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 By Brian Varela    News    March 11, 2021

PHS to test athletes for COVID-19 weekly

Petersburg High School will test students involved in interscholastic, in-person sports that involve competition and travel on a weekly basis as the Petersburg School District looks for ways to get st...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 25, 2021

Petersburg at red status for COVID-19

Seven more residents tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing Petersburg's total active case count to 36, according to a joint press release from the Petersburg Borough and Petersburg...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

SPED preschool to open at elementary school

Rae C. Stedman Elementary School will begin offering special education preschool beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, Superintendent Erica Kludt-Painter told the Petersburg School Board at their me...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 18, 2021

Community moves to red risk level for COVID-19

The Emergency Operations Center has increased the local risk of COVID-19 spread to red, following 13 new active cases identified in the last four days, according to a joint press release from... Full story


Active cases reach 26 in Petersburg

Petersburg COVID-19 case count has risen by six cases since Monday evening for a total of 26 active cases, according to the Emergency Operations Center COVID-19 Dashboard. Twenty-four of the active... Full story

 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Mask mandate stays in place

A motion to terminate the local face masking mandate failed at an assembly meeting on Monday after assembly members declined to second the motion. Assembly Taylor Norheim requested the action item be...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

PSB passes traditional school calendar

The Petersburg School Board approved the academic calendar for the 2021-2022 school year at their meeting on Tuesday that takes a more traditional approach to the school year. Under the approved calen...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 11, 2021

Assembly votes to reinstate P&R fees

The Borough Assembly unanimously approved an ordinance in its first reading that reestablishes user fees at the Parks and Recreation Center and allows anyone under the age of 18 to use the facility...

 By Brian Varela    News    February 4, 2021

Two cases of COVID-19 identified within three days

Two active cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in town this week, according to the Emergency Operations Center. The first case was identified on Monday after an incoming traveler had a tested...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 28, 2021

School board considers calendar changes

The Petersburg School Board began discussing the 2021-2022 school year calendar at their meeting on Jan. 12 and looked at three possible calendars. All three scenarios had the school year start on...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine given to 350 residents

Petersburg Medical Center vaccinated about 350 residents ages 65 and older during the COVID-19 vaccine drive on Jan. 14 at the Petersburg School District community gym, according to PMC Director of Nu...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 21, 2021

PSD budget revision reflects low student count

The Petersburg School Board approved a winter revision to the fiscal year 2021 budget that addresses changes in funding and needs mainly due to a decrease in enrollment and the COVID-19 pandemic. The...

 By Brian Varela    News    January 14, 2021

Community risk level lowered to yellow

The Petersburg Emergency Operations Center lowered the community risk of COVID-19 transmission from orange to yellow, or level one on Wednesday, according to a joint press between the Petersburg Borou...

 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...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 24, 2020

PSD students show growth in reading, math

Petersburg School District students took a Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment test this fall that gauged reading fluency and math and reading growth among students, which found those...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Cases at zero week before Christmas

As of Wednesday, Petersburg Medical Center had collected 6,359 test samples to be tested for COVID-19 onsite and at outside laboratories. Of those test samples collected, 6,268 have returned negative...

 By Brian Varela    News    December 17, 2020

Stephanie Payne chosen as next P&R director

Borough Manager Steve Giesbrecht has recommended Facilities Supervisor Stephanie Payne to fill the vacant Parks and Recreation director position. The Borough Assembly will vote whether or not to...


Police report

December 9— Authorities responded to a report of theft at the Petersburg School District. A parking complaint at a location on Mitkof Highway brought a police response. Extra patrols were conducted on Charles W St. December 10— Authorities...


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...


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