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 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

PMC to keep vaccinating with Pfizer, Moderna vaccines

Petersburg Medical Center Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at the COVID-19 community update on April 16 that the hospital will continue to vaccinate residents with the Pfizer and Moderna vacci...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

Intrastate travel mandate now a health alert

Anyone arriving in Petersburg from another Alaskan community are no longer mandated to test for COVID-19 before and after their arrival in town after the Borough Assembly voted in favor of...


To the Editor

A deep dive To the Editor: The author of the Letter to The Editor entitled “Regulatory malfeasance” in the April 15 edition of The Pilot appears to be following her unfortunate practice of citing scientific studies, historical facts, or... Full story

 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 22, 2021

PHS baseball has first games in two years

The Petersburg High School baseball team played their first games of the year in a preseason jamboree in Sitka last week. Although the Vikings lost the three games, Coach Jim Engell said the team had...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 22, 2021

Start of cruise ship season pushed to June

The Petersburg Borough will have to wait until June 2 to see its first cruise ship of the season following a change to the local tour ship schedule. In December, eight ships were expected to make a...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Cannery employed locals for crab season

OBI Seafoods employed about 90 local residents for the 2021 tanner crab season in an effort to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community, according to Plant Manager Nikolai Wendel....

 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Changes to health mandates to go before assembly

The local Emergency Operations Center will be presenting the Borough Assembly with recommendations to change some local health mandates at their meeting on Monday. Incident Commander Karl Hagerman sai...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 15, 2021

Fish Factor: Maritime industry recruits Alaskans for seafaring jobs

Alaska fishermen displaced by the Covid pandemic are being recruited for seafaring jobs aboard U.S. cargo barges, tankers, towboats, military support vessels, research and cruise ships and more. The Seafarers International Union (SIU) is searching...


Alaska health officials pausing use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state health department Tuesday said upcoming appointments for the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Alaska are being canceled or delayed after federal agencies recommended a “pause” to review reports...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 15, 2021

Four cases of COVID-19 reported in town

The Emergency Operations Center reported four new cases of COVID-19 in Petersburg on Thursday, according to a joint press release between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center. Three of... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021

PHS wrestlers place in first tournament

Just two weeks into the season, the Petersburg High School wrestling team has already competed in their first tournament this past weekend and will be competing in another tournament this weekend....

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021

Case count at lowest point since February

A case of COVID-19 was identified through testing at the James A. Johnson Airport on April 1 and reported on April 2, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 8, 2021

Last large vaccine clinic happening Friday

At the April 2 COVID-19 community update, Petersburg Medical Center Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said following the upcoming COVID-19 vaccination clinic in the Parks and Recreation community...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 8, 2021

U.S. senators want USCG to drop face mask requirement

The mask requirement for all persons aboard fishing vessels still stands and Alaska’s U.S. Senators are adding their clout to have it removed. A Coast Guard Marine Safety Information Bulletin issued on March 22 states its authority to restrict...

 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 8, 2021

Baseball returns to Petersburg High School

Next week the Petersburg High School baseball team is scheduled to have their first game in almost two years, after last year's season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Head Coach Jim Engell...

 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 1, 2021

Lady Vikings named regional champions

The Lady Vikings took first place in the Region V 2A Division Regional Tournament in Ketchikan on March 27 with a team of only five players. The Petersburg High School girls basketball team went into...

 By Brian Varela    Sports    April 1, 2021

Vikings take second at Regionals

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team took second place at the Region V 2A Division Regional Tournament on March 27 in Ketchikan, seven weeks after their last basketball game. The Vikings, w...


To the Editor

Vaccinations save lives To the Editor: Here is some important information that I have read about the vaccines that protect you against Covid-19: If you get Covid-19, it could infect your whole body and you could be sick for more than a week. This... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

Virus reappears after two weeks

The Emergency Operations Center will be scheduling a risk assessment meeting to discuss whether or not to increase the local risk level for COVID-19 from yellow to orange after seven cases of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

Next vaccine clinic set

Petersburg Medical Center will be having its next COVID-19 vaccination clinic on April 9 at the Parks and Recreation Center's community gym. PMC Director of Nursing Jennifer Bryner said at the...


PMC spent nearly $2 million on pandemic response

Petersburg Medical Center has spent $1,950,159 in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic from March 2020 through Feb. 28, 2021, according to documents presented to the PMC Board of Directors at their...

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 1, 2021

Fish Factor: AK canned salmon sees record sales during the COVID pandemic

It’s “back to the future” for Alaska canned salmon as more Americans choose it for its health benefits and as an easy-to-use ingredient for sandwiches, salads and more. Salmon canning in Alaska started in the 1870s and by the early 20th...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 1, 2021

One more to the local COVID-19 case count

A case of COVID-19 was identified through testing at the James A. Johnson Airport on April 1, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and the Petersburg Medical Center. The... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

PCOC to host 2021 LNF

The Petersburg Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will be hosting the Little Norway Festival this year, but it will be taking precautions to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. Chamber...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly, PMC board to mull new facility

The Borough Assembly set April 28 as a potential date to hold a work session with the Petersburg Medical Center Board of Directors to discuss a new hospital facility at their Monday night meeting. The...


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