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 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020 

Assembly approves $778,000 to PSD

The Petersburg Borough assembly passed a resolution at their meeting on Monday that transfers $778,000 from the borough's Coronavirus Aid, Revenue, and Economic Security Act special revenue fund to th...

 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 6, 2020 

Wrangell comes together in memory of Deckers

WRANGELL - Last week, four people died in a car wreck in Petersburg. Among them were two Wrangellites, Siguard and Helen Decker, 21-years-old and 19-years-old. Their deaths shook the community, which...

 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 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    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    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...


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...

 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 30, 2020

PSD in good financial standing despite COVID-19

The Petersburg School Board approved the fiscal year 2020 spring budget revision at their board meeting earlier this month, resulting in a $154,037 increase in revenue over the winter revision....

 By Laine Welch    Dockside    April 30, 2020

Alaska's COVID prevention guidelines; Fish Board brouhaha; Trolling lawsuit

Strict new rules are now in place for Alaska fishermen and their vessels to protect against and prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the 2020 salmon season. Effective April 24, Governor Dunleavy provided 11 pages of mandates that specifically...

 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

SB postpones Alaska Reads Act discussions

During a virtual Petersburg School Board meeting on Tuesday, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter recommended that the board postpone talks on the Alaska Reads Act, which is a senate bill being put...

 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...


School board appoints new member

Meg Litster was appointed to the Petersburg School Board in a special meeting on Tuesday. Litster is filling a vacant seat left by Board President Mara Lutomski who stepped down in February. Litster, who had previously served on the school board for...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Assembly against moving Kake road closer to town

The borough assembly failed to pass a letter to Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities Commissioner John MacKinnon requesting DOT revise their plans for the Kake Access Road...

 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...

 By Brian Varela    News    March 12, 2020

Lutomski steps down from school board

The Petersburg School Board held a special meeting on March 2 to formally accept Mara Lutomski's resignation as board president, which she submitted to the board on Feb. 26. Lutomski said her...


How ferry shutdown impacts school districts

The shutdown of ferry service in Southeast Alaska has impacted many aspects of day-to-day life in communities across the region. In previous reporting by the Wrangell Sentinel and Petersburg Pilot,...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Police Chief Kerr requests parade ordinance

Police Chief Jim Kerr suggested at Tuesday's borough assembly meeting that the assembly discuss and adopt an ordinance that would put rules in place for parades or events that take place in roadways...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 20, 2020

Senate bill focuses on early childhood education

Discussed by the Petersburg School Board at their meeting last week was a senate bill being put forth by Alaska legislators that would mandate school districts offer a preschool program and ensure...


SE communities disrupted by ferry shutdown again

With the M/V Matanuska going out of service last week, ferry service via the Alaska Marine Highway has completely shut down. According to a press release from the Alaska Department of Transportation,...


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