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 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

Next COVID-19 vaccine clinic expected on Feb. 5 January 22 Petersburg Medical Center is setting Feb. 5 as a tentative date to hold another COVID-19 vaccination clinic, according to Petersburg Medical... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    Sports    January 21, 2021 

PHS basketball begins a late season

After a late start to the basketball season following uncertainty around the pandemic in Alaska, the basketball players at Petersburg High School were finally able to return to the court on Jan. 11....

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

New P&R director sets facility priorities

In her first Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting since becoming the new Parks and Recreation director, Stephanie Payne laid out the goals she'd like to accomplish in the coming weeks and month...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

School board approves sex ed. curriculum

The Petersburg School Board approved the sex education curriculum for Petersburg High School at their regular meeting on Tuesday to comply with HB 156. The house bill requires that the sex education i...

 

PSD returns to distance learning amid virus spike

The Petersburg School District postponed reopening the schools to students on Wednesday following Petersburg Emergency Operation Center's announcement on Monday that it was raising the local risk...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    January 7, 2021

Borough assembly approves COVID-19 dashboard

The Borough Assembly, at their meeting on Monday, approved the Community Risk Communication Plan, which tracks the COVID-19 situation in town and offers guidelines. The Community Risk Communication...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

2020: Year in Review

January The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration proposed establishing critical habitat areas for humpback whales in three distinct population segments located off Mexico, Central American...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 31, 2020

Red Kettles bring in $19,879.50

Bell ringers raised $19,879.50 in donations for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign this holiday season, said Salvation Army Major Loni Upshaw. The donations will fund the Salvation Army's social...

 

Yesterday's News

December 31, 1920 Looking back over the past year, it seems to us that Petersburg has taken a rapid stride to the front since we last extended to you the season’s greetings. More new houses and homes have been built than for several years before: t...

 

PHS basketball, cheer get start date

Activities at Petersburg High School are set to resume later this winter and spring with basketball and cheer starting Jan. 11. The decision comes after an Alaska School Activities Association Board o...

 

Artifact Archive

The History of Petersburg The Museum has a collection of essays from 1947 written by students of Miss Helen Pruessing, Petersburg High School English III instructor. Sonya Husvik, Casper Hallingstad,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 10, 2020

EOC unveils local risk level plan, COVID-19 dashboard

Petersburg's Emergency Operations Center has released the draft of its risk communication plan and COVID-19 dashboard, which will monitor the status of the virus in the community and offer mitigation...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020

Town's tree lighter survived 1946 ship wreck

In February 1946, the S.S. Yukon ran aground near Seward. The passengers on board were thrown into cold, oily water as they waited to be rescued. One of those passengers was Art Hammer, this year's Ch...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020

Five candidates eye P&R director position

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht will be narrowing down the list of finalists for the Parks and Recreation Department director position from five candidates to two or three candidates this week, with...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    December 3, 2020

PHS Sophomore rebuilds antique Jeep

Devon Guthrie is fascinated by cars, but never understood how they worked. Then he saw a picture of an old 1951 CJ-3A Willys Jeep sitting in a lot in Skagway. Now it sits in the Petersburg High...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020

The 24 hour ramp

Petersburg High School students in David Owens' shop classes came together last week to build a ramp for a student at Rae C. Stedman Elementary school who will be wheelchair bound for the next few mon...

 

PHS Volleyball team takes 2nd at Regionals

The Petersburg High School volleyball team runners up in this year's Region V Regional Tournament on Nov. 21. During a normal school year, the team would have advanced to State, marking their first...

 

Yesterday's News

November 19, 1920 Alaska will soon be made a separate forestry district by the Secretary of Agriculture, according to word received from Col. W. G. Greeley, the chief Forester, by Gov. Thomas Riggs, Jr. At the present time and heretofore, Alaska has...

 

Volleyball ends season with two wins against WHS

The Petersburg High School volleyball team won two matches against Wrangell last weekend, just one week before a modified regional tournament is set to take place. Nov. 13 saw the kick off of...

 

Obituary: Phyllis (Bright) Kimbal

Phyllis (Bright) Kimbal was born in a log cabin in Winder, Idaho to Charles Leland and Sarah (Kendall) Bright. She worked as a Civil Service examiner, legal secretary, and a resource specialist for... Full story

 

Obituary: Sharon Lee Smith, 55

Sharon Lee Smith, 55, died on Oct. 28, 2020 at Petersburg Medical Center. She was born on March 15, 1965 to Wendel O'Neal Smith and Emma Louise Atchley Smith in Camden, New Jersey. She graduated from... Full story

 

New MS teachers see benefit of online tools

Sixth grade teachers Bridey Short and Casey Gates are the two newest additions to the teaching staff at Mitkof Middle School. Both teachers signed a one year contract with the district, but while Shor...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

Classrooms set to reopen today

Petersburg School District is expected to reopen their doors today, Oct. 29, after a positive case of COVID-19 was confirmed at Rae C. Stedman Elementary School on Tuesday that resulted in a...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 29, 2020

School Board: Block classes to remain unchanged

The Petersburg School Board held a work session on Tuesday to address some students' concerns over Petersburg High School's block classes, but ultimately, the board decided not to take any action due...

 

PHS volleyball team defeats WHS 3-1

The Petersburg High School volleyball team traveled to Wrangell on Oct. 24 and came home with their second win against Wrangell High School this season. By the end of the first game, the Vikings were...

 

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