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 By Brian Varela    News    March 4, 2021 

COVID-19 weekly update:

COVID-19 case count increases by six on Friday February 26 Petersburg has seen six new cases of COVID-19 in the community as of Friday evening, bringing the total active case count up to 58,... Full story

 
 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    November 12, 2020

EOC releases health alert aimed at fighting pandemic fatigue

With the hopes of encouraging residents to resist pandemic fatigue as Alaska approaches the eight month mark of battling COVID-19, the Petersburg Emergency Operations Center released a health alert...

 
 By Brian Varela    News    October 15, 2020

SEARHC offering free COVID-19 testing

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium has begun free asymptomatic testing of Petersburg residents and others throughout the region. Testing is offered from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. every Saturday...

 

Court report

June 30 – Julia Brusell was released O.R. on a charge of violating conditions of release. Defendant was given strict conditions not to possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs, be subject to search for prohibited items and not go onto the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 25, 2020

Number of COVID cases in Wrangell rise to eight

WRANGELL - The number of COVID-19 cases in Wrangell has increased since last week's edition of the Wrangell Sentinel. As of Tuesday, June 23, there are eight total cases of the virus in town. The...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 18, 2020

Wrangell up to three total COVID cases, one recovered

WRANGELL - After last week's announcement of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Wrangell, two other cases were confirmed shortly after. Wrangell now has three total cases of the virus. One case...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 announced in Wrangell

WRANGELL - On Sunday evening, June 7, the first positive case of COVID-19 was announced in the community of Wrangell. A joint press release from the city and SEARHC reports that the patient is an...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 11, 2020

$60,000 MOU approved for Wrangell cannery worker COVID-19 tests

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Borough Assembly met last Wednesday evening, June 3, for a special meeting. City administration was wanting to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with SEARHC to provide...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 2, 2020

SEARHC shares consortium-wide testing numbers, says community-only information too specific

WRANGELL – The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, according to several members of Wrangell's local government, has been doing a very good job of communicating with them during the ongoing...

 

Testing numbers are relevant

While we applaud the work of Wrangell's health care providers as they prepare for the uncertain times before us, it's important to remember that they need us as much as we need them. Every citizen... Full story

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    March 26, 2020

Hospital construction nears end of first year of work

WRANGELL­– Despite concerns of COVID-19, construction of the new Wrangell Medical Center has continued largely unhindered. Work on the new hospital began back in April of 2019, with an official gro...

 

Suspect arrested following 2-year Kake murder investigation

KAKE — After continued and extensive investigative efforts by Juneau-based Alaska State Troopers, Isaac Friday, 27, of Waitsburg, WA, was indicted on the charge of Murder 1 in the 2017 death of Jade Williams on Dec. 19. The following day, Troopers...

 

Morrison manages Kake SOS Value-Mart pending future purchase

Since spring of this year, Barry Morrison, General Manager at The Trading Union, Inc., has been managing the SOS Value Mart in Kake and hopes to purchase the retail business and its real estate by...

 

SEARHC holds talk on traditional foods and diabetes

WRANGELL - SEARHC, the medical provider that recently took over management of the Wrangell Medical Center and is currently overseeing construction of a new hospital, held a talk Monday, Oct. 21, on di...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 22, 2019

New hospital construction on track

WRANGELL - Construction of Wrangell's new hospital is on track, according to Hospital Administrator Leatha Merculieff. Construction began back in April, as land next to the AICS Clinic was cleared of...

 

SEARHC to rename five SE hospitals

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A health care business group plans to rename five southeast Alaska facilities. The Daily Sitka Sentinel reported Monday that Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will change the name of the facilities in Sitka as part...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    June 6, 2019

Bear killed east of Wrangell

WRANGELL - A brown bear has been killed by Wildlife Troopers and Forest Service personnel after a run-in with a group of Alaska Crossings campers just north of Berg Bay, across the narrows on the...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    April 4, 2019

WMC to receive new administrator as Robert Rang steps down

WRANGELL - Robert Rang came on as the Wrangell Medical Center's administrator in October of 2015. The hospital was only the latest step in a three-decade career. Rang said he started his career as a...

 

Court report

Jan. 23 — James Donald Polwarth was charged with Assault in the 4th degree. Judge Carey accepted a not guilty plea and the defendant was released O.R. with conditions. Christopher L. Malcom entered a not guilty plea to a charge of DUI second...

 

WMC board holds last meeting before SEARHC transition

WRANGELL — The Wrangell Medical Center Board of Directors met on Oct. 17 for their last meeting before the long-planned transition of authority to SEARHC. This comes after the successful passing of a ballot measure on Oct. 2 allowing SEARHC to take...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    October 4, 2018

Wrangell preliminary election results

WRANGELL — With polls closing at 8 p.m. Tuesday night, preliminary results for Wrangell’s city election have come in. The election saw seats open for the positions of mayor, the borough assembly, school board, port commission, and hospital...

 

To the Editor

Clarification To the Editor: Thank you to the Petersburg Pilot for the coverage of the 1st annual Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Walk/Run. I would like to clarify that while my granddaughter Amalia was correctly identified as Alaska Native, I...

 
 By Caleb Vierkant    News    August 16, 2018

WCA shares grant money with Wrangell community

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently received a $50,000 grant from SEARHC. According to WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, several other communities with First Nations entitie...

 

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