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 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

State releases further guidance on interstate travel August 7 The state has released further guidelines for the changes made to state health mandate #11, which oversees the arrival of residents and no... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 2, 2020

Lopez takes on PCOC administrator role

Mindy Lopez has taken on the role of chamber administrator with the Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, a position she said allows her to support local businesses at a time when they may be reeling from...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

Test samples collected at Petersburg airport

On Tuesday, Petersburg Medical Center staff were ready to start collecting test samples from passengers flying into town as of the afternoon jet to be tested for COVID-19, said PMC Director of Patient...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 11, 2020

HS, MS activities could resume in July

Outdoor activities will possibly resume at Mitkof Middle School and Petersburg High School on July 13, said Activities Director Jaime Cabral at the Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday. School d...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

Reduce plastic group updates public on progress

The Reduce Plastic Use Petersburg Group got together last week to talk about what its members have done to promote awareness of the problems of plastic usage. "Our goal has been to increase the awaren...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Pandemic brings on depression among Alaskans

Petersburg Public Health Nurse Erin Michael warned the public that as people's lives change and adapt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they can begin to feel depressed and suicidal. At the COVID-19...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 14, 2020

Alaska loosens intrastate travel limitations

On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy released state health mandate #18, which eases previous restrictions on intrastate travel. The newest health mandate supersedes state health mandate #12, which had...

 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 Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

COVID-19 testing machines to only be used to screen

Petersburg Medical Center has sent out a total of 71 samples to be tested for COVID-19 at state and commercial laboratories as of April 15, said PMC CEO Phil Hofstetter at Wednesday's daily COVID-19...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 2, 2020

26 tests come back negative for COVID-19

As of Wednesday afternoon, Petersburg Medical Center has submitted 39 COVID-19 testing samples to state and commercial laboratories, 26 of which have come back negative and the remaining 13 tests are...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Town lays out Coronavirus facts, preparations

Members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee, as well as community leaders and local business representatives, got together last Thursday to discuss the COVID-19 virus and how entities...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

SB approves policy regarding quarantines

The Petersburg School Board adopted a policy on Tuesday in its second and final reading that addresses the Petersburg School District's pandemic and epidemic emergency readiness. Board policy 6114.4...


To the Editor

Thank you coaches To the Editor: I grew up without men named Coach Caulum, Coach Olsen, Coach Hammer, Coach Mason or Coach Davidson. These are men who volunteer their time to turn undisciplined boys and girls into polite hardworking focused young...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 16, 2020

School board approves new elementary math curriculum

The Petersburg School Board approved an updated math curriculum for the district and the purchase of related materials totaling approximately $42,000 at the board's meeting on Tuesday. A whole new...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

School board discusses cell phone policy

With the increasing presence of cell phones in the district, the Petersburg School Board held a discussion on the district's cell phone policy at a school board meeting last week. At Rae C. Stedman El...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 19, 2019

Middle school robotics compete in regional competition

Seven Mitkof Middle School students used preprogrammed robots in a regionwide robotics competition on Saturday in Juneau to perform missions worth a variety of points. There were 20 teams at the...


Middle School robotics

The Mitkof Middle School robotics team will be traveling to Juneau this weekend for a region wide competition. Two teams made up of seventh and eighth graders will give presentations on solutions to... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    November 28, 2019

Color, shape, take form in solo exhibit

Ashley Lohr let her artistic instincts and habits guide her in eight new compositions on display in a solo exhibit at the Clausen Memorial Museum. Lohr's pieces are abstracts that are dominated by...


Parents concerned with compulsory MMS swim class

Mitkof Middle School will begin requiring seventh and eighth graders to get into the pool one week every three weeks as part of their physical education on Monday. Swimming has been a part of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    August 8, 2019

Summer science camp exposes kids to outdoor careers

This week, nine Mitkof Middle School students are participating in a summer science camp through the Petersburg Marine Mammal Center that introduces them to science related jobs in the community,...


MMS wrestling team goes 57-37 in Wrangell

The Mitkof Middle School wrestling team went 57-37 at a tournament in Wrangell on Friday and Saturday with 53 of those victories coming by pin. “We did exceptionally well,” said Coach Jeff Davidson. “I think the other teams were a little shell...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 17, 2019

Sixth-grade robotics club take first place in robotics tournament

The sixth-grade students in the Mitkof Middle School's robotics club competed in an online tournament on Saturday against 10 other schools in Alaska and took first place. In the Lego Into Orbit...


Yesterday's News

December 20, 1918 How about a rousing big box of good things and presents for the boys from Petersburg now in the service at Fort Seward. Many of these boys have no relatives to see that they are remembered and they did their part to win the war as...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 13, 2018

Mikof Island Dance Troupe performs The Nutcracker to full house

The Mitkof Island Dance Troupe performed The Nutcracker last Friday, Saturday and Sunday to a full house at the middle school auditorium. There were a total of 180 dancers in this year's performance,...


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