified 152 positive cases of COVID-19 among people in the state... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Petersburg records second death from COVID

Petersburg recorded its second COVID-19 death on Friday according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service's COVID-19 Dashboard. The Alaska COVID-19 data summary reported that the death i...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC board discusses recent COVID-19 outbreak

The Petersburg Medical Center Board reviewed the recent COVID-19 outbreak during their July 22 meeting. Infection Prevention and Quality Manager Liz Bacom presented a report on the increase of COVID...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

PMC conducts Community Needs Assessment

The Petersburg Medical Center has begun receiving feedback from the community through the Community Needs Assessment. Conducted every three years, the Community Needs Assessment is required for...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 29, 2021

Clausen Memorial Museum opens outdoor shelter

A new outdoor shelter was completed at the Clausen Memorial Museum with the help of a community challenge grant from AARP. The Clausen Museum applied for the grant after AARP representatives came to...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 29, 2021

Alaska Fish Factor: Alaska crab shells providing same fabric protections as manmade agents in bio-friendly way and at less cost

Most people are unaware that the yarns and fabrics that make up our carpets, clothing, car seats, mattresses, even mop heads, are coated with chemicals and metals such as copper, silver and aluminum that act as fire retardants, odor preventors,...


Small Alaska town embraces state's 1st swimmer to win gold

SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — An Olympic buzz permeates an Alaska coastal community thousands of miles away from Japan and nearly a full day after Lydia Jacoby scored a major upset to bring home gold in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Tokyo...


AK cruise passenger tests positive for COVID-19

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A fully vaccinated passenger on an Alaska cruise tested positive for COVID-19 and received “private air transportation” home, according to Celebrity Cruises. A passenger on Sunday reported cold-like symptoms to the ship...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly reviews handling of COVID-19 outbreak

The Borough Assembly discussed Monday how the most recent COVID-19 outbreak in Petersburg was handled and the resulting communication issues. The outbreak was linked to the American Cruise Lines...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Paddle Battle surpasses $1,500 goal to support PMC staff education

The annual Paddle Battle raised over $1,500 this year which will go towards helping Petersburg Medical Center employees continue their education. It was a cool 54 degrees on Saturday when the 21 paddl...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly discusses future of planning and zoning code revisions

The Borough Assembly discussed the future of the planning and zoning code revisions after a long hiatus during Monday's meeting. Assembly Member Jeff Meucci requested the discussion to find out where...


Petersburg Fishing Report

King Salmon All marine waters in the Petersburg/Wrangell management area are now open to the retention of king salmon. The regional bag, possession, and nonresident annual limits, apply in all waters except the Blind Slough/Wrangell Narrows terminal...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 22, 2021

Prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are up across the board

Early prices to Alaska salmon fishermen are trickling in and as anticipated, they are up across the board. That will give a nice boost to the economic base of both fishing communities and the state...


Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens can enter Canada Aug. 9

TORONTO (AP) - Canada announced Monday it will begin letting fully vaccinated U.S. citizens into the country on Aug. 9 — without a 14-day quarantine requirement and with no restrictions on the reason for traveling — and will allow travelers from...

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

PMC warns of community spread of COVID-19

The Petersburg Medical Center is advising residents to get tested early if experiencing symptoms amid community spread of COVID-19. The Petersburg COVID-19 Dashboard has been updated to reflect that... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 22, 2021

Petersburg records second death from COVID-19

Petersburg recorded its second COVID-19 death on Friday according to the Alaska Department of Health and Social Service’s COVID-19 Dashboard. The Alaska COVID-19 data summary reported that the... Full story

 By Chris Basinger    News    July 15, 2021

Petersburg businesses face worker shortage

Businesses across Petersburg are suffering due to the nationwide worker shortage according to local businesses. "If you look, people are trying to hire everywhere," Jim Floyd, the general manager and...


Four COVID-19 cases reported since July 9

Petersburg Medical Center reports four positive COVID-19 cases locally since July 9. On Fri., July 9 a resident of Petersburg tested positive for COVID 19 and is isolating at their home. On Sat.,...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    July 15, 2021

Sockeye catches at Bristol Bay topping one million fish seven days straight

“Unprecedented” is how fishery managers are describing sockeye catches at Bristol Bay, which topped one million fish for seven days straight at the Nushagak district last week and neared the two million mark on several days. By July 9,...

 By Brian Varela    News    July 15, 2021

PIA duplex offers stylish low income housing

Petersburg Indian Association recently completed construction of a 2,190 square foot duplex the organization plans on renting to low and middle income native families this month. "It's small, but it...


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