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 By Brian Varela    News    November 26, 2020 

COVID-19 weekly update:

EOC cautions public ahead of Thanksgiving weekend November 20 Incident Commander Karl Hagerman asked the public at the COVID-19 community update on Nov. 20 to practice prevention protocols during... Full story

 

Christmas tradition

Public Works staff set up this year's borough Christmas tree on Nov. 13. This year's tree came from 40,000 Rd., about four miles out Mitkof Highway, said Public Works Director Chris Cotta. The...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 12, 2020

Sanitation rate increase expected over five years

The Borough Assembly heard a detailed presentation on a recent rate study of the Sanitation Department at their Nov. 2 meeting that showed four possible scenarios for the borough's recycling program,...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    November 5, 2020

SB playground moves forward

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved the Petersburg Rotary Club's request to begin construction on their Sandy Beach playground project at their meeting on Monday. As part of the project, trees...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    August 6, 2020

Recycling program to up rates over five years

Public Works Director Chris Cotta presented the assembly with a summary of the findings of a recent rate study on the borough's recycling program at their regular meeting on Monday that suggested...

 
 By Bert Stedman    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly approves in-person voting

The borough assembly voted in favor of having an in-person municipal election this fall at their assembly meeting on Monday, instead of an election held entirely by mail. Borough Clerk Debbie...

 

Letters to the Editor

Can't afford boondoggle To the Editor: Senator Stedman's diatribe defending his second road to nowhere is totally unpersuasive (Petersburg Pilot, July 2, 2020). His persistent opposition to public...

 

Yesterday's News

July 16, 1920 The health board was instructed to pick out a site and prepare plans for a pest house and present data at the next meeting. It was represented that smallpox has been raging in Wrangell for the past six months and that at any time it is...

 

To the Editor

Turbulent Times To the Editor: We live in turbulent times. Everywhere in the lower 48 it seems monuments and statues are being toppled. Even in Alaska I've heard talk of removing certain statues of...

 

To the Editor

Precautions being taken To the Editor: The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department is continuing to enforce its protection measures for its members and the public at the Fire Station. This is to... Full story

 
 By Brian Varela    News    June 4, 2020

Balanced 2021 fiscal year borough budget adopted

The borough assembly passed the borough's fiscal year 2021 operating budget in its third reading on Monday, which has $9,702,871 in both total revenues and total expenditures. The first draft of the...

 
 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 21, 2020

2021 FY Assembly budget moves to final reading

The borough assembly passed the borough's fiscal year 2021 operating budget in its second reading on Monday after making six amendments to it. The first draft of the budget shows expenditures for the...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly passes sheltering directive in a split vote

The borough assembly approved a public health emergency directive at a special meeting on Tuesday that implements a temporary quarantine and isolation program for first responders, healthcare works an...

 

Covid-19: The Faces Behind the Masks, part two

This week with the Petersburg Borough announced Public Health Mandate #4; All community member are required to wear homemade masks, scarfs, buffs, bandanas, or handkerchiefs when inside buildings and...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    April 16, 2020

Borough rate increase discussions postponed

Utility Director Karl Hagerman and Public Works Director Chris Cotta submitted a letter to the borough assembly at their meeting last week recommending the borough postpone discussions on rate increas...

 

Alaska enrolls students in Florida-based virtual school

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s administration has launched a new virtual school for Alaska students in partnership with a Florida program, garnering some criticism from educators adjusting their lessons to online...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 19, 2020

Assembly OKs design bid to rebuild Motor Pool Shop

The borough assembly awarded the Motor Pool Shop repair design bid to WJE, Associates, Inc. based out of Washington in an amount not to exceed $50,000 at their meeting on Monday. The cost of the...

 
 By Tom Barrett    News    March 19, 2020

AMHS group begins review of system

As the governor’s Alaska Marine Highway Reshaping Work Group gets underway, our directive is clear: chart a sustainable, long-term path that delivers the transportation services our coastal communities need with the reliability, safety and...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 12, 2020

Trident Seafoods plant to remain closed for salmon season

WRANGELL - Trident Seafoods, one of the two main seafood processors in Wrangell, has decided not to operate during the upcoming salmon season. Stefanie Moreland, vice president of government...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    March 5, 2020

Community to discuss Coronavirus concerns

The Local Emergency Planning Committee is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 5 at 12 P.M. at the Petersburg Fire Station to discuss a possible response to a confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in...

 

Landslide demolishes Alaska grocery store; no one injured

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — A landslide in a city near the southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle demolished the back side of a grocery store. No one was injured early Thursday when the landslide took out the back wall of Tatsuda's IGA in Ketchikan, th...

 

Yesterday's News

January 16, 1920 John Bruce is now engaged in taking the fourteenth census of Petersburg and district, having been appointed to that duty by Charles W. Hawkesworth, of the Bureau of Education. All facts as to the number of residents occupations,...

 

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