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 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020 

COVID-19 daily update:

Interstate travel restrictions coming for non-residents July 31 Starting Aug. 11, non-residents entering the state of Alaska will have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test result that was receive... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 30, 2020 

Two active cases of Covid-19 virus not in town

Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified among non-residents who arrived in the community on July 20, according to a joint-statement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Ce...

 By Laine Welch    News    July 16, 2020

Fish Factor: Controversial selections to state Board of Fisheries to get legislative hearing in early fall; public comments being accepted

Governor Dunleavy’s controversial selections to the state Board of Fisheries (BOF) will get a legislative hearing in early fall and the call is out for public comments. The board oversees management of the state’s subsistence, commercial, sport a...


Obituary: Charles Robert Lee Martinez, 77

Charles Robert Lee Martinez, 77, died on May 31, 2020 at Petersburg Medical Center in Petersburg, Alaska. He was born on May 23, 1943 in the small town of Del Norte, Colorado to Mary Martinez. He was... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    July 2, 2020

One new case of COVID-19 locally

A traveler coming into town through the James A. Johnson Airport has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a joint statement between the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg Medical Center released...

 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...


Obituary: Gladys Mary Olsen, 95

Gladys Mary Olsen, 95 passed away on May 15, 2020. She was born at home near Marysville, Washington on March 24,1925 to William and Anne (Grassmee) Jensen. She graduated from Arlington High School in... Full story

 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 18, 2020

Borough to purchase additional public restrooms

The borough assembly approved resolution #2020-10 at their meeting on Monday, which approves the purchase of two handicap accessible restroom trailers for a total of $92,870. The purchase of the...

 By Brian Varela    News    June 18, 2020

State issues guidance for school districts

The Petersburg School Board reviewed a guidance document released by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development at their school board meeting last week that lays out a framework on plann...

 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

Petersburg has shortage of tradesmen

A lack of skilled trade workers has caused both the borough and businesses in town to struggle to fill open positions, which can result in a loss of income and an increase in the time it takes to get...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 28, 2020

Thirty-six seniors graduate from PHS

In an unorthodox graduation ceremony that began with a parade throughout town and ended with the viewing of a video of Petersburg High School seniors wearing their graduation garb and giving speeches,...

 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...


To the Editor

We are not done To the Editor: Until there is a vaccine or solid proof of acquired immunity we are not done. Being open requires participation in community safety. One cannot happen without the...



Anne Lewis, 94, a longtime resident of Petersburg, Alaska passed away on May 7, 2020 at the Petersburg Medical Center. She was born Sept. 5, 1925, in Petersburg, Alaska, the daughter of late Tom and... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    May 21, 2020

This year's graduation a far cry from tradition

Typically sometime in May, parents and family members fill the stands in Petersburg High School gym and watch as the graduating senior class, dressed in their regalia, walk up one-by-one to receive...

 By Brian Varela    News    May 21, 2020

Despite hardships, 36 seniors to graduate on Tuesday

A graduating class of 36 Petersburg High School seniors will be receiving their diplomas on Tuesday following a parade that is set to begin at 7:30 P.M. This year's senior class is just above the...


Yesterday's News

May 21, 1920 Charles Schuck, the local plumber and sheet metal worker, took an involuntary trip to Juneau on the City of Seattle this week. When the Seattle was in port northbound, Schuck accompanied a friend who was going away aboard the boat. As th...


Students of the Year

Last week, the Elk's Lodge held their annual student of the year dinner remotely to honor the success of Petersburg High School students. Melanie Chase, left, and Thomas Durkin, right, were chosen as...


Street art

An overhead shot of Mitkof Highway shows that Petersburg High School seniors haven't lost their spirit despite the COVID-19 pandemic. They still made their way out the road to scribe their names at...


Meet the Class of 2020

Adam Ware Who are your parents? Will and Christy Ware Number of years in Petersburg schools? 12 What are your plans following graduation? To go to Avtech in the fall What is your favorite music...


2020 Prom Court

This year's Petersburg High School prom court was unable to get together for a group photo, but they still received their gift baskets. Prom King Jack Byrer and Prom Queen Tatum Hagerman received...

 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...


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